Coworker with Parkinson's falls asleep at work

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Registered: 02-18-2013
Coworker with Parkinson's falls asleep at work
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Mon, 04-08-2013 - 11:11am

I have a coworker with Parkinsons (older man) who seems to fall asleep a lot at work lately. Could he be getting worse or it be some kind of medication issue? We don't want to pry but are concerned about him driving since he has an hour commute each way. Should we mention something to him?

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Registered: 02-18-2013

Do you know him well? If you do, you might want to gently mention that he seems to be tired lately and then maybe make an offer to help. He could be dealing with some sort of personal situation at home not having to do with his illness.

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Registered: 04-22-2003

Sorry you haven't received an answer to your question. It's not easy to get on here any longer and I think I'm about the only 'old-timer' that can still finagle my way back...! Not easily...

Anyway, just know that there are PD medications that do cause sleepiness in some patients. Without knowing what meds this person is taking it's hard to say however I've known several PD'ers who have mentioned this.

I don't know if that helps you much however it may be something for you to be aware of.

Good luck.

Marty

On my first attempt to post this reply, "NORMAL O" appeared at the top... This is an attempt to remove it.. Not sure where that came from - this board is really a mess! Anyway, I'm hoping it's gone now!! Tongue Out

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Hi Marty,

It's great to see you here. I am so very sorry that you have had such a difficult time with the message boards. I do want to let you know that iVillage does have a new tech team working on the problems so hopefully we'll get things smoothed out soon. :-)

Karla
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Registered: 04-22-2003

Hello Karla,

It's good to hear iVillage is taking steps to resolve our issues. Just hope we can get people back. It's a shame that this board has been all but abandoned for such a long time...

Hope all is well with you and others here at iVillage!

Marty