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Anxiety disorder or Parkinson's?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 7, 2008
  • 07:14 PM

I've been to see one neurologist and have an appointment for a second opinion next month.

I am having issues with tremors in the left arm; i.e., trembling while holding the morning newspaper. I cannot fluidly wave 'bye-bye' with the left wrist, have difficulty with anything involving fine motor skills, and have tenseness of the muscles on the left side. My sense of balance has never been good.

I can tell myself to RELAX, while sitting in a chair or lying in bed, and the tremor or tenseness will disappear for a few seconds before returning.
Neurologist #1 tells me I have Parkinson's and put me on Sinemet, which makes me nauseated and sometimes vomit, no matter whether I take the medication with or without food.

My PCP suggested I might have an essential tremor. The Endocrinologist said the tremor could be a side effect of medication. I wonder if the tremor might be THYROID related as blood tests are skewed without the pituitary.

Three years ago, I had transphenoidal surgery for a pituitary tumor (acromegaly which had been misdiagnosed as a prolactinoma) and two years ago, I had Gamma Knife radiation on the residual tumor. I am currently tumor free.

Is it possible for the tremor to be related to the surgery or radiation?

Additionally, in January, July, and October I had severe neckache, headache, nausea, and vomiting which was diagnosed as migraine.

I recently read that "Anxiety can also be a side effect of several drugs taken for physical disorders, including thyroid hormone replacement drugs, corticosteroids..."

I take Hydrocortisone, Prozac, Synthroid, and Actonel.

Are the migraines-tremor-anxiety caused by medications?

Is this Parkinson's?

I am normal weight and age 58.


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