I've been looking up symptoms online for mum who seems to be deteriorating. Although Sinamet has helped with the tremor in her left arm, she is struggling with her lower back and legs.
She complains of feeling 'stiff as a board' very often, as well as her back and legs feeling tight, heavy and like lead with constant severe stinging pain.
I know Parkinsons can cause lead like rigidity and tight or stiff muscles but I wonder about the heavy feeling in ones legs, as though they've been dipped in concrete
Her stinging is very worrying as she is in constant pain. Although she keeps gently active through the day, it just seems to aggravate the pain.
An autonomic test was borderline and a nerve conduction test, as the consultant said, showed the nerves in her legs were 'worn out' or that it was 'wear and tear', with them sending the wrong signals.
I'm not sure exactly what was meant by that, I have tried searching online, but I do wonder if the Parkinsons is causing the heavy, tightness and aggravating the nerves which are sensitive to this stinging.
Mum wonders if it's coming from her back or Parkinsons so we would like to hear from others if they have suffered from the same type of symptoms.