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Old 04-21-2009, 04:09 PM   #1
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need advice

Hi thanks for being here. I am a nurse and I live with a very difficult man, ie I hate doctors. Anyway, This week I noticed tremors, on questioning him he said they have been occuring for weeks. I looked up Parkinsons Disease and found out several other signs, Horrible shoulder and arm muscle pain for the last 9 months, a sad like appearance on his face and of course the tremors.

We went to the doctor today, begrudginly and the doctor totally blew him off, an embarassment to the profession. Said the shoulder was not a surprise concidering his line of work. Hello! For nine months. He finally admitted that he shakes uncontrolably at times. The doc once again said of these are probably familial tremors. We'll just watch them. He scheduled him for a regular physical in 3 weeks and will address the should then.

What a moron.............

What do you all think?

Am I being to agressive? I think the doc did not do any other test to determine if this could be PD, Like ask questions about his gait, or his handwriting or his shoulder.

I appreciate your feedback


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Old 04-21-2009, 08:39 PM   #2
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Re: need advice

he should see a neurologist

Old 04-22-2009, 06:37 PM   #3
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Re: need advice

I second that, as the first doctor did your man an injustice. There needs to be a detailed evaluation and history to start the process of diagnosing PD. A good neurologist or movement disorder specialist is in order but the neurologist is a good place to begin.

Old 04-23-2009, 07:32 AM   #4
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Re: need advice

This is why I think the medical profession, especially doctors', need to be regulated much more than they already are.

Always, always seek a second opinion. Even a third and fourth if you aren't entirely happy.

There are so many stories I can recount where a diagnosis was not made until multiple trips to different doctors.

If you have a feeling it isn't right then it probably isn't.

Good luck!

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