I've been following this blog for a few months now. Thought I would say hello! I was diagnosed in Feb 2017. Had a twitching in my left thumb in early 2016. Didn't think much of it. Though it was a lingering bowling injury. Then late in the summer of 2016, it grew to a resting tremor in my left hand. I made an appointment with a neurologist early the following year. He put me on sinemet, and it helped my resting tremor. I'm currently on sinemet 25/100 4 x daily.
I've been getting along pretty well, but recently, I'm really having trouble focusing, staying on task and my cognitive skills have really diminished. I'm in sales and pretty proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and, just generally, pretty computer literate. I've notice a significant decline in all these areas recently. Very frustrating! I find myself just staring at spreadsheets, and not being able to analyze or interpret the data. Not talking complicated stuff here... It's like I have a brain freeze, and don't know what to do!!!!
Also, I find myself searching for words when I'm in a conversation. (not good for someone in sales...) I assume, this is a part of the PD progressing.
I've recently joined a fitness club, and have started an aggressive exercise routine. I'm hoping this "staves" off the progression of PD. I really don't want to retire yet, but I'm concerned because I'm not performing at the level I had been.
I'm hoping others, that have had similar experiences, might share their thoughts.
No depression or anxiety.... it is what it is. I've been blessed my whole life. This won't take me down.