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Involuntary Shaking Of Thumb
Thumb started shaking, it's been a week since I noticed it, whenever I try to put it in isolated position, what could cause this?
HitchhikinProhibited: Same thing happened to me a while back. Turned out to be jet lag and too much coffee. I thought I was getting Parkinson's.So think about stimulants (coffee, caffeinated sodas, prescriptions), stress (boa constrictor in bathtub), fatigue (physical, mental, like riding your bike a lot worrying about final exams), diet (not enough B vitamins), hangovers- and if it's still there in two weeks, see your doctor ...Read more
What do it mean my left thumb starts shaking. And lately my thumb has been having a but of pain then and there, why so?
Start Simple: Think of the simple stuff first. Like, do you drink a lot of coffee, or tea, or caffeinated soda or energy drinks? Under a lot of stress? Working out too much? Recent injury? Drive long distances? Sleep on that side? Does it happen when the thumb is at rest or under tension? You hitchhike a lot? Any repetitive stress (typing, golfing, biking, or some other"personal"activities)? If none of these, see a doc ...Read more
Thumb has been shaking at random times but it barely moves and now the thumb feel weighed down but doesn't hurt any possible causes?
I woke up yesterday with my thumb swelling, not on the joint and now the pain is traveling up my arm and to my neck area and im shaking alot?
Plan: Your symptom need doctor's evaluation and may be blood work wth history of your traveling and other medical problems. Be rational. ...Read more
I cut the blue vein on the top of my thumb and it hasn't stopped bleeding for a few hours. I feel dizzy, confused and I can't stop shaking. Advice?
Hi there. I've been stabbing pains in my chest close to my heart and last night I noticed an involuntary twitch on my left thumb. What could be it be?
It could be....: Time to close your computer and have someone transport you to the ER or UC clinic for further evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I have involuntary movement on my left eye lid and from time to time on my left little finger or thumb. On my hand it is difficult to monitor how regularly as I can't feel it happening. I have dropped a couple of glasses because of that?
Involuntary movement: Needs to be evaluated by your doctor. Please see him/her and you will get the help you need. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Last week I had one episode of involuntary shaking of my legs, one at a time. Thought it was due to anxiety. But had another episode again. Why?
It could be anxiety,: But you could also be having a form of seizure. See a Dr. Immediately. ...Read more
Moments of involuntary shaking and twitching. It starts in the hands & soon I feel it in my arms. I feel dizzy & really weak. When I try to talk, the words first come out stuttered. But then it gets more difficult. My lips tense up & and my cheeks fill wi
Hello. I noticed that you have tagged both panic attacks and seizures here. I will start by describing panic attacks. Panic attacks are usually brief. They often last a couple of minutes to around ten minutes. Symptoms can include a sense of severe anxiety or panic as well as chest tightness or pain and a rapid or pounding heartbeat. There could also be areas of numbness or pins and needles type sensation. A person can experience hot flashes or chills and perspire heavily. There may be a tickle sensation in the stomach or nausea. When a person has a panic attack they may feel dizzy or faint and may become physically shaky. The person may fear that they are going crazy, they are out of control or that they are about to die. They may have a sense that they are unreal (a form of dissassociation called depersonalization). The sense that everything in the environment feels abnormal is derealization.
Although what you are describing sounds a lot like a panic attack; it is very important to have a full physical evaluation to rule out the possibility that this a medical problem. I recommend that you be evaluated by your family doctor. He or she may consult with a neurologist. Clearly these episodes feel really bad, so I hope you get a medically evaluated soon. ...Read more
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Need smthg for severe panic when flying, involuntary shaking, body pain, irtnl fear. Xanex numbs body not mind. Dr. suggested Lexotanil. 20 hr flight?
Calm flight: Lexotanil is similar to Xanax but may be worth a try. Ask your doctor about Buspar (buspirone) for anxiety, short-acting. An eye mask may also help to calm and sleep. Avoid caffeine the day before until you've landed as it will keep you awake and heighten anxiety. Listen to "sleep music" or whatever soothing sounds you prefer on youtube. Distract yourself with pleasant reading and images. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Several things: Realize you are depricating yourself by frequent casual sex of any type. You are alo being used. Until your self esteem improves, you have a problem. There is anexpression that "you get what you think you deserve" in a relationship. I would suggest you see a psychologist, counselor, or talk to anyone with common sense. Your current behavior will not take you to a positive place. Good luck. ...Read more
Embarrassing, I'm 33 year old and been suffering with uncontroll hand shaking. What can cause this?
Essential Tremor: At your age the most likely diagnosis is essential tremor if you are not taking any medications that are causing this. Progressive, mainly symmetric, rhythmic, involuntary oscillation (tremor) of the hands and forearms that is usually absent at rest and present during posture and intentional movements. Essential tremor (et) can also involve the head, jaw, and voice. ...Read more
My hand feel like they are shaking and I feel like I'm in a hurry for the past 3weeks. What's wrong with me?
Therapy?: Provided there is no physiological reason for your symptoms, have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more
I'd like to see it: Trapping nerves doesn't result in limbs "shaking." If you've pain you may've broken something. Fine tremulousness based on this is a possibility. Something a bit less good to have may be a simple partial seizure following a good whack the head. If you'd like to connect with me by webcam & show me what's going on that'd be best. Or go to an ER. Connect? Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more
See doctor: Or neurologist for a workup.Get a more detailed answer ›
Lately, I can't grip my right hand tightly. Sometimes even holding the pen is hard n it'll be shaking. Why is it happening?
See your doctor: There are many causes for this. Your doctor need to examine you and run diagnostic tests. Somce causes of tremor are: drugs, withdrawal from drugs/alcohol, hyperactive thyroid, liver problems... Neurological causes include: multiple sclerosis, stroke, neurodegenerative disease... Tremors can also run in the family and sometimes there are no causes at all. ...Read more
Hard to say?: Constant shaking of the hands or arms even at rest needs to be checked out. This is often due to a neurologic disorder. These can be mild, like a benign essential tremor, or more serious like parkinson's disease. See your doctor to get it checked out. ...Read more
Nerve compression: Often as we sleep we lie on the nerves of the arm or compress the nerves in the neck. Upon awakening there is a period of dysfunction as the nerves recover. Take a few moments to massage and exercise the arms to improve blood flow and recover function. Then go about normal activities. Discuss these issues with your doctor. ...Read more
Go to er: With your medical history, you should be evaluated to check for further heart trouble. ...Read more
My left hand is not working properly. My hand is shaking sometimes. I cant weigh heavy objects with my hand?
My hand is shaking when I hold it in a fist, I just carried something awkward, so could it be from that? Also, im 18
Shaking: UJacobson~ yes, its quite normal in that sense and usually means your muscles could do with some isometrics. You strengthen your forearm muscles with wrist curls. You coud try that? ...Read more