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Melbourne FL   Symptoms started at age 36 (left thumb twitching) , diagnosed last year 11/29/12 at age 46 (went hang gliding the next day!). Still working and going strong. No history of PD in family.

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Bristol, Rhode Island. Diagnosed Dec, 10 2013. Symptoms started at least 10 years ago with severe stiffness, muscle and joint soreness. Developed a tremor in right arm that's been getting worse for the last year. Also have many other symptoms including gait issues. Haven't gathered myself since my diagnoses.

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49, just diagnosed 12/18/13, noticable & problematic tremor noticed about October.  Looking back, loss of smell probably 10 yrs ago & have been watched for possible autoimmune disease for about six years.  No one in family with PD.

I live in AR

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49, diagnosed at 47 due to loss of arm swing.  Complained to doctor of loss of smell around 5 years ago.  I am a CPA just outside of Boston, Massachusetts.  My biggest problem is rigidity, not tremor.  Sometimes when the rigidity is really bad I can't bend my left leg and can't walk for more than 100 feet or so.  Still, try to stay positive and enjoy life.

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Great question Rogerstar!  Blue is my oldest dds middle name & Dottie is my 2nd dd.  :-)

 

Sorry to be slow replying, I usually get a chance to read at my lunch break & it can be a while before I get back.

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66 now ,dx 2011,loss of smell 2009,upstate ny near rochester.

 

We are going to get a Noreaster  tonight .Love the vertical snow.

 

Happy New  Year all

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Hi Johnnys -  I envy you the impending snow storm predicted to exceed 12 inches with the 'lake effect" I hear.  I spent Christmas this year in your Catskill Mountains - little snow this time which was a disappointment to me.  Nothing quite like snow falling in the woods at dusk.  Robert Frost wrote of it so movingly and memorably in his famous poem:

 

 

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

BY ROBERT FROST

Whose woods these are I think I know.   
His house is in the village though;   
He will not see me stopping here   
To watch his woods fill up with snow.   

My little horse must think it queer   
To stop without a farmhouse near   
Between the woods and frozen lake   
The darkest evening of the year.   

He gives his harness bells a shake   
To ask if there is some mistake.   
The only other sound’s the sweep   
Of easy wind and downy flake.   

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,   
But I have promises to keep,   
And miles to go before I sleep,   
And miles to go before I sleep.
 
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currently 54, Dx in 2013 at 53.  Symptoms started in 1992. I am the 6th person in my family to have PD over the space 4 generations, the second with YOPD. Can we say "genetics"?

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I am 45, DX Sept 2013. Have had symptoms for 10 years, dystonia/rigidity. I am in Nevada  Also have Lupus

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Afoney- what was the first symptom you noticed?

REM Sleep behavior Disorder. Kicking punching and yelling in my sleep. Id wake up with a hole in the wall and bleeding knuckles. Insomnia was becoming an issue too.

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