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parkinsons early onset

I am 38, I have been suffering from stiffness of the legs which have caused me to fall initially the ER Dr. felt it was stroke and had me airlifted ....thankfully not a stroke, not MS, well conflicting opionions but this has been going on for a year and I have stopped taking all meds, pain, nausea, muscle relaxer, steroids, all vitamins as requested by a neurologist at Emory. I use a walker or cane to get around. must have help getting up from sitting postion. originally I had some tremor in right now it is both right and left, I was told I have seizure activity at night at my last hospital stay but since when I can sleep I do such things as kick and move my legs sit up tap my arm like its a watch often fall asleep mid day and then argue with my caregiver about whether i was asleep and talking at the same time.  My mother has been visiting off and on throughout this time and said I drag my left foot and that it is not that people need to walk slower I have a slow shuffling walk..I have spent a ton of money trying to get an anwer ....my grandmother had early onset parkinsns43 plus = CBGD at 65 . I cannot remember simple things and suffer from severe leg pain upon waking which my husband says is probably because I fight, talk , cry throw pillows all night long.  What kind of Dr. do I see for this I don't have time or money time to waste on Dr's waiting to see if more evidence of MS show up in time...over the past year I believe the symptoms I have mentiond plus the many that I have left out might need to be evaluated by a ??? Dr. I do not pass the close your eyes and stand with arms out test, babanski positive right foot, I also canno longer walk a straight line, The neuro at Emory suggested I see their MS specialist because he woudl be familiar with MS like disease but I have no insurance and would like to see the right kind of Dr. to include or eliminate parkinsons....I did not grow up with my fathers family but there are several close members who have parkinsons so I feel strongly about being observed ...and Does anyone know of whatever kind of Dr I would need to see in Georgia, or Alabama>? Money is not an issue since I sold my car - can't drive without peripheral vision and the ability to hold my hands still unless I sit on them or are using them
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  Probably a neurologist who is a movement disorders specialist would be able to be the most of help. Most major hospitals have a movement disorders clinic among their specialists.
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Thanks for confirming what I think as well...I have had all of the dr's call it a movement disorder so rather than see a general Neurologist again I am going to find a Movement Disorder Specialist...seems the most logical thanks for your reply
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