I have to admit, I am very confused by what's happening. This sudden massive deterioration doesn't seem typical to me?
It started (as mentioned) with an on/off minor tremor and then in about August time, what she described as a trembling in her jaw. She was still active though, walking several miles a day, going about life as normal. However, she gradually came off the lyrica and then boom, the tremor in her jaw became noticeable. This unfortunately kicked off an old dizziness problem (loss of balance in inner ear) and left her flat out on the bed, unable to move due to dizziness, pain in her head. This gradually improved but then came the diagnosis in Oct of PD, and as this past week, she can barely speak, has chin tremors, barely walks and sleeps all the time. The only thing I can think is that because she feels so awful, she's been self-medicating, a mix of diazepam, muscle relaxants, a nightly sleeping pill and dyhydracodeine too. Obvs, the doctor and PD nurse are aware of this, but could this be a contributing factor?
I know you guys aren't doctors - I just don't know enough about it. But it does seem highly unusual to be THIS sick in just 8 weeks or so.