I get that you are afraid of what this could turn into, and I am right with you. Certain of my symptoms do not fit my main diagnosis, but what I have does not really suggest anything to the doctors either. That is why they ran all the tests that while they did not turn up a new diagnosis- at least they ruled out certain others. SO, I guess all we can do is wait- and hope those other things do not show up.
What I see out there on internal tremor- All it means is that your tremor is not visible to others yet. It still could be other things than Parkinson's.
There are a lot of kinds of tremor. Do not think that just because yours does not fit with essential tremor that it means Parkinson's. I have seen a "postural tremor" video on youtube. The person is laying down, and tremor is impacting all limbs. They are technically at rest. But it is a postural tremor because if they sit up and move, it goes away.
Originally Posted by invisable
It really is a tough one! I read about essential tremor, it can include internal tremor also, but the part that doesn't fit for me is my tremor is always at rest and started in leg. Essential seems to only occur with movement and starts in hands or arms. Believe me, I wish it was Essential tremor, Parkinsons scares me to death! The neuro I went to couldn't dx Parkinsons because no symptoms were visable, he said internal tremor can be a part of Parkinsons, but has to be seen (advanced) for dx. It is pretty hard searching for answers, getting none, feeling the symptoms and getting more and more anxious. I am sorry if I put the Parkinsons bug in your ear........didn't mean to do that!
If you have had tremor for a while now (how long has it been?), you would probably be showing more symptoms by now if it were PD.