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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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I take lamictal, pristiq (desvenlafaxine) and Abilify and have deve loped tremors. Could any of these be the cause?

I take lamictal, pristiq (desvenlafaxine) and Abilify and have deve loped tremors. Could any of these be the cause?

Possibly.: I know that both Lamictal and Abilify can cause tremors. I know that some people develop a tremor when coming off of pristiq (desvenlafaxine). ...Read more

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Abilify (aripiprazole) and celexa. Would these help with GAD and tremors?

Abilify (aripiprazole) and celexa. Would these help with GAD and tremors?

Yes.: If the tremors are due to anxiety, Celexa and Abilify (aripiprazole) help by alleviating your anxiety. You have to keep in mind that Abilify (aripiprazole) can also cause extrapyramidal side-effects. One of which is akinesia, fine tremors, tight muscle which gets more pronounced with increase dosage. These are the reasons your doctor has to follow you up closely, to monitor the response and side-effects. ...Read more

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On all my meds except Abilify (aripiprazole), and I have continued to have tremors and I can't be still, my arms and legs shaking all the time. Heart races. Help! ?

On all my meds except Abilify (aripiprazole), and I have continued to have tremors and I can't be still, my arms and legs shaking all the time. Heart races. Help! ?

Abilify (aripiprazole): Your Abilify (aripiprazole) can cause these extra-pyramidal symptoms - have you just stopped it recently? The half life is 75 hours so it could take 2 weeks to wear off! ...Read more

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I got out of rehab for alcohol and Ativan 4 days ago. While I was in rehab I was started on neurontin 600 mg tid, abilfy 5 mg qd, vistaril 50 mg q4 hrs prn, baclofen 20 mg q hs, naltrexone 50 mg q hs. I've been having tremors and I'm very dizzy when I st

I got out of rehab for alcohol and Ativan 4 days ago. While I was in rehab I was started on neurontin 600 mg tid, abilfy 5 mg qd, vistaril 50 mg q4 hrs prn, baclofen 20 mg q hs, naltrexone 50 mg q hs. I've been having tremors and I'm very dizzy when I st

Incomplete question: Unfortunately your question was cut off. To provide you the best response I will need to know the complete question. You are on some potent medications that might make you dizzy but don't stop without checking with a physician. You should have had a followup appointment. ...Read more

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Is there a medication comparable to Abilify (aripiprazole) to treat bipolar disorder that doesn't cause weight gain?

Is there a medication comparable to Abilify (aripiprazole) to treat bipolar disorder that doesn't cause weight gain?

Potentially Yes: Ability does not cause weight gain with the same frequency as some other meds. There are similar meds that may be less likely to contribute to weight gain, such as saphris (asenapine) or geodon. There are is also another class of meds, the anticonvulsants, which are used fir bipolar disorder and which may not cause a problem with weight. Not everyone will experience the same side effects with the same med. ...Read more

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The medication called Abilify (aripiprazole) - can it cause seizures and low white blood cell count - what happens when you wean off the medication?

The medication called Abilify (aripiprazole) - can it cause seizures and low white blood cell count - what happens when you wean off the medication?

Abilify (aripiprazole) side effects: It can cause seizures in less than 1% of people taking it. Lowered white blood cell count has also been reported but even more rarely.
If you slowly taper it under the supervision of your md, there should be little problem. Of course recurrence of the symptoms for which you are taking it could occur. Also, since it affects serotonin symptoms of serotonin discontinuation could occur - even later. ...Read more

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Are there any tremor medications that don't cause hair loss when mixed with trazadone, lyrica (pregabalin) and Lexapro?

Are there any tremor medications that don't cause hair loss when mixed with trazadone, lyrica (pregabalin) and Lexapro?

Trazadone combo?: Severe hair Loss is a known side effect of Trazodone. Although some medications can cause hair loss, pregabalin (Lyrica) does not commonly cause hair loss. Unfortunately, antidepressants like SSRIs and SNRIs do cause hair loss. ...Read more

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I want to know which of these drugs is less likely to cause weight gain: aripiprazole or ziprasidone.

