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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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Lately, I was found with minor high level of thyroid. I workout and I drink whey protein shakes. So is it safe to take whey in thyroid disorder?

Lately, I was found with minor high level of thyroid. I workout and I drink whey protein shakes. So is it safe to take whey in thyroid disorder?

No iodine: The only dietary restriction for most people with mildly high thyroid levels is to avoid excess iodine, typically found in seaweed or kelp. Whey protein is derived from milk products and does not have excess iodine, so it is safe. ...Read more

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Why do I feel my pulse very strong in my neck? And my head shakes along with my heartbeat? Specially at night when I go to bed

Why do I feel my pulse very strong in my neck? And my head shakes along with my heartbeat? Specially at night when I go to bed

Carotid artery: Your carotid artery and, one on each side of your neck, supplies all the blood to your brain which can be up to 25% of your cardiac output. Therefore a very strong pulse is a good thing. It might be valuable to check your blood pressure to make sure it's not too high ...Read more

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My head shakes by itself and I feel pain on my neck and head and I feel vomiting too. It won't stop as long I asleep. Its happening frequently.

My head shakes by itself and I feel pain on my neck and head and I feel vomiting too. It won't stop as long I asleep. Its happening frequently.

Go to the ER: That sounds very worrisome, and a little confusing. I think you should go to the ER now to be evaluated and treated. That is not normal at all. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in my neck cause my eyeball to shake back and forth? Two days now when I wake left eye shakes for a minute then stops. Scared!

Can a pinched nerve in my neck cause my eyeball to shake back and forth? Two days now when I wake left eye shakes for a minute then stops. Scared!

Nystagmus: Is lateral "shaking" of eyeballs, but usually on lateral gaze and bilateral. If accompanied by vertigo, it is probably just labyrinthitis and benign. If you have severe vertigo, nausea, vomiting, orheadaches, it could be a brain tumor, so see your doctor about this. ...Read more

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I've been dealing with neck pain lately. My head kind of shakes with movement and my arms are shaky too. Frequent tension headaches. What could it be?

I've been dealing with neck pain lately. My head kind of shakes with movement and my arms are shaky too. Frequent tension headaches. What could it be?

Neck pain: Spasm of the neck & shoulders muscles occurs from poor posture, especially while using devices (e.g. phone, tablet, laptop or desk computer), causes pain, tension headaches and sometimes tingling in the arms. A physical therapist can help to ensure the head and spine are aligned correctly by teaching postural exercises, in addition to use of muscle relaxers and pain relievers. ...Read more

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Hard lump in lower sacrum with sciatica and neck pain on both sides on and off, lymph nodes up in neck and groin, I get the shakes on exertion?

Exam NOW: You cannot be diagnosed online. You must be physically examined, evaluated, tested, diagnosed and treated. I suggest IMMEDIATE MEDICAL EVALUATION-STAT. ...Read more

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I have this red scale-y rash on neck and chest. Also have nausea, diarrhea, the shakes and joint pain?

I have this red scale-y rash on neck and chest. Also have nausea, diarrhea, the shakes and joint pain?

Need to be seen: You need to see a doctor, it may all be a viral illness, but you need to be examined for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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My hands shake when moved from extension to flexion, and head shakes when neck rolled across front. What may be up + what kind of doctor to see?

My hands shake when moved from extension to flexion, and head shakes when neck rolled across front. What may be up + what kind of doctor to see?

Essential tremor: Sounds like a benign essential tremor. These usually run in families, and are self limited. Sometimes when in your neck, they can cause involuntary dystorsions, which classify them as a dystonia. these are treated with botox. ...Read more

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My hands shake/tremble and I get hot really bad all the time. I don't have thyroids (doctors have checked) I want to now what it is? Thank you

My hands shake/tremble and I get hot really bad all the time. I don't have thyroids (doctors have checked) I want to now what it is? Thank you

Need clarification: "thyroids"...The thyroid gland is a normal part of human anatomy (body parts). If you have abnormal thyroid functioning from medication or illness, you can develop symtoms specific to the type of thyroid abnormality. Usually tremor is related to hyperthyroid (elevated) activitiy. Any abnormal thyroid functioning should be closely monitored by your doctor. ...Read more

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Would using the shake mix called Shakeology interfere with my thyroid or thyroid medicine?

Would using the shake mix called Shakeology interfere with my thyroid or thyroid medicine?

Diet supplements: They don't really say what is in it ("proprietary......") but it appears to be all ground up food of some kind. Just take your synthroid (thyroxine) on an empty stomach and you will likely be fine. Do you really need this stuff? ...Read more

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What's wrong? My hands always shake, my heart rate is high and abnormal. Family history of thyroid issues. Started 6 months ago.

What's wrong? My hands always shake, my heart rate is high and abnormal. Family history of thyroid issues. Started 6 months ago.

