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Symptoms Baseline 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Is lithium used to treat anxiety physical symptoms such as tremors, lightheadedness, and just general ill feelings?
Other than propranolol what would you advise to use for essential tremor as i find it has helped ease symptoms very little if at all?
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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