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    Possible parkinsons?
    jram303 posted:
    Hello everyone,

    My name is joe and I am 29 years old. I have had a long history of health issues. My biggest was stage 3 testicular cancer that was treated almost five years ago. About three years ago I started being really tired all the time. Bad fatigue you could say. It wouldn't matter how much or little sleep I get, it's always there. Then I would not I e my left thumb would twitch off and on at random. I noticed it twitches really bad after playing the drums or typing on my phone. But lately it will just do it on it's own. I woke up the other night to it twitching back and fourth quite subtly. And took a video of it. I would like to share it here and get some input. I know the likely hood of early onset parkinsons is low, but I have been quite anxious about it. I also notice I have lots of muscle twitches. In my legs and arms. My arms also shoot up when I am falling asleep sometimes. Is there a way I can share my video on here? Thank you for taking the time to read this.
    atti_editor responded:
    Hi Joe,

    Unfortunately there isn't a way to upload a video right into your post. However, you can upload a video to a video-sharing website like youtube or vimeo and then post the link here. Have you seen a doctor about the symptoms that you describe above? He/She would be best able to give you a diagnosis after an exam, viewing your video and some possible tests. Please let us know how you are doing!

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