I want to know which of these drugs is less likely to cause weight gain: aripiprazole or ziprasidone.

Medication effects: I understand your desire to lose weight.
Both Aripiprazole (Abilify) and Ziprasidone (Geodon) are antipsychotic medications.
Aripiprazole is more likely to cause weight gain than Ziprasidone.
Thank you for informing about Depression.
Depression and Hypothyroidism can also cause weight gain.
Discuss with Psychiatrist Diagnosis -depression or Psychosis, Medications needed and side effects; Therapy. ...Read more

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Grandma has drug-induced tremors? Which drugs cause it?

Grandma has drug-induced tremors? Which drugs cause it?

Too many to name: Are you sure they are drug induced tremors and not just some associated with advanced age?
If you would like to submit the names of the drugs, we could then look to see if any are prone to cause tremors.
Also, a movement disorder specialized neurologist would be very helpful in this case. ...Read more

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If seroquel or Abilify (aripiprazole) causes me an enlarged thyroid, will my doctor put me on another drug?

If seroquel or Abilify (aripiprazole) causes me an enlarged thyroid, will my doctor put me on another drug?

Up to you Doctor: It is unusual for those medications to cause thyroid problems. There is some thought that it may be a temporary problem eventually going back to normal. However, the option of treating the under active thyroid with thyroid hormone replacement may be a consideration for the physician if the seroquel and Abilify (aripiprazole) are the best options for the patient's underlying problem. ...Read more

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Could tongue fasciculations, arm tremors, depression be a sign of Wilson's disease? Does long term use of psychiatric drugs cause Wilson's disease?

Could tongue fasciculations, arm tremors, depression be a sign of Wilson's disease? Does long term use of psychiatric drugs cause Wilson's disease?

My response: Psychiatric drugs do NOT cause Wilson's disease which is a problem with copper metabolism. This would be evaluated by blood testing including copper and ceruloplasmin. Since you seem concerned, see your doctor and uncover why you have issues. A tardive dyskinesia can be treated if present. ...Read more

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Can essential tremor be treated with medication?

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Can essential tremor be treated with medication?

Tremors: Some medicines used for blood pressure such as Propranolol (inderal). Best to talk to your pcp. ...Read more

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What Parkinson's medications work best for tremors?

PD Meds &Tremors: Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) (carbidopa/levodopa) is the medication that has the most symptomatic effect on tremor, however, dopamine agonists can cause a significant reduction in tremor as well. Introduction of Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) is usually delayed, especially in patients400mg in 4-6 years. ...Read more

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What Parkinson's medications work best for tremors?

Treatment of tremor: The normal treatment of PD tremor is dopamine, often provided as the medicine sinemet, (carbidopa and levodopa) or carbidopa-levadopa. The usual starting dose is a 25/100 mg tablet two or three times per day. ...Read more

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Is it possible to control essential tremor without medication?

Is it possible to control essential tremor without medication?

Essential tremor: I get that question a lot and honestly do not have a great option for you. Sometimes magnesium can help, dosing with mg malate 400 mg per day if tolerated. Some people have used herbs like lemon balm, passion flower, and lavender and there are advocates for a number of homeopathic remedies. Deep brain stimulation is an excellent treatment if you are willing to consider. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: abilify (aripiprazole)?

Please describe the medication: abilify (aripiprazole)?

Bipolar: Abilify (aripiprazole) belongs to atypical antipsychotic it's approved for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder also in small side work add on with antidepressant for resistant depression there are off label use its unique action of agonist and antagonist separate from other atypicals. ...Read more

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Are there any medications that I can take for essential tremors?

Yes: The medications help control the symptoms. Doctors commonly used are Propanolol and primidone ...Read more

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What type of medications are used to treat familial tremor and what are usual side effects?

Here are a few: Inderal, and other beta-blockers, effective, but cause cognitive clouding, fainting due to decreased blood pressure and slowing pulse, depression, asthmatic attacks, exercise intolerance, fatigue. Xanax, (alprazolam) less sedation, but habit forming, and minimally effective, must use several times daily. Primidone, works well, but drowsiness, fatigue, asthenia, lassitude, dizziness and need to take frequent. ...Read more

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What is the best SSRI medication to take with Abilify (aripiprazole) 5mg for MDD recurrent, severe without psychotic features?

