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My 4 month old boy has leg tremors every once in a while. Is it something that is common or is it worth worrying about?

My 4 month old boy has leg tremors every once in a while. Is it something that is common or is it worth worrying about?

Tremors: Infants typically are jittery when they feel insecure, so I suspect that is what you are seeing. So the next time your son has a "tremor" grab the leg and if that stops the motion you are dealing with jitteriness, a normal finding. On the other had if grabbing the leg does not stop the "tremor", see your doctor and look into I ...Read more

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My newborn has leg tremors?

My newborn has leg tremors?

Other causes: Some newborns may have changes in their metabolism eg glucose level which may contribute or cause this symptom. I would recommend having this evaluated as soon as possible. It may be normal, but the seizures in newborn infants may present very subtly. ...Read more

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Leg tremors when I raise my heel while sitting. Some people are saying it is normal. Is it?

Leg tremors when I raise my heel while sitting. Some people are saying it is normal. Is it?

Muscle twitches: If you have not stretched in a while pulling a muscle tight by stretching can cause the muscle to twitch and oppose the stretch.
If this condition continues and become painful have your legs checked by a physician as there are many other causes of leg tremors. ...Read more

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Leg tremors or convulsions while sleeping what could be causing this?

Leg tremors or convulsions while sleeping what could be causing this?

Movement disorder: Most likely Restless Leg Syndrome or nocturnal myoclonus, but nocturnal seizure activity could be an issue. Recommend you clarify via overnight sleep study. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have numbness and leg tremors due to spinal surgery?

Is it normal to have numbness and leg tremors due to spinal surgery?

No: It is not normal after the recovery phase. Numbness suggests persistent nerve compression. I would follow up with surgeon. ...Read more

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I have chiari and Sjögren's. What can cause leg tremors when waking up? Very fast vibrations in legs and it's visible. Very scary. Sorry for many q

I have chiari and Sjögren's. What can cause leg tremors when waking up? Very fast vibrations in legs and it's visible. Very scary. Sorry for many q

Depends on involveme: This depends on your involvement of each of these diagnoses. These two diagnoses may not have anything to do with your symptoms. You need to discuss this with your physicians. The leg tremors may be benign fasiculations of the muscles. You will need to know if there is any neurologic involvement, any medical involvement. Your rheumatologist can also clarify this related to the Sjogren' ...Read more

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With spinal stenosis -- are leg weakness and leg tremors more common when it is cold?

With spinal stenosis -- are leg weakness and leg tremors more common when it is cold?

Yes: Leg weakness & tremors are frequent symptoms of spinal stenosis. Cold also reduces strength of muscle contraction and also induces tremors. The combination of the two situations augment the responses. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Anxiety and Stress: Based on the information provided, I would suspect anxiety. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can provide you with treatment options or referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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44 y/o female, leg tremors upon standing/walking down stairs, marked decrease in strength of arms and legs from a squatting position. Thoughts?

44 y/o female, leg tremors upon standing/walking down stairs, marked decrease in strength of arms and legs from a squatting position. Thoughts?

Need exam: You need a physical exam and further evaluation to investigate these issues. It is impossible to give you an opinion on possible factors or causes in this format. ...Read more

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20 yr old F Had arm and leg tremors lasting 15mins. Felt weak and spaced out. Tired, worn out for the rest of the day. Have persistent headaches 1yr

20 yr old F Had arm and leg tremors lasting 15mins. Felt weak and spaced out. Tired, worn out for the rest of the day. Have persistent headaches 1yr

See your doctor: You have many symptoms that are very vague. It would be best to see your doctor for evaluation and needed diagnostic testing lab work. Then you will have a diagnosis and treatment plan ...Read more

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As a doctor wut would u prescribe ur patient with hand, teeth, & leg tremors that has the least amound of possible side effects?

As a doctor wut would u prescribe ur patient with hand, teeth, & leg tremors that has the least amound of possible side effects?

Need Answers, you: ...Need doctor. Tremor is not a disease but a symptom. You need to be evaluated to find out why you have them and then the proper treatment can be initiated. ...Read more

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My left leg tremors when heel is raised and in the same leg my Achilles pain while running on treadmill. What shud I do? Can't visit a doctor.

My left leg tremors when heel is raised and in the same leg my Achilles pain while running on treadmill. What shud I do? Can't visit a doctor.

Don't run on tread: Switch to low impact exercises, wear a soft ankle brace, perform eccentric exercises for the avhilles ...Read more

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Can hand, teeth, leg tremors be from poor blood circulation? Also I know celexa (citalopram) is used for anxiety but can it help tremors and or circulation?

