Five Australians under 40 are diagnosed with Parkinson's every day

Steve was diagnosed aged 40.

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"Reaching out to Parkinson's NSW was a turning point for me" - Steve

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Parkinson’s is complex and often misunderstood. People with Parkinson’s experience a range of symptoms, from motor symptoms like tremors and muscle rigidity to mood disorders, speech problems and gastrointestinal issues.

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Steve's Story

In his late 30s, Steve had a thriving career in the fitness industry and a loving wife, Rebecca, when he noticed a tremor in his fingers and hands.

At first, doctors told him it couldn’t be Parkinson’s, “because I was too young and too healthy,” Steve

He was put on a range of medications but nothing really worked. Eventually, a specialist asked him to try some tablets. Steve felt fantastic on them and reported back to the specialist, who told him that the diagnosis could be confirmed as Parkinson’s.

“My jaw hit the floor, I said, 'What are you talking about?" The specialist said, "Well it's  Parkinson’s medications you're on. So it has to be Parkinson's."" – Steve.

Suddenly, at the age of 40, Steve’s world came crashing down.

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