Hi, I'm Tracey, I'm 35, I have 2 children 10 and 13 and I was diagnosed with PD when i was 26....it took 10 years to get my diagnosis, I had no idea what was wrong with me, my GP didn't even know, everyone kept telling me to speed things up etc, everything I did, I did very slowly.
To be diagnosed at 26 was a huge shock, but I finally had my answer. I had so many tests for so many years, but after what should have been a 2 night stay in Frenchay back in Oct 2006, I was allowed home after 2 weeks, with my diagnosis and my medication.
Taking that very first tablet totally changed my life, I was like Speedy Gonzalas, everyone in my family were totally shocked at how 1 little tablet could change the way I perform each day.
I have good days and also bad days..when I have my bad days, I call it 'down time', I now have 'down time' at least once a day which could last anything from 2-4 hours, where my tablet just wont 'kick in', these periods really get me down and I don't like being around anyone, not even my partner.
For so long I have thought about joining a group, a forum, a site, anything that would link me to other's that also have PD. I have now bitten the bullet and joined this one.