Newly Diagnosed with Parkinsons Three Months Ago
I am Australian female, almost 64 years old, newly diagnosed with mild Parkinsons three months ago. I am not taking any medication at the moment, and going down the path of natural therapies. Thank you for all your assistance and wonderful website and to John Coleman of Australia for his advice. Several weeks, I saw my neurologist for the second time. He did some muscle and reflex etc tests and then told me that he was revising his diagnosis. He was split 50/50 between Parkinsons and Atypical Essential Tremor. Any suggestions, assistance, advice, info would be greatly appreciated. I plan on seeing another neurologist in due course.
Cheers and thanks
Sounds like the opportunities to explore various options are wide open for you. Hooray! It also sounds like you are doing a thorough job investigating the options that are available through neurologists.
I suggest that in addition to the solid course of action you have already charted for yourself, consider broadening your search to consider other options. My research has identified a surprising number of options that are helping people with Parkinson’s symptoms reverse their symptoms.
For starters, you might consider listening to some of the radio shows I have aired over the past three years. I have hosted an amazing selection of guests who report on a variety of options that are helping people recover.
The radio show website is: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/parkinsons-recovery
You are already connected with Australian Naturopath John Coleman who is an amazing resource. I have interviewed two other Australians who are art therapists that work with persons with Parkinsons: Nancy Tingey and Anne Atkin. Both are also incredible resources who are available in Australia. Be sure to listen to their radio shows as well. You just have to just keep scrolling back on the radio show page until you locate their show.
Also, I would suggest that you listen to the clips from the Pioneers of Recovery website (http://www.pioneersofrecovery.com) which features a book that describes the recovery of persons with Parkinson’s symptoms. (All of the pioneers were guests on my radio show at one time or another).
Each pioneer found a different approach which worked for them. We do know that what works for one person may well not work for another. Each person’s situation is truly unique. It is energyzing to listen to the clips from the radio shows because they will infuse you with a determination to continue on your journey of recovery. Other people figured it out. So can you!
Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.