Interesting what you have said Kendo.
I was dx in April this year and Neurologist told me I would have had PD for several years.
I seems to have explained a lot about my depression and emotional state since about 2007....I was feeling lost back then but didnt know why, my marriage became first big hurdle and I divorced my then husband after 30 years and wrapped it all up in a few months. I had counselling and many trips to see the doctor, on and off anti-depressants and that all continued until the present day! I was always a very careful girl and although did wear heart on my sleeve, certainly didnt make irrational mistakes. Then there were so many events which in PD terms were like waving a red flag to a bull (the PD bull), and so my father passed on in 2008, my divorce, breaking down at work and being sent home for 2 months....staying with my aunt at that time and she saying she wasnt surprised at me coming home in such a state! I had been trying to work as a legal secretary in London, having worked there for 9 years and started making mistakes and my private emotional mess of a life was spilling over at work, emails coming at me from my then husband (who was in a mess himself trying to deal with me leaving) and not really wanting to work with me over financial affairs! Emails from Spain regarding property matters and the pressure was building....I believed that I was trying to take control of my life and do things in the right way, but on receiving end of so much relationship fall-out. 2009 saw me being forced to leave my job, if I stayed I had to have a meeting over my errors at work and the mere thought of that enough I knew I couldnt cope, I took the redundancy money, but lost it all to solicitors fees for trying to get the financials right for my divorce. I had begun a new relationship and that had lifted my spirits, but it seems PD was right behind me, I remember having moments where I just scratched my face out of such desperate feelings, I was in turmoil, torturing myself, blaming myself for hurting my family and taking it all on board. More anti-d's, marrying again in 2010, new adjustments to handle, but again there was something not right about me, I kept feeling lost and was not at peace in myself. Shingles arrived and then early 2011 under active thyroid was dx. For a while I blamed all my depression and instability on that...more pills, managed to get a job for 4 months, and had meltdowns there and felt I couldnt handle any situations at work. My Mum became poorly and within weeks i had lost her aged nearly 90! More trauma and more drugs to try and give me sanity again and peace. My new husband and I adapting to being married again (after both having had long marriages previously), I had moved away from friends/family, so thought depression was due to those events as well, missing my 5 grown children and I remained a victim and blaming myself for everything. I grieved for my Mum, missed her so much, and tried to get on with life. My profile lists it all and I didnt intend to write so much here again, but the Neuro said that all of these events would affect someone legitimately in their own way but having PD would not have helped me at all. 2012-2014 ....more events of trauma with adjusting in my new marriage and at times just taking off alone ...walking streets, and crying on park benches, staying in a hostel one night, walking several miles and then ringing friends in the West country who booked me a seat there and then on a coach to travel several hours to Taunton, I had no suitcase, just arrived in the clothes I was wearing! Then in summer 2013, I realise my left leg is not right and restless leg dx, my left hand tremor introduces itself to me early this year and after many visits to the GP's at my surgery, the referral to Neuro came and after paying the fee because I really felt I couldnt wait for several months on a waiting list...23 April 2014 after many months of swotting up on PD symptoms was relieved (briefly) to know what the heck was happening to me. I am working through it all but as I said to my husband laswt night, am still feeling lost and sometimes think that PD robs you of having peace of mind emotionally, because it feeds on any anxiety you may have and makes it 10 times worse. I would say that my family and friends have all been on the receiving end of my 7 years of instability probably wondering what the heck happened to their wife/mother/daughter/friend....and I am still wondering .......(sorry for the essay - maybe someone else will understand)....thank you all for sharing your own personal experiences, they really do help me. Your friend on the forum, Beverley HUGS