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Posted by Lory on September 04, 2000 at 08:58:23:

In Reply to: Re: CFS/Parkinsons posted by Leathan on September 03, 2000 at 16:33:03:

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: : : Is Post-Exertional Fatigue seen in PD?

: : : Is Sleep paralysis , narcolepsy seen in PD?

: : : How to differentiate PD from CFS?

: : : Is FATIGUE seen in PD - OVERWHELMING HORROR.

: : : Possible to have both?

: : : Leathan
: : Leathan -- I have both PD and FMS, which is similar to CFS. Fortunately, the meds I take at night generally help me sleep really well. About 1-2 times per week, I wake up at 3:30, rather than the usual 6::00. So I get on this board, read the newest posting, revisit some of the older ones. I think the only way to differentiate/
: : diagnose both problems is via qualified physician's, etc. Movement Disorder ones for PD, possible rheumatologist for CFS? Witht the CFS do you have pain? the FMS is definitely painful. Hope others respond, this is an interesting direction. Lory

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: thanks for reply Lory... Pain is due to stiffness I think - but i get a bad internal pain when i overdo things.-- this is my point though - u say you have FMS - i know that that basically is identical to PD - DO you get post exertional fatigue - that is fatigue of an overwhelming nature when you do something mental/physical.

: also i get thought block , notice fingers twitching , get confused when driving - just block - with the steering when reversing - tremor - right hand and body tremor worsens with stress

: cheers
Leathan - The tremors you describe are part of PD, but NOT of fibromyalgia. Yes, they do get worse with stress. I work 3 days/week, and am stressed all those days, so the tremors are extremely noticeable. Even when I go shopping. If I stay at home, do needlework, crosswords, bake, do housework at MY liesure, the tremors are much less noticeable. Also, the overwhelming fatigue factor -- I swim 1/2 mile 2x/week, but due to asthma, take proventil before swimming, fatigue is under control. Otherwise, I reallly don't have that. The pain/stiffness - yes - and the PD meds really help that, as well as the flexeril/paxil(now Remeron) that I take for the FMS, prescribed for before sleeping. I stretch a lot, and that really helps overcome the stiffness/pain factor. Good stretching exercises on this message board. Good dialogue here. Lory


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