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What Causes Constant Shaking
I have constantly been shaking the past few weeks. I have never had very steady hands but it has gotten worse. What could cause this?
Tremors: Many things can cause tremors, including anxiety, panic disorder and adverse effect of stimulants. Seeing an family doctor or internist to rule out internal conditions is a good start. A neurological consultation along with a brain MRI and other diagnostic tests may or may not be needed. ...Read more
My mom keeps shaking or nodding her head constantly, however, this only happens while she watches tv, what could cause this reactions?
Seizure Disorder?: You didn't mention the child's age, sex, type of shaking or jerking, duration, status of consciousness, color change, frothing in mouth, urinary incontinence etc. The child needs full medical evaluation; if epilepsy is a probability, eeg to be done and a pediatric neurology referral is needed. Contact your child's pediatrician. ...Read more
Night Shakes: Without more description it is hard to say. Are you experiencing shaking chills, a "wired" or involuntary muscle spasms? Sleep apnea, stress-related anxiety, and seizures can cause this. So can excess caffeine or even cigarette smoking in the evening. Do you awake in the morning refreshed, or are you "dragging" all day? If you can't seem to isolate the cause, make an appointment to see your doctor. ...Read more
See your doctor: If you are not fully aware of your surroundings, it may be seizures, but you probably have to talk more with your doctor if it does happen quite frequently. ...Read more
See details: There are numerous causes for tremors. The most common is your age group are benign tremors. Have the issue evaluated. ...Read more
Recently I've been experiencing a constant shaking feeling inside my head and I want to know what this could possibly be?
Depends on: How long you have had this sensation. You could be experiencing this based on a middle or inner ear inflammation, anxiety, neurologic problems, many other possibilities exist. It would be helpful to know more about what you are experiencing: how often, associated symptoms, any vertigo or visual symptoms, balance problems, what brings it on or helps it, etc. Consider a virtual consult with me or another provider ...Read more
Breast discomfort.: That can occur. If they hurt from shaking - encourage you to look into a good supportive bra. I would avoid pressing them or having others press them if your breasts have become painful. ...Read more
Fever, blood infect:
Shaking chills mostly go with blood infection called sepsis and are associated with high fever and white blood cell count. Allergic reactions and certain drug reactions can also cause this.
Of course it is possible to just get very cold while sick. Then the chills might have to do with that but don't take any chances. Sepsis can be life threatening, get checked out if you reach that state. ...Read more
My eardrum has been vibrating/shaking. For the past few weeks. What is the cause of this and how can I stop it?
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Had uncontrollable shaking & tightnig/stiffning in muscles last night lasted bout 30-40 minutes what could cause this?
More information needed: Possibilities include possible electrolyte imbalance, seizure disorder, dehydration, medication overdose or interaction, or even an infection. Sounds very serious you may need some lab work or further studies please seek care with your primary care physician as soon as possible. ...Read more
Hard to say?: Constant shaking of the hands or arms even at rest needs to be checked out. This is often due to a neurologic disorder. These can be mild, like a benign essential tremor, or more serious like parkinson's disease. See your doctor to get it checked out. ...Read more
Hands Shake: Stress, caffeine or tobacco overuse and, sometimes, certain seizure disorders can be the culprit. Are the sx worse at night? If so, avoid these products late in the day. And is is always wise to try to eliminate stress. Also, hyperthyroidism can be the underlying cause. If the shakes don't go away, it would be best to make an appointment with your doctor and discuss the problem thoroughly. ...Read more
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