The results from the poll show tremor as the most common initial symptom which led to going to see your doctor and an eventual diagnosis of Parkinson’s. However, the results also show a massive variety of other symptoms which led to the same outcome.
54% of the 161 voters reported tremor as the symptom which led them to go to the doctors eventually resulting in a diagnosis of Parkinson’s, 11% reported stiffness in limbs and 7% reported stiffness in shoulder and only 1-2% reported either backache, constipation or disturbed sleep as the symptom that initially led them to go to the doctors.
Interestingly, nearly a quarter of respondents chose ‘other’ in response to the question. From the comments the other symptoms range from shuffling, dragging of feet, lack of swinging of arms when walking, balance problems, reduced dexterity, small handwriting and blank expressions to extreme anxiety, difficulty focusing, dystonia, pain and extreme fatigue.