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Hi Dr,

I’m a 33 year old male and 4 months ago my first symptom was insomnia/trouble staying asleep/vivid dreams.  But recently I’ve been talking in my sleep or trying to say something to the person in my dreams and last night I definitely reached out for someone, I think trying to choke them or put them in a choke hold.  I am on antidepressants but not when this all began.  People think I’m crazy for even suggesting I have YOPD but coupled with twitching, decreased stomach motility, joint stiffness, awful jerking motions before sleep, and then increased shakiness after working out, say, a lot is starting to come together imo.  Again, all I can do is seek out advice.  I’m not looking to get dx’d online.  I just need to know what I should do.  I feel like if I see a movement specialist without any gait issues, rigidity or bradykinsia and resting tremor, it’d be a waste of time.  Will they even take me seriously?  What else could it be???

Thanks,

Zer0

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A good movement neurologist will take you seriously with REM sleep behavior disorder and they may even see symptoms you can't see (on exam). Worth a visit and also looking at clinicaltrials.gov as there are studies interested on prodromal symptoms.

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7 hours ago, Dr. Okun said:

A good movement neurologist will take you seriously with REM sleep behavior disorder and they may even see symptoms you can't see (on exam). Worth a visit and also looking at clinicaltrials.gov as there are studies interested on prodromal symptoms.

Thanks for replying.  I’m trying to get a MDM.  Is there anything else it could be besides PD?  

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