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  1. Just diagnosed at age 40

    Hi Amy2beth, I was in your shoes about 2 yrs ago. Emotionally I am feeling much better than then. You definitely will as well. I am healthy 48, diagnosed with Parkinsonism Sept 2015, diagnosed with PD Mar 2016, MDS confirmed May 2016. I am still doing things as before, no less even more, but mentally speaking I am not the same. How could I feel the same when you have early set of PD with annoying symptoms. But I feel way much better than when initially diagnosed. I am doing excise, vigorous types which I never had before. The best thing is I got a Fitbit which motivated me daily. Working full time, looking after two kids; but I try not to skip my exercise more than 2 days per week. I am medication free for now. You take care, believe me you will feel way better after you accepting the diagnosis. It took me about 12 months to reach this stage. PinkDaisy
  2. Getting IBM's "Watson" involved

    Thank for sharing. Proud to be Canadian
  3. Newly Diagnosed and scared

    Hi TheCount, Just wanted to say few words, first welcome to the forum. I was in your shoes exactly a year ago. I know one thing for sure is emotionally you will feel better. I was lost and scare, in tears+++. Now I feel better, less feeling poor me moment. Some mornings I still woke up and didn't believe I have PD , wished it was a dream. Try to keep yourself busy, time will fade your darkest feelings. I am working full time with two kids, I just have time doing exercise at home i.e. pushing myself to run on Treadmill about 5w and playing table tennis with the robot and bouncing the basket ball on floor. It all works out well since my dx. I am still ok, not taking any medications. I was told Just focus on the now and enjoy just being; because this present moment is a part of the future I used to worry about and soon it will become a part of the past. I am trying very hard to train my mind in this path because I am a future freak type of person. Take care yourself, PinkDaisy
  4. This works for me...what works for you?

    Hi LAD, Just tried it, so great . Thank you for sharing.
  5. Thank you Melissa and LAD for your support and tips. I have to check out Bryan Grant Foundation. POSITIVITY is all we need. PinkDaisy
  6. Hi all, I had 6 months follow up with my MDS today. All went well and will see her in another 6 months. My symptoms are still mild, no need for medication except my exercise. My hand cramp has been improved or I just get used to it; I have stopped taking Lyrica. I hope my progression will be slow..slower..slowest., a positive case in this forum to lift up the spirit of any young new members.. Warm wishes to all my dear friends and keep fighting. PinkDaisy
  7. Official

    Welcome Sean, I guess we are heading the same journey but I am about 10 yrs older than you. I had similar symptoms in 2015 plus left hand cramp and diagnosed 2016. I am doing ok, nothing change. Emotionally I am feeling better, somewhat accepting PD after 9 months I have been doing exercise almost daily at home and pushing myself to continue even I have two kids, full time job, full time wife , I will see my MDS , 3rd visit again in 2 weeks. Likely will no need medication base on mild symptoms I have. I have been told the progression is very slow, so be positive ( struggling with this) and exercise is the key for general health well-being that we can do. Good luck.
  8. new invention for tremor story

    Just found this video , hope you can open it. Click on the link and slowly scroll down to watch it. Beating Parkinson's disease - how a new invention has changed Emma's life. (Via BBC Stories) bbc.in/2gD7FRW
  9. How many other YOPD people are out there?

    Welcome Lena, I'm new to this as well, not taking PD medication. My symptoms are mainly on my left hand . I will have my third follow up appointment with my MDS in 3 months, still struggling with accepting the diagnose at times. We briefly talked about Azilect because I brought up the subject. I am trying to run on treadmill daily but can make about 5 days a week due busy working, looking after my kids. I also enjoys playing ping pong with the robot. I like to have 8 hrs sleep at night. I keep myself busy until I go to bed. You take care, Pinkdaiy
  10. Noticing

    Hi Stump, My kids are 13 y-o boy an 10 y-o girl. I have not told them my diagnosis yet because my symptoms are very mild. I would like to keep it with me as long as possible. Just wanted to share this, my daughter saw me in this Forum a lot prior being diagnosed, she told her two teachers that I have P.D. I corrected her that it's still under investigation, mom just has some pain and left thumb moving when mom gets nervous. It seemed like they forget the whole thing over last couple months. My boy does not pay attention. Perhaps you could tell them the symptoms which come and go and don't say PD. I feel regretted of telling my parents. Whenever they see me , they always ask how is my hand? Any better ? Do this ? Do that? I m tired of answering the same thing . Once you disclose... the chance people not to tell others is %0.1 or less PinkDaisy
  11. Threatened

    Agreed, I am new to this forum and have found Discovery is a very caring person. I can feel her warm and caring support to me when I first joined this group. PinkDaisy
  12. Hi all, Just wanted to update my second visit with my MDS. All goes well, no need medication. Continue with EXCERCISE i.e. cardio exercise is recommended, the more sweat+++ the better. I parked my car and walked an hr to and 1 hr back from MDS . I will see her in 6 months. When I asked her about Azilect, her response was she has that back in her head but she would not prescribe it today. She mentioned there has been a 5 yr study on Azliect x since 2011. Hopefully will get more confirmed information on slowing the disease. Have a wonderful week-end. PinkDaisy
  13. Possible Young Onset PD?

    great news that u didn't notice a difference. Rigidity --u would feel stiff, tender, kind of swollen feeling. Again hope this help. I was in your shoes couple months ago , searching every corner for info.
  14. Possible Young Onset PD?

    I' m new to P.D. Maybe others can provide you better and reliable info. My thumb moves when resting, or typing or even walking. To answer your question I don't think so. Doctor will look for stiffness/rigidity of your hand. Doctor will look for slow movement of fingers. Try to tap your thumb and pointing fingers together fast and big, see any difference from left hand and right hand. My left hand would not move as fast and wide as the right. I have presented 1)slow movement of fingers, 2)hand tremor, and 3)hand rigidity = PD PinkDaisy
  15. Possible Young Onset PD?

    Hi Nortstar 35, It does not sounded like PD base on what I have gone through. I am recently diagnosed with finger stiffness, cramp hand and feet, some hand tremor (mainly thumb twisting) all in left side. I feel fine most the mornings after I am up but evening I feel bit more cramp. I feel full of energy as before. I have no balance issue still running daily. Hope this ease your anxiety PinkDaisy
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