Just seen my consultant yesterday who has been treating me for suspected MND for nearly 3yrs. At my last consultation she asked me to have a Dat-Scan to rule out the possibility of Parkinsons. I was also given Senimet Plus tablets. The scan results show that my brain was not producing dopamine and the tablets did help my speech so now i am off to see a Parkinsons Specialist to see what he makes of it all!!!!
My symptoms started with my speech ( slurring words and I developed a sort of a stammer struggling to get my words out). It moved on to a drooping Jaw and drooling and along with many other bits and bobs my walking is now affected, I use a walking stick to give me support as my balance is haywire and i feel as though i have had one or two drinks.
What caused my MND consultant to review my case was simply that she noticed how i walked into her office and struggled to get out of the chair. Everything seems to be working in slow motion.
I have come off the drugs because of the side affects, has any one else had major side affects.
Bye for now
Allan / Retford