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Posted - 17 Aug 2012 20:04
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I am a new member but have been diagnosed since feb 2008 I am now 53yrs and still working I have also been through the trauma of cancer and like Caroline have been through the cupboard of drugs with various side effects over the 4 1/2 years at the moment I am having muscle and joint pains and my Neurologist has been away so my GP has been juggling two of my drugs AHH My GP is fantastic but he is also my boss and he try's his best and one thing that is a great help if you have one is your Parkinson"s nurse she will be full of advice and support is you do not have one then PD UK also have a great help line as well as this forum keep posting as some one will have experienced things you may be going through and help you make life easier I work in a GP practice and patients with PD mention things that I think Ha Ha thats what has happened to me PD is individual to each suffer so the books and web sites do not have all the answers but a forum of suffers will and your local forum will be a god send so hunt them out and join there too. good luck.
Posted - 18 Aug 2012 17:04
Welcome to the forum gang. You say that your on a steep learning curve about pd. Do not worry, but that curve will get a little bumpy at times. You have the help line to contact and plenty of help, advice and encouragement from many good people on the forum. All the best
Posted - 20 Aug 2012 13:37
Thanks guy for all the support it is most welcome and a positive boost to me
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