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    Hi, please can you explain how you can do the same diet that they do in the three month 'lock down' for the woman in her fifties who had a hernia and lipoma with morbid obesity? I would like to try doing this myself at home and would like to buy the shakes myself but don't know what ones to buy.





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    i am 17. on my left hand near my thumb my hand shakes (in that specific spot) it lasts about ten seconds and comes every 5-10 minutes. Can anyone explain this?





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    I have a under active tyroid and I am nearly 21 stone and have high blood pressure and I find it really hard to lose weight and I try and try and get upset but the only way I find I can lose anything is with the diet shakes but then get bored is there anything else you can suggest that could help me.





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    Can ET also cause pain in the joints? I got diagnosed last year with essential tremor, and i noticed I get pain in my joints before the shakes come, but as i am taking propranlol to stop the pain i am just getting the pain..is this normal? Also using a raised mouse on the computer is hurting my hand. could this be due to ET





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    Hi I have a problem whereby if I don't eat for a few hours I get the shakes, sometimes get sweaty esp palms of my hands, I get really ratty and short tempered. I just have to eat something usually sugary foods to help me feel normal. I feel that I'm only 1 square meal away from chaos and would probably go into full panic mode if there wasn't anything to eat nearby I've recently given birth and have had the usual checks there for diabetes which have all come back clear. Anyone else get this? S





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    heyy do you start to feel week azwel ??? x

    Hi im 20 years old. I started my period at the age of 12, and suffer from very heavy bleeds that normally last 7 days. I get very bad cramps before and whilst on my period. I also get headaches, backache, vomiting, lack of appetie, hot sweats that lead to me going cold, i get dizzy and the shakes. I often have to stay in bed as i am really not well and get quite moody. I am allergic to alot of pain killers and paracetmol doesnt work or heat pads, also various pill which made no difference just knew when it would be. is there anything else i can try? im just sick, i am getting to the stage where its affecting my life and job which is not ideal. any help would be good.





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    I have a physical disability that I was born with and 23yrs worth of steroids and other pain relief has left me morbidly obese i am 5ft 8" and weigh 22 stone i'm not a big eater but not being able to do much exercise means i pile on weight i went on the cambridge diet and slim fast diet in the past but only having shakes with painkillers has caused me to have a stomach ulcer. I suffer from severe depression and I am really looking for a quick way to shed the weight and a manageable exercise regime as its really getting me down now as I want to have children but I know i'm not healthy enough to do so at the moment. please help????





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    hi i am currently a stay at home mum of the kids under 2 and i am wanting to make a lifestyle change to shed my baby weight and a few extra kilos. i have tried all the diet shakes and diets possible but they never work. what would your suggestion be to help loose weight i have started to cut back on all the fatty and sugary foods but not completely cut them out as i feel that if i do i would binge and be back at square one. is cutting that out and decreasing my portion sizes ok or should i be doing some thing else also due to a broken ankle and still recovering from that a lot of exercise is out of the question. i watch you show supersize v super skinny and would love to get some help like they do. PLEASE help.





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    I'm looking for information regarding my mom. Last year she started having these "fits" "shakes" "tremors" we just don't know what to call them. Normally they start when she gets tired or too hot. Her hands shake bad, for her bad "spells" her legs and head and hands shake. Ice on her neck seems to make them go away quicker. She has emphysema if that helps. Been to many many doctors, not been very helpful so far, really sad that i need to find out myself. she doesn't have Parkinsons, she had EEG and its not seizures. They have her very depressed. She had a bath (lukewarm) this morning and it started. she has no energy and gets tired quick. she did stop her acid reflux meds and they stopped for 3 months (except once) and her doctor said thats not it and go back on it. help please





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    I am 18 and have been playing the piano for almost 8 years. Recently, my left hand has had tremors and it is harder to play the piano. My fingers in the left hand miss the target key or they slip off. I also have the same problem when I type. My parents think it is from the ADD medicine I am taking, but it has never been this bad. I have also played the violin for 12 years, and it seems harder to play. When I hold something or just hold my hand up, it really shakes a lot. It sometimes tingles. Is this benign essential tumor or not? and is there a way to fix it?





