Hi to everyone,
I'm in my late 50s and I have a Datscan appointment in a few weeks. I have or thought I had weakness in my left foot and my left hand, and a terrible stiff painful neck, but this is in the right side of my neck. I've previously had mri on my cervical and lumbar spine but this doesn't show any trapped nerve that could be causing what I thought was stiffness, pain, and weakness in my left foot, tripping up often or catching it on my other foot. My small finger and the one next to it on my left hand wants to either get in the way or doesn't keep up with my other fingers.
Anyhow the neurologist thinks it is slowness not weakness, but says the neck problem is not a first symptom of Parkinson's, it is usually the shoulder that can be painful, he feels it maybe early symptoms of Parkinson's disease, as he says I also don't swing my left arm.
I feel these symptoms are all only obvious to me and so subtle to be anything like Parkinson's disease, and some days I have good days, and sometimes worse days with these symptoms. I just wanted to learn what other peoples early symptoms were before been diagnosed. Thanks and sorry for the long speel. - Flossy