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Any suggestions for these symptoms???

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  • Posted By: Lisa D.
  • May 20, 2007
  • 06:07 PM


Here is a list of my symptoms.
** I have had a very mild tremor in my left hand for about 2 years (I really only notice it when I hold a mirror or a glass of water in that hand).
** For about 6 months one side of my thumb on my left hand went 100% numb, it is now only about 2-3% numb.
** I noticed very mild stiffness in the thumbs of both my hands on and off for about a month. Haven't noticed it now for a few months.
** When I lay down to sleep at night and am in very relaxed state I get twitches/movement in my fingers, leg, foot, and/or arm. This has only really bothered me for about the last week where it's been happening about 6 times or so before I fall asleep. Before that I only noticed it happened maybe once or twice a night.
** The last few nights when laying down to sleep I've also noticed intermittant and very mild tingling (pins & needles) in my fingers or toes. Like only one pin poking at it. Extremely mild.

I went to my regular doctor who sent me to a neurologist. She did a neurological exam and some blood tests but everything came back fine. Because of my twitches I do have a follow up appt. in six months with her. The twitches are really concerning me and I don't want to wait six months. What tests should I ask her to perform now?

I also recently went to a naturpathic doctor who thought my B-Vitamin Complex might be overkill. So I am now only taking the B vitamins that I get from my multi-vitamin and my bone formula supplement. I also am a hyperthyroid (been diagnosed for 17 years and take PTU). It is extremely well controlled and all recent tests are fine so the tremor is not due to that.

Any suggestions or advise is welcome.

Thank you!

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