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tony292,I am a 15 year active duty Army CPT with sleep apnea, hearing loss, tinnitus, and some sort of movement disorder (still undiagnosed). My symptoms are many: ataxia, resting tremor in jaw, left hand left leg, tingling and numbness in both feet and left hand, fasciculations, fatigue, weakness. In legs (have had to crawl up the stairs to get to bed some nights) sometimes I stumble like a drunk, other times I shuffle like an old man. Have had 2 MRIs, nerve conduction study, lumbar puncture, numerous blood tests, seen 2 neurologists and a nueromuscular specialist. The closest I have got to a diagnosis was a civilian doc who told me I have some of but not all of the symptoms of Parkinson's or Parkinsonism, but I would have to show him progression of symptoms over 6-12 months. At this point I want a diagnosis worse than I want to stay in because I can no longer hide the tremor or poor gait, my Soldiers see it, my BN CDR sees it, everyone sees it. The best I can hope for at this point is a compassionate reassignment that could get me to 17 years and a diagnosis/medication that would improve my symptoms.
Welcome! Sorry to hear of your health problems. I hope you can get a diagnosis and treatment.