I have suffered Restless Leg Syndrome for many years and been on Ropinerole for about 7 years
i visited my GP last week to ask for an alternative to Ropinerole but she was more concerned about the way I was walking and referred me to a neurologist who I saw on Saturday. I know I am not walking proper but put it down to the fact I had a knee replacement 8 months ago.
After his examination he told me I have early symptoms of Parkinsonism and told me I should have an MRI brain scan.
This has come as a complete shock. As far as I am concerned, I have no symptoms other than my walk.
My first instinct is to bury my head in the sand and not have a scan. If the treatment only treats the symptoms, is there a point to me taking more Dopamine Agonists when I don't have any symptoms?
i hope this makes sense, I am probably not thinking straight right now.
ps, I am a 64 year old male