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I've had a postural tremor in my hands for 2> years, and intermittent electric shock sensations that run from my neck. Beta blockers aren't working.?

I've had a postural tremor in my hands for 2> years, and intermittent electric shock sensations that run from my neck. Beta blockers aren't working.?

Lhermitte's sign: What you describe sounds like lhermitte's sign, which is the electric shock-like sensation radiating from the neck downwards, lasting for a very short duration. It's typically seen in multiple sclerosis, but can be seen in cervical spinal stenosis, pinched cervical nerve roots (as in arthritis or disc disease), electrolyte imbalances or vitamin B12 deficiency. See a doctor, maybe a neurologist. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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


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My hand tremors are intermittent. However, my nosebleeds and migraines happen simultaneously with my hand tremors. Could there be a reason for this?

My hand tremors are intermittent. However, my nosebleeds and migraines happen simultaneously with my hand tremors. Could there be a reason for this?

See below: Could be related. Have you had your blood pressure checked during one of these episodes? If not, do it. Stress can also cause all your symptoms described above. I would talk to your doc. ...Read more

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2 X's TFCC tear. Last 8 mon(s) ago. Ulna freely moving no pain. Can not flex hand and pick anything up. Gives way and that causes some pain. Aches and swells sometimes. Intermittent lateral forearm muscle tremor and hand weakness just started. Is this

2 X's TFCC tear. Last 8 mon(s) ago.  Ulna freely moving no pain. Can not flex hand and pick anything up.  Gives way and that causes some pain.  Aches and swells sometimes. Intermittent lateral forearm muscle tremor and hand weakness just started. Is this

TFCC tears are...: Not easily diagnosed, or, unfortunately, treated. Since you have this diagnosis, I assume you've already seen an orthopedist and/or a physical therapist. It sounds like you're experiencing a significant amount of discomfort and disability. You would be wise to direct your concerns to them. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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I am experiencing intermittent spasms or tremors in my right index finger and thumb. Also, my teeth chatter when I am not cold. I am 52 yo female?

I am experiencing intermittent spasms or tremors in my right index finger and thumb. Also, my teeth chatter when I am not cold. I am 52 yo female?

Unexplained tremors: Needs to be checked out by your doctor. If medical disorders are ruled out, magnesium can be used as a supplement. It helps w/muscle twitches. Your doc can test your magnesium level as well. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I am 25 but my left hand keeps shaking (tremors)?

What do you suggest if I am 25 but my left hand keeps shaking (tremors)?

See a neurologist: A focal tremor might indicate early Parkinson's disease, but other conditions could include heredofamilial essential tremors, a problem with the cerebellum, Wilson's disease, hyperthyroidism, medication reaction (such as Depakote), etc. All of these have different treatments, and need to pin down cause first. ...Read more

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I have a head & hands tremor, seems to increase with stress. Should i be concerned about this?

I have a head & hands tremor, seems to increase with stress. Should i be concerned about this?

Need to see your doc: I don't know if anyone of your relatives has this. Sometimes a benign tremor runs in families. Not typical for parkinson's disease. See your pcp or a neurologist. They'll want to find out more and examine you to make sure it's not something else. Benign tremors are not 'serious' but can make one self-conscious & uncomfortable, & there are medicines that can help. ...Read more

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I've had a tremor in my right hand for a few years that comes and goes. But these last 6 months it's been coming more frequent.

I've had a tremor in my right hand for a few years that comes and goes. But these last 6 months it's been coming more frequent.

Anxiety: Is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Some times no treatment is the best treatment. See your PCP for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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Have hand tremors that I believe related to anxiety. It's worse in the mornings and gets better later in the day. Why would that be?

Caffeine?: Benign familial tremor is a slight shaking of the hands bilaterally, that becomes more noticeable with age. Caffeine tends to make it worse, so if you drink those items you might try "de-caf". Low dose Propranolol usually dramatically decreases this type of tremor and you might ask your doctor if there'd be any risk in trying it in your case. ...Read more

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What are possible reasons that I often have subtle hand tremors even when I'm not anxious. I'm a healthy 19-year old with no health issues.

What are possible reasons that I often have subtle hand tremors even when I'm not anxious. I'm a healthy 19-year old with no health issues.

