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originally posted by: AceWombat04
According to those standards, it would be easy to assume I have Parkinson's (which is not out of the realm of possibility - my father has it. Family history exists.) I have dysphagia, hoarseness, chronic cough, tremors, weakness, and moments of dizziness...
... but you'd be wrong. According to my doctor and multiple diagnostics over the years, I have acid reflux disease, asthma, and cervical and thoracic spondylitis and stenosis, causing cervicogenic dizziness among other issues. Not to mention my anxiety, which heightens the latter and its associated odd sensations. (Anxiety can do a lot to your body, more than people realize.)
Maybe we shouldn't try to be armchair physicians. A real physician wouldn't be (or shouldn't be.) They'd want real evidence and empirical tests. Like my doctor got when I went to her afraid I had Parkinson's or MS or something else along those lines due to the above symptoms.
I'm not voting for either of them, but it's far too easy in the world of conspiracy theories to think everything we see is one. And it's equally easy for people with no medical training to leap to conclusions when in fact the symptoms displayed (those which even are symptoms; we don't know that either) could be signs of any number of things, or nothing at all beyond a transient infection or something else benign.
Or, sure, she could have Parkinson's and be about to die of her pneumonia, and they're hushing it all up and replacing her with a body double. The point is, we don't realistically know. We just think there must be something wrong with her, are privy to her behavior 24/7, and are speculating our rears off about it. ("We" meaning, those who choose to do so.)
I respect everyone's opinions, but I think some reservation of judgment might be in order.