First off, hi everyone. I can't lie and say it's good to be here but it's been reassuring and helpful to read a lot of the discussions and I'm looking forward to getting to know you all.
I've been having odd symptoms for a couple of years now - initially I put them down to a combination of anxiety, stress and the menopause - all of which I was suffering from. But a year ago I Googled the term "tremor" and found I had all the main symptoms of PD. That sent me into a tail-spin of anxiety and panic - not pleasant. I cried for a whole weekend and on the Monday rang my GP surgery to beg for an urgent appointment.
They let me see a nurse, who said I was anxious and put me on anti-depressants, which I took for several months - needless to say, they didn't help much so I came off them at the beginning of this year. My symptoms have got worse over the past three or four months so I went back to my GP and I now have an appointment with a neurologist in early May.
My question is: what can I expect at this appointment? Will he/she give me a diagnosis there and then, or will I need tests?