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  1. parkinsonism vs. the disease

    My neuro emphatically insists that I do not have parkinson's disease. He says I have Parkinsonism. My main symptom is resting tremors in both hands. This started 16 months ago. I've just this past week began mirapex. No effect on the tremors yet.
  2. dopamine antagonist

    I'd like to know if ambien and xanax are considered dopamine blocking drugs. Can they be responsible for drug induced parkinism?
  3. Vascular parkinsonism

    Today was my 2nd visit to a neurologist. Tremors have been my main symptom. He tested me and feels I do not have parkinson's disease. The dr.said he believes my problems stem from a series of mini strokes that effected the basal ganglia area of the brain.He prescribed a sleep apnea test. I'd like to know is this diagnosis would be accurate? Is this common? Will these tremors progress? Can they be reversable? He didn't want to put me on any medication yet.
  4. parkinsonism vs. the disease

    There is a strong link of welding and pd. Something to do with manganese I think.
  5. parkinsonism vs. the disease

    So do you feel it's drug induced parkinsonism, Isn't parkinsonism caused by something? As opposed to be stricken by a disease. t
  6. parkinsonism vs. the disease

    I was a pipewelder for 27 years prior to retirement in 2002. Could my neurologist group my symptoms and make that diagnosis on that fact alone? Again I retired 15 years ago, is it possible the symptoms of parkinisims are just now appearing?
  7. parkinsonism vs. the disease

    "Idiopathic" that really adds to the confusion.
  8. parkinsonism vs. the disease

    It's still very confusing to me. My neuro was very clear when he said "You have parkinsonism, not parkinson's disease:" My next appt. is next week. I think he's going to put me on meds, and reading all about them I wonder if I should hold off for a while.
  9. med start

    I'm to see my neuro for the 2nd time this week. I think he will prescribe meds for parkinsonism. My main symptom are hand tremors. Reading posts here I've learned that it might be wise to put off meds. for a while. I'm 65. How well do meds work for tremors?
  10. What warrants the diagnosis of Parkinsonism over Parkinson's disease?
  11. New to Parkinson's

    Hunter Dan, I was a union Steamfitter too, If I had developed PD while I was active my co-workers would have smelt blood and nicknamed me "shakes" or something. Pipefitters would have made great pirates.
  12. parkinsonism

    I just was told by my neuro that I have parkinsonism, not parkinson's disease. I'm confused, what is the difference? Is parkinsonism as progressive as the disease? Which is the prefered? The Dr. told me the sickness was probably due to years of welding.
  13. parkinsonism

    I just saw a neuro and was told I have parkinsonism, not parkinson's disease. My main complaint right now are hand tremors. What is parkinsonism compared to the disease? Is it as progressive? Does it have a better overall prognosis than the disease?
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