What do they mean by atypical, or stage one????

The definition given to atypical and the definition for stage one of Parkinson. Are

puzzling to say the least.

What’s atpycal???? According to Merriam -webster.

a•typ•i•cal Not representative of a type, group, or class:

Atypical Parkinson. According to Web MD.

Parkinsonism (also known as Parkinson's syndrome, atypical Parkinson's, or secondary Parkinson's) is a neurologicalsyndrome characterized by tremor, hypokinesia, rigidity, and postural instability.

Atypical Parkinson's, or Parkinsonism:

Parkinson's disease is also called primary parkinsonism or idiopathic Parkinson's disease. (Idiopathic is the term for a disorder for which no cause has yet been identified).The other forms of parkinsonism, either the cause is known or suspected.

(Stage one) mild symptoms. These symptoms may inconvenience the day-to-day task.

(Atypical) Not representative of a type, group, or class:

Then in order for my dx to change from Stage one to stage two. Or for the doctor to stop using the adjective ( atypical ) my symptoms must be what? Bed ridden? Or after 12 years with Parkinson, with symptoms’ that progressed from a small tremor in the right hand, to constant shaking of the right side. Is this mild, or not representative of regular Parkinson?

There is nothing mild when my right leg shakes uncontrollable, or my right arm does the same. Or the inability to hold a spoon, or a glass of water, or when my body perspired so much because of the constant shaking, to the point that my shirt would be all wet, and my body feel exhausted like I just ran a 5k, this sure does not feel atypical or mild to me.

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  • Hi, Stage one of classic Parkinson Disease is one thing, atypical Parkinson is another. There is a long explanation for this but first ask your doctor which do yoou have? What medicine are you on, sounds like you need more or a change, does anything help? Have you considered DBS?

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