You are right, this is a safe place to come. That day of getting the diagnosis is a hard one. My husband was diagnosed in 2005, his experience has been that when things suddenly get worse, there is often something else going on that causes the PD symptoms to worsen (thyroid problem, infection, etc.) and once that problem is addressed, the PD symptoms go back to "usual" with slow progression. For him, nothing with PD happens fast. It does make him slower though. Is your neurologist a Movement Disorder Specialist (MDS)? Many on these forums recommend seeing an MDS if you can.
Welcome to a safe place where I know you can find support and information.
Edited by Golden01, 02 August 2014 - 08:19 AM.