Hi there, I didnt really know where to ask (besides a doctor of course) but i am away on holiday atm so seeing a doctor is difficult.
For the last month or so I have had random tremors in my left hand. for the last 5 years i have had a balance problem almost feel like im on an elevator, i had neuro tests done at the time and they cleared me of having a tumor, then they told me i had depression and gave me pills. well i still have problems with my balance sometimes if i make a sudden movment it is really bad. Also if im sitting still i can feel my body rocking back and forth ever so slightly. Now in these latest months i have felt twitchy.
After all that venting on my symptoms lol does anyone think i should be tested for parkinsons? im 24 male from australia
There are no specific tests for Parkinson disease. This disorder can be diagnosed only according to the symptoms and neurological examination. Three major symptoms of PD are tremor, muscle stiffens (rigor) and slow movements. They develop slowly not suddenly. You are missing 2 of them. Your age (24) is also not typical for Parkinson disease.
Balance problems (vertigo) can be also found in PD but latter. Vertigo that is provoked by sudden movements or certain body position can be due to so called benign positional vertigo. There are several other reasons for vertigo that should be excluded.
Do you feel vertigo when stand up?
Do you feel nausea together with the vertigo?
Do you have problems with hearing?
Do you take some medicines?
Do you take drugs and alcohol?