Narcolepsy in parkinson's disease

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11941637 tn?1422287346 I began developing symptoms of narcolepsy in high school, however, due to a lack of understanding at the time, it was not diagnosed until I was 23. My grandfather on maternal side had Parkinson's as long as I can remember, and I recently learned of a history of Lupus on paternal side; including grandmother, two aunts and my father himself. As a child, I always remember my grandfather, with his tremors, being prone to falling asleep any time he sat down.
Avatar f tn Any suggestions on holistic approach to Tx. Parkinson's Disease? What are some MJFox's alleviating PD method?
273955 tn?1196448802 Last year it was suggested that I have MS due to 4 lesions in my brain and a couple on my spinal cord. I have been on Betaseron for this. I have had leg numbness and tingling since last year. Evey now and then I will get other symptoms such as hand tingling, swallowing issues, pain, anxiety, etc. I am also on low dose Zoloft for the anxiety. This past week I have noticed slight trembling in my hands and some muscle twitches in my legs. Is this MS or do I have Parkinson's Disease.
Avatar f tn Stomach will itself go in(contract in). The breathing in(through the nose) will happen automatically. Establish a rhythm and do for upto 30 minutes twice a day.(Max 60 min/day) Not for pregnant women. Seriously ill people do it gently.
Avatar f tn If parkinson's disease runs in my family, exactly what does that mean? My grandmother's sister on my mom's side had it, and my Rhuemy said that I have a tremor that is probably worse on my right side. How much of a chance do I have of having the disease. I am 41.
Avatar n tn Saw on WEB MD it's likely not Parkinson's... this is from their site: "Essential tremor differs from the tremor caused by Parkinson's disease in the following ways: Essential tremor may affect the head and voice. Head tremor is uncommon in early Parkinson's disease. Essential tremor is almost always worse when the affected part of the body is in motion than when it is at rest.
Avatar m tn Timing of tremors: Essential tremor of the hands usually occurs when you use your hands. Tremors from Parkinson's disease are most prominent when your hands are at your sides or resting in your lap. Associated conditions: Essential tremor does not cause other health problems, but Parkinson's disease is associated with stooped posture, slow movement, and shuffling gait.
Avatar f tn I had a macroadennoma removed in 06 just as i was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. As a result of the acromegaly i have had 3 knee replacements this past 12 months (one failed). I am experiencing incredible stiffness and rigidity in my legs and discomfort in my thighs and feet also. As well as the above health issues it also appears i have hypothyroidism.
Avatar m tn is someone's habit learning ability affected by parkinson's disease? I think the comment in this link is saying that it was affected initially but they were still able to learn habits despite having Parkinson's; is that right?
Avatar n tn A radiotracer for SPECT scanning machines called DaTSCAN and made by General Electric is specialized for diagnosing Parkinson's Disease, but it is only marketed in Europe.The physician may need to observe the person for some time until it is apparent that the symptoms are consistently present. Usually doctors look for shuffling of feet and lack of swing in the arms. Doctors may sometimes request brain scans or laboratory tests in order to rule out other diseases.
Avatar m tn and at the same time it should not be happening. i do have narcolepsy and the reason i add this is because i know this in itself has a lot of symptoms ie cataplexy sleep paralysis.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn Aside from resting tremor, the other symptoms of Parkinson's disease are rigidity (muscle stiffness), bradykinesia (slowness of movement), stooped posturing, and loss of automatic movements (including blinking, smiling, and swinging of arms when walking). Unfortunately, there is no diagnostic test that can confirm Parkinson's disease. With no diagnostic tests to provide specific answers, physicians must base their diagnosis of Parkinson's on judgment.
Avatar m tn Thank you friend for your comment.Iam thinking about that because my mother suffers from Parkinson's and has become in the last stage of the disease, although the symptoms began only seven years ago.
Avatar f tn I've been taking Stalevo for years now and have had breathing problems since the beginning 13 years ago. Recently my breathing problems have gotten worse. My doctor had me on the Stalevo every 4 hours but I can't go 4 hours any more. It seems to run out after 3 hours, so I have to take it every 3 hours even though my doctor said not to take it less than every 4 hours. What happens is I can't get enough air.
Avatar m tn I have been legally blind for over 20 yrs but still can get from place to place and now 3 yrs ago was diagnosed as having Parkinson's disease. I have called the Parkinson's Foundation and other agencies but due to having typical loss of volume I can not make my needs clear enough.
Avatar f tn I see that there isn't much activity over on the Parkinson's Forum. I did some research to try to answer your question as I can see you are terrified by the prospect. Your risk for early onset PD (under the age of 60) is very, very small small. There is a slight increase in risk if you have a sibling or a parent who had "early onset" PD. Instead of 1-2% risk for the general population, your risk would be 3 or 4%. This is only if your sib or parent has "Early Onset.
Avatar f tn hi, I am really scared about this Parkinson's disease running in my family. Please anyone respond with good or bad comments. I just know that it is most important to be treated as soon as possible. I need some advice as to what to do and how to handle my Doctor.
535822 tn?1443976780 A new review published in the journal Public Library of Science ONE confirms that Pandemrix, a swine flu vaccine produced by drug giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), is responsible for causing an up to 1700 percent increase in narcolepsy among children and teenagers under 17 years of age. Based on their findings, a cohort of scientists has determined that narcolepsy rates increased significantly following mass vaccination campaigns with Pandemrix.
Avatar f tn Parkinson's is clinically complex but it does require treatment and unfortunately all medications for Parkinson's have a strong side effect profile. Its essential that any changes in medication or dose be discussed with a neurologist. If you believe that Parkinson's is a misdiagnosis you could see another neurologist but generally a movement disorders specialist would understand the specific signs of Parkinson's and its treatment.