I'll try to keep this short...for the past 6wks i have been experiencing some very scary symptoms that seem to be related to parkinson's, but i think could also be related to aspartame poisoning. My main symptoms are as follows:
resting tremors/muscle twitching(mainly on left side, but other various places on body)
left sided muscle weakness
left arm stiff
neck muscles sore/stiff
left foot catches on everything
severe daytime fatigue, but unable to fall asleep at night
some loss of sense of smell
When i'm tired or stressed my tremors seem to crop up more if i'm in a resting position. I had an MRI which came back normal, and all sorts of blood tests which have come back normal. B12 seems to help a little if i take large amounts everyday (5000-7000iu's daily). i have also gone to a gluten free diet, not sure if this is helping or not. Prior to this I had been drinking a 12-20oz diet pepsi daily for about 5-6mo to combat fatigue. I have not had any for the past month though and my symptoms are not getting better. My aunt was dx with young onset Parkinson's about 10yrs ago at the age of 42 (started having symptoms at 40). i am 32 yrs old.
Even though my symptoms seem spot on for Parkinson's they are mostly subclinical, so the medical community has been less than helpful. Also, the symptoms have come on rather rapidly, which is not usual for Parkinson's.
Any thoughts or experiences to share? I'm very confused right now:(