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Question for those experiencing bradykinesia


One of my main symptoms of PD is bradykinesia (slowness of movement). Basically my right arm and hand does not work as efficiently as my left side does. But I've noticed something which seems odd to me. When I make movements with my affected side, I feel a pressure sensation in my head. For example if I make a waving motion with my right hand, I get a weird feeling in my head. If I wave with my left hand (unaffected side) I feel nothing. Has anyone else experienced anything like this?

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side is still slow and What I have noticed is if I concentrate on moving the affected side it works perfectly, but if I am performing a movement that I don't have to think about, like walking or bringing food to my mouth, the movement of my arms and my legs on the affected and laboured.

I don’t feel anything in my head, but when performing fine motor skills (like handwriting) my whole body tenses up to control the movement. If I try to write any faster than a crawl my hand goes on a wild sribble, so I’ve learned to take my time. It can be very frustrating, especially when I’m in a lineup in a store, or dishing up a plate of food at a potluck. I’ve always been very right handed, but I increasingly make use of my left. My 6 yr old granddaughter observed me at dinner recently and piped up with “Grandpa, you’re slow!”

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