Medication or not

I have been diagnosed just over a year and estimated had PD for around three and a half years (age 63). First year was not too bad but since a bout of flu in February, I have been toiliing. Walking has been curtailed, struggling to complete a full round of golf and generally lacking energy, plus a lot of pain in left shoulder, neck and both elbows.

Nurse has advised me to start on either rasagiline or ropinirole. I am reluctant to start on meds, partly due to stubbornness and partly because the side effects look quite frightening. I still work full time and travel a lot, haven’t told my employer yet. Anybody got any experiences that might help.

Check if your employer has Critical Illness insurance in place. Also, check if they have Permanent Health Insurance in place.