I happened to be reading a magazine article on Parkinson's and discovered some of the early symptoms fit my partner. Specifically, he lost his sense of smell some years back and he has suffered from a steadily worsening 'frozen shoulder' which should have got better over the years, but never has. Instead he complains about sore necks and stiff arms and pain in hi hips as well. He also has to get up during the night to pee more often than I do now and that's unusual because it used to always be my failing! Lastly, he sort of half has one final symptom: he is given to sudden jerking and twitching when he's asleep, and sometimes shouts out, but that's rarer.
I wouldn't have worried about any of this unduly except for the fact that the sense of smell loss followed by frozen limb problems seem to be more unusual, plus, his sister has Parkinson's disease. She got it around the age he is now - 59. But, and it's a big but, he has no motor problems that I can see. He definitely doesn't have a tremor and I've never noticed anything odd about his gait. He's clumsy and bumps into things all the time, but he's always been like that! He does also suffer from dizziness on standing which can get quite severe in 'spells' then it settles again.
Is this worth taking to the doctor or is it all a storm in a teacup? I don't want to leave it if it might be a serious possibility, but the signs seem so vague and he has no tell-tale tremors or walking problems.
A more tutored eye would be greatly appreciated here, from people who know the disease and know how typical or not any of this might be, and whether anything serious is afoot! Thanks.