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Dannygirl

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Dannygirl    0

hello,

I've visited this forum many times, but this is my first post. I am 38 years old and have been dealing with a tremor for over 5 years now but had stopped getting treatment for two years because I had my two youngest daughters who are now 3 and 4. I recently returned to the first DR. I seen back in 2012 and was diagnosed on 3/13/17 although PD is what the Dr.s were leaning towards I kind of been ignoring it for all these years not in denial just not really taking it serious I guess. Now that it has progressed and I have so many more symptoms I realized I have to take care of myself and my daughters. My two oldest are 14 and 18, they have been helping me out a lot now that things have been getting harder for me. So far my symptoms and tremor have only been affecting my left side. I will start physical therapy next week and try to find time to workout as I've seen a lot of you do. I still work full time 9-5 as a bookkeeper but because of my symptoms my work performance has been slipping. There are also days where I am just very fatigued, depressed, sore or just don't feel like getting up or going to work that are also affecting my job. My job is aware I am being treated by a Dr for a medical issue but I have not told them for what. So far they have been understanding though as I've been with the company for almost 13 years now. I've been taking meds for the last two years now but was taking them here and there cause they made me very nauseous. I started back on meds last week so I hope I will see some results now that I plan to be consistent with them. Hopefully things will start to get better and I will feel more myself.

Sorry for the long post just wanted to share a little bit about myself with you guys. Hope to talk to some of you soon.

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Beau's Mom    1,060

Welcome, Dannygirl. You've come to a supportive community with tons of experience, strength, and hope.

In the beginning, I ate a saltine cracker with my carbidopa/levodopa pills. Eventually, my nausea disappeared.

Much has been learned about Young Onset PD since I was diagnosed in 2010. We have learned that exercise, healthy diet and a positive attitude help delay progression, There will still be grief as you adjust to the diagnosis. We have all been where you are right now. Keep us posted on how you're doing and ask questions of the forum members and the specialists. You can live and even thrive with PD.

Dianne

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New normal    1,275

Welcome to the forum...we are happy you posted.  It's not an easy road to deal with PD (Parkinsons Disease) and be a mom.  I hope you have a support system to help you.

know you are not alone.  Keep postins and comment on other threads.  We all learn from each other.

NN

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LAD    215

Find a good MDS...one that's informative on meds. Being younger gives you more options. I am 48 and do not take dopamine yet. I have done well with an agonist. I'm also a firm believer in exercise. I do the Parkinson wellness recovery program and take dance lessons with my husband. Dance with your kids! Just keep moving and music helps so much! 

Keep a positive mindset. Life will be different but it can still be great! Seize the day! Eat ice cream for breakfast once in awhile. 

Keep fighting!

LAD

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Dannygirl    0

Thank you for the welcomes and advice Beaus Mom, New Normal and LAD. I'm still learning how to use this site so I hope you can all read this. I'm not sure how to reply individually.

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