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smarreddy

Please help me.I am confused and worried

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Hello friends,

 

Two months back all of a sudden I choked and had problem with swallowing .After two days that is gone but my face became stiff and entire body movement became like Robot stiffness in the body language.I didn't see doctor for two months.Then went to my family doctor.He referred me to neurologist.That doctor after seeing me confirmed that it is PD.It is tough for me to take it that I am having PD.I am only 37 and most importantly none of my family members has PD.I am having tremors in the hand but that stiffness is not there anymore.My doctor prescribed Levodopa.I am confused if I really having PD or my doctor jumped to the conclusion seeing at my symptoms.

Please help me is it possible of getting PD even though there is no one in the family history has it and that too at the age of 37.

 

Thanks and appreciate your advice.

 

SM

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Yes it is possible but i would get a second opinion with a movement disorder specialist if you can.

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Do you see a difference on the Levodopa? I would get a second opinion too. I am 35, and have had 4 different opinions and many tests. Did your Dr. rule out other things first?

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P.S. Don't freak-out, take it all... one day at a time. Learn as much as you can handle and keep us posted.

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I agree with the others to get a second opinion with a Movement Disorder Specialist. My husband's MDS has helped us figure out symptoms by pointing out that generally those that come from PD aren't "sudden" or "rapid". We had considered some suddenly worsening symptoms (increase in choking and marked change in tremor) as PD and waited until his quarterly visit. Turns out he had a thyroid problem that needed to be treated. The symptoms went back to his usual levels with treatment. Be sure to carefully document the onset and severity of symptoms over time when seeing the MDS.

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I agree that the sudden onset of problems is unlike typical PD. Don't jump to any conclusions. See a specialist, one trained in diagnosing movement dsorders

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I was diagnosed with Parkinson's at age 39 and had no family history. Definitely get a second opinion from a neurologist specializing in movement disorders. I have been living with. PD for ten years. Happy to talk to you more at any time.

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