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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

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Dr. Prem Gupta
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Tremor (Definition)

A tremor is an unintentional trembling or shaking movement in a part of the body, and usually occurs in the hands. It can occur in healthy individuals, but tremors are also present in brain diseases ...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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How can I treat hand tremors?

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?

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?

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