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Resting Tremor (Overview)

Parkinson's disease where the hand shakes at rest, a "pill rolling" action, but fades when arm lifts or is used. Just one of the cardinal signs, but may be the earliest manifestation. Does respond fairly readily to medications.


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Can prescribed amphetamines cause resting head tremor? How long does it last? Is it withdrawal or cause? Would withdrawal happen within only a month?

Can prescribed amphetamines cause resting head tremor? How long does it last? Is it withdrawal or cause? Would withdrawal happen within only a month?

Yes: Definitely possible. It is possible for it to be caused either by use (which is more likely) or withdrawal, which is possible as well. Amphetamine withdrawl, if you have it, will set in in the first day or two after discontinuing use. I would not exoect symptoms to show up a month after stopping. Discuss with prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Resting Tremor (Overview)

Parkinson's disease where the hand shakes at rest, a "pill rolling" action, but fades when arm lifts or is used. Just one of the cardinal signs, but may be the earliest manifestation. Does respond fairly readily to medications.


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What is the definition or description of: resting tremor?

What is the definition or description of: resting tremor?

Characteristic of : Parkinson's disease where the hand shakes at rest, a "pill rolling" action, but fades when arm lifts or is used. Just one of the cardinal signs, but may be the earliest manifestation. Does respond fairly readily to medications. ...Read more

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I am having resting tremor on my upper left arm only. What could be causing it?

I am having resting tremor on my upper left arm only.  What could be causing it?

Check it out: I'm assuming you're describing muscle movement in your bicep, tricep, or deltoid. Is there any weakness associated with it? If it persists, you should definitely go to your family md for an evaluation. It could be muscle fatigue but if it persists, it needs evaluation. ...Read more

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Are Parkinson's tremors intermittent or always present when at rest? Is Parkinson's the only cause of resting tremor?

Are Parkinson's tremors intermittent or always present when at rest? Is Parkinson's the only cause of resting tremor?

Tremors are variable: In patients with Parkinson's Disease(PD), the degree of tremors is quite variable different patients. The tremors can also vary depending on the effect of treatment as the medication works well for a few hours and then the effect wears off. Besides resting tremors, patients with PD have muscle rigidity which slows down their movements (Bradykinesia).No other condition causes resting tremors. ...Read more

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I am having resting tremor on the left arm(from shoulder to arm) only. What can I do?

I am having resting tremor on the left arm(from shoulder to arm) only. What can I do?

See neurologist: Although you are young, a focal resting tremor could be a very early sign of parkinson's disease, and should be evaluated soon. Many meds can suppress the tremor regardless of etiology. ...Read more

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I've had an endoscopy, colonoscopy, contrast cat scan and last friday 1/25/13 gallbladder removed. Still having a resting tremor in the abdomen area?

I've had an endoscopy, colonoscopy, contrast cat scan and last friday 1/25/13 gallbladder removed.  Still having a resting tremor in the abdomen area?

Not sure: If you are describing a muscle tremor, it shouldn't be directly related to surgery. Give it some time, it may be spasm in the muscle after the local trauma of surgery. ...Read more

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I have torso and leg stiffness, resting tremor, diaphragm spasms restricting breathing, hoarse, saliva buildup in throat causing choking, fatigue?

I have torso and leg stiffness, resting tremor, diaphragm spasms restricting breathing, hoarse,  saliva buildup in throat causing choking, fatigue?

GitOnYerHoarseAndGo!: With them kinda symptoms, m'am, you need ta git on yer horse (hoarse?) and make it to the nearest doc in town. With that chokin' and all kinda nerve stuff you really should see someone sooner than later. It wouldn't be too fruitful to hypothesize in this little 400-character box. ...Read more

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Can prescribed amphetamines cause resting head tremor? How long does it last? Is it withdrawal or cause? Would withdrawal happen within only a month?

Yes: Definitely possible. It is possible for it to be caused either by use (which is more likely) or withdrawal, which is possible as well. Amphetamine withdrawl, if you have it, will set in in the first day or two after discontinuing use. I would not exoect symptoms to show up a month after stopping. Discuss with prescribing physician. ...Read more

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At rest & active tremors for a yr now. No drug or alcohol use except clonzapeam 0.25mg & celexa (citalopram) 10mg. Had tremors b4 starting celexa (citalopram). Clonz making it?

Magnesium: Fatigue, anxiety, and tremor are all symptoms of magnesium deficiency. Calcium can block the uptake of magnesium. Poor stomach acid, low 25-oh vit d, chronic stress, caffeine use, and exposure to loud noise predispose to magnesium deficiency. Topical magnesium oil and green vegetables with supplemental taurine to enhance mag uptake, stress reduction, and gentle exercise can help. ...Read more

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I am experiencing worsening resting hand tremors (over a period of months to years). Right hand is worse than left, worsened by fatigue or stress?

I am experiencing worsening resting hand tremors (over a period of months to years). Right hand is worse than left, worsened by fatigue or stress?

Tremor: There are a variety of types of tremors. At this point because you are experiencing a change in your chronic condition, a medical assessment would be appropriate. Please insure that your personal physician is aware. He or she may desire to refer you for a neurological evaluation. ...Read more

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Vomiting, body tremors, resting BPM 207 blood mucus?

Vomiting, body tremors, resting BPM 207 blood mucus?

You need to be seen: Given your history, I would think you are having thyroid issues. However, your HR is way too high for an 18 year old. You should be seen right away. ...Read more

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What causes resting, action and essential tremors? For me to have all 3. I am taking primadone now and it is not helping.

Nobody: Knows what causes this potentially debilitating condition. The drug you take is among the many that r used for the condition. I am convinced that parkinson's ms and thyrotoxicosis were eliminated. You should have a second opinion, possibly check with a univ. Based neurology group even consider mayo clinic. Was dbs (deep brain stimulation) discussed with you as a last resort? Look up the net! ...Read more

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Mom's age-47.Her hands tremor holding light things eg a plate of food against gravity & also li'l tremor at rest while hand is held free while standin?

Essential tremor: Heredofamilial essential tremors run in families, and there are many medications which can readily control the shaking. Worthwhile to see neurologist and make certain that other problems are not causation. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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


Dr. Prem Gupta
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Tremor (Definition)

Tremor = involuntary ...Read more