I was diagnosed with young Parkinsons last year (I am about to turn 38). I find it difficult to try to talk to my wife and family about it, I just don't think they understand WHAT this is. My immediate family is not very supportive (no calls to see how I am feeling), my wife listens to me, but I wonder if she really understands what I have been diagnosed with. She seem's to (at times) but, when I mention that I have trouble concentrating, she thinks I am making up a story.
Recently, I started having very sore knees, well, starting at the middle of my thighs extending down to the beginning of my calves. I am also having problems with my balance at times along with restless nights. I explained this to my neurologist and asked if he could confirm/approve my application for disability/handicap parking, he did, but with a lot of crap to go along with this. He put me through a series of tests, range of motion, walking and handwriting. I was feeling very tired that day and did not feel like going through these tests, but I managed. He told me since my handwriting has not gotten 'smaller' or I don't tremble when I right, he wondered if I was 'faking'. He told me it could be the Requip I am taking, nevertheless, he singed my apllication for 'temporary'
parking. Sometimes I wonder if he has made the right diagnosis for me. I am in the process of second a second opinion (which I should have done initially). Was wondering if anyone else has had these symptoms or am I making them up?