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    Suggest treatment for slight tremors and forgetfulness

Posted on Thu, 20 Jul 2017 in Brain and Spine
Question: I have been experiencing concentration problems. In doing repetitive tasks I run into a streak of 3-5 days wherein I will skip one of the steps I am required to do for work. This seems to occur every 3 months or so, and then clears up. It is, atm, greatly affecting job performance. 3 days ago I was notified of the initial problems, and have been (attempting) to be more alert/focused, yet for the following 2 days I am still incurring forgetfulness. I have a very slight tremor (familial, I believe, as my father had a tremor that grew as he aged), and wonder if it isnt related to this? ..I am otherwise healthy (stocky yet slightly overweight @ 5'4" 137 lbs. I am female, almost 62yo ) Do some bike riding but otherwise am quite sedentary. Recently my sleep is fitful (going to bed about 10pm waking at 6am for work and waking about 2-3 am and being up for 1-2 hrs about twice a week) Presently I am not keeping a regular schedule (heat/weather contributing to such). Would love advice on what I might try outside of a multitude of tests. Much appreciated. XXXXXXX
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
You require evaluation to exclude mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for posting your query.

I am Dr Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist, and I would try my best to help you.

I have noted your clinical details. Based on this, we need to exclude mild cognitive impairment (MCI). This would require a detailed neuro-psychological evaluation. If MCI is confirmed, then, the cause would need to be identified. This would require a brain scan, preferably an MRI, vitamin B12 level and thyroid profile (blood tests).

Tremors seem to be familial tremors, and are not related to concentration/memory issues.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
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