i was officially diagnosed with Parkinson's yesterday. - I say officially as I kind of already knew from my first appointment at the Walton centre where they asked me to try 4 months on ropirinole which had eased my symptoms somewhat.
Even though I knew it was coming I am still a little in shock - never knew you could get PD at 43. I am struggling a bit today so I've called in sick which I hate doing but the neurologist upped my ropirinole again yesterday and I feel terrible - I seem to feel really sickly with the ropirinole every time I up the dose then after a couple of weeks it settles - don't know if that's normal?..
Anyway I am now of course reading everything I see on PD and letting close friends and family know - which is interesting they all react differently - it's took nearly 3 years to get diagnosed as I have been referred to pretty much every department in our local hospital and each had a long waiting list until finally an ENT consultant which I was referred to because of my balance issues told my GP I needed to see a neurologist so I was finally referred to Walton and here I am a little wary of what's to come but can already see this website is full of information.