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What causes constant shaking?

What causes constant shaking?

Requires evaluation: Medicines, drugs of abuse, toxins, medical & neurological conditions may cause tremors. Essential tremor is progressive and may be familial (others in the genetic family have it). Obtain a good medical/neurological evaluation. ...Read more

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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What could be the cause of having hands shaking constantly?

What could be the cause of having hands shaking constantly?

Many: The differential diagnosis for tremor is quite large, i.e. there are many possible causes, ranging from too much caffeine, to anxiety, to a host of neurological disorders. See your primary care doctor and if he/she can't figure it out, ask for a referral to a neurologist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My mom keeps shaking or nodding her head constantly, however, this only happens  while she watches tv, what could cause this reactions?  

My mom keeps shaking or nodding her head constantly, however, this only happens  while she watches tv, what could cause this reactions?  

Head tremor: Essential tremor is worsened by emotion, exercise, and fatigue. Also by attempting to keep the limb steady. The tremor can disappear when the head is supported. It may disappear with walking. It may stay isolated to the head for decades - without involving the arms. ...Read more

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What can cause shaking whole body?

What can cause shaking whole body?

Multiple causes: I strongly suggest a full physicial and metabolic workup. ...Read more

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What can cause coldness and shaking at age 50?

What can cause coldness and shaking at age 50?

Hormonal: This mayb d ue toa hormonal imbalance. I would have your thyroid checked. ...Read more

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Can baby shaking syndrome cause no waight gain?

Can baby shaking syndrome cause no waight gain?

Yes and more: Shaken baby syndrome is very serious and can cause permanent neurologic symptoms and even death. If it is known or even suspected that this is happening it needs to be addressed immediately. The child needs to be examined and then remain in a safe environment. ...Read more

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What can cause uncontrollable shaking in children?

What can cause uncontrollable shaking in children?

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

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My vision started randomly shaking. Possible causes?

My vision started randomly shaking. Possible causes?

Vision shaking: You could have nystagmus or a condition called superior oblique myokymia. See your eye doctor for an exam to check out your symptoms. ...Read more

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I wake up shaking uncontrollably of a night, what causes it?

I wake up shaking uncontrollably of a night, what causes it?

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

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What's the cause of shaking of the body and absent mindedness?

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

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I have a problem with shaking a lot is that normal? If not what can be the cause?

See details: There are numerous causes for tremors. The most common is your age group are benign tremors. Have the issue evaluated. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can shaking a baby cause aspergers?

Help plz! Can shaking a baby cause aspergers?

Shaking Baby: Shaking baby syndrome causes brain damage to the child due to violent rattling of the brain against the skull. Aspergers is a developmental disorder. The exact etiology is unclear, but is related to the inner wirings of the brain and not a structural injury. ...Read more

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If I'm shaking, is it caused by my nervous system?

Maybe: Many reasons for shaking, and classical cause neurologically are tremors, such as Parkinson's or essential familial tremors, but hyperthyroidism and anxiety can also do this. If you note persistent shaking, contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Recently I've been experiencing a constant shaking feeling inside my head and I want to know what this could possibly be?

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

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Hello. On queensday I've been drinking a lot and when I went to bed I was shaking. My entire body was shaking extremely. What is the cause of this?

Too much ETOH?: Possibly the fact that you had too much to drink, may have casued an adverse reaction of shaking. Drink responsibly and if this ever recurs, you need to get evaluated for possible seizure disorder as one possible cause. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Would it be typical for boobs to hurt from shaking them or pressing on them constantly?

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

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Can anxiety cause uncontrollable shaking all over?

Can anxiety cause uncontrollable shaking all over?

Yes: Severe shaking can be a symptom of anxiety, although it can also be a symptom of other problems. The best idea is to be evaluated by your provider to better determine the problem you are experiencing so it can be treated correctly. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could a nystagmus be cause caused by your head shaking?

Could a nystagmus be cause caused by your head shaking?

No: You may have an independent reason for shaking of the head but nystagmus and head shaking are independent issues and do not cause each other. ...Read more

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What causes you to have shaking chills when you are sick?

What causes you to have shaking chills when you are sick?

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

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What causes us to sometimes wake up shaking after we have been asleep?

Many options: Hypo and hyperglycemia, anxiety, dehydration, certain medications. Regardless the cause the visit to your PCP is warranted for physical, labs and treatment. ...Read more

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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

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Had uncontrollable shaking & tightnig/stiffning in muscles last night lasted bout 30-40 minutes what could cause this?

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

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What does it mean if someones hand is shaking constantly?

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

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My eyes have been shaking a lot lately. What causes them to shake?

Shaky eyes: If your eyes appear to shake, then you should have them evaluated by an eye doctor. This may be caused by eye fatigue or could be something more significant. After an eye exam, the doctor may be able to give you a better explanation. ...Read more

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My fingers and hands keeps shaking, what may be the cause?

My fingers and hands keeps shaking, what may be the cause?

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