Ask a question

Tremor In Hand/arm Twitching In Leg Medication Side Effect Or Parkinsons

Lewis Black -- comedian, Parkinson's disease?

Seriously, there are dozens of medical conditions other than Parkinson's that can cause the kind of shaking in the hands that Black exhibits. For example, a person on anti-rejection medication following a transplant can and usually does start to show the same fine to pronounced tremor in their hands as a result of the tough immune system suppressants they must take to keep their bodies from rejecting their new parts. Over time those meds affect affect the body's nervous system, hence the tremor. I'm not saying Mr. Black has had a transplant, just making the case that other, less well known situations can show up with identical symptoms. .

Shaking/twitching?

I don't know why but sometimes I start shaking insanely. It's not like little tremors, it's like literally it's harder for me to write, type, draw or whatever because my hands are really shaky. It happens at least once a week and at times happens a lot more than usual. Constantly my fingers twitch just a little bit but it's just sometimes it gets really bad. I'm just wondering if it's normal? It only happens in my hands/arms usually but sometimes my legs get shaky too. I don't do drugs and I don't drink, seeing as I'm only 14.. but yeah. Any ideas? >_<

I read all the answers before I commented. It’s…..tricky.It very much depends on how long you’ve had it, have you had any ‘progression’ of symptoms, have you seen a MOVEMENT-DISORDER Neurologist? Other ilks of Neurology DO NOT a PD make!Michael J Fox started with an errant pinky. My husband’s stared with a painful shoulder. He’s now near-20 years in.I’d love to know your age, gender, psychology etc., and as importantly, what country you are in, but it’s not my call. Depending on the ‘twitch’ duration & evolution is part of it, but the most important is wrist-involvement. What I mean by that is the classic ‘roiling’ motion - albeit small - that may be a tell-tale sign: think - you have a globe in your hand and you’re trying to continuallly look at it all ways with just the one hand. Your hand twists, but it’s faster, more subtle, and uninvited. That’s the difference to PD and ‘essential tremor’ and the only one that can answer that in due time (L O N G time, sorry to say) is the type of Neurologist I stated above.PLEASE, please, don’t worry. More chances are due to trauma, hydration, damage, other tremor, lifestyle. My advise, for what it’s worth, is be sensible. IF all you have after one year is a twitchy pinky, then get that type of Neurologist. Otherwise you’ll drive yourself batty while you wait!Good luck!

Are these signs of Parkinson's disease?

It appears h is suffering from Parkinson's disease. However please note the following about this disease.

Parkinson's disease (also known as Parkinson disease or PD) is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that affects the control of muscles, and so may affect movement, speech and posture. Parkinson's disease belongs to a group of conditions called movement disorders. It is often characterized by muscle rigidity, tremor, a slowing of physical movement (bradykinesia), and in extreme cases, a loss of physical movement (akinesia). The primary symptoms are the results of excessive muscle contraction, normally caused by the insufficient formation and action of dopamine, which is produced in the dopaminergic neurons of the brain. Secondary symptoms may include high level cognitive dysfunction and subtle language problems. PD is both chronic, meaning it persists over a long period of time, and progressive.

PD is the most common cause of parkinsonism, a group of similar symptoms. PD is also called "primary parkinsonism" or "idiopathic PD" ("idiopathic" meaning of no known cause). While most forms of parkinsonism are idiopathic, there are some cases where the symptoms may result from toxicity, drugs, genetic mutation, head trauma, or other medical disorders.

Symptoms of Parkinson's disease have been known and treated since ancient times. However, it was not formally recognised and its symptoms were not documented until 1817 in An Essay on the Shaking Palsy by the British physician James Parkinson. Parkinson's disease was then known as paralysis agitans. The underlying biochemical changes in the brain were identified in the 1950s, due largely to the work of Swedish scientist Arvid Carlsson who later went on to win a Nobel Prize. L-dopa entered clinical practice in 1967, and the first study reporting improvements in patients with Parkinson's disease resulting from treatment with L-dopa was published in 1968.

