I know that this site is not very active but do hope I may get an answer.
Slowly over the past several years I have noticed that my sense of smell has diminished. I can only smell really strong odors or sudden ones. I did ask a neurologist about this and he seems stumped. I went to him complaining of muscle cramping, twitching, and balance issues. These are come and go issues and at the time of physical they were not present. He saw nothing wrong! I have since been diagnosed with RA.
But, RA is not responsible for the lack of smell and for the tremors I am now getting in my right thumb. I also get tremors on the bottom of my right foot and have range of motion issues with my left shoulder and left hip.
I am just wondering why the lack of smell and other type PD symptoms didn't ring any type of bells with the neuro??
I do have an appointment with my rheumy the end of November and plan on showing him the right thumb tremor and explain some of my "new" symptoms to him. (I cannot walk up a flight of stairs with anything in my arms or I lose my balance, My left foot only comes up a few inches from the floor so its hard to get it up on the step or raise it to put pants on, I have a nerve twitching almost constantly under my right eye, and my vision seems to be getting worse by the day!)
I and the doctors will eventually work this out, but I just question the lack of smell issue. The neuro just seemed totally perplexed about it. Was it because I lacked enough of the "other" symptoms or because he isn't tuned into the possibility of PD?
Any response would be helpful. Thanks