Hello everyone. My partner aged 55 was diagnosed just last week. His father also had Parkinson's. It's been a shock because the tremor in his right hand is an action tremor so I was just thinking he had an essential tremor. It turns out the very fast right foot shaking that he does is also a tremor and we both thought it was just a bad habit because he can stop it once he realises he's doing it. It starts up again as soon as he stops focussing on it though. Neurologist also noticed a slowness about his movements and he's been recently diagnosed with depression.
The neurologist gave him some medication but told him it is up to him if he wants to start taking it yet. He also gave him a form for an MRI scan and now I'm terrified he might have a brain tumor and not Parkinson's. Does anyone know how often a brain Timor is misdiagnosed as Parkinson's? He can't get in for a scan for another month.
I'm so worried he will die or become debilated before our boys (age 4 and 8) grow up. We were told that diet and exercise can't slow the progression but we have a very healthy lifestyle and he's a fit man for his age so surely that will help to keep him healthier?
sorry for rambling. I have so many questions. Thanks for listening.