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Can prescribed amphetamines cause resting head tremor? How long does it last? Is it withdrawal or cause? Would withdrawal happen within only a month?

Can prescribed amphetamines cause resting head tremor? How long does it last? Is it withdrawal or cause? Would withdrawal happen within only a month?

Yes: Definitely possible. It is possible for it to be caused either by use (which is more likely) or withdrawal, which is possible as well. Amphetamine withdrawl, if you have it, will set in in the first day or two after discontinuing use. I would not exoect symptoms to show up a month after stopping. Discuss with prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Prem Gupta
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Tremor (Definition)

A tremor is an unintentional trembling or shaking movement in a part of the body, and usually occurs in the hands. It can occur in healthy individuals, but tremors are also present in brain diseases ...Read more


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Can a sphenoid cyst cause head tremors?

Can a sphenoid cyst cause head tremors?

No: You are probably referring to cyst in sphenoid sinuses. Such cysts are asymptomatic unless they keep growing in size and lead to compression of nearby organs. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause head pinch and body tremors daily?

Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause head pinch and body tremors daily?

Herniated disc: A herniated disc in the neck can cause a pinched nerve or pressure on the spinal cord. Depending on the severity of the compression, the pain can radiate into the head, create tension migraines, radiating pain into the arms, hand numbness, weakness, and tremors or spasms in the legs. ...Read more

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Feel a head tremor even when resting on a pillow. Could it still be benign essential tremor? Cause for concern at my age?

Feel a head tremor even when resting on a pillow. Could it still be benign essential tremor? Cause for concern at my age?

Yes: Yes it can, but can be many things. There are several medical disorders that can exaggerate a physiological tremor. Best to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Head tremor cause from head trauma or other neurological problem? About 6 years ago my father was in a motorcycle accident. He had some head trauma that resulted in a bad concussion. About a year after that we started noticing a slight shaking of his head

Head tremor cause from head trauma or other neurological problem? About 6 years ago my father was in a motorcycle accident. He had some head trauma that resulted in a bad concussion. About a year after that we started noticing a slight shaking of his head

The : The most common cause of a "yes-yes" head tremor in a person with a parent with a similar condition is essential tremor. Like most movement disorders, essential tremor is worse with stress. Other than an examination by someone who is familiar with the condition, there is no test to confirm the diagnosis. Other conditions can cause head tremor, but are less common in young, healthy people. ...Read more

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Head tremor more frequent /intense over last two years. Neuro not worried two yrs ago, do I need to go back to neurologist?

Head tremor more frequent /intense over last two years.  Neuro not worried two yrs ago,  do I need to go back to neurologist?

Yes: Yes yes also get super high quality mr imaging. 3t 32 channel head coil is what you should ask for and travel to if you need to drive to get one. It is worth asking for. It costs only 500 dollars at our facility. ...Read more

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