wpgchap thanks for your reply. I'm sure you are correct. Hope you are having a good day and feeling better. All this "working" on not being stressful can be quite stressful!
jjbxl I asked the computer if breathing difficulties went with Parkinsons and got an assurance that it does. Try it. I would give you the websites but I can't remember where i wrote them down or saved them! Such is this dementia!
I was hospitalised in 2008 for breathing difficulties, they thought it may be my heart. I even passed the breathing test!! It turned out okay,eventually. At that time my PD had not been dx'd although I told my GP that i knew i had it since 97=he laughed at me. Few months after the 08 thingy he admitted that i had it. I am not on any PD med nor have I ever been. But I have tried 3 meds for the Sundowners since mid Nov. Am wondering if it has affected my PD. Sure I've been under stress, but in 68 years I've had enough stress that i would have died by now, from shortness of breath if that was the cause!! I think mine is PD. I have a long enough list of symptoms.
My symptoms are similair to yours. I think the breathing more shallow all night, makes it easier not to breathe deeply when I awaken. I have no need to speak to anyone until hubby gets up 5 or so hours later. I get up at 4 am a habit that I enjoy. Of course yours has signs of panic attack, friends do what you say. Just don't know. The closest thing I have had to a panic attack was a SEVERE sundowner spell and i was not short of breath!
This PD is a mystery to us who have it, how can a doc understand it when we all have different symptoms that don't seem to pertain to PD? Jaffy