What is the best SSRI medication to take with Abilify (aripiprazole) 5mg for MDD recurrent, severe without psychotic features?

There isn't any one: Specific SSRI that would work best. Any of the SSRI's could be beneficial. A trial of medication can help to see if a particular one is effective for the person. ...Read more

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Medication I am taking are Abilify (aripiprazole) and moban. Would it be bad to get pregnant?

Medication I am taking are Abilify (aripiprazole) and moban. Would it be bad to get pregnant?

Yes or No: Abilify (aripiprazole) is a class c medication for pregnancy. This means the risk to the fetus needs to be weighed against the benefit to the mom. I'm not sure if you mean Mobic instead of moban. If so, you should not be on Mobic and be pregnant. ...Read more

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I'm on Cymbalta 60mg Risperdal 0.25mg can Abilify (aripiprazole) 1mg add to my medication because Risperdal Abilify (aripiprazole) both good for me?

I'm on Cymbalta 60mg Risperdal 0.25mg can Abilify (aripiprazole) 1mg add to my medication because Risperdal Abilify (aripiprazole) both good for me?

That question is: A good one for your doctor. Those types of medication changes are best made in partnership with a physician who knows you, and your medication history, very well. It would be presumptuous of me to give you advice in this context, but your doc will be happy to discuss this with you at your next visit. Best wishes to you! ...Read more

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I have essential tremor at the early age of 17.Medication is ruled out, as I can't concentrate. How can I reduce the tremor this in social situations?

Are you sure?: How sure are you that you have essential tremor? It is fairly rare at 17. Please be sure you have seen a capable neurologist or even a neurology specialist in movement disorders to confirm this diagnosis. There are many causes of tremor and lets make sure you correctly diagnosed first. ...Read more

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I stopped taking my medications over a month ago and have had no relapse, withdrawals, or any symptoms. How long until I can switch medications? I was previously on abilify, (aripiprazole) wellbutrin, and straterra.

I stopped taking my medications over a month ago and have had no relapse, withdrawals, or any symptoms. How long until I can switch medications? I was previously on abilify, (aripiprazole) wellbutrin, and straterra.

It depends: If you stopped taking your medications a month ago, I hope this was a mutual decision between you and your physician. I don't know what conditions you were being treated for, since these medicines could be used in different ways. Conditions do not have to relapse immediately for you to be in danger of that possibility. Your doctor is the best person to answer your question. ...Read more

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What medication can help with essential tremors?

What medication can help with essential tremors?

Beta blockers: Most neurologists will start with propanolol or another beta blocker for et. Other meds worth trying include primidone, and medium acting benzodiazepines. Talk to your neurologist. ...Read more

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I am bipolar. My medication abilify (aripiprazole) has been increased for mania. Etc.?

I am bipolar. My medication abilify (aripiprazole) has been increased for mania. Etc.?

Abilify (aripiprazole) and bipolar: Not quite sure if you were asking about managing/treating bipolar of if you had concerns about increased Abilify (aripiprazole), (aripiprazole) so I provided an informational links in the comments. Also if you have concerns about the recent increase in Abilify (aripiprazole) I would encourage you to talk with your prescribing provider. If you would prefer a second opinion you might consider a consult with a healthTap psychiatrist. Be well. ...Read more

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Will Abilify (aripiprazole) take away some if the muscular rigidity gotten from other ssri medications now stopped bc it is a partial dopa/sero antagonist?

Will Abilify (aripiprazole) take away some if the muscular rigidity gotten from other ssri medications now stopped bc it is a partial dopa/sero antagonist?