Can hand, teeth, leg tremors be from poor blood circulation? Also I know celexa (citalopram) is used for anxiety but can it help tremors and or circulation?

Don't think so.: Celexa (citalopram) doesn't help circulation. It may reduce your anxiety. If you don't have any other symptoms, your condition is more neurological or psychiatric. Best to see your doctor to guide you and refer you to the right specialist ...Read more

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Car accident 12+mo ago, 7yr old m, amblyopia, speech, now short sporadic headaches, last night had uncontrollable leg tremors and weird abdominal feeling. Ref to neuro for MRI. What cond if any might cause these symptoms? Trying to be as prepared ap.

Car accident 12+mo ago, 7yr old m, amblyopia, speech, now short sporadic headaches, last night had uncontrollable leg tremors and weird abdominal feeling. Ref to neuro for MRI. What cond if any might cause these symptoms? Trying to be as prepared ap.

Head trauma?: A neurologist, a good clinical exam, and a quality pediatric MRI of brain and spinal cord will help to answer your questions, but need more information about the nature of the CNS injury and location, to make a reasonable answer to your question ...Read more

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Husband had an acute but short lived (10mins max) gross tremor last night on one side affecting his arm and leg. 1st time. BP today 150/81. Wt 20st.

Husband had an acute but short lived (10mins max) gross tremor last night on one side affecting his arm and leg. 1st time. BP today 150/81. Wt 20st.

Notify your doctor: Based upon your description, we need to consider a focal seizure. An EEG test could clarify, but MRI of brain should be included. A neurologist could guide you. ...Read more

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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?

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

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7year old had tremors and weakness in the legs. Was scared and complained of nausea.?

7year old had tremors and weakness in the legs. Was scared and complained of nausea.?

Depends on context: Any healthy 7yo who begins to feel nauseated and shaky at the onset of an illness is likely to be scared and worried about what's happening with their body. Their developmental constructs at that age perceive of magical good or bad things, so the unexplained events can be big in their mind. In the absence of other signs of illness, this can be a faint or reaction to frightful event. ...Read more

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Why do I have this tremor on my leg? (knee), doctor?

Unsure: Would need more details as a tremor can be so many things, from fatigue to nerve damage to central issues. It is also important to know if it happens when you are trying to do something, at rest, or with certain movements? One of the easiest things to check is if it is from dehydration. Try drinking fluids to hydrate, see a doc if it doesn't stop. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What is the cause of tremor of muscles specially on arms and legs?

What is the cause of tremor of muscles specially on arms and legs?

See a neurologist: A tremor is a sign of a problem in the part of the brain that controls your muscles. It does tend to be persistent and usually does not resolve on its own. See a neurologist for consultation. ...Read more

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Why do shudder attacks happen? If a infant gets it will they have tremors too? If a 10month old gets it will it go away? Or cause life long issues?

Why do shudder attacks happen? If a infant gets it will they have tremors too? If a 10month old gets it will it go away? Or cause life long issues?

Benign: Shudder attacks are benign and mean nothing. They usually disappear spontaneously in a few years. There is no life long issues and they do not turn into seizures. See your Pediatrician, if the diagnosis is confirmed, you have nothing to worry about. It will get better by itself. ...Read more

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What will help control a parkinson tremor of the leg?

MANY DRUGS: Traditionally, l-dopa should do a fine job, if you tolerate the med, but Dopamine agonists also will work, such as ropinorole, pramipexole, or Neupro (rotigotine) patch. In some cases, Azilect seems to assist. Might spend some time with your neurologist and custom design an approach. A movement disorder specialist might also help. ...Read more

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Got a tremor distonia I think that but still invging my symps, but havin troble with walking at the min and get a really sharp pain up my leg wen walk?

Got a tremor distonia I think that but still invging my symps, but havin troble with walking at the min and get a really sharp pain up my leg wen walk?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Both my legs get like these tremors I am 51 y rs and have very active ptsd what r the tremors from?

Unclear: Many things can cause tremor in the legs, and there can be many types. If you are on medication for ptsd, you may be experiencing tremor related to the medication. In that case, the tremor should be on both sides, and would probably affect the hands too. If not on medications, you should see a neurologist to be sure there is no other cause. ...Read more

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Does over-masturbating cause hand n leg tremor..

Does over-masturbating cause hand n leg tremor..

No: Hand and leg tremors could be something else if it persists please see your dr. ...Read more