Hi Folks I need some help please

So I was an RN. In 2008 I fell off a ladder. Later that year I got a frozen shoulder. Kept working Hugely painful. After the shoulder almost healed 18 months later my index finger had a shake. Specialist says PD. I mean c’mon. One symptom, a stiff shoulder from the frozen shoulder. A slight gait disturbance due to an anatomically (within normal range ) short leg. Did he check for anything like that…NOOOOO.

Here take some Madopar. The Guys reckless with peoples lives. So its been ten years, career gone. The pills have side effects like PD and remould the brain so I heard. I did the MD UPDRS and have a score of about 6 but at 59 who wouldn’t right. Do I have PD?

Hi ask for a 2nd opinion has shake in finger got worse or same ?

Hi @TheFallen :wave:

Welcome back to the forum and thanks for your message.

We have lots of information on our website about symptoms, treatments, support and the types of Parkinson’s and Parkinsonism: https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/information-and-support/types-parkinsonism.

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Best wishes,

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I was dx almost 16 years ago. Like you I had a frozen shoulder which gradually disappeared. That took 2 years. I then noticed that my left thumb and forefinger displayed the pill rolling action, my left arm wouldn’t swing and my left feet didn’t function normally. I was referred to a neuro who confirmed it was PD, following a physical examination. I went through the typical reaction - why me, afrerall I lead a healthy life. There is no clinical testing so they could have got it wrog, etc , etc. What P D has done is make me do any and everything now. The most important for me is exercise and i do it every day if poss and it is the one thing that has given me quality of life. I’m still going to the gym, play table tennis, golf, 10- pin bowling and also I do exercises in my living room (YouTube ) and also the Wii. My husband and I also travel a lot over the winter months heading for warmer climes…
I hope you get a second opinion and are advised one way or another if yo have P D. If you do have it, remember that you still have lots of living to do and you can do it. Also read up as much as you can. Better to be well informed and use this forum also to guide you and of course to lend you help and support. Good luck and all the best