I am 37 years-old and was diagnosed last year with early-onset tremor-predominant Parkinson's Disease. I've told my family the news and most had no idea what to say to me, except "I'm sorry" over and over. I've told my closest friends that I have PD, and they feel uncomfortable around me. Many people say "you're too young to have Parkinson's" or "but you look so healthy" and other comments.
I'm just wondering if there are any other early-onset people on this site who have had similar reactions and would like to know how they deal with the comments. Sometimes I have to remind people that I am not contagious because they looked so shocked that I could have PD in my 30s. I have a very long road ahead of me and am trying to stay positive!!!