Hi, I have recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s - I posted on the Introductions section about this - but I have not been told personally.
My question is at what point do I have to inform the DVLA and mention the condition when I apply for holiday insurance etc.
My situation is this. I went to a neurologist last November because of a pronounced tremor on my right side. I did not receive a personal letter as a result of this consultation but a copy of the letter sent my GP where I was referred to in the third person as “This gentleman”. This letter said that his symptoms were not typical of Parkinson’s but that an MRI scan would be arranged and after that a DaTScan.
The results of the DaTScan came back this week but again I got no personal letter but a copy of the letter sent to my GP from a different neurologist and again referring to me in the third person as “this gentleman”. This said that the scan was abnormal and showed reduced dopamine on the right side and that together with the symptoms detected by the first neurologist indicated he
had Parkinson’s. It also said that he would not need medication immediately. A separate letter came offering me an appointment in August with the neurologist.
So do I now officially have Parkinson’s or should I wait until August when I should have official confirmation from the neurologist.