My Parkinsons, is probably only applicable to me. Everyone is different, and reading some of these posts, makes me think how lucky I am.
I take four Sinemet a day, and hope they help.
I was diagnosed in 2017, although I now know I had some symptoms well before. I had numb feet three years before, and a minor stroke which I don’t remember, and another since, leaving me with a slightly numb left thumb.
I have high blood pressure and cholesterol. My walking is not what it was, and I sometimes do not feel safe on uneven ground. I have a slight tremor in the left arm and hand. The right is also affected when trying to do anything intricate. I do not have much strength in my hands, and find bottles difficult to unscrew.
My nose constantly runs at every mealtime. I have a nasal spray which is only effective sometimes, and why do I have to chew everything a thousand times, before I swallow? I also forget to switch off lights - possibly a senior moment!
I have recently reached the age of 80 years, and still in one piece. I have never had very good sight, but learn to manage. Loosing my hearing in 2005, was devastating, and took away everything I loved, making music impossible to understand.
My wife has had MS for over thirty years, and I am her carer. After two falls since last November, she is slow to recover, and unable do much for herself.
I can keep very active, and do not suffer any lasting pain, although I am always tired.
After my diagnosis, I decided I needed a hobby to keep my mind active. I am building a model railway, as I have always had an interest in it.
I get an occasional sharp pain, like a pin prick under my big toe. An x ray shows my right shoulder has a worn joint, and for a time my arm was very painful. But that has gone away. From a teenager, until about three years ago, I had a shooting pain from my back, and down my legs. This happened quite a lot, and there was never an explanation. It could last all day, and make walking difficult. This has also gone. I also occasionally have a area of skin that itches, and drives me mad. But it goes.
I sometimes have a pain in left of my neck, nothing cures it, and after about ten days it suddenly goes. I believe these are some of the good effects of Parkinsons.
Sorry for the long post, I just thought you may like to know, parkinsons can have some positive points.