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Hello, I have shaky hands and im wondring if I can be surgoen, irealy would like to be one, and what the things I can do to me to make the shks go away?

Hello, I have shaky hands and im wondring if I can be surgoen, irealy would like to be one, and what the things I can do to me to make the shks go away?

Shaky hands: It depends how shaky they are; general surgeons can shake more than brain or eye surgeons; many times shaking is congenital but can also be from thyroid disease - before you make any life choices see your doctor or a neurologist and get checked out. ...Read more

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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


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What is the cause of shaky hands?

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What is the cause of shaky hands?

Shaky: One of many symptoms of anxiety, or induced by medications, or some other physiological changes related to metabolic changes such as sugar or thyroid. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my shaky hands?

What could be the cause of my shaky hands?

Tremor?: There are many types of tremor. Your physician or a neurologist would be better able to determine what type of tremor you have (& possibly the cause). Take care. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about my shaky hands?

Should I be concerned about my shaky hands?

Get it controlled: There may be many causes of "shaky hands", but one cause could be Heredofamilial Essential Tremor which is easily treated and controlled. A neurologist can confirm or disconfirm and point you in the correct direction. ...Read more

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I have shaky hands... Any idea why?

Varies: Causes include medications, familial tremor (at your age, much less likely to be other non-familial.) Depakote is a common cause. Anxiety can, too. ...Read more

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What are the reason for shaky hands?

What are the reason for shaky hands?

A number of causes: Could be neurologic in origin/Parkinsons, intention tremors, medication induced, thyroid conditions. Best to discuss this with your primary doc. Important to see if the tremors are one sided, coarse or fine ...Read more

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Why do alcoholics tend to have shaky hands?

Why do alcoholics tend to have shaky hands?

Alcohol withdrawal: Alcohol and other similar sedatives (barbiturates, benzodiazepines etc.) produce a physical dependency. When the drug is withdrawn (wears off overnight), morning tremor ("the shakes") commonly occur. It is a result in part of high levels of adrenaline produced in withdrawal, which also raise blood pressure and pulse and increase sweating. This is a sign of alcohol dependency - get medical help. ...Read more

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Is shaky hands a sign of als?

Is shaky hands a sign of als?

Maybe carpal tunnel: Since ALS can cause rather significant muscle atrophy and weakness, especially in the hands, an instability on holding arms upright might occur, and cause shaking. However, other causes of tremor might be considered, such as medication rxtns. ...Read more

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Can asthma cause shaky hands?

Asthma: Asthma and any other condition that causes shortness if breath can likely cause some degree of tremulousness but also give consideration to the medications used to treat asthma. Two common symptoms of short beta adrenergic agonists (such as albuterol/ ventilin) are tremulousness and palpitations. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of shaky hands?

Brain stimulator??: If your hand shaking is from essential tremor (an inherited disorder that would be present in one of your parents) and the tremor interferes with your performance of important activities (such as drinking from a cup, eating in public, writing, putting on make-up, using a computer, etc), then a deep brain stimulator (dbs) could be extremely beneficial. Consultation w the right doc could tell you. ...Read more

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Shaky hands from too much masturbation?

Shaky hands from too much masturbation?

Not the cause: About 1% of people develop familial tremor which comes on in the teenaged years. Enjoying your body isn't the cause. Your physician can treat you and make the tremor vanish. If you have a more serious tremor, you need to be under a physician's care. ...Read more

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Sir I feel tired headache shaky hands all the time specially when I am studying?

Sir I feel tired headache shaky hands all the time specially when I am studying?

Shaky hands: A visit to a Psychologist will work you through this in a short period. Yes, it will be very helpful. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if any one give me some remedies on how to get rid of shaky hands?

Can you tell me if any one give me some remedies on how to get rid of shaky hands?

Need diagnosis: Your shaky hands could be due to essential tremor, thyroid overactivity, medication reaction, Parkinson's, and several other causes. So, your doctor needs to determine why this is present, but once diagnosed treatments are effective. ...Read more

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What would be the drug of choice for non generalized social anxiety that results in shaky hands?

What would be the drug of choice for non generalized social anxiety that results in shaky hands?

Meds: No one medication is best; it all depends on the patient's needs, combined with how well they respond to whatever that medication might be. Often, finding the right med in the right dosage is arrived at by trial and error. ...Read more

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Can you get shaky hands due to improper weight lifting form? This problem started to happen like 3 weeks ago. Thanks in advance.

Can you get shaky hands due to improper weight lifting form? This problem started to happen like 3 weeks ago. Thanks in advance.

Not really: May get tremulous or have tremors with fatigue which is an exaggerated physiological tremor. Really unrelated to the form while weight lifting unless you are lifting dramatically too much weight. ...Read more

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Sometimes I have shaky hands which is really visible when I try to keep my hands still is this adrenaline I've had this most of my life just hands?

Sometimes I have shaky hands which is really visible when I try to keep my hands still is this adrenaline I've had this most of my life just hands?

You on medication?: Sounds like a butterfly wouldn't sit in your hand for long would it? Lol...Are you on medications such as Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or other stimulant for any reason? Anybody in your family with same type of hand tremors? Do you suffer from excessive nervousness or anxiety? If the problem interferes with your activities then, it should probably be treated otherwise, continued observation would be the best. ...Read more

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How can you treat shaky hands?

Tremors: It is not uncommon to have familial tremors, which bother when the hands are held upright. This can also occur secondary to medicines and hyperthyroidism. (parkinson's tremors usually start on one side, and are present at rest, rather than sustention). Many medicines can help, such as benzodiazepines, xanax, (alprazolam) primidone, even alcohol (not the best approach). Avoidance of coffee or stimulants? ...Read more

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How can a person treat shaky hands?

