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Q? Is it possible to have both MS and PD?

Is it possible to have both Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease (at the same time)?

I understand that some symptoms are common with both diseases.
I understand that PD is "possible" after severe head trauma.
I understand that MS is diagnosed thru MRI's (lesions), Spinal Taps (LP's), blood-work, etc.

Can you actually have both diseases, at the same time, and your Neurologist, not realize this?
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if I remember correctly (but since my rememberer is broken it is doubtful) the tremors in MS and PD are quite different. So if you have tremors it would seem like a slam dunk to recognize PD vs MS.

I would think it is possible to have both. Right now my Neuro is treating me for Sjogren's which blood tests have confirmed but I think I have both Sjogren's and MS as the treatment has had no effect on my symptom as they are continuing to get worse.

Dennis
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Here is an interesting article about trauma and later development of MS and PD. Not sure it is exactly what you are looking for though.

http://www.chiro.org/research/ABSTRACTS/Eighty_One_Patients.shtml
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Hi socrates,
It is entirely possible to have two separate disease processes going on - PD and MS are very different and you don't see PD listed as a mimic of MS.

Both are neurological disorders.  MS, as you know, is a disease of the central nervous system.  Parkinsons is a motor systems disorder.

I sure hope you don't have both - that would be really rough!

my best,
Lulu  

PD is a disease of the
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Hey, Socrates
I have a former colleague with both.  Her PD cropped up while her MS was in remission.  Yep. Possible.  I certainly hope you don't have both

Hugs,
Guitar_grrrl
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I only know of a lady who her specialist was sure had MS but her MRI didn't tally with her gowing movement issues, she was dx with PD and possible MS. I also have a vage memory of coming across a guy who was dx with PD and then MS but i cant recall if it was a duel dx or the MS replaced the PD. I think its very possible to have MS and another movement dissorder or even additionally having lupus too, rare but possible.

What makes you think it could also be PD, are you seeing the pin rolling in your tremor or is it just from the violence of the tremor? I ask because i can identify 3 types of tremors which i think might be unusual. When i've really over done it physically, I feel a more violent tremor that rumbles and builds in intensity, thats unlike how others 'here' describe, so i have wondered about PD too.

Cheers.........JJ
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