Another hurdle in my way ???

Discussion in 'I have dementia' started by Norrms, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. Norrms

    Norrms Registered User

    Feb 19, 2009
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    Hiya all, i visited my Dr today at the memory Clinic near where we live for a review of my Dementia medication. Whilst there sh asked me how long i had a tremor in my right arm / hand. I said i hadn't, but when she took my hand it was clear for all to see. She then put a piece of paper over my hand and it became as clear as day that i do indeed have a tremor on my right side. i was shocked and taken aback, and yet i shouldn't have been. Its been long proved that symptoms of Parkinsons disease,sits amongst Lewy Bodies symptoms, but it still comes as a shock.

    As you know, my nights have been getting worse and to be told this is a possibility is crushing !! I have to admit, sometimes, when i feel well, i feel invincible and i am sure i will never let it beat me, but in my dark hours, when all is quiet and i have too much time to think, thats when it hits home, how bad things are and how serious it really is. Apparently its something they are going to keep an eye on, and believe me, so will i !! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
     
  2. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

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    I'm sorry to hear about that development Normms.
     
  3. Norrms

    Norrms Registered User

    Feb 19, 2009
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    Thanks Izzy xxxxxxxxxxxx
     
  4. Barry

    Barry Registered User

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    I was diagnosed with Parkinson's from day one with my Mixed dementia, yet we can still do things if we fight it!! ;)
     
  5. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

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    I`m sorry to hear about the tremor Norrms.
     
  6. Norrms

    Norrms Registered User

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    Thank you my friends xxxxx
     
  7. Saffie

    Saffie Registered User

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    #7 Saffie, Jan 17, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2015
    I'm so sorry Norms. As you say, another hurdle to be managed.
    I hope that Barry's post will give you some hope and encouragement.
    Both you and Barry give us such insight into this condition and I admire you both so much. x
     
  8. Norrms

    Norrms Registered User

    Feb 19, 2009
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    Thank you saffie xx
     
  9. Millie51

    Millie51 Registered User

    Jan 11, 2015
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    Napier, New Zealand
    Hi Norms :) Unfortunately there are going to be many hurdles in our way, many bridges to cross and many horrible symptoms to deal with. All we can do is try and deal with them as they come, try and somehow change the way we think as well. I know it's really hard, I know we'll all feel like giving in and feel that we can't take any more. Please try and be strong, try to find something to smile about every day and most of all never, ever, give up.

    I was on Donepizil (Aricept) for a few months at the beginning, but found they gave me terrible hallucinations and horrible nightmares, maybe you are getting side effects to your meds too. Would that be worth looking into?

    Take care, and God Bless xx
     
  10. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
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    Exactly what happened when my husband tried Aricept too Millie.
     
  11. Millie51

    Millie51 Registered User

    Jan 11, 2015
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    I just wonder how many people have these problems and don't realize they are connected x
     
  12. Millie51

    Millie51 Registered User

    Jan 11, 2015
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    Napier, New Zealand
    Very true Barry, we mustn't give up fighting. I was having tremors for a while, before I was diagnosed, but fortunately they stopped - I also have Mixed Dementia x
     

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