sorry for my late reply, i'm not on here very often. Yes i do still drive, and without any problems, my only reasoning being.... my PD is always worse when under stress (even watching an exciting football match can leave me mentally and physically exhausted, however, driving has always been a love of my life, and when i am behind the wheel i seem to relax and enjoy driving. i don't tend to have to drive much in built up areas and traffic jams etc don't really phase me. i've even gone back to riding a motorcycle as well !!
So driving is one of my switch off moments in life, like the walk on the beach, the relaxing music etc. before i was diagnosed i was having terrible periods of tiredness, which obviously caused me problems, however, now on medication i am fine and quite often have driven on three hour journeys and feel fresh as a daisy. My wife would soon tell me if my driving deteriated, but she is still confident in my driving even though she drives as a typical bloke...i'm always first at the wheel !!
My Osteopath seems to work wonders with me, i visit now about every two months and a sports massage every three weeks, to be honest, i'm most probably fitter now than i was 15 years ago...
i use a cross trainer in the gym, my reasoning being my right side(my problem side) is forced into making the same movements as the left, but it still does not stop me having days where i walk as if i'm drunk ! which can be annoying as the next day i can walk as if i have no problems !!
i had problems with coldness but that has disappeared, mind you i was on an agonist at the time which did not agree with me. i've tried three and the side affects have been so bad ive had to come off them, but part of my side effects was being cold and also sweating !!!
the 'keeping positive' is so important, i am a very positive guy, but i even get my down days...the 'why me' days i call them. but i like to think i now recognise them and i know things will get better, if i make them.
i've been really lucky in that i've been able to forge a great relationship with my GP, he's young and relatively new and its so nice having someone who has the time to explain why my symptoms effect me the way they do and explain how my meds work, and he is so open to my thoughts and suggestions. for example, i was having problems waking about three am with the tremors, i suggested my last medication could be a controlled release, which he agreed and it works, he also recognises his own capabilities and will often seek advice from the Parkinson's clinic which i admire.
keep it going, and i hope your 'not good' days are few and far between ........