This topic contains 6 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  Jean Mellano 2 months, 3 weeks ago.

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  • #14026
     Jean Mellano 
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    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

    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
     Markus 
    Participant

    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/

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 3 weeks ago by  Jean Mellano.

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