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Causes Of Whole Body Tremors
I feel like my whole body is shaking like I am in an earthquake but am not moving. It feels like a tremor on the inside. What can cause this?
Variable: There are many causes but a very common cause of the symptoms you describe are anxiety and panic disorder or mediation/drug/alcohol effect. It would be important to learn of other symptoms, if any, as well as any medications you are taking. Please speak with your physician or make a virtual appointment with me for further guidance. ...Read more
I have had whole body tremors and stuttered all my life. I am now being treated for Epilepsy, What else could cause this?
Does a common cold or influenza cause tremors? My whole body is shaking as if I were really cold, but I'm not. I'm shaking all over, like when someone is very nervous and their hands start shaking, but its not just my hands. Its EVERYTHING.
Cold: I would go see my Dr.Get a more detailed answer ›
New workout program abt 2wks. W/in a few hours after, have tremors in hands, uncontrollable, very pronounced twitching/restlessness in whole body. Lasts until I take my Ativan and (although I eat right after exercise). What could cause this?
Can be normal: Quite a few folks have this especially when they're doing conditioning. It's a sign you're working hard and you should be proud. Since you're under a physician's care, if this does not resolve as you get more conditioned, discuss whether you might have familial tremor (treated with propranolol, perhaps), a channelopathy (get electrolytes checked) or get a neurology referral. Glad you're exercising ...Read more
Tremors in my hands uncontrollably for over a week with no cause. Light headed and dizzy, my whole body feels weak like jello and feeling faint. Help!
Go to the hospital: LuciL you sound seriously dehydrated or perhaps profoundly anemic. You may have been losing blood from an ovarian cyst or from something else (internal bleeding). This is a dangerous situation with probably very low blood pressure and you could die or pass out while driving for example, so please drink something salty right now and call 911 or have someone drive you to hospital. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Tremors can be neurological, hormonal, or anxiety driven. A full assessment with a primary care physician is needed. The doctor needs to evaluate the type of tremor, when it happens, what parts of the body are affected, and if there are any other symptoms of movement disorders. ...Read more
Zinc level: I would look for other causes such as an overactive thyroid, anxiety, calcium or magnesium deficiencies, toxic substances, withdrawal from certain medications or other substances. Your physician should evaluate you and he/she will order the appropriate tests and, if deemed advisable, refer you to the proper specialists. ...Read more
So the other day I went hiking and at the end of the hike I started shaking in complete body tremors for about an hour and I couldn't figure the cause?
Heat cramps fatigue: Most likely you had a heat illness called heat exhaustion. Please google heat illness and get back with me if questions. I am an expert in heat illness. Always be certain you drink enough when you exercise in the heat. What was the temperature during the hike? ...Read more
Multiple times daily I will receive full violent upper body spasms. Sometimes I will go through spells where my whole body tremors for periods of time.
See a neurologist: Possibility of seizures need to be ruled out. A thorough history and physical and neurological examination is required. ...Read more
Not likely: These are not common symptoms of hypogonadism. 28-year-old males are not typical candidates for significantly depressed low testosterone levels either. You should have a proper history and physical done by your doctor, followed by proper blood testing if he or she feels that is appropriate. ...Read more
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
Mono sweats: Your symptoms are not likely tremors but are the rigors that go along with a temperature elevation from the infection. Take some tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin and it should help. Remember, no contact sports while you are in the active phase of the mono. Usually this lasts for 30 to 40 days. Good luck. ...Read more
Can a pinched nerve in the neck or head cause you to be off balance and have daily body tremors? How would a pinch nerve be diagnosed?
I feel weird with body tingling whole body numbing feel like I'm gonna faint but don't sometimes light tremors with confusion. What could this be?
See: Your doctor for a full work up. It could be a variety of issues. Get a complete eval ...Read more
What conditions would cause constant body tremors? Normal MRI in feb 2013. On celexa (citalopram) 20mg for a month now and tremors are still the same...
Some considerations: Some folks suffer from heredofamilial tremors, or essential tremors, others may experience thyroid problems, anemias can seemingly cause tremors on occasion, and anxiety can cause tremors, amongst a number of problems. In my experience, it is very rare to experience tremor control with celexa (citalopram). If this remains a substantial problem, might try to see a neurologist. ...Read more
If the left side of your heart wasn't getting enough oxygen, could it cause your head to have pinching feelings and body tremors?
Likely unrelated: It is very unusual for the left side of the heart to not have enough oxygen. This only happens with certain birth defects of the heart and severe lung problems. And when that happens, the first thing you notice is that you turn blue and have trouble breathing. You should see your doctor to evaluate your symptoms. ...Read more
Fall asleep with tremors always, whole body shakes. After, I will stand up and move around a few minutes till it goes away then sleep all night. Why?
