Stage 1 = mild
Stage 2 = moderate
Stage 3 = complex
Stage 4 = advance
Stage 5= end of life
Pd can also jump up in half steps ie stage 3.5 and stage 5 although called end of life pd is not terminal you die WITH pd not BECAUSE of pd.
You can see a variety of all symptoms at each stage the only differences they gradually will get worse and sometimes you can develop other symptoms as you can condition gets worse. But as we don't all get the same symptoms that's an impossible question to answer. The Parkinson's UK forum has a list of what symptoms can develop I recommend that you look on that and have a look it's also free charity to join it's only £4. Doesn't matter where you live in the world you can still join.
Their website is very informative most of what I've learnt I've learnt through that website best wishes good luck BB x
I agree with all of you. We have a right to ask questions and get straight answers about our own bodies.
One of my doctors also dodges questions. But I did overhear him speaking with his research assistant. He said I was Stage 2. So not bad according to the scale above. However, when I asked him about the negative side of having DBS surgery he turned away and then slowly and carefully he told me. Essentially, brain surgery carries a number of dangers and you may come out worse than when you went in or not at all. It's like rolling dice.
both links have interesting and good info (although the later stages of PD are not "pretty") - but knowledge is Power...the Neuro Brain Center at Emory in Atlanta is a great place where the doctors tell it like it is - keep on fighting the good fight - John
I agree with you Karen mine did not like telling me untill he accepted that I was educating myself successfully about pd now he is happy to discuss this with me. I ask with a very firm manner in my voice and way in fact I don't really give them a choice but to answer......
I agree. I have fallen out with one consultant as would not do as he us me to without discussing it fully. Oh well onto consultant number 2. My body my condition my right to discuss fully. If he don't like i will go onto lucky consultant no 3 😁