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    blessijr posted:
    I was diagnosed with PD over 2 years ago. I rarely have a visible tremor, but I experience an internal, non-visible shaking, especially when at rest. It is hard to describe to others, but it has a steady, distinct frequency. What causes this?
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    Mark A Stacy, MD responded:
    Dear blessijr,
    Internal tremor is a fairly common observation in people with PD. Some notice it more when they are anxious or as their medications are wearing off. If it is highly distressing, talk with your doctor about adjusting your PD medications, or perhaps taking a mild medication for anxiety (lorazepam or clonazepam are sometimes used for this)
     
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    blessijr replied to Mark A Stacy, MD's response:
    Thank you. My neurologist has me on Clonazepam to deal with sleep initiation problems.


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