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What causes tremor at rest in arms and left leg ? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 06-Apr-2014
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User:I have a small benign tumor in my cerebellum 8 years diagnosed and have periods when it causes me symptoms. 2 weeks ago illness from kidneys, recovering from hysterectomy and stress caused what I call a flare up. I have had problems with speech, headache ataxia tingling fingers heavy arms fatigue, problems finding words. Saying inappropriate things, tremor at rest in arms and left leg ( this is new for me, left leg) intention tremor.forgetting what I'm doing. It sometimes goes off quickly but I seem to be getting worse this time. Didn't go to hospital on onset and went to drs after a week. Gp signed me off and made up something on my sick note. I'm concerned I should maybe contact my neurologist myself. I'm feeling spaced out and depressed and I'm on my own during the week.
Doctor:Hi,
Let me read your query for few minutes to be able to have a good discussion here.
Doctor:Hello
User:Hello
Doctor:I agree with you on the requirement to visit your neurologist
Doctor:Occasionally there can be some bleeding inside the tumour which can cause worsening of symptoms and new symptoms to appear
Doctor:other possibility is of the tumour growing in size
Doctor:So, you do need a neurologist consultation as soon as possible
User:Thank you. I feel it's worse than it has been and isn't getting better and possibly the dr isn't as familiar as my neurologist with my symptoms. I will e mail the neuro tomorrow
Doctor:are you there?
Doctor:sure, please do go ahead and visit your neurologist
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
User:Yes takes some time to type with intention tremor !
Doctor:I can understand
User:No thank you si much for your reassurance that I should push to see the neuro
User:I will do that now.
Doctor:Yes, you do need to see your neurologist in my opinion... I would refer you to one if I were your treating GP
Doctor:Okay
Doctor:Thank you for using our service
Doctor:All the best and take care
Doctor:bye
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