I visited my GP about 2 weeks ago to discuss coming off Ropinerole which I have been talking for about 7 years because of my Restless Leg Syndrome.
However she was more interested in the way I was walking ( I knew I was not walking properly but put in down to the fact I had a knee replacement 8 months ago)
She referred me to a neurologist who I saw last Saturday. He told me I had some early symptoms of Parkinsonism and arranged for a brain scan which I am due to have next Monday.
To say I am a bit shattered is putting it mildly. Other than my gait I have no symptoms. I am tempted to put my head in the sand and not attend the scan.
Is there any advantage in an early diagnosis if it is true that medication doesn't slow or cure Parkinson's? Would I be prescribed medication immediately when I have no other symptoms?
I realise every case is different, but is there an average time for progression from little symptoms to severe symptoms?
Sorry if I am rambling a bit, probably not thinking clearly.
I am a 64 year male.