Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:31 AM
Anyways I am 36 years old and was diagnosed by a datscan and clinical diagnostic procedures about 3 months ago. I have alot of the symptoms including resting tremors (left hand ) , rigidity, bradykinasia, dystharia, double vision, mulitasking issues, cognitive issues and of course walking issues. My mds was surprised that i had not been diagnosed early in my life. (Stubborn me just blew it off as fatigue and stress. )
So far meds are 3mg ropinerol 3x daily and Wellbutrin. Meds not as good as they could be... starting not working as good. May need to talk to mds next visit.
I have been put on disability leave from work and am struggling with them to find a suitable position...afraid of long term disability. I am a manager for a railroad that required extremely long shifts, high stress... etc.
I am married and have 2 boys. I am still in denial alot of the time and am simply afraid...understandable under the circumstances.
Anyways just wanted to say Hi... and to thank you for all the great advice in the forums.
Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:45 AM
It sounds like you’re already getting a pretty good handle on the situation; although, you might want to work on those posting procrastination skills.
Improvise, Adapt and Overcome
Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:13 PM
Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:39 PM
I am not a human being trying to have a spiritual experience; I am a spiritual being having a (sometimes difficult) human experience.
Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:59 PM
Edited by Brad24, 25 January 2013 - 08:03 PM.
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:22 PM
Dx in 95' at 35- Resting tremor- right foot, leg tremors. RX- 1/2, 25/100 Carb/ levodopa-x5 day, Rytary 23.75 x4 day, 1mg- Azilect.
Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:40 PM
Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:57 AM
When my work quality began to suffer, and I was exhausted trying to perform at the same level and pace that earned me that high level job with a six figure salary, I took another 12 weeks of FMLA and applied for the LTD benefit offered by my employer. The benefit provides for the payment on a monthly basis of 60% of my salary til age 65. Ii also applied for SSD which was approved.
I cried and felt sorry for myself because I loved my job, worked hard to earn it, and didn't want to give it up. But I have to say it was the best thing I did. I seriously don't know how I could possibly still work 55-60 hour weeks and perform at the level required.
If your employer has a generous LTD benefit, you may want to consider taking advantage of the opportunity. Not everyone is lucky enough to have that option.
Welcome to the forum. There are great people here who are willing to share their knowledge and experiences with others. I consider myself lucky to have found the group and feel like I've gained a large number of friends who know and understand what I'm going through; who pick me up when I'm down; and who are always here when I need them.
And, hey everybody, guess what! I cut my own toenails last night and still have all ten toes?
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:35 AM
I am still in denial alot of the time and am simply afraid...
Aren't we all...in denial and afraid...OK, maybe not all....maybe just some...or maybe just me...LOL
Welcome eloah! Glad you jumped in!
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-English is not my first language !
-Aged 40. Diagnosed at 35.
-Currently on madopar (levodopa and benserazide, 600mg daily) and Azilect (1mg daily).
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