Parkinson disease affects movement (motor symptoms). Typical other symptoms include disorders of mood, behavior, thinking, and sensation (non-motor symptoms). Individual patients' symptoms may be quite dissimilar; progression is also distinctly individual.

20 year old with hand tremors?

I am a 20 year old female, and my hands shake uncontrollably and they have for a while that I don't really notice it much anymore... (never really thought anything by it) but other people have now been noticing it and keep asking me about it... should I be worried about this? What are some reasons they could be shaking? What kind of doctor do you see for this?

I know parkinson's disease is very very very uncommon in younger people, but it it possible... but at the same time it is known that people could have all of the symptoms of parkinsons and thats not the case.... but i do have quite a few of the symptoms (tremors, difficulty swallowing, postural instability, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances...

-but said that, could the shaking be associated with my anxiety?
-another thing, i am asthmatic and i suffer from it multiple times a day (needing my emergency inhailer) could it possibly be that there is not enough oxygen in my blood?
-or, maybe my unhealthy eating habits? occationally i will only eat once a day, or find myself eating a ton of sugar....
-some other info on myself, I broke my jaw 6 years ago (i have no idea if that could mean anything) but i do not recall my hands shaking before this.

-one last thing i think ill mention, i often feel as though my eyes are darkening like im going to black out (even when i am sitting still and not moving)......

Imagine a person with a mask like expressionless face, moving really slowly with much difficulty. His hands have tremors, his movements are rigid. It keeps getting worse and simple tasks like lifting a cup of tea start requiring a lot of effort. Scary, isn't it?That is Parkinsonism.There are these little folks called neurotransmitters in our body which jump about around nerve endings with messages for each other. They run our body. One of these folks is called dopamine. It makes sure all the movements in the body are brought about smoothly and in coordination. The dopamines mostly live in a little area near the bottom of the brain called the substantia nigra. Parkinsonism is the tragedy that destroys this village and most of the dopamine. While the rest of the folks try figuring out how to make do without them, the acetylcholines go into overdrive. And the person suffers for years, and may succumb to respiratory insufficiently or failure.

Could i have parkinson's disease?

Although you list symptoms of Parkinson's disease: anxiety, shaking & twitching = tremors, cognitive issues I really don't think you have PD.

You could have fibromyalgia. You could have something else.

Your muscle weakness could be the result of lack of exercise caused by the anxiety or depression; same for the social anxiety, the difficulty finding the right words, and the confusion and lack of energy.

I suggest that you schedule a doctor's appointment. While Parkinson's disease is supposed to be diagnosed my a neurologist specializing in neuro-motor disease, you need the referral.

PD must be treated immediately to slow the loss of dopamine producing neurons. There are several tests for depression.

Check the following symptom lists:
Depression:
http://www.symptom-diagnosis.com/mental-...

Fibromyalgia:
http://healthlink.mcw.edu/article/977865...
http://www.spine-health.com/conditions/f...
http://arthritis.about.com/cs/fms/ht/recognizesigns.htm
http://www.emedicinehealth.com/fibromyalgia/page3_em.htm

While there is pain associated with PD, I think you were associating with PD because of the twitching. Usually in the early stage of PD, tremors are one sided. They don't go from being unilateral to bilateral until stage 2. In some cases the dyskinesias are caused by meds and as uncontrollable twitches rather than tremors. It depends.

Time for going beyond self-diagnosis. I really don't think this is PD if that helps. But that doesn't mean that your symptoms are depression or fibromyalgia either. Something else ...but I haven't put the symptoms together. I'll be back if I remember.

It would help to know your approximate age etc. But since you do need professional medical attention...

What are the simptoms of parkinson diseese?

symptoms are defect in muscular function with hypertonia, which lead to specific shuffling gate with slight flexed hip & knee,.. joints (generalized flexion; due to difference in power bet. flexors & extensors. static tremors in hand & during talking in lower jaw may b noticed which disappear by movement. the defect is in the basal ganglia of brain.