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Suggestions/Advice please.....
« on: January 02, 2013, 08:13:30 AM »
I'm still convinced I have Parkinson's. I'm needing advice/reassurance before I lose my mind..
1. Shaking hands when I hold stuff or have hands at certain positions. Left hand noticeably woese than right
2. Almost every muscle is rigid, by that I mean when I bend over my back kind if jerks, my thighs do it when I kneel down, right now my legs are doing it standing up, my ankles do it when I rotate them. My shoulders when I left my arms above my head
3. I occasionally feel unbalanced and uncoordinated.
4. My mouth feels weird and one side if my top lip kooks different than the other.
This all started within the last few weeks and I'm losing my mind.
I'm 20 years old but I've read all kinds of stories as far as people in their twenties getting it.
I'm not sure how the onset is though as far as severity of symptoms.

Any help/advice/suggestions to keep me from going to yet another doctor for yet another supposed chronic illness would be very helpful.
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Re: Suggestions/Advice please.....
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2013, 08:37:27 AM »
Based on your last thread, it seems clear your MIND started to create these symptoms once your normal MRI freed you from whatever your prior fear was.  You are in a state of heightened, obsessive attention now, any of us could do that and come up with 20 things that feel off and weird.  You have an anxiety disorder.  Stop monitoring every movement, you are only going to make yourself sick.
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Re: Suggestions/Advice please.....
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2013, 11:09:48 AM »
I went to urgent care clinic last night.. And after hearing about my unbalance, jerky muscle movement (I told him it was all over my body but he only observed the motion my ankle was making, and reassured me it was not cogwheel rigidity as seen in Parkinsons), and shaking. Th dr decided I have essential temor (my dad has it, no biggee).. Then he checked my knee reflexes and my legs shot out.. He said that could be a sign I have a magnesium deficiency.. So he ran a CBC checked my potassium, magnesium, and thyroid.. I was almost anemic, but not quite, I had low potassium (normal is 3.6-5.9 and mine was 3.4 so not super low but low nonetheless.
From what I gather Magnesium deficiency can cause muscle problems (twitching, jerking, tightness, aches, pains), as well as anxiety, insomia...

He said since I am pregnant that could be the reason I am deficient. I also was a bit dehydrated because when she went to take my blood it took fooooorever and then the needle started sucking on my vein and now I am left with an ugly painful knot.
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Re: Suggestions/Advice please.....
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2013, 11:11:42 AM »
I also read that magnesium deficiency can cause anxiety and depression, and irritability.
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Re: Suggestions/Advice please.....
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2013, 12:10:23 PM »
Well lovely.. I just learned that hyper reflexes are a sign of ALS.
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Re: Suggestions/Advice please.....
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2013, 02:08:56 PM »
Well lovely.. I just learned that hyper reflexes are a sign of ALS.

The chances of getting ALS at normal age range is  2/100,000 ( 0.002% ). The chances of getting it under 38 are around 1:165,000,000. It is rare to begin with and then you figure in that getting under the age of 38 is extremely rare. Magnesium deficiency is a common occurence. Which one do you think you should be focusing on?
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Re: Suggestions/Advice please.....
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2013, 02:20:14 PM »
Probably the Magnesium Deficiency, but as I am not sure that's what it is since the results are not in I can't help but worry... You can't find much on hyper reflexes other than ALS on the web.
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2013, 02:30:00 PM »
Well lovely.. I just learned that hyper reflexes are a sign of ALS.

If you Google, you are going to get scared, as night follows day.  There is not a symptom on earth that is not associated on the internet with some catastrophic disease. 
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Re: Suggestions/Advice please.....
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2013, 03:32:58 PM »
I'm aware of that.. ANd my harmless Magnesium Deficiency search turned bad quick.
I've been doing silly things all day like walking heel to toe, jumping on one leg, balancing on one leg, hop scotching, changing directions quickly, it all seems normal, but I feel wobbly when I walk for some reason.. Or like my feet belong to someone else like they bump into eachother or feel jerky if im just moving my legs.
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Re: Suggestions/Advice please.....
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2013, 03:48:25 PM »
Well you know as well as I do you need to stop the self-checking and obsessing, what good is coming of it?
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