Well, I went for my Social Security Disability Medical Exam today, lasted about 2 1/2 hours.
It turns out my Neurologist failed to send the report of my first MRI, only the 2nd one.
More importantly, the Doctor doing my exam, said from his examination, I tended to have more Parkinson's disease symptoms, than MS. He said that didn't mean I didn't have MS, but that I may also have Parkinson's disease as well.
He even hinted that I may not have MS, but Parkinson's, however he is not a neurologist.
He said if it weren't for the lesions and the MS hug, everything else pointed to PD.
What do any of you think?
Is it possible to have MS & PD?
Are the symptoms of MS & PD that similar?
Hi, I think I just answered this question in your other post... no the symptoms as I understand them are very different. The SS doctor you saw - he wasn't a neurologist and that is significant. This is such a specialized area that other doctors only know a few general things about neurology but tend to be pretty clueless. That is understandable because it is so complex - and that is why it is a specialty.
Yes, you could have both but I wouldn't think PD just because this doctor suggest it as a dx.
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