I've seen the neurologist a couple of times. MRI was ok. DAT scan whilst not 'normal' was not sufficiently abnormal to give a specific diagnosis, but he did say that in his view we're looking at 'early Parkinsons' and he wants to repeat the DAT scan in a year. Symptoms are a feeling of internal tremor/vibration affecting predominantly the right arm, but also my chin, chest/abdomen intermittently (but regularly), and sometimes a feeling of twitching as if the nerves are being switched on/off/on/off etc rapidly. I also have problems with writing and my right arm seems to have a pace of its own sometimes ....s-l-o-w!
I sometimes struggle getting change out of my purse Can't always 'get the message through' to touch my little finger with my thumb - but a couple of hours later it's fine. I've also noticed changes to my voice sometimes, being weak and wavery. Feet and lower legs are quite stiff (but i put that down to lack of movement to be honest). Right arm swings much less. I'm also really tired and forget things in an instant! So it does sound like Parkinsons,from what I've read.
Has anyone else experienced the 'vibrating' feeling. it's not a noticeable tremor to anyone else, but perhaps as it is supposed to be 'early Parkinsons' this is how the tremor starts, is it?
The consultant has recommended trying Sinemet for 6 weeks to see if there's any improvement (although I've been having some physio which has helped). I really don't fancy starting on medication too early as the symptoms are currently manageable - especially as there's no concrete diagnosis yet,
I'm really interested to look into alternative/natural remedies?
Sorry to ramble on but I'm slightly anxious about all this - whilst really trying to remain positive!
Thanks for your time :)