How can a person treat shaky hands?

Essential tremor?: If this is essential tremor, beta blockers are ofte first line. Primidone, Gabapentin and topirimate may also be tried. ...Read more

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Can cyclobenzaprine cause shaky hands?

It is possible: The increased sweating, loss of taste, tremors and insomnia are rare cyclobenzaprine side effects. ...Read more

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Would cyclobenzaprine cause shaky hands?

Would cyclobenzaprine cause shaky hands?

It is possible: The increased sweating, loss of taste, tremors and insomnia are rare cyclobenzaprine side effect. ...Read more

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What is a cure for shaky hands? Any meds for it?

Inderol: If tremors are bothersome have your doctor give you 10mg inderol helps with unintentional tremor. ...Read more

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What can I do to address shaky hands / weakness?

What can I do to address shaky hands / weakness?

Analysis needed: If weakness is present first, this can result in shaking during attempted exertion. If shaking and weakness occur together, then conditions such as parkinson's disease, hyperthyroidism, excess stimulant use/abuse are possible causes. Essential tremor rarely begins at this age, and is not associated with weakness. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have shaky hands taking mycophenolate?

What to do if I have shaky hands taking mycophenolate?

No neurological AE: Mycophenolate (brand name: CellCept, (mycophenolate mofetil) Myfortic) is not known to cause neurological adverse effects such as tremor or headaches. If you are on a combination of anti-rejection meds, tacrolimus (Prograf) would be a more likely culprit causing tremors. ...Read more

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I have really quite shaky hands for an 18 year old and it's worrying me slightly?

I have really quite shaky hands for an 18 year old and it's worrying me slightly?

Some possibilities: Shaky hands could be associated with familial hereditary essential tremors, but could be associated with hyperthyroidism, medication side effects, and recreational drugs especially amphetamines and cocaine. These issues can readily be controlled and reversed. See a neurologist and get addressed. ...Read more

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I can see shaky hands what's this symptom refers to I do mastrubation Is this related to mastrubation?

Hard: To tell without observation. But thoughts include Benign essential tremors or anxiety related. Cerebral symptoms or parkinsonism will have other associated symptoms ...Read more

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I've been noticing my shaky hands are definitely a problem and frustration for me. What's going on with me? I haven't mentioned it yet to my Dr.

I've been noticing my shaky hands are definitely a problem and frustration for me. What's going on with me? I haven't mentioned it yet to my Dr.

Many reasons: First on list is reaction to your medications as you may have too much synthroid (thyroxine) on board. It is also possible that heredofamilial tremor is presenting, and there are many other causes for "shaky hands". Your doctor can assist in uncovering the causation. ...Read more

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Can dental numbing lead to shaky hands?

Can dental numbing lead to shaky hands?

Yes: Most dental anesthetic has a very small amount of Epinephrine (adrenaline) added to help the numbness be more profound and last long enough for the procedure. Epinephrine works to keep the numbing agent in the area longer instead of being carried away in the bloodstream. Some people can be sensitive to the Epinephrine but it is a very temporary side effect lasting only a short time. ...Read more

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What can cause shaky hands and tingling fingers?

See below: The tingling in the fingers can be from a
peripheral problem like carpal tunnel syndrome or a central one like a cervical
radiculopathy.
The shaky hands is a little less specific.
It could be related to some central neurologic
problem such as parkinsons or other problems in the head. I would seen the neurologist to evaluate the tremors and
possible undergo a workup for both symptoms. ...Read more

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Can shaky hands be related to cervical radiculopathy?

Can shaky hands be related to cervical radiculopathy?

I dobt. Numbness,: Weakness, pain in hands, yes, but tremor in hands I don't think so. I would see a Neurologist for the tremor. ...Read more

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What is the cause of shaky hands after dental numbing?

What is the cause of shaky hands after dental numbing?

Epinephrine: Some anesthetics contain epinephrine. Discuss this with your dentist before your next injection... There are other anesthetics that can be used that do not contain epinephrine. ...Read more

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Can shaky hands be a symptom of a common sickness like the flu or colds?

Can shaky hands be a symptom of a common sickness like the flu or colds?

Possibly: Shaky hands could be the manifestation of a large number of conditions. You may be extremely agitated or worried over something, you might be dehydrated from fever and lack of fluid intake, you might have low blood pressure for a variety of reasons. It is so non-specific that it is difficult to categorize, but if it is disturbing, or persistent, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Shaky hands, dry couch with a bit of flem, hard to breathe. .. What's happening?

Acute panic syndrome: Severe panic can cause all those symptoms. A bronchitis will cause all except shaky hands.

Please see your internist as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Is it strange to get shaky hands after not taking your daily allergy medicine a few times?

Is it strange to get shaky hands after not taking your daily allergy medicine a few times?

Interesting question: Initially I thought not, but some allergy medications have decongestants which have anticholinergic effects. Anticholinergic medications can help some tremors associated with parkinsons. I wonder if not taking causes a withdrawal tremor or if you have been taking many years, is there a family history of tremor that has been masked by the medication? Consult your md. ...Read more

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I want to be a podiatrist and I know they perform surgeries, but I've always had shaky hands. What can I do& should I still pursue this as my career?

I want to be a podiatrist and I know they perform surgeries, but I've always had shaky hands. What can I do& should I still pursue this as my career?

Shaky hands: Might be a problem for a podiatrist. Have you tried to get the tremor fixed? (You might consult with a neurologist)
Hyperthyroidism, can cause a fine tremor and that is usually fixable. Other types of tremor respond to medication or other therapies. ...Read more