I was diagnosed in 2002
When l went to my local dr. With some symptoms of mind games, dragging one leg, writing getting scribbymas l continued writing, hard to sign my name, but no tremors yet, my dr. Sent me to a neurologist who when l told him of the symptoms, stated l had early signs of Parkinson’s disease, l must of had a shock look Om my face as he stated he would send me for a MRI, so off for this procedure had it in the morning and then went to see the results in the a/noon,
He produced the MRI and in his words said Oh shit, as a brain tumour was found, he said we have to fix that first, we can treat the Parkinson’s with medication later. I needed heaps of radiation to try and kill/shrink the tumour this never worked since so an operation was necessary, then l was treated by the hospitals Parkinson’s neurologist department, where l was treated by different neurologists, each time l went there, l did tests after tests, and was not improvingabout a year after all these tests l was starting to think l did not have Parkinson’s, l eventually saitomy neurologist this and he replied this is far as l can go l can send you to the experts, who were situated in the same hospital working under “movement disorder clinic” and they were sensational as l was having tremors and involuntary movements plus vivid dreams and hallucinations, working together we decided to have the dbs operation, which was a huge success with the complete stopping of the tremors and involuntary movements.
Bot the next obstacle was having falls.
From Bernie from Morwell Australia.