Is anyone, everyone? Sure that this is from the medication? See, my mom had AD and my uncle and my grandmother. I remember my grandma's arm shakeing and that would make her so frustrated. She'd yell and curse at it as if screaming at it would make it "behave". My mom stopped signing checks about 6 years before she died and she quit her oil painting because ("My hands shake so bad"). Now, I am almost 60, and I've had "charlie horses" now, for years. So bad that this morning I could hardly get through the twisting (to clean) in the bathroom, without a charlie horse grabbing me in my side. Doctors have taken me off my calcium, said it would help,,,,It didn't. (And very bad idea too, (should go back on it), Osterparosis is rampant in my family). Doctors have taken me off of lipitor because they thought that this was the cause of my frequent muscle spasms. But, again,,,no use,,,,still have them. Sometimes my fingers even spasm and curl up to my wrist or my left anckle, the other night, twisted inward in horriable pain,,,,my husband had to straighten it out and rub it for the spasm to go away. My mom in the last stages of AD in a nursing home wore a arm brace to prevent hand curling. Doctors always said that my mom's "curling" and shakeing were because she had a touch of Parkenson's as well as the Alzheimer's. That accounted for her shakeing hands (which again were minor not the typical Parkenson's shake, more of a muscle spasm or an involuntary curling). Now, because of your post, I am wondering??????
Wondering if shakeing, muscle spasms, cramping and curling of the limbs could not in fact be part of this disease itself? Also, it is my understnading that this can also be a part of LBD, Lewdy Body Disease? Just makes you wonder,,,wouldn't be the first nor surely the last time anyone was misdiagnosed,,,,you know? Makes you think. And, sense all Alzheimer's symptoms and people are different, just wondering if mom didn't have LBD (Her symptoms were much worse than most AD patients) instead of Alzheimer's. Just goes to show you how at the mercy of these doctors we are, and how very important it is to have a "good" one. You know?
Any response appriciated,