My name is Peter and I have been newly diagnosed with PD.
At the back of my mind, I supposed I knew that there was something wrong with me but did not want to see a doctor who would confirm my fears. I finally went a saw a doctor who did say I could possible have PD just by looking at me and hearing the list of symptoms I described. I have just seen a neurologist who has basically said that there is a 99% chance that I have got it.
I have had a operation recently and this seemed to have exacerbated my symptoms. I was experiencing symptoms such as tremors, stiffness, walking a little funny and not being able to swing my arms when I walked. I now currently waiting for a letter to be sent to be which will detail what drugs they want me to take. I was told that if the drugs clear most of the symptoms then it is a definite diagnosis.
I also have a condition called polycythemia vera, which means my blood get too thick and I have to blood let every 8 - 12 weeks.
I feel very helpless and lost. I do have a supportive family around me but I feel very low. I have no idea of what the future holds.
Any advice would be great appreciated.