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    • #14026
      Jean Mellano
      Keymaster

      Getting a PD diagnosis at any age is frightening, but I cant imagine being stricken at a young age.  I was diagnosed at age 61.  When were you diagnosed?  Did you go for a second opinion?

    • #14142
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      52 I couldn’t believe it seemed too young

      • #14143
        Jean Mellano
        Keymaster

        Marcus, I do believe the disease also ages us before our time.   I have a friend who just turned 90 and she tells me the PD symptoms I have now are what she is experiencing due to her age.

    • #14370
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      I was diagnosed at age 34.

      • #14373
        Ally
        Keymaster

        Wow, that’s very young, Markus. How did you feel when you received your diagnosis? Were you surprised? Is there a history of PD in your family? Have you connected with any other young people with PD?

    • #14439
      Lou Hevly
      Participant

      I was 64 when my initial tremors were misdiagnosed as essential tremor and 66 when they did a definitive DaTscan (I’ll be 70 in June).

    • #14452
      Jean Mellano
      Keymaster

      Getting a DaTscan finally convinced me that I had PD..  It was quite frightening to see how my brain was not lit up like it should be 🙁

      https://parkinsonsnewstoday.com/2018/12/18/parkinsons-disease-datscan-dopamine-transporter-levodopa-carbidopa-rotigotine-spect-imaging/

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