Essential tremor: You may have a very common condition called 'essential tremor' or 'familial tremor' which is generally inherited. It causes a shaking (tremor) of hand when trying to carry out an activity such as writing or holding a utensil. You should get seen by a primary care doctor (or neurologist) for confirmation. Essential tremor is not related to Parkinson's tremor. ...Read more

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I'm a pro pianist, I've got "Hand Tremor" for a while & this is not coming from stress or etc, but u know it's a big trouble! How can I control it?

I'm a pro pianist, I've got "Hand Tremor" for a while & this is not coming from stress or etc, but u know it's a big trouble! How can I control it?

Need more workup: There are many possible causes of a hand tremor. You should see your doctor to begin the workup, especially since it may impact your profession. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing body tremors for three straights days causing me have headaches and my hands have a little shake and i have a dull touch help?

Physiological Tremor: What are you describing is an exaggerated physiological tremor. With your medical history of blood and lymph cancer, would check with your doctor whether there is a recurrence or you have an infection in your body. ...Read more

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Constant tremors in my hands should I be worried Lethargic and tT?

Tremors: You should consult with your doctor asap. There are many possibilities as to the cause of tremors. ...Read more

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How can I treat hand tremors?

See a Neurologist: Most hand tremors are a benign intention tremor that has no specific treatment but there are other causes of tremors that can be treated. See a neurologist for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I calm or stop hand tremors?

There are meds: See your doctor to evaluate the cause of the tremors and then prescribe the appropriate medication to help. You may need to have your thyroid checked. Avoid any stimulant beverages. ...Read more

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I need help please, is a hand tremor a big deal?

Not necessarily: Sometimes a tremor can represent an exaggerated physiologic tremor but should be evaluated in full. Questions you can anticipate include whether one or both hands are involved, is it present at rest, with maintenance of posture, or with intention. Are there other body parts involved? Is there a family history? Any new meds? Alcohol consumption? I hope this helps. Happy holidays. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I do about a hand tremor?

See a neurologist: Investigate the cause of tremors first and then treatment can be possible. 2 major causes of tremors are essential and parkinsonian and many less common causes are known. Many drugs and anxiety are also causes of tremors. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what can you do for hand tremors?

I'm curious as to what can you do for hand tremors?

Most hand tremors: Are "idiopathic" meaning they have no apparent cause. However, a hand tremor cam be a symptom of another medical issue. Even many things that are mild and not severe but rather than run through a long list of harmless and not so harmless things, best see your medical provider. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what can I do about a hand tremor?

Seek a neurologist: First you have to see if it is worse at rest, with posture holding or with doing something. There are different types of tremors best diagnosed with a neurological exam and seeing a neurologist especially with special interest in movement disorders. ...Read more

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Please help! I have hand tremors and need some help!?

Most hand tremors: Are "idiopathic" meaning they have no apparent cause. However, a hand tremor cam be a symptom of another medical issue. Even many things that are mild and not severe but rather than run through a long list of harmless and not so harmless things, best see your medical provider. ...Read more

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Can I have some tips to go to gym with affected hand tremor?

Usually no restricti: Only you know what your limitations are due to tremors otherwise there are no restrictions. ...Read more

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What are the possible reasons I keep having these hand tremors?

Many possibilites: At your age, benign (not a disease) tremor which is inherited can start. It is more apparent when you focus on a task, and disappears when you rest or relax. Tremor occurs with some medicines, toxic exposures, alcohol use and withdrawal, fatigue of small muscles and electrolyte imbalance. A simple examination of your nervous system and some blood tests is in order. ...Read more

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I need advice on essential hand tremor. People are always commenting?

I need advice on essential hand tremor. People are always commenting?

Ignore them: Tremor is common. If you think about it too much it gets worse. If you can ignore it gets better. Some have found that Inderal (propranolol) can help. Many new treatments are now available. If very severe, neurological evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Can you give me some suggestions to go to gym if I have hand tremor?

Can you give me some suggestions to go to gym if I have hand tremor?

See a neurologist: Usually there is no restriction to go to gym with tremors. However, if tremors are hindering the use of your hands then treat your tremors concurrently. ...Read more

Dr. Prem Gupta
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Hand Tremors (Definition)

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