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I am 38 years old and for the last year have been dealing with mystery symptoms that seemed unrelated and took me down the path of being tested for MS (all MRIs and lumbar negative), all forms of food allergies, etc. my symptoms a year ago that initially lead me to a neurologist were some tingling in my right hand and arm, fogfiness, and insomnia. Over time, other symptoms that I had at the same time began to over ride those original concerns while the arm tingling went away (and now I wonder if that wasn't just purely coincidental). Here's what is going on now: Left hand tremor that I've had for years and only occurred very rarely is now daily. Not all day, but definitely daily. It's always at rest and my hand wants to form a "c" in which the tremor is a pill rolling action. Clinically diagnosed with IBS constipation variety by a GI who now wants colonoscopy and upper scope. I'm an avid runner and have had great difficulty getting going now. My shoulders feel so rigid especially in the morning that I often can't run. I did mention last year to neuro that sometimes my feet just don't seem to want to move at the speed they should, but I can't say anyone has noticed this beyond me. Typing is harder. My left hand sometimes doesn't move fast enough to catch what I'm trying to do and then I have typos. Not always, but often. I'm catching myself blankly staring into space especially if no one is talking to me. If I'm not having a conversation I blink maybe 3 times a minute. My sleep is awful. I wake up about 4 hours into going to sleep wide awake and can't go back to sleep. Or I kick and wake myself up. I'm so sleepy during the day I can hardly stand it. I'm in a professional job where I can't be off the mark. I've had left arm shoulder pain. No reason or injury. This is off and on for several months. Sometimes wakes me. I've had noticeable reducement in my left arm swing. It isn't like it doesn't move at all, but less. And if I think about it, I can make it swing. I've always had very low bp. Everyone chalks it up to being a runner and no one has ever thought it strange that I've gotten increasingly dizzy upon standing. The other thing I did mention to neuro but we never discussed was that my foot arch cramps (more easily on left but sometimes on right) with my little toes curling painfully under and my big toe pointing up. This usually happens if I move my foot a certain way (exercising often does it). Very painful. Newest are these quick, painless muscle contractions I'm getting in my legs and arms. People can actually see my limbs jerk and it occurs a lot. I haven't read anything to find this related to PD though? So here's the issue. My neuro (MS speciality) is seeing me in a few weeks but I'm certain he'll think I have this all in my head. I once asked about PD and he said without further discussion that it wasn't likely. I've made a separate appt with a Movement disorder doctor at Northwestern but that's after the other appt and it's three hours from my home. I do t want to go that far to be told I'm making this up, that my symptoms dont match up, that it's functional. I'm just looking for your opinion if I should pursue this or if that's likely what I'll be told. Thanks so much for any help!