Parkinson & Menopause


I was diagnosed with Parkinson in Oct 2018, so I am still trying to come to terms with this condition.
I have been taking Madopar 3 times a day, which has helped with my tremor on my left arm & improved the movement on my left leg, & I’m also manging to type on the computer without the shaking which is great so it is all looking positive.
However I am 53 & I am a perimenopausal, not quite through the menopause yet, & I am experiencing very stiff joints, which can be extremely painful & I have to take quite a lot of painkillers, I attend gym classes twice a week, & try & eat healthy, which does help.
I can’t decide if its the Parkinson’s condition or menopause symptoms or a bit of both I was thinking of taking HRT to maybe help these symptoms, so my question is has anyone experienced the same symptoms or taken HRT & had any improvements?


Hi @Lorna1,

I hope all is well.

I’m sorry that you didn’t receive a reply to your query sooner. A few of our members have shared similar experiences and have created a thread about menopausal symptoms which you can find here - Pmt/periods - help.

You are also welcome to speak to one of our friendly advisers about your concerns via our helpline on 0808 800 0303.

Best wishes,