I'm feeling really down at the moment
Hi everyone, this is my first time writing on here, so here goes. I'm Sharon I'm 52, and 2 years ago I was diagnosed with Parkinson's. I had symptoms for about 2 year previous but my Dr told me that there was nothing wrong with me, it was just depression and anxiety and it was also down to my weight. The more I went, the more I was told I had medical anxiety or I was a hypochondriac.
Seeing a different doctor
Eventually I managed to see a different Dr who said straight away, he suspected Parkinson's. I had all the tests, and surprise surprise it was Parkinson's. I was devastated to say the least, but I was also so angry at how the Dr had treated me. So back to today, I have had to move from a house to a bungalow. My husband as taken retirement to look after me. I can hardly walk and he has to shower and dress me. We have separate bedroom because of my dreams. I have to use the toilet about 6 times a night. I have facial problems and I have difficulty with speaking and swallowing. I can't sleep because I get fidgety legs, hallucinations, and I relive my dreams.
Trouble with food
I do also suffer with depression and anxiety and panic attacks. But the latest and so for the worse thing is I can no longer eat, everything makes me feel sick. Just the smell of food turns my stomach. I have lost 7 stones and only have breakfast which is porridge, then I have a build up drink at tea time.
Have you or a loved one ever tried speech therapy?