Re: Early symptoms
For a while now I've been having tremors in my right hand. I find myself pausing when doing the simplest tasks, only to forget what I was doing. I've been going to a neurologist who thought I was having seizures due to an episode I had experienced a few months back. I woke up one morning to find that my lips were numb and my hands were twitching severely. My gait was off - I stumbled in my apartment and while walking to the store. Now, my balance is off, I've started slurring words, and found that my hands are becoming stiff. The fatigue is intolerable. I haven't been diagnosed but, my neurologist put me on Mirapex to help with RLS (restless leg syndrome). I've had that for a while now, which comes and goes at will. Today, while in a webinar, I found that I couldn't sit any longer and had to quit the webinar before it ended. My body shakes at times and I'm finding that the stiffness in my back, neck, and extremities can sometimes be debilitating. I'm now getting a second opinion. I've been through three MRIs, a video EEG, and carpal tunnel testing. Needless to say, nothing came up. I'm hoping, and dreading, that the new neurologist will be able to come to a more cohesive and solid diagnosis.