What are symtons of Parkinson's diease besides tremors?

Parkinson's Disease. The most common symptoms besides tremor include: stiff muscles (rigidity) and aching muscles. Slow, limited movement (bradykinesia), especially when the person tries to move from a resting position. Weakness of face and throat muscles cause talking and swallowing difficulties. Walking and balance problems are likely to make a patient take small steps and shuffle, bend forward slightly.
Symptoms of PD. Tremor at rest is one symptom of Parkinsons. Other symptoms are 1. slowness of movement (bradykinesia) 2. falling (postural instability) 3. muscular rigidity Some people have all of the symptoms, some people do not. Hope that helps!

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If I have tremors, .is it possible I have Parkinson's disease?

Prob not. The symptoms of Parkinsons are 1) resting tremor, a tremor at rest, normally on one side 2) slowness of movement 3) increased muscle tone 4) unexplained falling If you have all of these, there is a good chance of PD. Do you have any of these? Most people with a tremor have essential tremor. It is quite different. The tremor is on both sides and obvious when the hands are held up. Read more...

What is the best medicine for tremors associated with parkinson's?

Start mild & build!! Dopamine meds are mainstay of treatment. Modern therapy recommends longer lasting, milder potency meds first: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & Dopamine agonists (requip xl/mirapex er/neupro). After they've been maximized & stronger meds ate needed to adequately manage symptoms, then sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is both together) are begun. Tailor rx with side effects in mind for each person. Read more...
Dopamine. The best medical treatment for Parkinsons tremor is dopamine, normally in the form of sinemet, (carbidopa and levodopa) or levodopa-carbidopa. This may be given up to 1000-1500 mg of dopamine per day. Sometimes tremor is not effectively managed with medicine. There is a pacemaker type treatment called a brain stimulator that is sometimes helpful for people with a very bad tremor that cannot be controlled more easily. Read more...

Please tell me, could a person have both essential tremors + parkinson's?

Yes. Parkinson's is said to be slightly more common in those who already have familial tremor, though this may be an artifact. Read more...

How can they confirm diagnosis between parkinsons and essential tremors?

By history & exam. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/essential-tremor/basics/symptoms/con-20034509. Essential tremors typically occur when attempting to do something, especially w/hands while Parkinson's disease tremors are at rest. PD also affects gait, handwriting & facial expression whereas essential tremor doesn't. Read more...
Straight forwards. Essential tremors result in shaking if arms are held upright, not at rest, Parkinson's shake at rest, not when in action. Muscle tone can increase in Parkinson's and gait also changes, but these findings not usually seen in essential tremor. L-DOPA does affect Parkinsonian tremor, but not essential usually. Read more...

Why is my parkinson tremor worse in the afternoon?

Timing of meds? If you're taking medicine for parkinson's, the timing of your medicine dosing may have a lot to do with the timing of your tremor intensity. Read more...

Why have I not had my Parkinson's tremor for 4 days?

Medication working? may be your medication is working. it is a good news ,is it? check with your neurologist for a peace of mind. Read more...