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What is a cure for shaky hands? Any meds for it?

What is a cure for shaky hands? Any meds for it?

Inderol: If tremors are bothersome have your doctor give you 10mg inderol helps with unintentional tremor. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Shaking Hands Or Tremor (Definition)

Shaky hands is a symptom in a person's hand or hands has a tremor (shakiness or small back and forth movements). Shakiness can be present at rest, all the time, or only when the person is trying to use his hands. Causes include, brain problems, nerve problems, muscle problems, medicine effects, drug abuse, etc. ...Read more


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I've been noticing my shaky hands are definitely a problem and frustration for me. What's going on with me? I haven't mentioned it yet to my Dr.

I've been noticing my shaky hands are definitely a problem and frustration for me. What's going on with me? I haven't mentioned it yet to my Dr.

Many reasons: First on list is reaction to your medications as you may have too much synthroid (thyroxine) on board. It is also possible that heredofamilial tremor is presenting, and there are many other causes for "shaky hands". Your doctor can assist in uncovering the causation. ...Read more

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How can you treat shaky hands?

How can you treat shaky hands?

Tremors: It is not uncommon to have familial tremors, which bother when the hands are held upright. This can also occur secondary to medicines and hyperthyroidism. (parkinson's tremors usually start on one side, and are present at rest, rather than sustention). Many medicines can help, such as benzodiazepines, xanax, (alprazolam) primidone, even alcohol (not the best approach). Avoidance of coffee or stimulants? ...Read more

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How can a person treat shaky hands?

How can a person treat shaky hands?

Essential tremor?: If this is essential tremor, beta blockers are ofte first line. Primidone, Gabapentin and topirimate may also be tried. ...Read more

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Would cyclobenzaprine cause shaky hands?

Would cyclobenzaprine cause shaky hands?

It is possible: The increased sweating, loss of taste, tremors and insomnia are rare cyclobenzaprine side effect. ...Read more

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What to do if I have shaky hands taking mycophenolate?

What to do if I have shaky hands taking mycophenolate?

No neurological AE: Mycophenolate (brand name: CellCept, (mycophenolate mofetil) Myfortic) is not known to cause neurological adverse effects such as tremor or headaches. If you are on a combination of anti-rejection meds, tacrolimus (Prograf) would be a more likely culprit causing tremors. ...Read more

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Is shaky hands a sign of als?

Maybe carpal tunnel: Since ALS can cause rather significant muscle atrophy and weakness, especially in the hands, an instability on holding arms upright might occur, and cause shaking. However, other causes of tremor might be considered, such as medication rxtns. ...Read more

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Can asthma cause shaky hands?

Asthma: Asthma and any other condition that causes shortness if breath can likely cause some degree of tremulousness but also give consideration to the medications used to treat asthma. Two common symptoms of short beta adrenergic agonists (such as albuterol/ ventilin) are tremulousness and palpitations. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of shaky hands?

How can I get rid of shaky hands?

Brain stimulator??: If your hand shaking is from essential tremor (an inherited disorder that would be present in one of your parents) and the tremor interferes with your performance of important activities (such as drinking from a cup, eating in public, writing, putting on make-up, using a computer, etc), then a deep brain stimulator (dbs) could be extremely beneficial. Consultation w the right doc could tell you. ...Read more