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Dr. Prem Gupta
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Tremor (Definition)

Tremor = involuntary ...Read more


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I have full-body tremors while falling asleep, typically localized to diaphragm area upon waking. Initial 3 wks onset felt like virus and CNS damage.

I have full-body tremors while falling asleep, typically localized to diaphragm area upon waking. Initial 3 wks onset felt like virus and CNS damage.

Plan: If it started after viral infection with CNS involvement, it most likely means that you still not completely recovered. It's like "chills".? You need to see a doctor and possible blood work. ...Read more

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Why do I have tremor after waking up in the morning? It's happened for the past few days, but has never happened before that.

Why do I have tremor after waking up in the morning? It's happened for the past few days, but has never happened before that.

I see you're on...: .....methylphenidate. Since I don't have a description of the tremors it's hard to envision what's happening when you wake up. But if it's something brand new over past 3 days then, by looking at your medication list I would hazard a guess or 2 by saying, could be your medications...could be stress....could be low blood sugar...could be low blood pressure. Those are my shots. Got more information? ...Read more

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What would u look for in a patient that has tremors, random rash break outs, lightheaded, & faintish feelings upon standing? Ongoing for almost 2 yrs

What would u look for in a patient that has tremors, random rash break outs, lightheaded, & faintish feelings upon standing? Ongoing for almost 2 yrs

Coordinated care: You should assemble a *multidisciplinary* team to get a diagnosis and management plan; meaning that your primary physician, neurologist, dermatologist, and any other medical care providers communicate well with each other to coordinate your care. I can't come up with a unifying diagnosis for you; more history ; examination is required. Good luck! ...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?

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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I have chiari and Sjögren's. What can cause leg tremors when waking up? Very fast vibrations in legs and it's visible. Very scary. Sorry for many q

I have chiari and Sjögren's. What can cause leg tremors when waking up? Very fast vibrations in legs and it's visible. Very scary. Sorry for many q

Depends on involveme: This depends on your involvement of each of these diagnoses. These two diagnoses may not have anything to do with your symptoms. You need to discuss this with your physicians. The leg tremors may be benign fasiculations of the muscles. You will need to know if there is any neurologic involvement, any medical involvement. Your rheumatologist can also clarify this related to the Sjogren' ...Read more

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So, I already have essential tremor. Had pain in ring finger upon bending for 2 weeks now. Knuckles are callousing for no apparent reason. I'm 20...

So, I already have essential tremor. Had pain in ring finger upon bending for 2 weeks now. Knuckles are callousing for no apparent reason. I'm 20...

These things would: Seemingly be unrelated. Essential tremor is unusual at age 20, but not unheard of, and may run in families. Trauma or even early degenerative arthritis may cause finger stiffness and pain with flexion. Knuckle callouses or "pads" can also run in families and be associated with some genetic conditions including fibromatosis, or part of Dupuytren's disease. Consider Rheumatology consultation:) ...Read more

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Neurologist advised INDERAL40mg twice for hand tremor upon movement despite havin a history of asthma that started gettin better since few years. Safe?

Neurologist advised INDERAL40mg twice for hand tremor upon movement despite havin a history of asthma that started gettin better since few years. Safe?

TalkItOverWithYerDoc: Well, the book says "no." But the book isn't always right. In your case maybe not, but caution is advised. For example, let's say it worked for the tremor and your asthma didn't appear, but you had an attack later on. The Inderal (propranolol) might make the asthma treatment less effective. You might need more to balance out the Inderal (propranolol). You've got to consider all the pros and cons and proceed carefully. ...Read more

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44 y/o female, leg tremors upon standing/walking down stairs, marked decrease in strength of arms and legs from a squatting position. Thoughts?

44 y/o female, leg tremors upon standing/walking down stairs, marked decrease in strength of arms and legs from a squatting position. Thoughts?

Need exam: You need a physical exam and further evaluation to investigate these issues. It is impossible to give you an opinion on possible factors or causes in this format. ...Read more

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I have tremors in my stomach upon entering REM sleep. I have PTSD and was taken off Xanax (alprazolam) in 2 weeks by a VA intern 2 years ago. Need cause/solution!

