I'm 44 y o female. I've had minor hand tremors since my teens. Ten years ago they became stronger, in the last 5 years stronger still. Since July 07 they've skyrocketed. They're in the hands, legs, mouth & chin. They can stay active for days & ebb then come right back. They occur when I use the body part & at rest. Now random muscles have begun to jerk strongly, like the jerks I get as I fall asleep, but it happens throughout the day in various body parts. If I'm seated my foot will kick up, etc. Last fall I started to get numbness & tingling in my left hand & foot, muscle stiffness, muscle fatigue & muscle spasms. Dad's had a tremor as long as I remember but it never got worse. I take psychotropic meds but the worsening of symptoms pre-dates when I started taking them. No med changes have taken place in over a year. The psychiatrist doesn't believe the meds are connected to these issues.
The PCP said the muscle symptoms were fibromyalgia, the tremors either ET or Early-Onset Parkinson's then said there's nothing to be done in the early stages of either & wouldn't refer me to neuro. I got a new PCP & a referral & see a neuro in 3 weeks but today was really bad & I thought I'd set out on my own for answers.
I'm worried the neuro will think I'm a flake when I say all the different symptoms I'm having.
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