I had a visit from the Parkinson’s research nurses for a follow up visit. They asked me many questions but one that I’ve not been asked before was have I had an ovary removed. The answer is yes, but I was quite surprised at the question. I asked them why that was important but they couldn’t answer.
As soon as they were gone, of course, I looked on the Internet. It came up immediately that the removal of an ovary may cause Parkinson’s symptoms.
At the time I was offered HRT but because of controversy at that time I decided not to have it. Apparently the hormone replacement treatment prevents a massive loss of oestrogen, which causes the symptoms.
My question now is it too late to try hormone replacement. Having gone through the menopause I am afraid it might be too late but I am willing to try anything.
Here are some of the notes I found. I realise that every case is different but if I can find what my problem is maybe I can help someone else.