I'm 52, schizophrenic and have had activity tremors for about seven years. Everyone (myself included) thought they were caused by an old medication I was on for my schizophrenia years ago (risperidone) but after being referred to Parkinson's consultant and having MRI and DATscan it has been confirmed as Parkinson's.
While being diagnosed with Parkinson's has depressed me, the relief from tremor, slowness and general weakness on my left side with new med's I was put on a week ago, sinemet 62.5mg twice a day has shown me that being diagnosed has helped me. I presume my current dose is introductory and it should be increased soon although not by much as I'm finding this dose is so effective!
Mind you, just my luck to get an illness that is even more complex than schizophrenia! lol
Just wanted to say hello and to apologise in advance for any wrong words as Dragon dictation does not seem to like the Geordie accent.