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do I have Parkinson's?????

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 1, 2006
  • 02:28 PM

I have been getting treated for restless legs for about a year now as it got too bad for me to sleep at that point, I have had restless legs for the last 3 years. First they put me on requip and it worked for the legs but gave me a bad pain in my left side where I have a kidney cist- whole other issue. After a couple other meds now I have been on mirapex for the last few months no bothersome side effects however just after I started the mirapex I noticed a twitch in my right middle finger. This thing moves like a dancing hula girl dashboard novelty and now months later my left hand/finger is starting to do it. I am aware that many things can cause tremors BUT the tremor goes away at night after taking the mirapex- which is also used to treat parkinsons.
My question if anyone can answer it is if the tremor was caused by any other condition - pinched nerve - brain disorder - scar tissue from previous shoulder surgeries would Mirapex a medication mainly for Parkinsons stop the tremor?
My Dr is baffled and sending me to movement disorder specialist now as she cant explain it.

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