A member asked:

Hi doc, i'm currently experiencing shaking in the hands as if it were parkinsons, bad body shakes and jerks and difficulty breathing when the body does that. could it be stress? anxiety or panic attacks?

5 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Bennett Werner answered

Specializes in Cardiology

At your age, Parkinson's is lowest on the list, but other neurologic conditions can cause shaking. Stress can too. Do you have a fever? You need a simple, office based neurologic exam. Either your family doctor by an experienced neurologist if the cause isn't obvious.

Answered Nov 24, 2020


Dr. Krishna Kumar answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

At age 24, with the symptoms you have-does not indicate Parkinson’s. These are likely Anxiety symptoms due to stresses which could be: • Relationships • Separation/Breakup • Loneliness • Finances • Work • Alcohol and Drugs can cause Anxiety. Please see a Psychiatrist for: •Diagnosis •Therapy for stresses in your life •Discuss Medications •Breathing Relaxation •Guided Visual Imagery

Answered Nov 24, 2020


Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered

Specializes in Pathology

It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity as tolerated. Drink more water. Wish you good health!

Answered Nov 25, 2020



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