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How do I tell the difference between shakiness in legs and shakiness in neuropathy.

How do I tell the difference between shakiness in legs and shakiness in neuropathy.

Shakiness: Normally neuropathy causes numbness, tingling, or sometimes a feeling of burning or impaired temperature sensation. Shakiness is not just a feeling, but a visible movement, which can be caused by tremor, tired muscles, changes in blood sugar or blood chemistry, etc. Neuropathy symptoms do not change with movement, shakiness in the muscles probably would change with standing or climbing stairs. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between shakiness from low blood sugar and from neuropathy in legs?

Low sugar: Is potentially dangerous and life threatning, also may be associated with excessive sweating( di aphorisms), shakiness and confusion. Diabetic neuropathy does not give you sweating and usually not shakiness ,but unsteadiness if for eg it involves your lower extremities. ...Read more

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Hi, from past few months I have been noticing a lot of weakness in my body. I also feel shakiness in my hands and suffer from cramps in legs and feet.

Hi, from past few months I have been noticing a lot of weakness in my body. I also feel shakiness in my hands and suffer from cramps in legs and feet.

See a physician: You should consult a physician. Who can examine you and run some lab test to rule out other causes of weakness and tremors like anemia hyperthyroidism and medications.I guess that you may be suffering from dehydration, hypokalemia or hypoglycemia which is causing your symptoms. In the meantime you cut back on all caffeine nicotine and alcohol intake. See your internist for work up asap. ...Read more

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Possible connection between pain below rib cage, indigestion, occasional achy pain in arms&legs, also slightly lightheaded & slight shakyness all over?

Possible connection between pain below rib cage, indigestion, occasional achy pain in arms&legs, also slightly lightheaded & slight shakyness all over?

Viral Syndrome: It sounds to me like you have a viral syndrome, but if the symptoms worsen, i would see your doctor as you have a number of symptoms that do not necessarily present together regularly. ...Read more

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Why do I have shaky leg when angry or nervous?

Why do I have shaky leg when angry or nervous?

Emotional symptoms: Highly charged emotional states, such as anger or anxiety, are associated with discharge within the autonomic nervous system, which controls the glandular release of hormones and neuronal release of neurotransmitters. These in turn may control the activity of smooth muscle and skeletal muscle, leading to leg tremors, increased hr and bp, facial flushing, GI discomfort, et al. ...Read more