Log In or Register to Join The Conversation!
  • Melba W. Benson posted a new activity comment 1 year, 6 months ago

    Jean and Ally, Thank you for welcoming me to the forum. I learned about the forum from the Parkinson’s News Today website. After seeing 3 neurologists for 2 years, I finally found a neurologist at UT Southwestern in Dallas who performed a DaTscan and diagnosed me with Bradykinesia with Slight Jaw Tremor. My family has no history of neurological problems, and I do not know anyone who has been diagnosed with Bradykinesia. My husband and I have a friend who has Parkinson’s. Since he has had successful Deep Brain Stimulation, his tremors have stopped. Now he and I have similar symptoms–gait problems and voice problems. I do physical therapy at home after working with a physical therapist and athletic trainer. After working with a speech therapist for several months, I now do speech therapy exercises at home every day. If I don’t, I can barely speak by the end of the day. One neurologist along the way suggested that I use a cane for walking. My athletic trainer worked with me to the point that I only need to use the cane when we are outdoors. I began noticing a different odor to my body a few weeks ago, but my husband says he can’t tell any difference. Any information anyone can give to me would be appreciated. One question I particularly am interested in learning opinions on is, Does Bradykinesia always lead to Parkinson’s? My neurologist at UT Southwestern has said she cannot diagnose me with Parkinson’s yet.

    Copyright © 2017-2020 All rights reserved.

    ©2020 KLEO Template a premium and multipurpose theme from Seventh Queen

    CONTACT US

    We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

    Sending
    or

    Log in with your credentials

    or    

    Forgot your details?

    or

    Create Account