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Old 04-14-2009, 04:23 PM   #1
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only 26 very worried...

hi, a few yrs ago i notices a slight shaky feeling in my arm, it progressed to a very strange jerking/twitching, especially while falling asleep. i went to 2nueroligists and they both had no clue, they dismissed parkinsons as they said i was too young. my grandfather has parkinsons and i hear its sometimes genetic. im very scared as recently my pinky and index finger sometimes jerks out of nowhere, sometimes i notice i stumble out of nowhere as well. my question is, are the early symptoims (tremors) more of shaking or jerking? i wouldnt describe it as ashake, more of a few consecutive jerks. i donno hrad to say, im very worried. and doctors just tell me im too young, should i ask for a PET scan to check for dopamine levels? thank you, and best of luck to all.

 
Old 04-21-2009, 08:34 PM   #2
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Re: only 26 very worried...

my boyfriend is only 18 and he has recently been diagnosed with Parkinson's.

 
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Old 04-22-2009, 02:44 PM   #3
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my boyfriend is only 18 and he has recently been diagnosed with Parkinson's.
only 18??? thats horrible. has he gotten a second or even third opinion? what were his symptoms???

i recently read an article about a 49 yr old who had many MS symptoms, and ended up being diagnosed with MS and became convinced he had it, turned out he did not. has your boyfreind had a PET scan to confirm low levels of dopamine?

 
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