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twitching in shoulder, thumb, and feet, tingling in fingers, toes. memory issues

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 23, 2010
  • 06:29 PM

Hi,

I am in my 40s. I have had short term memory issues for about the last 10 years. In the past year, the memory problems have worsened. In the past 6 months I have experienced tingling in my hands and feet. I have a burning sensation in my toes and occasional bouts of icy cold toes. I also have some low blood pressure issues in the morning causing dizziness. I have anxiety and depression which I am being treated for. Within the past 3 weeks I have developed twitching. At first it was just mild contractions on my left side. Occasionally there was a thumb tremor or hand tremor. My foot would jump suddenly and feel as if someone hit my knee with a reflex mallet. Within the past two days I have developed shoulder shrugs. At first it was in just the left shoulder. Now it is in both. I also have twitching in my neck and occasionally it will cause me to raise my head or look up. I've researched so I know this is dyskinesia, but I'm unsure of where to go from here. I get the casual sort of response from the neurologist (oh it is probably nothing and it might go away)

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  • How serious are your problems? This can be serious (serious neurological issues like Parkinson's or MS) but it can also be very trivial, it depends how serious the symptoms your are describing are.I cannot believe that a neurologist does not take it seriously - you should find another one and get a second opinion. Remember - not every doctor is a good doctor!What do you mean by memory loss? Do you sometimes wake up in the morning not knowing who you are, or do you mean you tend to forget appointments etc? You see if you tend to forget more things you would like to, could it be more like "lack of focus" rather than memory loss? When you say you developed "shoulder shrugs", are you talking about uncontrollable, violent spasms or twitching in shoulders? My advice is - visit an internist, and have blood tests made (all standard tests; perhaps you are anemic or have a chronic inflammation - this would show). Ask him/her for a recommendation where to go further, and they will probably suggest a neurologist.Hope you'll feel better soon.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 24, 2010
    • 09:45 AM
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  • Hi,I am in my 40s. I have had short term memory issues for about the last 10 years. In the past year, the memory problems have worsened. In the past 6 months I have experienced tingling in my hands and feet. I have a burning sensation in my toes and occasional bouts of icy cold toes. I also have some low blood pressure issues in the morning causing dizziness. I have anxiety and depression which I am being treated for. Within the past 3 weeks I have developed twitching. At first it was just mild contractions on my left side. Occasionally there was a thumb tremor or hand tremor. My foot would jump suddenly and feel as if someone hit my knee with a reflex mallet. Within the past two days I have developed shoulder shrugs. At first it was in just the left shoulder. Now it is in both. I also have twitching in my neck and occasionally it will cause me to raise my head or look up. I've researched so I know this is dyskinesia, but I'm unsure of where to go from here. I get the casual sort of response from the neurologist (oh it is probably nothing and it might go away)Could very likely be side effects from the Antidepresant medications or alternatively maybe a B vitamin or Folate deficiency.Burning toes can be one of the symptoms for that.What lab tests have you have so far & what did they say?Do you have them with you?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 25, 2010
    • 00:02 AM
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  • hey, im putting a list of the most serious POSSIBLE diagnosis' here so dont panic it may just be nothingPrkinsons diseaseHuntingtons chorea Small brain tumour MSNervous dystrophy (if thats what its called, a break down of the nervous system similar to that of muscular dystrophy)***Please note that these should only be considered if your symptoms are serious, not if they're minor, also the tingling and temperature differing toes are most likely related to ur low blood pressure rather than it being another symptom. THIS HAS NOT BEEN WRITTEN BY A DOCTOR AND ARE ONLY SUGGESTIVE RATHER THAN DIAGNOSTIC. hope this has helped
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 25, 2010
    • 01:22 AM
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  • Hi,I am in my 40s. I have had short term memory issues for about the last 10 years. In the past year, the memory problems have worsened. In the past 6 months I have experienced tingling in my hands and feet. I have a burning sensation in my toes and occasional bouts of icy cold toes. I also have some low blood pressure issues in the morning causing dizziness. I have anxiety and depression which I am being treated for. Within the past 3 weeks I have developed twitching. At first it was just mild contractions on my left side. Occasionally there was a thumb tremor or hand tremor. My foot would jump suddenly and feel as if someone hit my knee with a reflex mallet. Within the past two days I have developed shoulder shrugs. At first it was in just the left shoulder. Now it is in both. I also have twitching in my neck and occasionally it will cause me to raise my head or look up. I've researched so I know this is dyskinesia, but I'm unsure of where to go from here. I get the casual sort of response from the neurologist (oh it is probably nothing and it might go away)You must see a licensed professional to get a proper diagnosis. Could be a brain disorder such as parkinson's. At any rate, there is something that would be beneficial to you no matter what the problem may be. It is called Co-Q-10. You can buy it where herbal supplements are sold and is carried by stores like Wal-mart and Dollar General. Be sure to check with your doctor and arm yourself with facts before taking any medicine even over the counter. Co-Q-10 is an enyme found naturally within the body for new cell production. With age, the enzyme production lowers significantly. It also helps the body distribute oxygen to every part of the body. Too many benefits to list. This supplement and anti-oxidants can reverse damage to the brain which could be caused by the many metals we are exposed to like aluminum and lead which build up over time. Stay away from aluminum(like cans) which leech this metal into food and beverages. It is best not to use aluminum pans, etc. Stainless steel and iron pans are highly recommended. Also, it may be a good idea to have your zinc levels checked as there has been noted a link to certain disorders involving the brain and low levels of zinc. Most importantly, incorporate exercise, yoga is best, into your life. The benefits seem endless. I have to modify certain exercises due to back problems, so find ways to modify your exercises if they are painful. Don't do more strenuous poses until you know you have strengthened yourself enough to do so. Note: Co-Q-10 can cause mild to moderate pain in the bones, especially the arms and wrists. This is normal and is the cause of the enzyme removing metals which have sliced their way into the bones. This pain will subside once the metals have been removed and the length of time is 2 weeks to a month, but can be longer for someone with a very large amount of metals(free radicals) built up in the system. Berries are very powerful anti-oxidants. I hope this may help you as God has blessed me to find your message while looking for answers for my mother who is in the hospital.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 25, 2010
    • 04:34 AM
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  • Hi,I am in my 40s. I have had short term memory issues for about the last 10 years. In the past year, the memory problems have worsened. In the past 6 months I have experienced tingling in my hands and feet. I have a burning sensation in my toes and occasional bouts of icy cold toes. I also have some low blood pressure issues in the morning causing dizziness. I have anxiety and depression which I am being treated for. Within the past 3 weeks I have developed twitching. At first it was just mild contractions on my left side. Occasionally there was a thumb tremor or hand tremor. My foot would jump suddenly and feel as if someone hit my knee with a reflex mallet. Within the past two days I have developed shoulder shrugs. At first it was in just the left shoulder. Now it is in both. I also have twitching in my neck and occasionally it will cause me to raise my head or look up. I've researched so I know this is dyskinesia, but I'm unsure of where to go from here. I get the casual sort of response from the neurologist (oh it is probably nothing and it might go away)i have almost the exact same symptoms, with a few extra, and i'm wondering if you have learned anything? please let me know...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 23, 2011
    • 00:31 AM
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