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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Shaking Hands Or Tremor (Definition)

Shaky hands is a symptom in a person's hand or hands has a tremor (shakiness or small back and forth movements). Shakiness can be present at rest, all the time, or only when the person is trying to use his hands. Causes include, brain problems, nerve problems, muscle problems, medicine effects, drug abuse, etc. ...Read more


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My friend has "pill rolling" tremor. What causes that?

My friend has "pill rolling" tremor. What causes that?

Pill rolling: This is description of a rest tremors typical of parkinson, but could be caused by medications. ...Read more

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What medications could cause pill rolling?

What medications could cause pill rolling?

Tremor: Pill rolling is a tremor characteristic to parkinson's. Drugs causing extra pyramidal adverse effects such as antipsychotics, some ssris, are such examples. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Pill rolling?

What is the definition or description of: Pill rolling?

Pill rolling tremor.: Pill rolling tremor is a repetitive circular movement of the thumb against the index finger. This may occur with Parkinson's disease. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if diet pills affect essential tremors or anxiety?

Wanted to know if diet pills affect essential tremors or anxiety?

Adrnealine !!!: Anything that causes increase in adrenaline can cause Anxiety. That is the simple answer. Most diet pills do this. ...Read more

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I'm taking 50 mg of atenolol per day ( 2-25 mg pills per day). I take this for essential tremors. Can I drink alcohol on this?

I'm taking 50 mg of atenolol per day ( 2-25 mg pills per day). I take this for essential tremors. Can I drink alcohol on this?

Great question: Always ask a Dr about these things when they prescribe. It increases the effects and can dangerously lower blood pressure. So, generally avoid mixing but if you do plan a holiday drink keep it to one small one and prepare by having someone you can rely on if needed. Try to talk to your Dr for advice specific to you. Have a good holiday season! ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Pill Rolling (Definition)

Pill rolling tremor is a repetitive circular movement of the thumb against the index finger. This may ...Read more


Dr. Prem Gupta
1,140 doctors shared insights

Tremor (Definition)

Tremor = involuntary ...Read more