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How do I control my shaking hands and nervousness during my weekly presentations?

How do I control my shaking hands and nervousness during my weekly presentations?

Beta blockers: Beta blockers such as Propranolol are commonly prescribed for presentations. You can't take if you have asthma. Relaxaton therapy, rehearsal also help. Benzodiazepines like Xanax (alprazolam) or Klonopin may help as well but can cause sedation and dependence. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Nervousness (Definition)

Nervousness is feeling anxious or afraid in certain circumstances or with particular people, objects or activities. It might make one feel jittery or afraid. Nervousness can sometimes cause people to avoid the things that make them fearful. Reasons for nervousness could be biological or from ...Read more


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What could be the cause of my shaking hands? My dads hands shake too and he is a smoker but I am not and they get worse when i'm mad or nervous.

What could be the cause of my shaking hands? My dads hands shake too  and he is a smoker but I am not and they get worse when i'm mad or nervous.

Tremors: Is shaking only when hands are in motion or even at rest?. Several causes exist, such as essential tremors, drug-induced, parkinson's, systemic disease, psychogenic (such as stress or lack of sleep), fatigue, too much coffee, low blood sugar, overactive thyroid. Worth getting evaluated to rule out medical causes. Most likely, yours is essential tremor & can be effectively treated. ...Read more

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Can taking Prozac (fluoxetine) cause shaking hands?

Can taking Prozac (fluoxetine) cause shaking hands?

Yes: SSRI's have a nasty side effect of causing agitation if you happen to be one of the unlucky ones. But before discontinuing the Prozac, (fluoxetine) check for other causes--allergies, alcohol or drug use/hangovers, localized muscle trauma, other medical issues, etc. Consult your MD before changing any medications... ...Read more

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Why do I have shaking hands and legs only at night?

Why do I have shaking hands and legs only at night?

Unclear: If you have been examined for gait and balance problems without an answer, you would be a candidate for a sleep study where the movements could be linked to brain waves or a medication effect. ...Read more

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Is it likely to get rubella from shaking hands with someone who might have it but doesn't show any symptoms ?

Is it likely to get rubella from shaking hands with someone who might have it but doesn't show any symptoms ?

Unlikely: It is unlikely to obtain rubella from shaking hands with someone who does not exhibit signs of rubella. Rubella normally is passed on from inhalation of large particle aerosols and generally from a prolonged period of contact. All the best! ...Read more

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Can you get toxoplasmosis by shaking hands with or coming in contact with someone who has an indoor/outdoor cat and cleans the litter box?

Can you get toxoplasmosis by shaking hands with or coming in contact with someone who has an indoor/outdoor cat and cleans the litter box?

Wash hands: Hopefully the person changing the kitty littler washes their hands after changing the box. Toxoplasmosis is not known to be passed from person to person in this matter but simple hand hygiene is a good practice as well. ...Read more

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I have pain in my right elbow. It is slightly painful when I fully extend it and is a sharp pain when I am gripping something or shaking hands.

I have pain in my right elbow. It is slightly painful when I fully extend it and is a sharp pain when I am gripping something or shaking hands.

Poss. epicondylitis: Hi! Depending on where exactly the elbow hurts and whether it hurts when you twist hand (a door knob, for ex.) clockwise or counterclockwise you may have lateral or medial epicondylitis, aka tennis or golfer's elbow--both "overuse" syndromes. Need to identify and avoid the repetative/causative action with rest, anti-inflammatoris as initial Tx. If no better or there is redness and swelling see doc ...Read more

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Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more