I have not yet been confirmed with Parkinson's. My father had Parkinson's from about 60. I am 64. It might be a strange question But,I was in a bad road accident 17 years ago crushing my spine at L3 plus a lot of other problems.
It left me fully Paralysed from the waist down initially for about 3 months.. After a lot of hard work & several years. I can now walk with Crutches /walker/ handrail etc & use a mobility scooter for longer journeys. Legs are still partially paralysed a lot of pain in joints etc. Some parts of my legs are hypersensitive to touch.
Over time you have good periods & bad periods. But over the last 6 months
it has become a downward spiral.
Pain in both legs, Bad head aches, Right side leg drags when I get tired, tremors on my right hand, temperature homeostasis swings from one extreme to the other. Very cold (feet corpse white) to perspiration dripping down my neck. Get very tired very quickly. so tired you just stop functioning, co-ordination goes, balance very poor
Very emotional, tears always not far away, music, theatre, listening to a speaker.It might be the red hair & the celt in me.
The tears, the sweats, the extreme tiredness are all new. I am seeing my doctor soon to confirm if it is PD. Co-ordination & balance are much worse,
The problem is that spinal injuries & nerve damage seem to mimic PD & it is very difficult to sort out what is from natural ageing, what is Spinal damage & what is possibly PD. I have not given up on life I still keep myself busy both mentally & physically. I just get so tired so quick.
I would value any advice or information.
Many Thanks Taid(Welsh for Grandad) if you are wondering.