Hi everyone, such a great forum. Thank you for taking the time to read and hopefully share your experiences surrounding parkinson’s. I haven’t yet be diagnosed with anything, but have well and truly convinced myself I have Parkinson’s.
I am a 27 y/o male who has always lived a healthy lifestyle in regards to exercise, diet and all other factors. I’ve never had any health problems until 2 years ago where I suddenly experienced a couple of weeks of bad constipation. This randomly triggered a massive anxiety about my health including all the classical anxiety symptoms.
Last year, 2018, I went into Atrial Fibrilation requiring a cardio-version. Around this time I began to notice a tremor which has since progressed. Both hands tremor, my legs tremor and sometimes my whole body can feel as though it is shaking. I have stiffness in my right side. Hand, fingers, forearm, shoulder, abdomen and legs. I can actually see and feel the tight muscles on my right as they are a lot more prominent. I also get frequent cramping, especially in the arches of my feet, which can be quite painful. I feel slower on my right side, but as of present only I can notice this. Every night I wake up with a numb right hand, like pins and needles. And my sleeping is very broken.
I’ve seen 2 different neurologists and a parkinson’s specialist all privately who don’t think I have anything sinister. I know I am super vigilant and am extremely aware of anything slightly off with my body. I read through the forums and every symptom I see I can relate to what I’m experiencing. I can still run 8 miles, surf and exercise regularly, however vigorous exercise makes my tremors worse.
Does this sound like anything you have experienced. I know I should just try and move on and enjoy my life since i’ve been checked over a few times but I am just finding it so difficult.
Thanks so much for your time, it means a lot.