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    I hope by now someone has pointed out to you that the last word in your potential diagnosis is "tremor" meaning "shaky" and nothing to do with a tumour (a lump somewhere) in that particular diagnosis. Of course I't is very important for you to see your G.P. - I know this can be quite daunting especially if you don't currently have one If you don't then contact your local hospital to find a G.P. practice near to you to register. I'm not exactly sure when my tremors started( 3-5 years ago maybe more) but I finally felt the need to do something about it some 8 months ago. I was initially (and currently) prescribed Propanolol in various dosages and it has definitely helped me.

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    Nikki you sound so like me! I also have probelms with my neck which is now extending down my arms and affecting the nerves. My left hand shakes more than the right hand which tends to have big "twitches". The higher to my mouth I lift my food the more it shakes and drinking from a cup in that hand is a no go! I also have fibromyalgia which causes pains all over the body, you are not alone with your embarassing shakes!! It's quite a relief to be writing this to someone who knows what it's like to be ruled by your body doing uncontrollable things ha ha. Be lovely to hear from you

    I have had shakes ever since I was very young. I am in my 30s now and I find it difficult in most cases to work on anything over head. My son just 10 shakes as bad or worse than I do. I hate it





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    Hi William .I've just had the worst attack ever.so noticeable and horrid .it makes you feel weak and conscious .even when your not..couldn't put a cup to mouth .or just do anything.my upper body head and shoulders arms etc was so trembling couldn't even string a sentence together ..but I'm concerned that my three sons could have this dreaded disability as they seem to THINK it could be inherited by your genes.I hate it too .x Jan

    I don't know what to do,I live in the US and no one seems to know. They just say its anxiety but taking valium makes me feel sick or worse. I have tried everything to help sleep, I can't even meditate because my mind can't stop. It started overnite. I had had a facial procedure 5 yrs before that destroyed my skin but i thought after so many years it would get better but it hasn't & it's on my mind day and nite. Then after 5 yrs of putting up with it and i thought i had hope it would get better it didn't Then one nite it started, the not sleeping, the constant shaking. I don't know how my body has lasted this long without sleep and the constant anxiety from the stress and not sleeping. If anyone knows of anything to help please share. I lay on the couch each day hoping the shaking goes away for at least 5 min but then the nite comes and I'm back to square one. This is not living.

    I have had essential tremor for about 15 years. I am a singer so it can be rather embarrassing performing when my head shakes. The more nervous I am the more it shakes. Fortunately when performing I move around quite a bit which helps and so it isn't as noticeable. When standing or sitting still it becomes very uncomfortable as the more I try to keep my head/neck still the more it shakes. I don't worry about it too much and just get on with life. Alcohol sounds like a good remedy for some occasions or beta blockers though I wouldn't take them all the time. I do know that caffeine makes it worse. Exercise is great and when I'm out walking I don't even think about it.





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    Hello im 48,I have very bad tremors in my left hand. When I wake up in the night or when I get up in the morning it's so bad it shakes uncontrollably like it's having a fit. My head also shakes. I take propranolol 20mls a day I'm also on levothyroxine 75ml a day.this is getting worse by the week and makes me not want to go out on my own cause I feel like I'm going to have a panic. Could this be the start of MS.





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    Can your Gp intervene and speak to the dental section and get this hurried along?.. Can the gp also give you medication to relieve the pain? Try and eat shakes made from fuits and veges, and utlize the wide straws so wont need chewing and biting.. Banana is a excellent filler for shakes.

    I was diagnosed with ET in my 30's although I had the shakes in my late 20's, it is very embarrassing when you are young so I do empathize with everyone who has commented here. I think as I have gotten older it isn't quite as big a deal to tell anyone who mentions my head shaking as "Oh I have essential tremor" most people don't know what it is so I really think it's important to tell them, it's the only way we are going to get recognition that we are sufferers and perhaps someone will find a remedy that really works for us. I have been on beta-blockers for years but they only lessen my shakes they don't stop them completely. Good luck to us all.





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    i have been sufering from et since i was a kid and i still have it im 53 and its getting worse everyday. just dont know what to do.

