MS?Parkinson's?Either....sister has both.....

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   Posted 2/18/2008 11:10 PM (GMT -6)   
   I have chronic daily migraine,high level.For the past couple of months I've been waking up trembling.It's gotten really bad.I am always in a high level of migraine pain.I of course wake up with it. When I wake up,my trembling is my mouth,like chattering when you're cold,but I'm not cold.Now,I notice it's bad in my hands and arms,not as bad as my mouth. I took a short nap late this afternoon and it happened.I am on klonopin,twice a day,2 mg a day,propanol,effexor 75mg,which I've got an appt to talk about getting off effexor. I get scared because my sister has MS and Parkinson's.When she first got diagnosed ms,she told them the tremors were worse than just ms,they didn't listen,later they diagnosed her w/parkinson's. I go to a good clinic,I don't have insurance,but the clinic is good.What should I do,what should I ask. I've been having times where when I'm talking,it's like I go on pause.I just stop,I may pick up where I left off or I may not.And sometimes when people talk to me,I just look at them and it's like I don't hear them. I've noticed my heart skipping beats.That's what I take for the propanol for and had to double the dose because it was happening more.
  I also have facial pain,throbbing many days.
  My great aunt had parkinson's.
  Any suggestions

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   Posted 2/19/2008 10:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I think you should be tested for Parkinson's. The symptoms you describe seem more like that than MS. But I am NOT a doctor, nor do I pretend to know anything more about Parkinson's than a very surface understanding.
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Jenny R.
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   Posted 2/21/2008 12:06 AM (GMT -6)   
My grandmother had both MS and Parkinsons disease.  MS was diagnosed first then abou 10 years later the Parkinsons.  Her sister has Parkinsons also. 

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   Posted 2/21/2008 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Marylin

I agree, get tested for Parkinson's. Dont' sit on this and worry and wonder. There's no need when u can be proactive and possibly get dx'd soon and on meds. Take care of u'rself and don't let this go. U esp need to move on this with u'r family's history. Take care and let us know how u'r doing and what the doc's say.
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