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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
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
Still haven't figured out what tremors means while I'm surgery. I was told I had tremors during my dnc what's this mean?
Yes: The medications help control the symptoms. Doctors commonly used are Propanolol and primidone ...Read more
Essential tremor: Possibly propanolol (dosis has to be gradually increased) or primidone. 50% pts do not response to medical treatment. Brain stimulation there is for very frustrated pts. Some tremors may improve after drinking alcoholic beverages. ...Read more
No cure: Some patients require only intermittent tremor reduction, such as when attending a meeting or engaging in a social activity. For these patients, a cocktail or beer prior to the activity may be sufficient. An alternative is Propranolol (10-40 mg) approximately one half hour prior to the event. Alcohol consumption is not an appropriate maintenance therapy for patients who seek tremor reduction throu. ...Read more
Neurologic consult: First it would be important to determine the cause of the tremors. If they are related to medication you are currently taking, changing medications will see an improvement in the tremor. You should see a neurologist and be evaluated. The neurologist should be able to tell you what type of tremor you have, and the types of treatment options available including medications and possibly dbs/surgery. ...Read more
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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
I was given metaclopramide for nausea, took two tablets snd developed akethisa, panic, tremors this ha been going on for two months?
Metaclopramide: Metaclopramide (reglan) can cause motor restlessness (akathisia) as well as acute dystonic reactions such as involuntary limb movements, facial grimacing, torticollis, oculogyric crisis, tongue protrusion movements, etc. It can also cause parkinsonian symptoms like tremor. It's hard to imagine these continuing for months after only 2 tablets & no other meds -- but possible. See your doctor. ...Read more
Long drive triggered vertigo for past10days. Dramamine helping. Last night started shaking / tremors/ (no cold). Went to emergency. Test were fine. BP was high170/90. Was fine today. Shaking is back tonight. Traveling to asia in 3 days. Is it anxiety?
I am suffering from hand tremors, I feel nervous while taking tea or coffee when surrounded by a group of people as my hand shakes how to avoid this?
See a neurologist: Your description of tremors indicate that you have essential tremors. If your other family members also suffer from tremors then it will be familial tremors. Neurologist can diagnose and treat your tremors with medications. ...Read more
Familial Tremor: It is usually bilateral affecting both hands, head and voice, minimal and absent at rest. It tends to increase with age but benign. ...Read more
Have ortho static tremors. Am interested in any advice I can get about this because there doesn't seem to be very much known about this.
Orthostatic tremor: Orthostatic tremor is a rare neurologic disorder which is typically diagnosed by a neurologist by using an EMG (electromyogram) to demonstrate the presence of high frequency (12-16 hertz or cycle per second) muscle activity in the leg muscles. The condition occurs specifically with standing and may be responsive to medications including Clonazepam or depakote. The disorder may exist in isolation. ...Read more
Unfortunately no: Essential tremors differ from parkinsons in that they often worsen with action & can be heriditary. Different drugs including beta blockers & anticonvulsants have been tried but results are variable & not very encouraging. ...Read more
As a normal healthy male is it safe to take beta blockers? I take 2/3 x 40mg for benign essential tremor? Am at risk of diabetes
YES: Betablockers are relatively safe. They are contraindicated in asthma and chronic bronchitis and rarely cause nightmares! betablockers are the choice medication for benign essential tremor. You can take the minimum dosage that make the tremor acceptable and even not take it any day that you like (e.g. When you are at home!) it is a control not a cure. ...Read more
Several causes: Tremors have many possible causes. These include neurological conditions such as essential tremor and parkinson disease, but also other causes such as sleep deprivation, excessive caffeine, and anxiety. Discuss your symptoms with a doctor; neurologists who are movement disorders specialists have the most expertise in tremor. ...Read more
Individual: Each person is different. Sometimes it can progress to headbobbing in addition to hand tremors. Discuss with your family doctor and you probably need to be seen by a neurologist to try to find the underlying cause of the symptom, i.e. Is it truly "essential" meaning we just do not know. ...Read more
Action tremors occur with movement, such as writing, drawing, or making gestures with the hands. Intention tremors occur with postural movement, such as when you hold your hands straight away from your body, as in pointing.
Essential tremor causes these. Hyperthyroidism, changes in blood chemistry and medicines may also cause these. ...Read more
Tremor cause: Please see: http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/tremor/detail_tremor. Htm there are many causes of intention tremors, ranging from drug side effects s to toxins like mercury and others, , to strokes, and metabolic conditions like thyroid conditions, and some inherited forms as well. There are treatments, but first you should discuss them with your doctor or a neurologist.. ...Read more
Two potential mechanisms for tremor after stroke: 1. Region of brain affected, i.e. An injury to the basal ganglia may cause tremor to the same extent that its impairment leads to idiopathic parkinson's disease; a cerebellar lesion from a stroke could also lead to a tremor that arises on certain movement, so-called intention tremor.
2. Weakness of muscle groups from a stroke could cause tremor. ...Read more
Carefully: As with all alternative therapies, there is alot of invalid information. You do a google search for a local biofeedback therapist, ask them questions about certification, results and references if your doctor does not know of anyone. There are therapist that work out of neurology and urology offices so you may want to call the local specialist to ask them. ...Read more
Rarely: Shy-drager syndrome is a rare disorder causes progressive damage to the autonomic nervous system which controls involuntary functions such as blood pressure, heart rate, breathing and digestion. This condition can be associated with muscle tremors, slow movement, poor coordination and speech, and incontinence, its main characteristic is severe orthostatic hypotension, high blood pressure when flat. ...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
Go to ER: You should be seen immediately if you have a heart rate that high at rest. ...Read more