I am 57 and I have recently had a diagnosis of Parkinson’s confirmed by Neurologist after a long wait to see him, I live in NI.
I have tremor in thumb and after more reading my long standing painful shoulder, general stiffness and poor sense of smell seem to be related.
Not on any meds … ye, Neurologist feels better to play waiting game for now. Waiting for PD nurse appointment… Just feel overwhelmed and don’t feel I can talk about it yet. My partner , a Doctor, ( I don’t know if this is a positive thing or not.) is watching me for any changes, trying to be supportive but doesn’t want to discuss it either so at the minute we’re ignoring the elephant in the room. .
I am still working a few days a month ( Retired due to back problems , luckily able to do this at 55) but do not feel able to share this news with work colleagues, I couldn’t stand the pity looks so in the meantime I’ll keep going even though the stress makes my tremor worse.
From what I have found so far on Dr. Google information is very confusing, for every interesting idea another says the opposite. Have started with Vitamins B,D and E and Omega 3.and thinking about trying Co-Enzyme
Thankfully I am able to walk my wee dogs and go to ladies gym. Neurologist recommended Tai chi ….you tube search ahead for that.
Trying to live for the day but…
enough for now,