My wife is 58 (today) she lost her sense of smell 18 years ago.3 years ago she was experiancing some bladder control problems and having also night terrors (lashing out and shouting). Early in 2013 she was having trouble writing and her speech was not right and she was slurring her words,some people thought she was drunk ! After investigations by our GP we were sent to see a Neurologist in the october 2013 and he said it was probably Parkinsons (having done some research myself it was what i had thought although i never mentioned to her)
She started on 62.5mg of sinemet in November 3x a day then 125mg in February 3x a day,My wife has also had lots of water infections 5 in the last 12 months,the last one lasting 4 weeks taking 5 different antibiotics..... the last one worked.She is now under investigation with a Urologist.
Her symtons are involuntory tongue movement,unsteady on her feet,dizzyness,fatigue,slurring her words,dexterity in her right hand.She suffered a lot with her emotions and was advised by a parkinsons nurse to see our GP about anti depressants,and they have worked.
We are now in the process of changing consultants for one reason or another,and just started her PIP claim,she is off work at the moment and if things dont improve she wont go back.I have taken redundancy from work to look after her.......and thats our story so far