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Diagnosed 2 weeks ago

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Outlanderfan
Diagnosed 2 weeks ago

I was diagnosed 2 weeks ago, I presented with a frozen shoulder or what I thought was a frozen shoulder.

im in a bit of a whirlwind seeing 2 neurologists and I now have to meet a movement disorder specialist re a treatment plan .

feel a bit more positive reading the posts and reading some of the research , I am a 52 yr old female in Scotland . 

Feel drowned in information and some symptoms are very frustrating , I am not a very patient person so I think this will be my biggest hurdle when trying to do certain tasks like writing. Does writing ever  improve with treatment as it is impossible for me at the moment as it is not legible .

 

 

 

daffy

Hi

PD diagnosis takes a while to accept. There's loads of information on this site. Just pick&choose, you don't have to read it all.

Medication can help with some symptoms but we all have differing symptoms and react differently to medication. Sorry not to have been of more help but there's usually someone to talk to on this forum. D

TeeHee

Hi,

My writing  a spider crawled across the  page....however if  I imagine I am writing a  large sign then it becomes normal  size but need  to write in short bursts one  word at a  time, but am able to write in block capitals.  I am teaching myself to write with my other hand , I have seen  people with pd write with one hand whilst the other hand supports the arm.

Experiment sometimes there is a way round these obstacles.

Go at your own pace, gather information as you need it as Daffy says PD is different for everyone, its a boutique illness.

Take care, always someone here to answer  x

Outlanderfan

Hi 

thanks for the responses, I am sure I will have plenty of questions as time moves on. Good to know people are out there to help 

Tee Hee I will try the writing tips 

TeeHee

Let us know how you get on.  Mostly because  we get  to see  more of Scot, might become an outlander fan myself.  Take Care x 

daffy

Hi

Just wondered if anyone has mentioned stretching exercises to you? They do help relieve my stiffness.

I found a few useful parkinsons specific ones on utube to try and of course parkinsons uk has a DVD of suitable ones. It doesn't have to be a full on work out. That's definitely not for me, but I have found a few stretching exercises first thing do make a difference to how my day starts. D

Outlanderfan

Thanks again, I had found the you tube video but wasn’t sure whether it worked or not , now I know it works I will try that .

have had a few good days but have a very dizzy day today , I have an appt in a few weeks re.  medication regimes so hope they do work as well

 

has anyone had any issues when they informed the DVLA ?

Outlanderfan

Outlander is amazing and has very devoted fans, the pic is Sam Heughan one of the lead characters 

it’s on more 4 and Amazon Prime , thanks for the response BTW 

daffy

Hi I didn't have any problems with DVLA they sent me a form to fill in. Then issued me with a 3 year licence. You need to notify insurers as well. D

Outlanderfan

Thanks, yes I am in the process of telling insurance . Bet my premium will sky rocket hmmpff

TeeHee

Don't worry my insurance costs did not increase after disclosure.  If it does shop around x

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