Newly Diagnosed


#1

Hi All,

Just been to see a specialist to get confirmed what I’d suspected was wrong.

I know many will have asked so apologies for asking again.

What questions did people find invaluable in asking especially for people my age which is 44

Cheers, Shane


#2

Hi Shane.
Your head must be spinning.
Write things down as they come to you.
Nothing is too trivial.
Keep asking questions.
Work,driving,excercising,sex,drugs…
So many things to remember.
This forum is a lifesaver.
Put it on your favourites!!
We’re here for you mate!!


#3

Shane, as Hubby says, write questions down as you think of them. Think of your most aggravating symptoms and research which meds would help that. Think do the benefits outweigh the negatives of that medication. Assess your diet and exercise routine and see where you tweak. Most neurologist are not clued up on this so finding PD sites (ie FB) with other people with PD can be informative.


#4

Hi Hubby

Thanks for the reply. I’ve been suspecting it since December 2017 (Joined then :grin:) and fell ill September 2016

Upon till Monday, everything I’ve done has been self help and I’d I’ve got quite a way (I run at least 40k (gym & out doors) a week and 30k on my bike). I’m very positive all-be-it, apart from the last two days where I’ve been letting family, close friends and work know. That’s very tough as you all know, no one knows what to say and everyone is shocked.

Im just trying to keep an open mind now.

One question my wife has been asking is how long do the tablets take to take effect, weeks, months year? I know I’ll never be better now, which is fine as I know where I am, but to get a little relief and revert back to how I was if the treatment works well would be brilliant

Cheers, Shane


#5

Hi Shane,

A warm welcome to the forum.

I can see you’ve received a lot of positive advice from Hubby and Divine1 that you should definitely take on board. I’m also happy to see that you have a positive attitude regarding your diagnosis - this will really help you along your Parkinson’s journey. :slightly_smiling_face:

We have a 'Newly Diagnosed’ section on the Parkinson’s UK website with a lot of information that will be useful to you following your recent diagnosis. There’s information about exercise, work, driving and financial help.

Feel free to explore the above page and please let me know if you have any more questions as we are here to help and support you.

Best wishes,
Reah


#6

Thanks Hubby, Divine1 and Reah for your comments

I shall check the Newly Diagnosed section, I’d seen this part, although I didn’t really know where to start hence the questions :grinning:

Cheers, Shane