Hello, I was dx in July 2013 age 55. I was not put on medication until I had a DAT scan in October 2013. Waited for the result, and all a bit vague. DAT scan has shown reduction of dopamine bilaterally more predominantly in the right which could explain my predominantly left sided symptoms and this would support conditions such as Parkinson's. When I asked questions of my Consultant, it is was clear this is about all they can tell. I didn't think it was worth the effort. Wonder if it is just for research purposes.
I am now on Rasagiline, three weeks on, absolutely no affect on my very rigid left hand. Wonder what happens next?
My mother had Parkinson's from age 81 to age 89. Died four months after my diagnoses. Glad she never knew.