I was diagnosed with Tremor Predominant Parkinson's in March 2012, aged 55, after developing a tremor in my left hand several months prior to the diagnosis. For some time before that I had experienced vivid dreams and nightmares but had not initially made the connection with Parkinson's. Since 2012 the tremor has extended down my left side and also up into my face. Movement, balance and coordination remains relatively good. I take 1mg Rasagiline and 4mg Rapinirol each day but have been told that little can be done for the tremor as far as medication is concerned.
I have been married for over thirty years and family are very suportive and understanding as are my friends, work collegues and employer. Following diagnosis I have found it difficult to cope with some elements of life and found that I have lost a lot of my self confidence and self esteem
At the moment I am working full time but finding it more and more difficult, not just the physical aspects but also keeping motivated, focused and concentrated. I would like to finish work but deciding on the best time and the best way to do that is the question and hopefully can gain some advice on the forum regarding that subject.