I saw mums GP the other day as she hasn't seen a consultant since being diagnosed with LBD in Jan 2007, things are moving in that direction which is a relief and a Dr/consultant is being written to. I also asked him if he could prescribe something for mums nightmares, she had been screaming the house down during the night and becoming very agitated, sometimes 3 times a night eg : 2, 4, 5, am which is a little wearing So he prescribed haldol, mum has been very up and down since she has been on it, first couple of days out like a light but for up to 18 hours at a time, then full of life but unfortunately throwing all the bedding and clothes around her room (aargh), but then yesterday she was "almost her old self" lucid, bright, got herself dressed. Today she was waving a knife around at her grandson in the morning, at supper she was fine, joining in the converstaion and eating well. So I'm wondering if this is just the usual ups and downs (and even pre haldol things have been up and down but is it making things worse?) or if any one else has had any problems with this drug. Reading the contraindications they're so similar to LBD. Any thoughts/experiences would be helpful please, thankyou.