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What symptoms are typical of baseline essential tremor?

What symptoms are typical of baseline essential tremor?

Postural tremor: Typical essential tremor is marked by a postural tremor (present when holding a position, but not at rest) that is worse with stress and caffeine and better with rest and small amounts of alcohol. When diagnosing essential tremor, it is important to make sure that there is no increased tone, stiffness, numbness, weakness or other symptoms suggestive of an alternative disorder. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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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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I have physical symptoms of tremors lightheadness ill feelings. Been tested for almost everything possible. All normal. Idnt feel anxious. Anxiety?

I have physical symptoms of tremors lightheadness ill feelings. Been tested for almost everything possible.  All normal. Idnt feel anxious. Anxiety?

Anxiety: Anxiety is a subjective state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety: insomnia, sweating, palpitations, tremors, and fatigue. See you pcp for the referral. ...Read more

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Have you ever had a patient who had body tremors and other physical symptoms such as lightheadedness with all normal work up?

Have you ever had a patient who had body tremors and other physical symptoms such as lightheadedness with all normal work up?

Serious sign: Lightheadedness on mild physical exertion is a serious sign. See your family physician, perhaps also a cardiologist. Echocardiogram (in addition to a 12- lead ekg) is indicated. Your cardiologist may also consider a stress test, if everything else is normal. Never exercise if you are dehydrated. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of essential tremor?

What are the symptoms of essential tremor?

Shaking alone: The hallmark of essential tremor is shaking without any other signs or symptoms that would suggest parkinsons or another cause. The shaking is typically worst with movement or sustained posture (not at rest) and is exacerbated by stress. It is usually first seen in the hands or arms, but can involve the head or other parts of the body. While there is no cure, medications can reduce symptoms. ...Read more

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Spasms are a common symptom of essential tremor?

Spasms are a common symptom of essential tremor?

Not usually: Spasms unlikely to be caused by essential tremor, and more likely due to other causes. ...Read more

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Is lithium used to treat anxiety physical symptoms such as tremors, lightheadedness, and just general ill feelings?

Is lithium used to treat anxiety physical symptoms such as tremors, lightheadedness, and just general ill feelings?

No: Lithium is not a first choice for treatment of anxiety. It is used more often for bipolar disorder. Talk to your doctor about treatment options. Take care! ...Read more

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Is there a significance of having tremors only on one side? I am seeing Neurologist in 2 weeks, after having many tests. Many symptoms 10 mos.

Is there a significance of having tremors only on one side?  I am seeing Neurologist in 2 weeks, after having many tests.  Many symptoms 10 mos.

Often, yes.: What you're describing is a "unilateral" (one-sided) finding. Tremors are usually a result of something going on in the brain. Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis or a hereditary condition "benign familial tremor" could be the cause. I can't say whether this tremor will stay localized or if it's the first sign of something progressive. It's a good question; ask your neurologist. ...Read more

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What exact benefits are reduced from carb/levadopa. I can only get general info that it reduces symptoms. Rigidity, tremors, balance? Which specific ones?

What exact benefits are reduced from carb/levadopa. I can only get general info that it reduces symptoms. Rigidity, tremors, balance? Which specific ones?

Although used for di: Although used for a different condition, carb/levodopa is a primary treatment for parkinsons. If the proper medication and dose, all the symptoms may improve. The response is very individual and must be under the supervision of your physician. The primary goal is to help reduce rigidity and improve initiation of movement which impacts basic functional activites such as walking, dressing, etc. ...Read more

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Can ebv/mono cause tremors at night as a symptom? Internal tremors in the upper body.

Can ebv/mono cause tremors at night as a symptom? Internal tremors in the upper body.

Mono sweats: Your symptoms are not likely tremors but are the rigors that go along with a temperature elevation from the infection. Take some tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin and it should help. Remember, no contact sports while you are in the active phase of the mono. Usually this lasts for 30 to 40 days. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I still feel my anxiety symptoms like itching, tremors, and tingling when I'm not anxious at the moment?

Can I still feel my anxiety symptoms like itching, tremors, and tingling when I'm not anxious at the moment?

Definitions: Anxiety has the unfortunate problem of being both an everyday people's word and a diagnosis. Professionals have decided on symptoms that combine to get their diagnosis. Some even seem unrelated on the surface, but if enough are there, they use it. It's not usual, but the patient might never feel the 'word' anxious. Or only sometimes. But — it could be unrelated. Perhaps a Neurology eval can tell? ...Read more

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Other than propranolol what would you advise using for essential tremor as I find it has helped ease symptoms very little if at all?

Other than propranolol what would you advise using for essential tremor as I find it has helped ease symptoms very little if at all?

Essential tremor: The other commonly used drug for essential tremor is called primidone. You should see a doctor who has experience managing the condition to have the best options presented to you. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a southern siberian russian having huntington's? I'm adopted from there. Symptoms: tremor, fatigue, dizzy,

What are the chances of a southern siberian russian having huntington's?  I'm adopted from there.  Symptoms: tremor, fatigue, dizzy,

Are you worried?: The risk of Huntington's disease is more or less the same in all populations. The likelihood that YOU have it at your age is mighty thin. ...Read more

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Reason for full body tremors-woke up this morning I have postural orthostatic tachy syndrome all symptoms good cept shaky all over :/ also have lupus?

Reason for full body tremors-woke up this morning I have postural orthostatic tachy syndrome all symptoms good cept shaky all over :/ also have lupus?

