Newly diagnosed - Teacher


I was diagnosed on 1st June 2017. It was actually a huge relief to get a diagnosis but now the hard work begins. I've been put on a drug called Clarium. This drug is not available in the U.K , but I live in Continental Europe. I am suffering from bad pain under the skin which flares up when the drugs wear off. I am back at work on a phased return as a teacher. I would be really interest hearing from any teachers who are still working or from ex teachers who have had to retire early. I could do with knowing how to apply for retirement on Ill health grounds as, although I want to keep working as long as possible,this will be part of my long term plan.








Hi Jim,

Welcome to the forum! This is a great place to meet other people and share tips and advice. I'm Joanne, one of the team here at Parkinson's UK, and happy to help with any questions about the forum. 

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Take care,