Parkinson's disease

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Parkinson's disease

Post by pseudo » Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:36 am

DP was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease yesterday. His dad had it but it's come as a real shock and I was not expecting it. All the reading I had done I thought he would have been told he had an essential tremor but the neurologist is certain it's Parkinson's and has started him on medication. Does anyone have anyone close to them with Parkinson's. I'm not coping very well at all. Please don't say anything on facebook. We haven't told anyone yet.
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Re: Parkinson's disease

Post by Mummy woo! » Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:23 pm

Oh Pseudo, that is huge news for your family. I did a quick bit of googling and found the Parkinson's foundation have a number 1800 644 189 - maybe they can connect you up with some phone counselling in the first instance?
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Re: Parkinson's disease

Post by pseudo » Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:29 pm

Thanks so much mummywoo. I will give them a call. There is lots of information online too. DP's dad progressed fast and I just want to know how fast his will but of course no one can answer that. I know that a lot worse things can happen and most people are fine for many years but I guess it takes a while to get over the initial shock.
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Re: Parkinson's disease

Post by cruisy_mummy » Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:51 pm

I just wanted to give you hugs. Its a very hard thing to process. Please find someone you can talk to. Go easy on yourself

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Post by Nedsmum » Fri Sep 02, 2016 5:40 pm

Big hugs. How long ago did your DP's dad get the disease ? The medications/treatment options I think have changed a lot over a short period of time, so it's really hard to know how it will be...
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Post by Esther » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:39 pm

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Re: Parkinson's disease

Post by Baby Blue Eyes » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:45 pm

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Re: Parkinson's disease

Post by chiggins » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:02 pm

:( so sorry to hear that, Pseudo. What a hard thing to have to process!
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Post by ClOuD_NiNe » Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:17 pm

Huge hugs pseudo, that's a lot to deal with. I hope you and DP can find some good support.
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Re: Parkinson's disease

Post by Andypandy » Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:04 am

Oh hun. That is stressful and a shock. He will most likely see a specialised neurologist. There is also support from the MS society for all neuro disorders.

I keep abreast of neuro stuff. Parkinson's has some good treatments and therapies and a cure is plausible in the next decade.

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