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Bilateral Hand Tremor In A 3yo How Should This Be Evaluated
Rare: I do not believe that most family physicians and pediatricians would be comfortable diagnosing a 3 year old with this symptom. Certainly we would evaluate and give an opinion but would more than likely as you to be seen by a pediatric neurologist. There isn't one of them hanging on every tree so a referral to a children's hospital or referral center would likely be necessary unless in big city. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shaking Hands Or Tremor (Definition)
Shaky hands is a symptom in a person's hand or hands has a tremor (shakiness or small back and forth movements). Shakiness can be present at rest, all the time, or only when the person is trying to use his hands. Causes include, brain problems, nerve problems, muscle problems, medicine effects, drug abuse, etc. ...Read more
Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause bilateral hand tremors when trying to hold object still: like phone or pen? Mild shaking bilaterally when holding hands out infront
Yes, it can: In the pre-marketing clinical studies, more than 10% of people experienced tremors with zoloft (sertraline). So yes, it could be causing the problem you have. How long have you been taking it? If only for a short time (few weeks) there's still a possibility this may resolve. If going on for longer, it may not. Please discuss with your psychiatrist or other prescribing physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different Options: There are many reasons for hand tremors and the therapy should be tailored to what is causing the tremor. For example, if you are on thyroid medication and are getting a bit too much, then the dose should be adjusted. On the other hand, if you're drinking too many caffeinated beverages every day then reducing may be a good option. Tremors of Parkinson's or essential tremors can respond to meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Parkinson's: At your age, living in a ski resort, with an isolated problem, you are doing great and should continue to do well! A focal tremor especially at rest on one side is most often the first sign of parkinson's disease. See a neurologist at you local medical school and start treatment, as this will control your problems. ...Read more
I assume yes: Especially for vibrato. There are many things in the hand that change over time and a 20 year old set of fingers is not the same as an 80 year old set. Arthritis, joint postion, hand strength, sensation, touch, and yes tremor all will affect the way the instrument is played especially for a stringed instrument. ...Read more
Carpal tun syndrome: Numbness and tingling in the thumb, index and long finger is do to compression of the median nerve at the wrist called carpal tunnel syndrome. If it is in the ring and little finger only than the nerve involved is the ulnar nerve and the compression is usually at the elbow, called cubical tunnel syndrome. ...Read more
Depends?: Tremors of the hand and fingers has many potential causes. Sometimes it can be due to muscle weakness, or pressure on the nerves in the neck or arm. They can also be caused by some neurologic disorders. Benign essential tremor of the hands is fairly common, but usually not bothersome. If it bothers you you should get it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more
See a neurologist: A focal tremor might indicate early Parkinson's disease, but other conditions could include heredofamilial essential tremors, a problem with the cerebellum, Wilson's disease, hyperthyroidism, medication reaction (such as Depakote), etc. All of these have different treatments, and need to pin down cause first. ...Read more
Hand TremorS: Tremor is generally caused by problems in parts of the brain that control muscles throughout the body or in particular areas, such as the hands. Neurological disorders or conditions that can produce tremor include multiple sclerosis, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and neurodegenerative diseases that damage or destroy parts of the brainstem or the cerebellum. Causes can include the use of meds. ...Read more
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