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Doctor insights on: Involuntary Head Shaking

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Does involuntary head shaking of a baby related to teething?

Does involuntary head shaking of a baby related to teething?

NO: Teething does not cause involuntary head movement. Usually child will put fingers or other objects in their mouths when teething. This sounds like something that should be evaluated by your child's pediatrician. ...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


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My 6mth old has recently started shaking his head no randomly throughout the day. Should I be worried about this?

My 6mth old has recently started shaking his head no randomly throughout the day. Should I be worried about this?

Head shaking: Likely not, but take a video and review it with his MD. An exam and review of his milestones will also help to sort this out. All the best. ...Read more

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Hi whenever i see something angering i get this sharp pain in my head and i start shaking like i'm cold when i'm really not why is this?

Hi whenever i see something angering i get this sharp pain in my head and i start shaking like i'm cold when i'm really not why is this?

Adrenalin : This would keep you safe in the days of old. This can be handled with Behavioral techniques and or medication. ...Read more

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Im having a very severe mannerisms.. I cant stop shaking my head, sometimes shouting and flickering.. What should i do to stop my mannerisms?

Im having a very severe mannerisms.. I cant stop shaking my head, sometimes shouting and flickering.. What should i do to stop my mannerisms?

Find out why, first: By definition, Tourette Syndrome & other tic disorders start before age 18. If your involuntary movements started at age 44, see your doctor to determine what type of movement disorder you have & what's causing it. You'll probably be sent to a neurologist for further evaluation. Check for family history of adult-onset movement disorder with behavioral changes. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I'm laying down I get where it feels like my insides are shaking like my chest and head but I'm not outwardly. It freaks me out.

Sometimes when I'm laying down I get where it feels like my insides are shaking like my chest and head but I'm not outwardly. It freaks me out.

Anxiety?: I am wondering if you suffer at all from anxiety or other anxiety symptoms like nervousness, worrying, heart pounding,fatigue, difficulty relaxing, muscle tension,poor sleep, headaches and/or neck pain? Your symptom could also be a symptom of anxiety for which treatment could greatly reduce your symptom(s). If so I highly encourage a talk with your doctor regarding this and possible treatment. ...Read more

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I keep nodding and shaking my head a lot and i can't stop. What should I do?

I keep nodding and shaking my head a lot and i can't stop. What should I do?

Tremor: A variety of neurological conditions can cause head shaking. If a no-no direction, this could be due to familial essential tremor or hyperthyroidism. If in a yes-yes direction, could be a cerbellar titubation tremor. A disorder called wilson's disease may cause tremors, and many other conditions could be considered. Medication reactions may be an issue. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I am standing I feel like the ground is shaking and some times my head feels buzzy.

Sometimes when I am standing I feel like the ground is shaking and some times my head feels buzzy.

Poss low BP: Sometimes young adults and teenagers can experience low blood pressure when getting up suddenly or standing for longer periods this can make one feel shaky or lightheaded drink plenty of fluids and don't skip meals of it is occurring frequently go see your doctor ...Read more

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Recently I've been experiencing a constant shaking feeling inside my head and I want to know what this could possibly be?

Recently I've been experiencing a constant shaking feeling inside my head and I want to know what this could possibly be?

Depends on: how long you have had this sensation. You could be experiencing this based on a middle or inner ear inflammation, anxiety, neurologic problems, many other possibilities exist. It would be helpful to know more about what you are experiencing: how often, associated symptoms, any vertigo or visual symptoms, balance problems, what brings it on or helps it, etc. Consider a virtual consult with me or another provider ...Read more