Hello, advice needed please.


Can anyone offer some advice please… Diagnosed 3 months ago but I guess I’ve been living with PD for longer… Getting on ok with my meds (Requip xl 8mg) problem is I’m a hairdresser and trying to hide my temor is hard sometimes !!! Who wants a shaky hairdresser ??? Do meds stop tremors altogether or should I think about another career ??? What would I do ??? Been a hairdresser for 33 years , it’s all I know, the uncertainty of my future is playing on my mind, I don’t qualify for PIP, I’ve not been at my current job 2 years yet and I’m scared to tell my boss incase he makes things difficult, I havnt even told my co-workers , kinda feel alone in dealing with things as my family are brilliant but their not gong through what I’m going through … Any advice would be lovely thank you xxx


Hi Angela, I hope you’re well :slightly_smiling_face:

It sounds like you’re going through a bit of a stressful time at the moment, I’m sorry to hear that.

While I’m sure you’ll get some great advice from the other forum members, I wanted to let you know that the helpline is available to you, if you’d like to have a chat with a specialist about your worries and experiences. They’re available on 0808 800 0303 from Monday to Friday: 9am-7pm, and Saturday: 10am-2pm, or you could email hello@parkinsons.org.uk.

I hope this is helpful for you, and best wishes.

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