Hello Folks. I’ve just joined up and have read a few posts in the last hour or so which has put my relatively minor problems in perspective. Nonetheless I thought I’d put fingers (just 2!) to keyboard and introduce myself. I was diagnosed a couple of months back although I think the onset of symptoms began 2/3 years ago or even longer, but I didn’t recognise them for what they were and my GP put them down to advancing years-I’m 70. Anyway my symptoms are relatively minor at the moment-tremor in left hand, general weakness, some problems with balance (currently sitting on a very sore backside from a fall) and feeling as if I’m carrying a bag of cement with me all the time. I’m on Sinemet Plus 25mg/100mg 3x a day, but to be honest, my symptoms are if anything worse now than they were 2 months ago. The neurologist said the tablets would give me my “oomph” back so I was expecting more from them than I appear to be getting-was I wrong? I’m still waiting to hear from the local (I’m in Stourbridge, West Midlands) support nurse/group which the consultant said he would notify about me, so perhaps it’s time to chase that up, although I don’t want to be a nuisance as I’m sure they’ve got their hands full.
What I would really like to know at the moment is how the PD is going to progress. I realise I’m relatively lucky for this to be happening quite late in life but am still looking forward to being around for a few more years yet and prefer to be as well informed as I can be as to how things might turn out.
Finally, I’m still driving (waiting to hear from Swansea), so am still mobile and if I can help anyone locally I’ll be happy to do so, even if it’s just a chat or helping with transport.
Hope you all had a good Christmas and with best wishes for the New Year.