How about video?: Sudden jerks while falling asleep is considered a normal phenomenon but you seem to be describing something a bit different than that which only requires a bit of movement then, off to sleep from there? How about if you could just set up a camera phone on your nightstand and see if you can't capture an episode of these shakes/tremors. Those would be interesting to see as well as your response. ...Read more
I am taking Paxil (paroxetine) 20 mg, before bed. At night I experience tremors sometimes its my leg a couple times my whole body shook. Should I be worried?
No, but do tell Dr.: This is not a good side effect - tell your provider and ask for alternatives. Different approaches may have less serious side effects and adding talk therapy might be a good idea too. Your neurological seizure condition may complicate things, so be patient and cautious. I hope you find a better choice. ...Read more
Can nots/bubble looking bumps on feet me a sign of clots? This cause constant lightheadedness for a over a year along with body tremors?
Can alcohol cause insomnia, body tremors at night while trying to sleep? I have a feeling like im falling down when im asleep, that's why I get up
Diagnosed with costochondritis under collar bone very swollen 3rd day at night feels like whole body is shaky and in morning slight tremors related?
No: Osteochondritis is a local problem of unknown origin. You symptoms are systemic. See you healthcare provider if it persists. ...Read more
Vertigo: This is a symptom, not a disease. It is often produced by abnormalities in the semicircular canals, the cerebellum, or associated areas and consists of a rotary sensation of you around the environment or the environment around you, or the sense that when you look down the ground is coming up to meet you. Whatever is causing this can possibly cause other symptoms. See a neurologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Idiopathic full body spasms 4wks ago. ER visit, cause unclear. No followup req'd, but small hand/leg tremors ever since. Should I go back?
Can a gallbladder problem cause body tremors? Normal ultrasound in june 2013. Endo doc says still possible even with normal liver function test?
No: Tremors are not assoc w gallbladder disease. Symptoms are usually pain in the right upper abdomen with or without nausea. Usually occurs after eating and usually the more fat or grease in the meal, the worse the symptoms. Gallbladder dysfunction, which can still be present with normal ultrasound and labs, can be diagnosed w a hida scan. ...Read more
Can nerve irritation cause one to feel shaky? (upper body tremor noticeable with teeth and hands). Comes and goes in daytime an hr after awakening.
CPSS: You may have central pain sensitization syndrome. See a neurologist ...Read more
Could a dental issue cause body tremors? Haven't seen a dentist but have seen 3 neurors with normal mri/ct within last year
Tremors: Dental issues don't usually cause generalized tremors unless you have a severe infection and are shaking from elevated temperature ("rigors.") it's good news that you have normal mri's, ct scans, and neuro exams. I see that you're also on celexa, (citalopram) which in some people can cause tremors. Please check with your physician to have a better look at this. It may even be dose-related. ...Read more
Loss of lordosis in neck; causing tremors, pain and numbness, shaky weak legs, movement of neck causes uncomfortable sensation in body, is this normal?
Not normal: The combination of symptoms you are experiencing are quite concerning. I suggest that you see your gp right away. If not available, this could be handled by your local walk-in clinic or a;e. Good luck. ...Read more
C-section 2 months ago. Muscle & joint pain. Having night tremors (internal) now all over body- including in my head. Bloodwork neg so far. Causes?
Wait for the answer: Your doctor will find the answer. Probably has nothing at all to do with the c-section. Any new meds? Follow doctors advice. ...Read more
My child has a tremor in his upper body (both arms). He is 8. He saw a neurologist and he was recommending an mri. Any idea what causes this?
Tremor in the young: Causes to think of include neoplastic, developmental and inherited (storage disease, wilson's etc). Mri is a good first step to rule out a brainstem tumor or structural problem e.g. Congenital brain malformation, aqueductal stenosis. If negative, CSF studies next to rule out an infectious or inflammatory process. Familial essential tremor can manifest early in life but is a diagnosis of exclusion. ...Read more
I have essential tremor that affects my whole body. Can deep brain stimulation surgery improve tremor in face/mouth related to essential tremor?
Possibly: Please get in touch with a neurosurgeon or neurologist who are involved with this procedure. The degree of tremors that you are affected with, as well as what causes them, will be very important in understanding wether you are a candidate for this procedure. ...Read more
Does essential tremor cause muscle tiredness and pain? Do I've essential tremor, as my body (arm, leg, abdomen). Starts shaking if I do work/exercise
Can brachial neuritis cause tremors in the upper body and tingling in the hands? What's the cause? Had a neg brain, neck, and back MRI.
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