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Have resting tremors, numbness in face and head. Have Parkinson's disease. Symptoms of some other disease?

hi-- just turning 55, grandmother had parkinson s,, just started having resting tremor in left polliucs musle waking me up at night and over last week getting worse,, some brief mild numbness right side face and head,, 7 months ago had stent put in for 8 mm para clinoid anneyurism, also coiled, do not take any meds...had 2 mri/ mra s of brain and circle of willis , last one 2 months, was clean,, im pretty concerned, any likely hood this could be something other than parkinsons??? thanks for any response g
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your symptoms.

We need to exclude a brief ischemia (lack of blood supply) to brain, resulting in TIA- transient ischemic attack.

Please get screened for diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol.

Also, consult a neurologist to decide whether or not to start aspirin.

I hope my reply has helped you.

I would be pleased to answer, if you have any follow up queries or if you require any further information.
Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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