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Left arm tremor

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  • Posted By: kdcanderson9804
  • May 8, 2007
  • 00:29 PM

My 68-year-old father has had a tremor in his left arm for 3-4 years now. He has been to every neurologist and even to a psychologist and they cannot find out what is causing it. A few physicians told him it was probably stress related, but I find that hard to believe. They say it is not Parkinson's disease. The tremor stops only when he is sleeping. Now, the tremor seems to be getting worse. He can just be sitting in the recliner and his left hand will slap against the arm rest. I hate to see my father in this state and he is very aggravated as well. If anyone can maybe point us in any new directions it would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Does your father have any other symptoms? Even ones you think can't possibly be related? I've had tremors in both arms and both legs, but I've also had shortness of breath, dizziness after sitting or laying down, fatigue, unsteadiness on my feet, and bumping into things. I'm a 54 year old female, and I think I may have either "Orthostatic Hypotension" or "Shy-Drager Syndrome". I haven't been diagnosed yet though. Here are the links to check if he's had any of the other symptoms. http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec03/ch023/ch023c.html?qt=orthostatic%20hypotension&alt=shorhttp://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec06/ch091/ch091f.html#sec06-ch091-ch091f-1114
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