Sorry to hear about your troubles but wecome to the site. I am sure that it wil be of benefit to you. I have been diagnosed for twelve months and have mild symptoms but like you the one thing I did notice was the extreme fatique. But that is not to say that you do indeed do have parkies. Lots of people out there with a greater understanding of it. I dont suppose it was helpful to say it was all psychological and leave it at that. Parkinsons is a different journey for each one of us. Not long ago I was posting that my husband buried his head in the sand too. Not very helpful and I know because I have been married for forty six years but you learn to live with it and come round to accepting that we all have ways of coping with things happening that we do not like. I think half the time they do not know what to say for the best. I just try and get him to develop an understanding of the disease so that we can both help one another. But the one thing you read on the site from various people is to try and stay positive. I think stress can be more destructive than anything. It certainly makes the fatigue worse. So, I offer you my best wishes and empathy for how you are feeling at the moment and look forward to further posts from you
parkinsons is a funny disease in that a large number of people are atypical, me for example. i had no tremor for years and still have a reasonable sense of smell.
i think there is no evidence that coke causes pd or msa. self-blame is often an early behaviour but pointless.
if it is msa it may not be clear for several years. symmetrical symptoms are a sign of of p+, but only a sign not a certainty.