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  1. DaTscan results

    I'm a 48 year old female with dystonic, irregular tremor in my left hand and rigidity and reduced arm swing on gait. I had a DaTscan recently and was wondering what this means exactly? "Striatal I-123 dopamine transporter uptake is preserved in the anterior and posterior putamen compared to the caudate nucleus." I'm assuming the scan was negative since there was no dopaminergic deficit. I'd greatly appreciate your opinion. Thank you very much.
  2. daTscan side effects

    I've never eaten shellfish so I don't actually know, although, I had allergy testing last winter and I wasn't allergic to anything whatsoever.
  3. daTscan side effects

    Thank you wearwear and Superdecooper. I read that less than 1 out of 100 people can have stomach aches or a few other side effects. Perhaps I am the "less than one." I will call Nuclear Medicine tomorrow if I still have a stomach ache.
  4. daTscan side effects

    I was wondering if anyone who had a daTscan, had a stomach ache for several days following the scan? I haven't had a stomach ache for a few years so it's not common for me to have one for three days. Even though I wasn't told to drink plenty of water after the scan, I drank about 60 oz of water the evening I got home and a lot of water since then.
  5. Parkinson's?

    I've had a tremor in my left hand for about seven months. It's a resting and essential tremor which occurs throughout the day. It started out with my pinky. After a month, another finger started having a tremor and within a few months, all fingers on my left hand, including my thumb, were affected. I also get occasional painful spasms in my pinky. Spasms also occur in my toes on both feet, although the spasms occur more frequently with my right foot. Several times a week, I get painful cramps in my left hand. I've noticed that this usually happens when my fingers are partially curled. I was wondering if this could be rigidity? It usually happens with my fingers and they will sort of 'get stuck' when I attempt to straighten them to avoid the pain, but the top of my hand also hurts at times. I am a 48 year old female. I have hypothyroidism, but since it's well-controlled, I doubt my thyroid is causing the tremor, spasms and cramping that I mentioned above. An EMG and brain MRI were normal, although, I do have stable degenerative disc (little bulges here and there) disease of my cervical spine. I've had paresthesia on and off for the past 2.5 years. I saw a MDS who does not think I have Parkinson's since my tremor does not have a pin rolling movement. Must a tremor seen in Parkinson's always be of a pin rolling nature? Thank you.