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Nervous Leg Shaking
What's the difference between tremors and nervousness? Don't the both of them involve shaking? What else?
Exam and f/u recom: Check w/ your doctor for an exam & tests if needed. Diff causes and types of tremors. Some are benign tremors can increase with stress. Many tremors are related to a neurologic response. Thyroid disease, some drug exposures/withdrwl can result in tremor like sxs. Oder patients, Parkinson's along with other conditions. Muscle twitch & shaking may seem like tremors, may occur when not a neuro tremo ...Read more
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My grandmother is 88yrs old. She has been complaining of lightheadedness, nervousness and shaking. She went to the hospital and they said she was ok.
Not okay: From your description, it doesn't sound like your grandmother is okay. At the very least, she's very anxious. If the er doctors examined discharged her, they must have given suggestions for follow-up care. Were medications prescribed? You could call her physician and ask for help. Also, er doctors (like any of us) can be wrong. If you're concerned, return to er for a recheck. ...Read more
I was recently placed on Effexor. My right leg is trembling, sweats and overall nervousness. Is this common or another medication. Been four days.
Kept picking leg scab (nervousness). Formed a thick skin like lump large pimple size. Besides stop picking, any way to make smooth again?
Scars & VitaminE: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottle of it in the drug store. It's inexpensive and worth a try; just be patient. See doctor and don't get infected. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I just started (2days) on low dose of thyroid med having flushing, nervousness, shaking, chills and sweating. Should I continue?
I have a question about what could be wrong with me I have ringing in my ears all the time, numbness and tingling in my legs and feet, nervousness, chills, upset stomache, socially withdrawn, jumpiness or easily startled, feeling from being distracted fro
Hello. I can't diagnose your symptoms. However, just reading some of the description makes me wonder if you are a combat veteran or if you have had a head injury.
Post traumatic stress can present with becoming easily startled (increased startle reflex) especially with loud and unexpected noises. Jumpiness can come from being in a frequent fight or flight state (ready to jump into action to protect oneself). This is from dysregulation of the autonomic nervous system. Upset stomach can also be caused by this.
Feeling emotionally numb with detachment from loved ones is common.
There can be difficulty falling asleep due to painful ruminations and memories of traumatic events. If someone has nightmares they might be afraid to fall asleep. Additionally, if someone has been in a combat environment, the enemy often strikes at night, so the brain gets used to sleeping lightly or sleeping little. There can be awakening from nightmares (even if they aren't recalled). Often with either a traumatic brain injury or with post traumatic stress disorder, there are sleep disturbances which can include restless leg syndrome. Restless legs can make it very difficult to fall asleep. Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) occurs frequently after traumatic brain injuries. The lack of ambition can result from depression or because a person develops a foreshortened sense of the future (ie. I will never be happy again. My career will fail. Etc.) loss of touch with reality is dissassociation. It is a defense mechanism used by the brain to take you away from something that is very emotionally upsetting. It can be quite dangerous. For instance, if you are driving a car and are dissassociated - you are not able to pay attention to the road. Depression can also leach all the joy from life. Strip you of energy and motivation. I am most concerned by your suicidal thoughts. Your symptoms are treatable. Your quality of life can improve. Please don't give up hope. If you have a suicidal plan and an urge to act on it, you need to get emergecy help. Think of how devastated your children would be without you.
As I said earlier, I can't diagnose you. But I do recommend that you obtain a psychiatric evaluation. Symptoms of possible depression, post traumatic stress and possible head trauma can be explored. You had the courage to write in and ask about this. The next step is to muster your courage to be evaluated. Your life can be better. Take care. God bless. ...Read more
Low potassium has made my legs cramp. Taking supplements. Not a nervous person. Could low potassium cause feelings of nervousness?
Absolutely: Low potassium (or what we call, hypokalemia) can have a wide array of symptoms associated with it. Generally, they are in the constellation of weakness, fatigue, muscle cramping - but psychological symptoms have been reported. Contact your doctor immediately to advise on treatment and additional testing. CAUTION: Potassium is one of the elements that if you get too much, it can be disastrous. ...Read more
3rd driving test on Friday, keep failing as I get nervous, upset and can't control legs shaking so keep stalling, kalms don't help me what can I do?
Leg started shaking after going to bed and would not stop. I had to wait for it to stop on it's own. What does that mean?
Restless legs: You may have restless legs syndrome. Consult your doctor for help and medication. ...Read more
I have a bad habit of shaking one leg every time I'm sitting. Is there anything I can do? Could there be an underlying medical problem?
I'm his girlfriend, he's 22, drinks sometimes, no drugs, he has trouble understanding people even when he focuses, he also moves a lot, swinging/shaking leg?
Question?: Your description does not give enough information nor does it say what you are worried or asking about. If your boyfriend's behavior is causing you concern, the best advice is to talk to him about it. There are quite a number of things that could be going on including normal behavior. When you say he does not "understand people" are we talking hearing loss, cognitive problems, or language? ...Read more
See doctor asap or: Go to ER if it is continuous without stopping at all. ...Read more
I hav hearitated disc. When I am sitting I cant lift my leg above a certain level that time my leg starting to shaking uncontrollably. .
They are probably two different things...If you have abnormal sense of temperature with numbness and tingling in your feet or burning pain...You may have peripheral neuropathy.
As far as the tremor is concerned, they may be qualified further as occurring when at rest, posture holding or with action. ...Read more
Restless leg syndrom: Need to neurologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Leg shaking while standing after 10 MG adderall ir. Will this go away over time or do I need to ask for a different med?
Leg shaking.: Adderall, especially the immediate-release version, is a stimulant and as such can cause a symptom like this, as well as palpitations, sweats and anxiety. It should go away by day's end, and may not be a long-term effect, but you may want to consider the controlled-release version or another medication entirely. ...Read more
A week ago, my body woke me up really early. My legs were stretched out, stiff, and slightly shaking for a few seconds. What could it be?
After I go for walks that are only a few km's, my right leg starts shaking uncontrollably, could this be due to eating to little? If not, what?
Possible: For your age, it is highly possible hypoglycemia after you walk due to not eat enough. However, you need see your family doctor. ...Read more
I need someone to figure out what is wrong and fix it. I have internal shaking in my legs. Like a vibration and it is making me crazy. Who can help me?
Diagnosis: I would start with your primary care physician ...Read more
Hard to know: I recommend that you see your doctor. ...Read more
Hello sir I constantly feel like I don't have energy in my legs and arms. I feel like shaking or stretching my legs?
Evaluation Needed: There are a myriad of diagnoses possible so you will need to go to your doctors for a comprehensive evaluation and treated appropriately. ...Read more