See MD: Sounds like you are already suspecting a thyroid disorder, and that sounds quite reasonable. Only way to really know is to get simple blood test. Upon getting more history and doing a physical, your dr can see if checking for anything else is necessary. ...Read more

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Sometimes I feel my head shaking and today I went to the doctors and they said it may be thyroids. What is that?

Sometimes I feel my head shaking and today I went to the doctors and they said it may be thyroids. What is that?

The thyroid gland..: Is in your neck, and it's sort of a speed dial for the body, if you will. A tremor, such as that in your head, could be indicative of hyperthyroid. Other associated symptoms could be restlessness, sweating, palpitations, weight loss, anxiety, sleeplessness, high heart rate and breathing rate. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me do shaking and bad headache come from thyroid?

Can anyone tell me do shaking and bad headache come from thyroid?

Multiple causes: Shaking and headache may come from infections, hyperthyroidism can cause tremors, anxiety and other neurological ilnness can cause shivering and headache. ...Read more

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Why hand is shaking since I was 12. I checked my thyroid hormone level is normal...

Why hand is shaking since I was 12. I checked my thyroid hormone level is normal...

Familial, essential: There is a normal tremor which get worse with weakness or nervousness--there is also a familial, action tremors which runs in families---among other tremors. ...Read more

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I just started (2days) on low dose of thyroid med having flushing, nervousness, shaking, chills and sweating. Should I continue?

I just started (2days) on low dose of thyroid med having flushing, nervousness, shaking, chills and sweating. Should I continue?

No.: The symptoms sounds like hyperthyroidism. Stop the medication and go back to your physician. He can better determine whether this was from the medication or something else. ...Read more

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Thyroid test shows T4 1.9, TSH 0.07 is that mild hyperthyroid or severe? Worried. Waiting to see endo. Off and on faster heart and slight hand shaking

Thyroid test shows T4 1.9, TSH 0.07 is that mild hyperthyroid or severe? Worried. Waiting to see endo. Off and on faster heart and slight hand shaking

Fairly mild: Hi. That's fairly mild hyperthyroidism, and should be tolerated OK by a 34-year old until you see the endo. Of course, those labs may not reflect a stable thyroid dysfunction, and the degree of hyperthyroidism my be in transition (becoming more or less hyperthyroid, depending on underlying cause). Your doc could give you a beta-blocker to help the heart racing and tremor until you see the endo. ...Read more

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Tightness in upper chest and throat head ache has shaking feel weak. Could it be over active thyroid or another blood clot in lung or lack of iron?

Tightness in upper chest and throat head ache has shaking feel weak. Could it be over active thyroid or another blood clot in lung or lack of iron?

Yes, yes & notsomuch: The majority of your symptoms are concerning for potential overactive thyroid or pe (clot in lung), but could be caused by other things that are less serious and unrelated. The iron issue is much less likely the source, unless extremely severe and ongoing. Should be seen in er w/chest discomfort for evaluation. ...Read more

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Got stiff neck and headaches if I shake my head. Help?

Got stiff neck and headaches if I shake my head. Help?

Muscle contraction: There are many things we need to know. Do you have a fever? If you do you need to see if physician. If it is a muscle contraction headache it may improve with heat. You could have a sinus infection too. You would best see your physician to clarify this ...Read more

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Hi doctar I am geeting some sound in neck when I shake my head left side please help me I am fully scared.

Hi doctar I am geeting some sound in neck when I shake my head left side please help me I am fully scared.

No reason to panic: If you had not been injured and as long as you don't feel pain, numbness or weakness in your arm or neck, there is probably nothing serious going on. It is impossible though to diagnose conditions from the limited information and without performing a physical examination. It does not sound like an emergency, yet visit a medical professional, when you have a chance. ...Read more

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Why does my neck begin to shake when I'm tired?

Tremor: Fatigue and tiredness exacerbate your physiological tremor. The reason why now, is difficult to speculate. Certain individuals have a familial tendency to exacerbate this tremor. Certain medications and medical conditions can exacerbate the tremor r as well. Need to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have headache for a week whenever I cough or shake my head I feel discomfort in the area I try to crack my neck to?

What to do if I have headache for a week whenever I cough or shake my head I feel discomfort in the area I try to crack my neck to?

See Osteopath: Headache, depending where it is, can be due to inflammation, cranial bone dysf (yes they DO move), neck/upper back tension/vertebral dysf causing cervicogenic headache, etc. Osteopathic drs. Are trained to treat both illnesses & musculoskeletal causes of pain. If you keep trying to crack your neck to relieve pain, it usually means the problem isn't really in your neck. Manipulation/meds may help. ...Read more

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Been on 100 mg sertraline 4 weeks, had internal tremors and shakes all day, is this a sx and will it pass?

Been on 100 mg sertraline 4 weeks, had internal tremors and shakes all day, is this a sx and will it pass?

Side-effects: Your symptoms seem like a side effects of Sertraline. I would ask your doc, who prescribe it. It would be better to decrease the dosage and see if tremors decreases or resolve. If it does, then I would titrate very slowly to a prescribed dose. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more