I have always understood there is no link between the 2 conditions.
Last week I finally plucked up the courage to visit my GP to ask for an alternative to Ropinerole. However she watched me walk into her consulting room and was more concerned about my gait.
I was aware I had a bit of a limp but put it down to my knee replacement 8 months ago
She referred me to a neurologist who I saw on Saturday who examined me and has ordered an MRI scan because I am showing some early symptoms of Parkinson's.
I am shattered by this. To be honest I feel like burying my head in the sand and not attending the scan because I don't want to hear this. As far as I am concerned, I don't have any symptoms other than the way I am walking. I read that Parkinson's can be treated but the treatment only treats the symptoms and doesn't slow the onslaught of the disease.