I am new to this site and would appreciate a little advice from the users of the Parkinson Disease forum. My husband (60) had a road accident 6 years ago that resulted in his losing consiousness after hitting his head on the windscreen etc. Within the year he was diagnosed with PD.
He has accepted the fact now that he has Parkinson's and rarely complains. Most of the symptoms we can find by researching various internet sites. However, last week he felt pains in his big toe (right leg) that then sent 'shudders' up his leg. That is the only way he can describe this. Fortunately he was on his left leg and caught hold of something to lean on until it went away. Mostly he has trouble with his left arm, side etc. He was quite shaken by this as it had not happened before. Our G.P knows about the pain in his toes and he has being getting this pain on and off for around a year. Unfortunately, our G.P does not know what is causing this.
He sees a specialist twice a year. He is on 12 Mirapexin a day now having recently increased these from 8 a day.
He is also having blood and stool tests regarding his prostrate and a lump on his testicles. Again a specialist has been seen around twice a year. The next appointment being on the 30th of this month. We are visiting the G.P today for the results of the blood and stool tests. He will be giving another fasting blood specimen tomorrow morning.
Does anyone have these symptoms and can they enlighten us on if it is PD related?
I don't think his symptoms are due to PD, though I'm not a Dr. The prostate is a separate problem as well as the lump on the testis. PD can cause constipation and
the passing of hard stool can cause rectal bleeding, (red blood).
I never hear of "shooting" pain from the big toe being a symptom of PD. Usually foot
problems ocure on the involved side of the body (his left side). There is painful foot
dystonia--severe painful cramping and distorted positions. They are most likely to occure during the middle and late stages of PD; and during off-state periods.
Thank you for responding. I am pleased to say that the rectal bleeding is probably as you said - due to constipation. His GP is trying to find out about the painful toes and will get back to him about it. He is a lot happier since he got the results and is not so worried. Thank you once again and I hope you are well.