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Posted In: Nerve conditions 3 Replies
  • Posted By: nic007
  • October 25, 2006
  • 11:49 AM

Hi - can somebody help ??

During the night, my left leg will start shaking, which then quickly spreads quickly to the whole of my body which shakes violently for 20-40seconds. A couple of weeks ago i suffered my left hand side of my face doing a similar thing. My wife tells me that it can happen more than once per night, but not always every night. Any ideas ?

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  • I'm no doctor and there's lots of things it might be that I don't know about. Go to a doctor to get a good diagnosis, and to rule out anything that could be dangerous if left untreated.Two of many things it could be: 1. Sleep apnea 2. Paroxysmal Hypnogenic Dyskinesia
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 25, 2006
    • 07:10 PM
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  • Thanks for taking time out too read and reply.I have been to my PD, however he is not sure of the cause and he has arranged for me to have an MRI. He mentioned RLS, however i understand that shaking is not one of the symptoms. Does anyone have any more ideas ?Again, thanks all in advanceN
    nic007 1 Replies
    • October 26, 2006
    • 07:41 AM
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  • Hi, I have been dianosed with extreme essential tremors. I was shaking so much I had to quit my job; I was unable to write, type, etc.. At night my legs shake very little. I went to see a doctor in the Parkinson's Center in Houston with my father(he has it) and that is when she gave me a few tests(tasks) and determined my diagnosis. They had a study in there office researching a link between essential tremors and Parkinson's. They even asked us many questions. I take neurontin for my shaking and have a prescription for topomax. Topomax makes me unsteady and very dizzy. Some of the other problems associated with the tremors are speech problems, short term memory problems, and unable to convey thoughts clearly and balance problems. I don't consider it serious. My medication does help but I cannot go back to my management job because of the mild shaking and anxiety. I feel eventually I will, or at least I hope to return. The essential tremors affect 5% of people under the age of 58 (I win!) and present themselves more obviously between 35-45. I am 35. You usually have them your entire life, and sometimes they become completely debilitating. At least I can type now, slowly! Sorry for the long speech.:)
    rustydog 1 Replies
    • November 5, 2006
    • 03:57 PM
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