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Lendi
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   Posted 7/11/2018 4:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had essential trimmers since I was in my 40's. Sometimes worse than others. But, I'm used to that.

I also have had a couple of episodes of big movements. I was sitting on the sofa watching tv when all of a sudden my right arm jumped up to my left shoulder. It didn't move again after. It was smooth like someone had picked my arm up and placed it there. I also was awakened from my leg moving from a curled state to a 90* angle.

That only happened 2x. I am having trouble with my finger which lifts up and down and my ankle which will flex. Does this sound anything like Parkinson's?

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   Posted 7/12/2018 10:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Lendi, I went to the Mayo Clinic's website & read the symptoms you described. Of course tremors are part of the disease. However, the rest of what you described was not listed there. Some close friends of ours, their son has had Parkinson's for almost 10 years. He has done well with treatment, he was young when dx'd. He is an IT man, has a great passion for his work & has truly done well in spite of this.

Take care.
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Lendi
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   Posted 7/12/2018 10:30 AM (GMT -6)   
straydog, thanks so much. I didn't even think to check the Mayo Clinic's website but rather put in a million searches. Thanks for letting me know there is an easier way to look things up.
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise.

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   Posted 7/12/2018 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
You are very welcome. I use the Mayo Clinic a lot, lol. At least I know by going there I will get excellent & accurate information. There is just too much garbage on the internet.

I will also toss this out too. A friend I have known early 40 years, developed hand tremors. She was a hair dresser! She was checked from head to toe & the specialists never found the cause. The tremors were called idiopathic tremors (unknown cause).
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lizzy4451
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   Posted 7/13/2018 12:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Lendi, Welcome to Healing Well!
The symptoms you mention are not typical Parkinson's symptoms, but everyone is different. Other national organizations with reliable information are:

National Parkinson Foundation (NPF)
Parkinson Disease Foundation (PDF)
Above 2 have merged and now known as Parkinson Foundation (PF)

American Parkinson's Disease Foundation (APDA)
Michael J Fox Foundation (MJFF)

I hope this helps.

lizzy4451

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lizzy4451
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   Posted 7/13/2018 12:24 AM (GMT -6)   
straydog,

Just as an FYI ... it's estimated that 70% of the people with Parkinson's Disease have tremor.

lizzy4451



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Life is a dance. Don't sit it out. ---- Jackson H. Brown

Lendi
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   Posted 7/13/2018 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much. I wish the very best to all of you. It sounds like I can mark Parkinson's off my is it possible list.
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise.

Laura Short

"Blessings"

FM/CFS, BP, gastritis, diverticulitis, anxiety/PTSD, adult ADD, hypothyroid, brain lesions, sleep apnea that doesn't respond to a c-pap as far as sleepiness/fatigue goes, insomnia and only sleep in stages 1 and 2 and REM with a tiny bit in 3 and 4.
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