Hello everyone on this my 'favourite' forum for all aspects and issues re PMR & GCA
I was just reading an article about Parkinsons disease - about which I know relatively little - although the article I was reading is rather optimistically entitled: 'A Complete Explanation For Parkinson's Disease... and How to Fix It
' and could easily be found on the web as part of a large website on the subject - whether this is a 'good' site I will let others decide. But I was interested to note in the article this comment:
'The ability to rotate and tilt the head is lost and the neck becomes extremely stiff and painful. The ability to raise the arms is lost and shoulders become painful and frozen' [and]...' The ability to experience positive emotional states, and to read these in the faces of others, is lost and anti-socialness increases, leading to feelings of isolation'
I am sure many of us with PMR relate (pre-Pred at least) to the former and many also to the latter - which are only a few of the symptoms this author discusses.
Obviously people with PMR and Parkinsons have many other (or lack of many other) symptoms which differentiate these diseases greatly but in the 'first' instance they could possibly be mistaken as symptoms of the 'other' or could also at least co-exist of course.
Anyway for those who may be interested you might like to click your way to the article in question and I'd f course be appreciative for any comments from forum members too.