I have had Parkinson's disease, (Pd), since 1963. I was in a very stressful work situation, which was self-induced. My symptoms slowly got worse and worse for the next 29 years, before I was finally diagnosed in 1993. At that time, I was unable to carry on working and decided to give up my high-powered job and take things easy. That was the best thing I have ever done! It cost me a great deal of money and a loss of prestige, but I regained my health, and that made it all worthwhile! Today, I have not taken any Pd medication since 2002 and I live a perfectly normal life.
What caused my Pd? Who knows? What I did to change my life, other than giving up my job, was to take a monotherapy of Eldepryl, start hard walking every second day for one hour each session and adopt a positive attitude towards my health problems. I prefer to take as little medication as possible, believing that all medication is toxic, and my body has enough problems to deal with, without having to overcome the toxic problems associated with medication.
I have realized that stress did not cause my Pd, but getting rid of all harmful stress had a very real positive effect on my health.
I have heard many people say they think that an operation, or an accident caused their Pd, but the stress related to these events possibly triggered the Pd. I know that Pd takes several years before Pd can be diagnosed. So an operation or an accident cannot suddenly bring on Pd.
What do you think?