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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Self-stim: "hand-flapping" is a prominent form of self-stimulation. It is not clear why it is common in autism, but may have to do with anxiety, an inability to "connect" meaningfully outside of oneself (which seems to be what autistics have in common with blind or deaf persons, who also hand-flap and "stim" a lot), and/or difficulty with effective communication (like retarded persons, who often also "stim"). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Needs eye exam: Your question has very little information. Nevertheless, crossing of the eyes is not normal. It is more worrisome in a child since their brain is developing so i suggest a pediatric ophthalmologist exam. Arm flapping is non-specific so i suggest a neurologist exam. ...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?
38 yo male, history epilepsy (med controlled), closed tbi (12/2011). Slurred speech, hand tremor, unsteady gait, confused, lethargic, normal pupils.
Timeline?: Your description does not state if all of these changes represent a change from the baseline, are new or chronic. If they are new then i would recommend going to your closest emergency room right away, if they are chronic and old then i would discuss this with your doctor as they could be consistent with traumatic brain injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It certainly can: Hand flapping sometime fades over time, but it is not at all uncommon for it to continue throughout the life of an autistic individual. It is not harmful, per se; but, when excessive, it can interfere with other more productive behaviors. When severe, it sometimes is treated with antipsychotics, which typically reduce both frequency and duration of the hand flapping. ...Read more
Neurologist: Depending on your age, i would be concerned about central (brain) involvement rather than otologic (ear) disease. Inner ear disease usually causes true feeling of spinning (vertigo). Jerky uncontrolled movements is more consistent with a neurological disorder. I strongly would urge you to see a neurologist. ...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
Needs evaluation!: Bring your toddler in to your pediatrician and voice your concerns about his development. We screen for a variety of early behaviors that increase risk. Does your child smile and interact with others? Does he gesture and point? Does he seem to understand what you say? How is his hearing? Does he have good eye contact with you and others? What does his preschool teacher think? Best of Luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Postural tremor diff: A wing beating tremor is under the broad term of "postural tremors" which means that the tremor is worst with maintenance of an anti-gravity posture. The "classic" wing beating is described for wilson's disease but can be caused by other disorders such as essential tremor (et), drug induced tremor, post traumatic, etoh withdrawal, physiologic, and psychogenic to name a few. Please see your neuro. ...Read more
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
Stiff fingers, hand feels weak, dizzy, tingly hands/feet, tremors all over, muscle twitching, trouble finding words. Had MRI's&Bld tsts. ALS?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Parkinson's: At your age, living in a ski resort, with an isolated problem, you are doing great and should continue to do well! a focal tremor especially at rest on one side is most often the first sign of parkinson's disease. See a neurologist at you local medical school and start treatment, as this will control your problems. ...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?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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