I am not sure the: Ssri has caused muscular rigitity. It likely hasn't helped much, with your level of tissue problems. Consider an snri, like cymbalta, which helps pain and mood. Abilify (aripiprazole) will not cure muscular rigitity. It's mechanism is unlikely to cause more but it could. Do you sleep poorly at night or grind your teeth? If so, needs management. Sleep key to muscular health, Clonazepam 1 mg at bed may help. ...Read more

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Abilify (aripiprazole) medication Abilify (aripiprazole) should be taken in am or pm and how long does it take to get full effect from it thank yoy

Abilify (aripiprazole) medication Abilify (aripiprazole) should be taken in am or pm and how long does it take to get full effect from it thank yoy

Abilify (aripiprazole): Abilify (aripiprazole) is a once a day medication. It can be taken ether in the morning or at night, depending on tolerance or symptoms you are treating. For example, if you have difficulty maintaining sleep, or feeling tired in the mornings, it is better to take it at night.
If you are too irritable during the day, it is better to take it in the morning.
The full effect of the medication can be reached within 1-2 weeks, though for severe symptoms the medication needs to be adjusted and it may take longer to achieve the remission of the symptoms. In some cases, patients report no improvement after 2 months of trial. In this situation, you may need to change the medication.
I hope the information is helpful. ...Read more

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Is there medication you can take for hand tremors that are brought on by anxiety?

Is there medication you can take for hand tremors that are brought on by anxiety?

Medications that: Decrease anxiety like serotonin agonists can help stop the tremor. Attack the problem, not the symptom. ...Read more

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I have essential tremor. I take propranolol as medication but obviously it does not help me so much. I heard there is no cure for this. Is it true?

Other drugs may help: Other medications that are useful in treatment of essential tremor are primidone, Gabapentin and memantine. Essential tremor is also sometimes treated by botulinus toxin injections and deep brain stimulation. ...Read more

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I have a question about my period being 4 days later than the 28 days. I have skipped my medications (depakote and abilify) two nights, and have been?

I have a question about my period being 4 days later than the 28 days. I have skipped my medications (depakote and abilify) two nights, and have been?

Skipping meds: Skipping your meds for 2 nights in a row should not affect your menstrual period. But if continued, this practice could set you up for more difficulties than missed periods. Please discuss with your physician (s) so that you are covered appropriately for all conditions. If concerned about side effects you can discuss these with them. ...Read more

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My medication dosages were upped 24 hours ago and I have had a migraine ever since. Can these medications be causing it? Wellbutrin 100mg->150mg Abilify 5mg->15mg Vistaril 10mg->25mg

My medication dosages were upped 24 hours ago and I have had a migraine ever since. Can these medications be causing it? Wellbutrin 100mg->150mg Abilify 5mg->15mg Vistaril 10mg->25mg

Side effects: Headache is a reported side effect of all of these medications. Suggest informing your prescribing doctor about your headache. You and your doctor can discuss a plan to address the problem. ...Read more

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I am 22 yr old, male and I am getting tremors on my left hand? What medication should I take or it can be treated with exercises? Please help

I am 22 yr old, male and I am getting tremors on my left hand? What medication should I take or it can be treated with exercises? Please help

See doctor: Please see a doctor for evaluation and treatment. Your tremors can't be treated blindly. You must find out what the cause is. A neurologist would be the type of doctor who would best evaluate your tremors. ...Read more

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I just got prescribed medication to deal with my depression anxiety and anger. Is 50mg of topamax daily and 5 mg of Abilify (aripiprazole) safe?

I just got prescribed medication to deal with my depression anxiety and anger. Is 50mg of topamax daily and 5 mg of Abilify (aripiprazole) safe?

Depression: Yes. These are excellent medications that can improve your mood and stabilize your emotional swings. Talk therapy is an important addition to the medications. Be patient as these medications can take time to have an effect on your emotions. ...Read more

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I suffered from depression for 4 years. Gp prescribed fluoxitine took for 2 months on no medication now at all. I have body tremors blood test normal?

Not from fluoxetine: Neither the fluoxetine nor being off it for 2 months will cause tremors. Anxiety can cause tremors but so can a whole list of other things. There is such a thing as benign essential tremors too. They can just happen and there is no cure. It's really hard to give you a good answer without a better personal and family history. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Tremor (Definition)

Tremor = involuntary ...Read more