I am a 57 years old woman that was diagnosed with PD at the age of 49 and although symptoms started due to the side effects of a prescription medication, Doctors re-assure me that the Rx didn't cause it. They tell me that I might have had a predesposition to it, and what the medication did was to accelerate the process, therefore starting at an earlier age. I had a hard time accepting it. I was very angry because of how it all started, but by now I've learned to accept it. I know, I'm not alone. If anyone else had a similar experience let's discuss it. I didn't know until recently that there are so many people out there that have been diagnosed with PD at a relatively young age. I hope that soon rather than later, a cure is found but in the meantime we can consider ourselves "The Lucky Ones" (I recommend you read the book from Michaael J Fox - "Lucky Man" which can some how be inspirational if you can relate to it in ways like for example symptoms we experience like the on and off periods that happens when the medication starts to wear off, etc., etc.
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