I have lately been having tremors, they are not at rest that I have noticed so I ruled the threat of Parkinson's out the door till just awhile ago I must have been in REM sleep or something else but My foot jerked 3 times, and I awoke, than again as I was getting back to sleep, and then a 3rd time, as I was yet again getting back to sleep. I am worried and a bit concerned cause I believe that Parkison's tremor when at rest is constant and wont just go away cause of a jerk or anything of the sort. The thing I am wondering is if The tremor comes and goes or Is my thought right if at rest the tremor should be there? I have been lost about this for awhile. Please let me know.
I don't have Parkinson's, but due to my weird neurological symptoms I have done a lot of research on Parkinson's. One thing that I have read is that tremors tend to go away when you are sleeping. If you are just sitting in a chair or idle, then you will tremor, but when the brain is sleeping you don't tremot. The one blessing I guess from the horrible disease! It sounds like you have Myclonus jerks, which I get as well. This can happen for so many reasons according to the neurologist. Especially stress! I would say if it continues to go to a neurologist and talk to him about the symptoms. Good luck!
Thank you for clarifying this. I have had tremors amongst several other Parkinson's type symptoms, for over a year now. I have been given several diagnosis such as; a familial tremor, benign tremor, dystonia, anxiety, depression, and my favorite, A PSEUDO SEIZURE! I am sure there are more I am leaving out. My first onset of tremors was so intense I ended up in the ER. My tremoring stopped when I fell asleep but started as soon as the doctor woke me again. Because I did not tremor while asleep he insisted that the tremor was psychological. This is a normal pattern for me. As a matter of fact my tremoring is worst when I first wake up.
Due to not having insurance I have yet to see a Neurologist. It is frustrating because I am experiancing the same symptoms that my Father suffered from for years before he finally got a proper diagnosis. However due to my age and being a female no doctor will seriously consider that it may be Parkinson's Disease. Any advice about this would be greatly appreciated.
I can relate I went for years just listening to what the doctors said because they have the degree... 8 years have past since my diagnosis and I do not think that way anymore. I have learned that you have to find a Doctor that you are comfortable with. That truley listens and cares. The biggest thing with PD is that there is not 1 simple test that can diagnosis someone. So my suggestion is to keep a very detailed journal as to when your symptoms appear, include every thing that is going on with your body PD is much more than just a tremor. keep track of were under any kind of stress, if you are tired, what ate. and lastly do see a Neurologist or Movement Specialist they are trained to think outside the box. Good Luck and God Bless.
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