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Doctor insights on: Occasional Leg Tremor

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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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Leg tremors when I raise my heel while sitting.some people are saying it is normal.is it?

Leg tremors when I raise my heel while sitting.some people are saying it is normal.is it?

Muscle twitches: If you have not stretched in a while pulling a muscle tight by stretching can cause the muscle to twitch and oppose the stretch. If this condition continues and become painful have your legs checked by a physician as there are many other causes of leg tremors. ...Read more

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My 4 month old boy has leg tremors every once in a while. Is it something that is common or is it worth worrying about?

My 4 month old boy has leg tremors every once in a while. Is it something that is common or is it worth worrying about?

Tremors: Infants typically are jittery when they feel insecure, so I suspect that is what you are seeing. So the next time your son has a "tremor" grab the leg and if that stops the motion you are dealing with jitteriness, a normal finding. On the other had if grabbing the leg does not stop the "tremor" , see your doctor and look into i ...Read more

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My newborn has leg tremors?

My newborn has leg tremors?

Other causes: Some newborns may have changes in their metabolism eg glucose level which may contribute or cause this symptom. I would recommend having this evaluated as soon as possible. It may be normal, but the seizures in newborn infants may present very subtly. ...Read more

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I am taking Paxil (paroxetine) 20 mg , before bed. At night I experience tremors sometimes its my leg a couple times my whole body shook. Should I be worried?

  I am taking Paxil (paroxetine) 20 mg , before bed. At night I experience tremors sometimes its my leg a couple times my whole body shook. Should I be worried?

No, but do tell Dr.: This is not a good side effect - tell your provider and ask for alternatives. Different approaches may have less serious side effects and adding talk therapy might be a good idea too. Your neurological seizure condition may complicate things, so be patient and cautious. I hope you find a better choice. ...Read more

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7year old had tremors and weakness in the legs. Was scared and complained of nausea. ?

7year old had tremors and weakness in the legs. Was scared and complained of nausea. ?

Depends on context: Any healthy 7yo who begins to feel nauseated and shaky at the onset of an illness is likely to be scared and worried about whats happening with their body. Their developmental constructs at that age perceive of magical good or bad things, so the unexplained events can be big in their mind. In the absence of other signs of illness, this can be a faint or reaction to frightful event. ...Read more

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