Hi all I am a 36 year old man recently got DX'd with Parkinsonism after an abnormal DAT scan... After asking will it kill me she said no she mentioned about meds madopar 12.5/50 2 x a day and even mentioned about the possibility of being able to get back into work and mentioned a blood test to see if its genetic
Me being me I got home and googled Parkinsonism and found this on this very website.
What are the different forms of parkinsonism?
Most people with a form of parkinsonism have idiopathic Parkinson’s disease, also known as Parkinson’s.
Idiopathic means that the cause is unknown.
Ofc they are other forms of parkinsonism which I hope I don't have.
Is it normal to be DX'd with parkinsonism first?
And I have noticed a very slight improvement with the Madopar... How long does the meds normally take to work?
And do I have a better chance on it being Parkinsons due to age?
Thats all I'd like know for now.
Thanks for reading.