High Complex questn: Your diagnoses of dyes autonomia could cause your symptom, but having lupus means you may also be on medications that alter your immune system- this means your symptoms could be due an infection. Talk to you doctor to discuss these and other possibilities, depending on the specifics of your condition. ...Read more

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Any way to relieve the symptoms of west Nile? I'm incredibly uncomfortable and shaking/tremors are v prominent and disrupt everything. Muscle jerks 2

Any way to relieve the symptoms of west Nile? I'm incredibly uncomfortable and shaking/tremors are v prominent and disrupt everything. Muscle jerks 2

Supportive treatment: I'm sorry you're feeling so lousy. Unfortunately, its supportive treatment which means lots of fluids, good nutrition, OTC medications for fevers. Yes, shaking and muscle jerking can be part of the symptomatology. It usually takes several weeks to several months to fully run its course. Let your doctor know if things aren't getting better. Tremors can be supportively treated. ...Read more

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Can body tremors be a sign of PMS symptoms — about 1-2 days before period should start brown discharge and very anxious/full body barily visable trmor?

Can body tremors be a sign of PMS symptoms — about 1-2 days before period should start brown discharge and very anxious/full body barily visable trmor?

Talk to your doctor : Body tremors are not common signs of pms but could be related to anxiety. The shaking could be related to panic attacks; however, you should see your physician for an evaluation. You may need a referral to a psychiatrist and an ob-gyn doctor if you haven't seen them already. ...Read more

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What dosage of celexa (citalopram) to doctors perfer in order to help with physical anxiety symptoms such as lightheadedness, body tremors, and ill feeling daily?

More to it...: 20 mg/day is typical, but with anxiety (vs. Depression), it is best to start with a smaller dose (e.g., 5 mg) and increase slowly, because the drug will likely increase your anxiety first, before it helps. Also, medication alone is not optimal treatment. Psychotherapy (talk therapy) should help you understand and overcome the cause(s) of your anxiety (not just the symptoms). ...Read more

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I have been totally off of Librax, for about 2 weeks now. I was on it about 20'years. I am having tremors and sweating. Is this normal? How long will this last and is there anything I can do to help aliveiat these symptoms?

I have been totally off of Librax, for about 2 weeks now.  I was on it about 20'years.  I am having tremors and sweating.  Is this normal?
How long will this last and is there anything I can do to help aliveiat these symptoms?

Librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide): Two options:
1: Go back on Librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide).
2: Stay off the Librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) and see your doctor as soon as possible.

Please let me know what turns out. ...Read more

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Is a symptom of adult craniopharyngioma severe hand tremor?

Is a symptom of adult craniopharyngioma severe hand tremor?

Not usually: Hand tremor is a very common symptom and is associated with a wide variety of diseases and disorders. Adult craniopharyngioma is very rare. Are you yourself experiencing this symptom? ...Read more

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What non-ssris help with physical anxiety symptoms such as tremors, head pinching, lightheaded upon standing, general ill feelings?

Some individuals: To try propranolol; however, lightheadedness might be an issue. If you want to avoid ssris, talk with your doctor. Do not be afraid to speak to a psychiatrist as well, some people are afraid to go to a shrink because they feel they will be labeled as "crazy". That is not the case and no shame in seeking help. ...Read more

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Is it possible 2 have MS even if the brain MRI was normal? I have all the symptoms; fallen102 times since oct12, speech&memory issues, tremoring etc

Is it possible 2 have MS even if the brain MRI was normal? I have all the symptoms; fallen102 times since oct12, speech&memory issues, tremoring etc

See below: If you have a normal MRI of brain and spinal cord, you do NOT have MS. You may well have neurological issues, and there should not be much challenge in confirming your diagnosis if you find an experienced competent neurologist. ...Read more

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Is a tremor along with muscle cramps a symptom of parkinsons?

Is a tremor along with muscle cramps a symptom of parkinsons?

Tremor and rigidity: Parkinson's symptoms include tremors (trembling in fingers, hands, arms, feet, legs, jaw, or head), rigidity (stiffness of the limbs and trunk, which may increase during movement), etc... Rigidity may lead to muscle aches and pain, and some people may describe muscle cramps. Of course, symptoms vary from person to person. A primary care doctor and a neurologist can help. ...Read more

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4 hr drive (10 days ago) triggered vertigo. Still has those symptoms. Been taking Dramamine. Then last night started shaking / tremors/ (without any feeling of cold) Went to emergency. All test came out fine. Blood pressure was high side 170/90 Stayed

4 hr drive (10 days ago) triggered vertigo. Still has those symptoms. Been taking Dramamine. Then last night started shaking / tremors/ (without any feeling of cold) Went to emergency. All test came out fine. Blood pressure was high side 170/90 Stayed

Stop the Dramamine!: Ever heard of the saying, "Stop the Madness?" Here's the sister saying, "Stop the Dramamine (dimenhydrinate)!" One dose, OK...2 doses, maybe but when I hear that you had vertigo 10 days ago & "Been taking Dramamine (dimenhydrinate)..." guess why the blood pressure is tickling the ceiling? There are better things to be done both in terms of prevention and treatment for motion sickness. See a neurologist or neuro-otologist. ...Read more

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Do hodgkin's disease symptoms include tremors or shaking in hands or legs?

Do hodgkin's disease symptoms include tremors or shaking in hands or legs?

Not that I am aware: Of. Symptoms include unexplained weight loss, persistent fatigue, night sweats, fever chills cough, trouble breathing, chest pains, painless swelling of lymph nodes in the neck, armpit and groin areas. ...Read more

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Spasms are a symptom of essential tremor? If yes, deep brain stimulation surgery can improve spasms as well as tremor?

For ET possible: Depends on what is causing the problem. Spasms can be caused by many things, usually peripheral and unlikely to respond to dbs. There is some evidence that dbs helps with refractory et (2008 american academy of neurology, practice parameter publication). ...Read more

Dr. Prem Gupta
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Tremor (Definition)

Tremor = involuntary ...Read more