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Posted by Carole on November 09, 2000 at 23:43:00:

In Reply to: Re: shakes posted by Darel on November 09, 2000 at 19:46:39:

: :
: : Holding hands out and trying to keep fingers as close as possible without touching
: : induces a clear shaking movement of fingers in me. Also noticed tremor of my hands
: : -for example if hand is loosely gripped around computer mouse the cursor moves
: : even though I am not initiating any voluntary movement! General body tremor is
: : worsened by stress and goes away if I walk. Also get head jerking at night or when
: : holding head in hands etc.. propranolol works but runs out , so need to top up - but doesn't
: : remove tremor altogether..

: : also have sleep disturbances , impotence , appalling mental state at times , fatigue of an appalling
: : appalling nature , wierd walking patterns on waking up from sleep during day etc..

: : have cfs diagnosis 23 years old

: Len,
: Doesn't sound like CFS to me, but I'm not a Dr. or anywhere close, just a person living with parkinson's. Have you seen a movement disorder specialist? Also you might try the new Healthboard Forum. Good Luck.

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Len-
I agree with Darrell-
23 is very young for PD but not unheard of. You need to see a Movement Disorders Specialist (a neurologist who specializes in this). One of my sister's friends was dxed with CFS for years and it turned out to be PD all along. You definitely need to investigate! Best of wishes to you!
Carole
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