I have tremors in my stomach upon entering REM sleep. I have PTSD and was taken off Xanax (alprazolam) in 2 weeks by a VA intern 2 years ago. Need cause/solution!

PAWS: Post-acute withdrawal syndrome. In people who have been on benzodiazepines for long periods of time, tapering should be accomplished over months, not weeks. This intern was under the supervision of an attending physician, and you should make contact with that physician (or your PCP in the VA). A small increase in the clonazepam (am sure it is 0.5 NOT 0.05) may help and then can be tapered. ...Read more

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What is causing tremors and dizziness, and shooting electrical pain in my head. Sometimes upon standing room spins pain is a 10 I fell 14 feet onto my lower back and left leg. Went to ER had broken toe. Pain in my back was not too noticeable until next da

What is causing tremors and dizziness, and shooting electrical pain in my head. Sometimes upon standing room spins pain is a 10 I fell 14 feet onto my lower back and left leg. Went to ER had broken toe. Pain in my back was not too noticeable until next da

Appears 3 injuries.: Assuming that all your symptoms started after a fall, you probably injured your head, low back and broke your toe. Dizziness and headaches are symptoms of post concussion syndrome. Your low back needs imaging. You need neurological treatment. ...Read more

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Can tremors come and go?

Can tremors come and go?

Tremor: A tremor is a repetitive movement of a part of your body. It is involuntary. This means that it is generally not controllable and happens without you deciding to move that body part. It is often felt as a trembling or shaking sensation.
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How do you stop tremors?

No cure: If a cause of tremors can be determined then treat the cause. Otherwise medications can often control the tremors if they are essential or familial tremors. ...Read more

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Do you have tremors you age?

Do you have tremors you age?

Yes: Tremors do increase with age. This is usually most noticeable in the hands and fingers during fine precise movements. ...Read more

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What can be done about tremors?

What can be done about tremors?

Well...: There are many entities that cause tremors.
It is important to be evaluated by a Neurologist. Do not ignore. Yet, do not panic ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my tremors?

What can I do to treat my tremors?

Depends on the cause: That depends on the cause. There are many causes. The most common cause is essential tremor. This is often treated with propranolol, a medicine. Show us a video of the tremor, or describe it. Can you get it to stop? Where is it? What does it look like? A video consult is a good way to evaluate this symptom. ...Read more

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What are tremors in the body form?

What are tremors in the body form?

Several causes: Tremors have many possible causes. These include neurological conditions such as essential tremor and parkinson disease, but also other causes such as sleep deprivation, excessive caffeine, and anxiety. Discuss your symptoms with a doctor; neurologists who are movement disorders specialists have the most expertise in tremor. ...Read more

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What are the causes for body tremors?

Many possibilities: Tremors can be neurological, hormonal, or anxiety driven. A full assessment with a primary care physician is needed. The doctor needs to evaluate the type of tremor, when it happens, what parts of the body are affected, and if there are any other symptoms of movement disorders. ...Read more

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How badly could essential tremors get?

Individual: Each person is different. Sometimes it can progress to headbobbing in addition to hand tremors. Discuss with your family doctor and you probably need to be seen by a neurologist to try to find the underlying cause of the symptom, i.e. Is it truly "essential" meaning we just do not know. ...Read more

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I need help with severe essential tremors?

See a neurologist: See a neurologist. There are medications which may help to reduce the tremors. ...Read more

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What are some simple explanations for tremors?

Tremor causes: Elevated thyroid hormone levels and medicine side effects are some simple explanations of a tremor. Changes in blood chemistry may cause a tremor, but this is rare. Essential tremor is a common cause of tremor, it is simple, and normally not harmful or very disruptive. ...Read more

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What can cause tremors and how are they fixed?

What can cause tremors and how are they fixed?

Many causes: There are many causes of tremor, and they are treated differently. There are causes related to blood chemistry and hormones, side effects from medicines, and causes related to the brain, which have their own treatments, both medical and sometimes, when they are bad, surgical. ...Read more

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How can I best take care of essential tremors?

