I was diagnosed just over 10 years ago at 41 after two years of investigation.
The non motor functions of PD were harder to deal with than the tremor, stiffness etc.
I would strongly recommend that you discuss your feelings with your Consultant, GP or Parkinson’s nurse.
Believe me I completely understand how you feel,these feelings are completely normal and are part of the condition that can be very successfully managed by medication.
I take the medication you reference and it works really well for me.
Your wife will want to do everything she can to help you. It’s really important to keep talking to your partner as I held a lot back to protect my husband but actually I was excluding him and he felt helpless.
Are you working.? Is your employer supportive ?
For me exercise and diet are key.Not only do they help with general well-being but also help with all the psychological issues that Parkinson’s can bring,
By feeling better with the help of medication your quality of life will Improve. Your daughter has a loving father and she will love you unconditionally.
The best advice I can give you is focus on the hear and now , focus on The everything you can do to ensure you are the very best you can be.
Don’t feel pressured in to doing things that make you unwell. Get plenty of rest and sit down with your wife as she will be frightened too and discuss your joint action plan.
No two people are the same with PD but what we all have in common is the ability to give ourselves the very best life we can.
I wish you and your family all the very best.