Staying positive

Hello. I’m Phil aged 69. Diagnosed last November. Neurologist said early stages and no need for medication as yet. I have the shakes in my left arm and it’s just started in my left leg a little. To be honest it’s not much more than a nuisance at the minute, however I know it’s going to get worse. I do have a problem getting off to sleep some nights. GP not that bothered. He did return my call but not much else. My wife and I have just decided to see how it goes and react accordingly.

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Hi Phil,

I am in much the same boat as you. I’m aged 69 and have a shake in my right arm and sometimes in my leg. I have chosen not to go on medication yet.

I hope I will see a Parkinson’s nurse within the next couple of months that is six months after my first meeting with a neurologist after being diagnosed. I was supposed to get an invitation automatically but I think I will have to follow it up myself. Depending where you live you should have been assigned a nurse so you have someone to contact if things do take a turn for the worse.

Good luck