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A 63-year-old female asked:

I woke up on august 14th with sudden onset full body tremors and weakness in the arms/legs. there is no shaking at rest. mri and cat of the brain came up clear, as did ekg and blood. the next step is spine mri. what could this be?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 17 years experience
The list is endless: This could be so many things: seizure, migraine, cataplexy (related to narcolepsy) are just a few. The next best step is to follow through with recommended testing.
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Dr. Moshe Lewis commented
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Yes, I agree with Dr. Kozminski, we have to really know alot about your medical history to lower the list of possibilities. I presume you are working with a Neurologist at a top Academic Medical centr
Sep 13, 2020
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Long list possible: Lots of possibilities including infection and Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis (MS), and essential tremor have to be considered. IT sounds like your Spine workup is in progress and should continue.This might include extensive labs, lumbar puncture and advanced PET scanning if dictated. Cardiology, Neurology and Endocrinology evaluations are recommended ie checking Carotids, an ECHO and EEG testing

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