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Hi, my name is MaryAngelaC. I'm here because my husband has just been diagnosed with Parkinson's in May 2022 he is 67. I have never seen any symptoms. He was fine, happy, loving, smart, interesting funny man. I felt blessed to be married to such a great gentleman. He started out that he couldn't sleep and was obsessive about my mom who is 90. We rent from mom. Mom lives downstairs from us. We were preparing to go on our annual Florida trip for the Summer with our 15 year old granddaughter we are raising and adopted. We set camera's in her house and my sister would monitor. If anything bad happened we would fly home. Then hubby had a hard time pooping. Took softeners, drank juices, water, tea's ate xtra fiber everything you could think of. Weeks went by and he said he would go like a poodle once in a while. He ate alot though but lost 30Lbs! GI dr. gave him meds and hubby is doing better in that dept. One night in mid April he felt like he might be having a stroke. His brother brought him to the ER. ER neuro diagnosed him with Parkinson's and gave him meds. We couldn't wrap our heads around that so I made an appt for a movement disorder Neuro. Neuro confirmed and gave him Zoloft to take in the day and Clonapin for sleep. Dr did not agree with Parkinson med the ER dr gave hubby. Lova something? Sorry I am new at this and meds. Hubby is still obsessive. Worries that identity was stolen, leaks are going to happen from a leak we had and got fixed but cracks remained. Doesn't like to go out anymore I gently push him to. He always did all the shopping. Doesn't want to drive he worries he can't. He can, he drives short distances now. Takes him a long time to get it together to go out. Obsessions seems to be taking over his life and mine. Once in a while he has this this overwhelming feeling where he is very uncomfortable in his skin. He can't think straight and arms and legs look like they are going stiff. It last a few minutes and then goes away. We call them episodes and that is what sent him to the ER when he thought he was having a stroke. I think this has happen 4x since the first time in April. Has anyone gone through this? How do I help hubby with obsession's talk him down from them. It's so hard. Has anyone else have obsessions? How long could of hubby have had Parkinsons? He was fine then all of a sudden? Does this disease progress fast. I am scared. Thank you for anything you can share with me. God bless.