Hi Please help me with my symptoms

Discussion in 'I have dementia' started by perrysin, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. perrysin

    perrysin Registered User

    Oct 21, 2015
    2
    Hi,
    My name is Perry and I am 22 years old. I have been suffering from twitches all over my body for the past 3 years. I had epilepsy as a child when I was 12-13.

    I have seen no other symptoms so far. But I wanted to if Myoclonus is an early symptoms of early onset Alzheimer's. I did some research and found that the people with late onset Alzheimer's get Myocolnus in late stages of the disease.

    Anyone with Early onset Alzheimer's help me please??
     
  2. jaymor

    jaymor Volunteer Moderator

    Jul 14, 2006
    12,486
    Female
    England
    Hello perrysin and welcome to talking point.

    I would think that the myoclonus you mention is more to do with the epilepsy you suffered as a child and not early onset dementia but please speak to your doctor about your concerns, you need medical advice to put your mind at rest.
     
  3. LYN T

    LYN T Registered User

    Aug 30, 2012
    6,968
    Brixham Devon
    Perrysin, I have no medical training but I've never heard of someone at such a young age being diagnosed with Alzheimer's. I'm sure others will be along soon if they can offer an opinion on that score.

    Have you been to your GP to ask his/her opinion? A thorough physical examination could be given to see if the symptoms that you describe can be attributed to something else.

    I'm sorry that you are so worried.

    Take care

    Lyn T
     
  4. perrysin

    perrysin Registered User

    Oct 21, 2015
    2
    Thanks for the advice but I would still like to know if Myoclonus is an initial symptom of early onset Alzheimer's. I know alzheimer's patients develop Myoclonus in late stages, but is it also an early symptom.
     
  5. jaymor

    jaymor Volunteer Moderator

    Jul 14, 2006
    12,486
    Female
    England
    My husband was in his late 50s when his dementia became noticeable and he was diagnosed when he was 62. As he was under the age of 65 he was classed as early onset.

    He is now 72 and has never had myoclonus symptoms. There are many, many symptoms that dementia can display but not everyone gets every one of them or necessarily in the same order. There are also many other diseases that someone with dementia will suffer but again, not every one with dementia will get them.
     
  6. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,560
    Kent
    My husband too never had any myoclonus symptoms .

    We know he had symptoms of dementia at least six years before dementia diagnosis but nothing even slightly comparable to myoclonus before diagnosis or throughout his dementia until the day he died.

    Please seek medical advice perrysin.
     

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