I'm 44, from the UK
In Jan/Feb this year I was working in a very stressful job which became really unbearable and I noticed that I was shaking in my left hand and left leg and put the shaking down to stress. i walked out of the job, went home and went to see my doctor about the stress. My doctor signed me off work for a month.
About 6 weeks later i was back in work, in a less stressful job and everything was ok but i noticed that my left hand would shake every day. I went back to my doctor and reminded her that I had mentioned the shaking when I saw her 6 weeks earlier. My doctor referred me to a neurologist and I had my first appointment on the 21st July 2014.
I went along to the appointment and was given various movement tests to do and after this I was diagnosed with PD. I was prescribed Azilect 1mg and was told that I would be seen in about a month. I was also told that an appointment would be make to have a DAT scan to confirm the diagnosis and I went for that scan on 29th Aug 2014.
I now have a follow up appointment on 28th Sept 2014.
I also have a Genetic Medicine appointment on the 7th Oct 2014
The Azilect tablets don't seem to make any difference at all to my shaking. I mainly shake in my left hand and sometimes in my left leg.
My father had Parkinson's for a number of years which is why they want to do genetic tests I guess.
Anyway, that's pretty much where I am up to with things. I am still working, just about, as the shaking makes things very difficult for me at work. I do a lot of typing as part of my job and I'm finding it very difficult because my left hand refuses to co-operate.