I’ve been around on the site for a while now and thought I should get round to posting something, I am 56 years old and was diagnosed six years ago after noticing a twitchy thumb which I saw my GP about and was referred to a neurologist. Fast forwarding to now I’m currently on Requip and Sinimet to try and control the tremors and poor walking gait which are the two most noticable aspects for me. The meds are still working and the ‘on’ times are still okay with me being able to do most things, walking much improved etc. The ‘off’ times are getting rough as I can hardly turn over in bed or get in and out sometimes. I say to others nowadays that I am like two seperate people now.
I know I’m fortunate that the meds are doing as well as they are but I suspect they are lasting less time and taking longer to kick in than before. I have also recently been trying the Apomorphine pen injections and they are proving helpful.
Personal background, I got early retirement from my IT job a couple of years back, I’m married with two daughters and live in Devon. Ok, that’s about it. Good luck to us all !!