Well, I finally have to turn to you all for advice. I am 45 and was diagnosed with parkinson's 4 years ago. After 4 years and 4 neurologists confirming the diagnosis, and me finally accepting it, I am stunned. My neuro up and left t h e practice, moving across the country, without me knowing until I went in and saw a NP. After all her usual testing and confirming parkinson's once again, she assigned me a new neuro. She sent me for 2 MRIs and an EMG. After my EMG my new neuro confirmed carpal tunnel. I have pain in my left hand along with complete numbness most of the time. I asked what do I do...I wear a brace but still have issues. He said, don't worry about your hand, I am concerned about your tremor...did a to u c h my finger touch your nose test and said, that's not Parkinson's. Cut stalevo down to twice a day and start taking respiridal. It is an anti psychotic...no you are not crazy. If tremor gets worse or side effects too much STOP taking it. I'll see you in two weeks. I said wait I have questions and he said two weeks (not to mention I waited an hour past appt time)...and walked out, leaving me stunned!
Sorry I rambled but I am still in shock. Any thoughts?? Besides the obvious, get a new doctor...thanks for any replies