Hi Michael, thanks for your post. A little more about me. Personal life wise, I have been married for 14 years, and live in PA with my husband and 3 boys. I live about an hour outside of Philadelphia, but go to the movement disorder group at The Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania where my doctors are- all Neuro docs who specialize in PD.
In a way, I have been living with PD for as long as I can remember. My Dad was also an early onset PD patient, we went thru 3 deep brain stimulation surgerion surgeries with him. As for me, my PD is on my left side. My worst symptoms are tremor, balance issues, freezing, muscle pain and stiffness and some speech problems. Sometimes I have the PD mask look on my face I am told.
Right now I am taking Sinemet, Azilect, Requip and Amantadine was added at my last appointment. I was on Mirapex for a short time, but had to come off that due to side effects.