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Do you think this is PD (video)?

Action (more specifically isometric), not resting tremor. Triggered by various dexterity related movements of the effected pinky. Dystonia/tremor not interrupted by movement. Lasts for 45 seconds or so, then stops. Hasn't changed much since started a year+ ago (vacillates between worse and better, but isn't markedly (but perhaps slightly) worsening as a trend). No other cardinal symptoms of PD (slowness, stiffness, loss of smell, micrographia, facial masking, constipation); however, I urinate frequently and get light headed on standing (orthostatic hypotension). Some family history of PD (not parents/siblings though).

Diagnosed by neurologist with Benign Fasciculation Syndrome (BFS) however, I do not believe the type of tremor/dystonia shown in the video is BFS. It is too slow and rhythmic from what I've read.

  1. Thanks for sharing with us here, kellio575. It seems like you've really done your research into this. We actually cannot provide any diagnostic or medical advice for your safety. One option would be to get a second opinion from a movement disorder specialist (MDS) which is a neurologist that specializes in Parkinson's. If you need help with locating one near you, we have this article that has a tool to help you search: Hope this helps. - Chris, Team

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