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A 20-year-old female asked:

I'm young but my hands shake sometimes when i do things, like using my fork to eat or when i try to put on makeup.is there anything i can do to stop it?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Have your tremor: Medically evaluated. Any treatment recommendations will stem from the assessment.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Essential tremor: Is the most common type of tremor and affects many people. Essential tremor occurs when muscles are used, such as when holding a fork in your hand versus parkinson's, the tremor when muscle relax. A few drugs are used for this condition (topamax, xanax, (alprazolam) neurontin). Surgery is suggested. However, research is needed since not many people with et benefit from these drugs and surgery.

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Last updated Sep 1, 2018

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