My 72 yr. husband was diagnosed with Parkinson’s six month ago by his neurologist. His Internal medicine doctor told him he doesn’t have Parkinson’s. He’s sticking with his Internal med doctor opinion and says it’s just tremors. His neurologist put him on ropinirole and his tremors improved a little. I think he has Parkinson’s because before taking the prescribed medication his movement was slow, his left leg was dragging and his stanch was a little hunched over. He had back surgery 5 yrs ago because his legs collapsed under him. The doctors told him it was sever arthritis. Now I wonder if that was a symptom of Parkinsons. We don’t say the P word because he’s in denial and gets mad if I mention it. Is denial typical after diagnosis?
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