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donnadee49 posted:
I am a 62 year old who has been treated for Parkinsons symptoms for about 4 years. Recently friends and family have noticed a facial change and speech garbling at times.I guess I'm relieved not to be guessing anymore. No Tremors. Just a bad gait in walking and now the face.I have a wonderful neuroligist, psychiatrist, and G.P. who all love and support me.I am scared. Any voices out there?
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worn1 responded:
donnadee
i'm sure Dr Stacy will have more to add.
Have you told your neurologist and gp about these changes? It may not be parkinsons related. If it is they can refer you to a speech therapist and adjust you medications. If not do not waste any time in calling them. Also ask if physical therapy would help you with your walking.

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Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi donnadee49,

Thank you for posting. You've landed in a supportive community supported by a wonderful expert, Dr. Stacy. (and great members like worn1)

Have you asked your medical team about counseling or local groups that might help you feel less scared? Here's a link that might have some additional information:

Parkinson's Disease Heath Center - Support & Resources

More voices is always comforting!

Haylen


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