Inderal (propranolol)?: Essential tremor often familial and almost always with a benign course often responds to propranalol (inderal). ...Read more

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If you have tremors, can you use microcurrent?

Possible: You need make sure what kind tremor you have. If you have benign tremor, take beta-block, such as Propranolol will be helpful before you use microcurrent. ...Read more

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What medication can help with essential tremors?

What medication can help with essential tremors?

Beta blockers: Most neurologists will start with propanolol or another beta blocker for et. Other meds worth trying include primidone, and medium acting benzodiazepines. Talk to your neurologist. ...Read more

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What can I do aside from meds to subdue tremors?

Alternative Medicine: Tai Chi, acupuncture, cognitive behavioral therapy and herbal remedies. Sleep hygiene is another helpful modality. Take care. ...Read more

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Why would my body tremors increase after activity?

Why would my body tremors increase after activity?

Adrenaline: During exercise there is increased production of adrenaline which increases your preexisting tremors. Beta blockers which block some of the actions of adrenaline help the tremors. ...Read more

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What is happening in the body when a person has tremors?

Multiple causes: Assuming you have whole body tremors, the possibilities include fever, fear, hyperthyroidism, alcohol or drug withdrawal and some medications may cause it. ...Read more

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Are there any medications that I can take for essential tremors?

Yes: The medications help control the symptoms. Doctors commonly used are Propanolol and primidone ...Read more

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What to do if I need help with a 504 plan for benign essential tremors?

504 plan for tremor: If your essential tremor is severe enough to interfere with normal activities, and does not respond adequately to appropriate treatments, then you may need a 504 plan. You should consult a neurologist about both treatment options and about possible 504 plans. ...Read more

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I have had sickness feeling for five day now n tremors on the night what could this be?

Get to a doctor: I think it could be potentially A LOT of things from your description but what you DON'T want this to be is some type of simple or uncomplicated upper respiratory infection or something else that could easily be treated but for whatever distraction is left and then, complicates to pneumonia or urosepsis. ...Read more

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I cannot stop minor tremors that I did not have before. I am only in my 30s. What should I do?

Resting tremors?: This is definitely not normal. First see your primary care physician for a thorough history and physical exam. She will probably order some imaging and labs, possibly with a neurology referral. The differential diagnosis for resting tremor is extensive, toxic, metabolic, neurodegenerative, genetic cause, as well as functional. Do not delay! Best of luck! ...Read more

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What causes a person to drop things easily? Hard to open things too, writing changes&tremors everywhere (chronic)?

SEVERAL ISSUES: First, the dropping of objects and description of poor grip strength, and writing issues raises thought of median nerve issues, and indeed may be "carpal tunnel sydrome". An EMG test can help. The tremors could be due to medications, hyperthyroidism, and even familial essential tremors, but many other conditions can cause this, including parkinson's, wilson's, lyme, so check with your doc. ...Read more

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What causes core body tremor?

What causes core body tremor?

Muscle activity: Muscle contractions and relaxations, on a very small scale, can feel like vibrations and tremors. Nerves, nerve signals, neurotransmitter chemicals, adrenalin, hormones, medications, etc... May plan a role in making muscles go into tremors or vibrations. ...Read more

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What are intention and action tremors?

Tremors: Action tremors occur with movement, such as writing, drawing, or making gestures with the hands. Intention tremors occur with postural movement, such as when you hold your hands straight away from your body, as in pointing.

Essential tremor causes these. Hyperthyroidism, changes in blood chemistry and medicines may also cause these. ...Read more

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What causes intention and action tremors?

What causes intention and action tremors?

Tremor cause: Please see: http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/tremor/detail_tremor. Htm there are many causes of intention tremors, ranging from drug side effects s to toxins like mercury and others, , to strokes, and metabolic conditions like thyroid conditions, and some inherited forms as well. There are treatments, but first you should discuss them with your doctor or a neurologist.. ...Read more