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  1. PD and MS?

    Thanks for the note. I've been in Salt Lake City the past two days for more blood tests, a chest echo and 2 MRIs. One of the upper body and one of the brain. Hopefully one of the four doctors involved gets back to me with results. kpo
  2. PD and MS?

    So I've been on propranolol for several months for the hand tremor. But my handwriting has gotten worse and worse. My staff tell me the hand tremor is better but I still feel it. A few weeks ago a new problem developed; Without warning I developed severe vertigo. Also chest pains reminiscent of fractured ribs, which I had 20 years ago. The emergency room diagnosed a jugular thrombus with emboli in my inner ear and lungs. Then they did an MRI that suggests I have MS. Now I'm on Pradaxa, a blood-thinner for the emboli and the propranolol. I need a spinal tap but it can't be done while I'm on blood thinners. The MRI suggests MS but oligoclonal band proteins in the CSF is the only true diagnosis of MS. So how often does someone develop MS and PD? kaypeeoh
  3. video?

    Thanks, that sounds familiar.
  4. video?

    While net-surfing yesterday I found a video of a doctor's conference on tremor. The speaker was an older, heavy, balding man. He said parkinsons affects one-in-a-hundred people over 60 while tremor affects one-in-three. He mentioned a test that distinguishes parkinsons from essential tremor. But I was at work and when I went back to the laptop I had lost the video. Any idea who or what this test is? kaypeeoh
  5. kaypeeoh

    Hopefully you won't get a dozen copies of this message. I've been on the propranolol beta blocker for five days. My staff says they see a big reduction in hand tremor. Personally I don't see it. But it makes me tired to the point of no interest in exercise. A few days ago while fighting with a large dog he kicked me leaving a bruise in my thigh close to the knee joint. And the knee is sore also. Paperwork says the tiredness is temporary so I'm not worried. But do beta blockers cause muscle problems similar to statins? TIA, kaypeeoh
  6. Hi, Kevin.  Did you know you can delete all of your extra posts?  You  have to go into each one to do it, but it's easy.

    I know what you mean about the submit button sometimes not responding after you click on it at the end of a post you've done.  Must be that the system is on overload sometimes...??  And thus the slow response.

  7. This works for me...what works for you?

    Much as I hate this hand tremor, I have to say it makes scrambling eggs much easier. Only problem is keeping it in the bowl.
  8. kaypeeoh

    The doctor is trying propranolol now. I found a medline abstract that showed 10mg to be effective for surgeons. So I'm breaking the 20mg tabs in half and taking 10mg twice daily. IF this doesn't help then he'll refer me to a neurologist. I'm interested in seeing one to explain why I've smelled things for 20 years, smelling things that aren't real, like fresh paint of sage or unidentifiable odors. kpo
  9. kaypeeoh

    Thanks for the replies. I don't know why my laptop insisted on sending the same message 13 times. I don't think it was from tremor but I dunno. Kaypeeoh is my initials: KPO written phonetically. kaypeeoh
  10. kevinoneall@gmail.com

    I apologize for sending the same message 13 times. I never saw anything telling me the message had been sent so I kept hitting the SEND button. kaypeeoh
  11. kevinoneall@gmail.com

    So the doctor prescribed a new form of L-dopa because of hand tremor. After a month I quit because of side effects and no change in the tremor. It's localized to my left, dominant arm. No problems controlling my hands in surgery but at rest my 4th and 5th fingers move rhythmically on their own. I go to the rec center regularly to lift weights. I noticed while doing vertical dips on parallel bars that the twitchiness took over my entire arm. Could brachial plexus damage cause this? I'm assuming it's a passive tremor since it doesn't affect my work. I read that's typical of Parkinsons. So I need to see a neurologist but right now my wife is dealing with a uterine growth and planning a hysterectomy and possibly chemotherapy. So that's more important than my twitchy hand. kaypeeoh
  12. kevinoneall@gmail.com

    So the doctor prescribed a new form of L-dopa because of hand tremor. After a month I quit because of side effects and no change in the tremor. It's localized to my left, dominant arm. No problems controlling my hands in surgery but at rest my 4th and 5th fingers move rhythmically on their own. I go to the rec center regularly to lift weights. I noticed while doing vertical dips on parallel bars that the twitchiness took over my entire arm. Could brachial plexus damage cause this? I'm assuming it's a passive tremor since it doesn't affect my work. I read that's typical of Parkinsons. So I need to see a neurologist but right now my wife is dealing with a uterine growth and planning a hysterectomy and possibly chemotherapy. So that's more important than my twitchy hand. kaypeeoh
  13. kevinoneall@gmail.com

    So the doctor prescribed a new form of L-dopa because of hand tremor. After a month I quit because of side effects and no change in the tremor. It's localized to my left, dominant arm. No problems controlling my hands in surgery but at rest my 4th and 5th fingers move rhythmically on their own. I go to the rec center regularly to lift weights. I noticed while doing vertical dips on parallel bars that the twitchiness took over my entire arm. Could brachial plexus damage cause this? I'm assuming it's a passive tremor since it doesn't affect my work. I read that's typical of Parkinsons. So I need to see a neurologist but right now my wife is dealing with a uterine growth and planning a hysterectomy and possibly chemotherapy. So that's more important than my twitchy hand. kaypeeoh
  14. kevinoneall@gmail.com

    So the doctor prescribed a new form of L-dopa because of hand tremor. After a month I quit because of side effects and no change in the tremor. It's localized to my left, dominant arm. No problems controlling my hands in surgery but at rest my 4th and 5th fingers move rhythmically on their own. I go to the rec center regularly to lift weights. I noticed while doing vertical dips on parallel bars that the twitchiness took over my entire arm. Could brachial plexus damage cause this? I'm assuming it's a passive tremor since it doesn't affect my work. I read that's typical of Parkinsons. So I need to see a neurologist but right now my wife is dealing with a uterine growth and planning a hysterectomy and possibly chemotherapy. So that's more important than my twitchy hand. kaypeeoh
  15. kevinoneall@gmail.com

    So the doctor prescribed a new form of L-dopa because of hand tremor. After a month I quit because of side effects and no change in the tremor. It's localized to my left, dominant arm. No problems controlling my hands in surgery but at rest my 4th and 5th fingers move rhythmically on their own. I go to the rec center regularly to lift weights. I noticed while doing vertical dips on parallel bars that the twitchiness took over my entire arm. Could brachial plexus damage cause this? I'm assuming it's a passive tremor since it doesn't affect my work. I read that's typical of Parkinsons. So I need to see a neurologist but right now my wife is dealing with a uterine growth and planning a hysterectomy and possibly chemotherapy. So that's more important than my twitchy hand. kaypeeoh
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