Hey all, just a quick introduction, had the dx two weeks ago now and am doing okay. Am 34 and a single mum to a three year old, although with a good relationship with my ex who has been supportive. I work full time shifts which I am finding increasingly difficult, although strangely, sleeping after a night shift is easier than at night time. I have a resting tremor in my left hand which is worse when I am tired or emotional and seems to go crazy in the first couple of hours after exercise. At the moment I am not on medication, I am seeing my GP next week to discuss what may be suitable, any advice and information on side effects will be appreciated. I have always hated taking medication and I am notoriously rubbish at remembering to take it.
I have spent some time reading a lot of your earlier post on here and it has given me a lot of reassurance and "ah, yeah, so that why.." moments. I hadn't attributed the pain across my shoulder blades to PD before and also some ..toilet trouble issues!!
Reading every ones posts has made me attempt - easier said than done - to keep positive and like many storys I have read I find the most difficult aspects of PD the sleep and dealing with the reactions of friends and family. My work and colleagues have been exceptional and for this I am very greatful.
Hi to you all and I hope this finds you all on a good day.