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My wife thinks I should see someone for my shakes. Should i?

My wife thinks I should see someone for my shakes. Should i?

Yes: Shakes can mean many things...Anxiety on the mild end of things. Alcohol withdrawal, hyperthyroidism, neurological disease, muscular disease are more dangerous. Get checked out. Your primary doc can start workup, or can see neurologist. ...Read more

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Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more


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Symptoms: constant shakes, nausea, spacey, dry mouth weakness, tiredness, no sex drive, nervousness, high blood pressure/ cholesterol, diabetes type 2?

Symptoms: constant shakes, nausea, spacey, dry mouth weakness, tiredness, no sex drive, nervousness, high blood pressure/ cholesterol, diabetes type 2?

Need evaluation: There are many potential causes for symptoms like these -- some dangerous. Your best care would start with thorough medical evaluation. Please see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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2 year old shakes when waking up? Normal? Signs of diabetes?

2 year old shakes when waking up? Normal? Signs of diabetes?

Probably normal: If your 2yo is otherwise well, likely he or she is just more shakey unpon awakening which is completely normal. If, however, shakiness persists all day, if it reoccurs when he/she is hungry, if you notice increased hunger and thirst, or if he/she is otherwise not well and not thriving, see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Symptoms:nauseous, dry heaves, throwing up, loss of appetite, fever, hot and cold flashes, migraines, flushed skin, & uncontrollable shakes.Diagnosis?

Symptoms:nauseous, dry heaves, throwing up, loss of appetite, fever, hot and cold flashes, migraines, flushed skin, & uncontrollable shakes.Diagnosis?

Sick: You have listed a number of symptoms describing an illness that could represent a viral stomach flu. Food poisoning could be considered. Headache and nausea are also symptoms that could represent meningitis. In any case, a diagnosis can't be made without proper history and exam. ...Read more

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Why are there different prep instructions before having a sibo small intestinal bacterial overgrowth test? Can I have Ensure shakes a few days before

Why are there different prep instructions before having a sibo small intestinal bacterial overgrowth test?  Can I have Ensure shakes a few days before

Prep instructions.: You have heard the saying "there are different ways to skin a cat." Different doctors have found different preps that have worked for them or that they have learned in their truing programs. I would says if it says you can have Ensure then yes. Otherwise unless you call and receive permission then no. Sometimes the littlest changes in preparation can ruin the test. ...Read more

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What would cause the shakes in a 57 yr old party guy?

Simply: Your lifestyle. I can't say more with the info provided and it is always worthwhile to get a full medical evaluation. However drugs and alcohol contribute. ...Read more