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Old 25-09-15, 10:49 PM   #1
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Default What do you think? New member need advice

Hi everyone, I'm a new member on here and it's great to see a forum dedicated to this horrible disease. Anyway, I just wanted to talk to you about me possibly having juvenile huntingtons.

My mum was diagnosed when she was just 19 years old shortly after I was born, she lived until she was 34 (just 15 years) and her case was much worse than her fathers.

I'm now 19 years old and I've noticed that as the years are going along, changing are happening to me psychologically. I feel like I have no emotions: I never laugh at anything or cry (I used to be a very emotional person). Even when I force myself to cry, tears don't come. I am also very apathetic, I have very little interest in things that I used to love doing in my early teens such as playing video games. I lose interest very quickly whenever I do anything, which never used to happen. I also do not get sexually attracted to other people like most people my age, which is affecting my social interactions with others as i'm currently in uni.

I'm worried that these are early psychological hints of huntingtons. My movement hasn't been affected yet, apart from the fact that sometimes I start shaking for no reason, but this may be due to anxiety.

Any advice/thoughts on this? I would really appreciate any advice, I'm worried I may have juvenile huntingtons too.
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