Hello my name is Tina, I am writing about my 23 year old son Chris who has been stricken by a desease that no one can seem to figure out. His symptoms started about 1 1/2 years ago and I am not sure if it is relavent but shortly after he removed his tongue piercing. It started with his speach and progressed to ballance and coordination. He says it feels like he is drunk all the time. He has had MRI's, EKG's, Lumbar punture and gobbles of blood work (full DNA screening) and all the neurologist say that on paper he looks healthy as a horse. He complaines that his wrists hurt all the time and his ability to write is completely gone. His walk is gated, his speech is slured and he says it wares him out to talk. He has recently lost his job, his longtime girlfriend and he is very depressed. It seems like this desease could be in the same family as Parkensons or huntingtons. Does anyone have any sugestions for other tests not listed above that might help us get a diagnoses?