I am 37 years old and have been feeling very "off" for about 2 years. It started with rampant muscle twitches. Now I have a tremor, too. (although it doesn't seem like the classic resting tremor I read about, but rather gets worse as I move my hands. I have noticed things like changes in handwriting; I was having minor swallowing issues for 4 or 5 months which has subsided; playing the piano seems more laborious now; my muscles seem more easily fatigued; my movements seem more deliberate as opposed to autonomic; walking seems slightly clumsier; I seem more mentally scattered as though I can't multitask as well as I used to; my face looks different to me; and suddenly, I have been having panic attacks. I have had an MRI an EMG and all the blood work etc. which show no lesions or anything else of concern. 2 neuros say I'm fine and it's stress. After doing some research, I am now starting to think I may have PD. I am very frightened. Being in law school, this is wreaking indescribable havoc on me.
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