Hi there, my name is Julie, I’m 52 and was diagnosed with Parkinsons today. I was previously diagnosed with FND in 2018 but due to increase in symptoms attributable to Parkinsons I visited my GP who advised a neurology referral. Due to the waiting times for NHS I booked a private appointment with my neurologist from 2018.
He did various checks and said that he (and another neurologist) had got it wrong in 2018 and the diagnosis was Parkinsons. He advised I did not require a scan and he is starting me on sinemet straight away.
It is a shock to get the diagnosis but a relief to be able to start treatment that will hopefully manage my symptoms.
These forums are a great find and seem so supportive