Does this sound like PD?
Posted 14 June 2013 - 02:08 PM
4 years ago I started with abnormal electrical sensations all over my body, had every test imaginable (MRI's, 100's of blood tests, Spinal Tap) no findings.
I also started with an "internal" tremor, on one side, at rest, never visable.
These symptoms have not changed in 4 years, no better, no worse.
Doc says if PD, other symptoms would have shown by now, I am not sure I "buy" that. Why would tremor be on one side only at rest??
Please, just wondered if you people would throw me some educated guesses/opinions on this.
I am filled with so much worry and anxiety, any thoughts would be so very much appreciated.
Posted 14 June 2013 - 02:30 PM
Posted 14 June 2013 - 02:32 PM
Posted 14 June 2013 - 02:44 PM
Posted 14 June 2013 - 02:55 PM
MDS checked by neuro exam just a month ago, no telling symptoms, no stiffness, slowness, arm swing good, handwriting, etc. all good.
I am on antidepressents and yes I am on Neurotin which has been a Godsend for electrical impulses.
Thanks for your replies.
Posted 14 June 2013 - 03:11 PM
Posted 14 June 2013 - 05:09 PM
Invisable,we are no neurologists, exactly as you said. From our experience as patients, we can only tell you that your current symptoms don't sound like PD. If your symptoms worsen or new symptoms appear you could seek another opinion from a movement disorder specialist. Just to put your mind at rest.
Posted 14 June 2013 - 05:30 PM
I do realize you people cannot dx, just as you said wanted some opinions more or less because you are experienced patients.
Can I just ask though, why being that my internal tremor is at rest and on one side it doesn't sound like PD to you?
Is the fact that I have had no additional symptoms for 4 years the reason?
Sorry to be a pest, but I have no one to discuss this with and feeling like I am backed into a corner all alone.
Posted 14 June 2013 - 06:32 PM
Again, we are no neurologists.
PS: an internal tremor may be more evident at rest....that doesn't mean it's a typical resting tremor.
Posted 15 June 2013 - 02:42 PM
Actually re: the tremor at rest though, it is in my right leg and the minute I move it it stops, just like a switch turned it off. That's how I know it is a resting tremor.
Although, I do realize no progression over 4 years does seem a bit unusual for PD.
Posted 15 June 2013 - 03:20 PM
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