Hi, I think that I initially posted in the incorrect topic , I’m sorry . Anyhow I’m 66 yrs old and female and not quite sure if I have PD or not.
I was diagnosed with MS ( Multiple Sclerosis ) in 1992 by one lesion which showed up on MRI. The rate of progression with that has been thankfully slow although I have not been able to walk a great distance for a few years and for long outings I use a mobility scooter and for shorter distances , a rollator . That is until we went into Lockdown in March 2020 when my walking deteriorated and I found increasing difficulty turning in bed and getting myself out of bed without my husband’s help . Because of difficulty accessing my MS team I finally had an MRI in September 2020 which showed up no abnormal activity relating to MS. Fast forward to this year and I developed Bradykinesia and finally got to see my Neurologist a month ago, who categorically told me what I suspect all along that this is not MS , neither is it idiopathic PD. She put me on a low dose of Madopar for three months and has referred me for a DAT scan.
At the moment I’m feeling confused as to whether you can have both MS and PD or whether I was misdiagnosed in the first place. As well as bradykinesia I’m also getting problems with my speech - my voice has become very weak and sometimes hoarse. My neurologist also noted dystonia in my right foot, and whilst I have no tremor in my arms or hands, fine motor coordination is almost zero when it comes to handwriting and handling small items such as buttons.
My apologies for such a lengthy posting , but many thanks for reading