I'm 49 and was diagnosed 18 months ago. A friend called 111 Saturday 5th July as my right arm had gone completely numb and I had pins and needles (right side is the side most affected by PD). I was taken to A&E and put on the "Stroke" highway and ended up staying in hospital for 5 days with all the stroke tests coming back negative (despite being woken up at 3am and having aspirin shoved down my throat whilst being told you have to take this you have had a stroke). I begged the stroke consultant, when I finally saw him after two and a half days in hospital, to contact the Parkinson's specialist and discuss this with him. This fell on deaf ears and I ended up taking up a hospital bed for five days and leaving with no diagnosis other than a recommendation to bring my PD consultant appointment forward (easier said than done and particularly frustrating as he works from the same hospital to which I was admitted).
Has anyone had a similar experience?