    Hi everyone, I've been diagnosed with "essential tremor", this mainly affects my head which shakes from side to side as if I'm saying "no". I've had this condition for over 28 years I'm now 50 years old and I still find it embarrassing and debilitating. I have no social life as I'm constantly paranoid that people are staring at me. My GP has tried me on numerous beta blockers but none of them help to reduce the shakes. I know it's hereditary as my father and one sister suffer with it also. I’m desperate to find something that works, I’m even willing to try surgery if that would help.

    My son 24 years old has gynomastia but his progesteron levels are below even the minimum. I am worried this is due to this wave of young people who are taking protein shakes and the like increasing their estrogen and reducing their progesteron. If this is the case please can the programme highlight this we are willing to come on the show. It would be interesting to see how many of the above take the shakes. My son is a high level sportsman, is a good looking lad, works hard at his job and just wanted to get fit which he is,(but am worried that the estrogen is affecting his health) and fill out a bit more.





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    Hi, there ,my name is Julie,recently I have suffered with "shakes" which comes and goes,I am making an appointment at my doctors tomorrow to hopefully find out if this is what I am suffering from, as I am typing now I have the shakes,my hands ,even my head ive noticed its slightly shaking and I came onto this webcite to get an idea as to what it may be then I started reading these articles and the first thing that oomes to mind is that it all seems familiar with other sufferers,so,I am wondering is it a blood test that you need in order to diagnose the condition,I shall find out very soon,! 1 way or another if it is this actual condition talked about here that I have.

    Hi am 19 I know how you feel with the medication I was on the beta blockers. They just cause more trouble than help like thrush in my mouth all the time. At that point I had to try an control the shaking. I work with animals I have to control it to stop the animal feeling nerves. Mine only gos out if control when something pops out the blue like talking to a group to a people when I haven't had time to calm my shakes. But the more people are aware of it the easier it is just to egnore the shakes

    im 20 and for the last few months iv been really ill, but the doctor things im anemic and given me iron tablets, i have days i be sick and have shakes in my hands some times in my legs, i had a period of a week or so i could work because i being sick and shakes really bad i couldnt drive. iv been taking my tablets since about july but i dont feel better or worse with them so i think its some thing else. a friend told me to check this out. i would love some help :) its horrible beeing 20 and shaking when out in work/ public . would love some help or advice. as my doctor dont seem to help . k xx





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    hi there im 31 now and have had benign essential tremor in my hands for some years now and what makes it worse is im a hairdresser and i used to love my job that im skilled in but somehow it has taken control of me and my life. for instance if i get nervous,scared,or anything eles that makes you ancious im a wreck. im having to change my carrer and life style to try to over come this. i was given beater blockers by my doctor but it doesnt seem to do much. it really does get me down and i only found that alcahol calms everything down. but obviously thats not the answer, im at the moment applying for a job at east midlands airport. im trying to get my self confidence back. it also doesnt help that i had my second child 2yrs ago and havent worked since because of my condition and joint lack of confidence. please anyone reply if this sounds all 2 familiar.xxx

    I am 21, I was diagnosed with Essential Tremor when I was 13. My shakes started in my hands and thighs particularly after and exertion. I couldn't hold a drink without spilling it everywhere or losing grip on the glass. I Take Propranolol 40mg to 80mg tabs three times daily (I try to avoid taking it if i can.) Sometimes it just doesn't work. I get a lot of facial twitching, shaking hands, thighs/legs, shoulders...I wish I didn't have to take my medication as I suffer from low Bp and often get very dizzy and faint whilst taking it, but when I don't take the medication it's embarrassing as everybody seems to want to comment when my shakes decide to play up. ( I know a lot of people will say not to worry about what other people think and that they have the condition but don't mind etc, but i suppose everyone feels different about it), When I get nervous i cant even hide it, my whole body ends up shaking. The more I concentrate, the worse the shakes become. I hate missing my mouth when out at restaurants when the hands play up! (though it's making me laugh as i say it now). I was wondering if anybody has opted for/ has had the surgery options and whether they would recommend speaking to the doctor about it? I know it's a progressive disease and I don't think I could manage with it being much worse. :)





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    I know your pain. I hate my shakes..

    Oh the never shakes part was when I laugh

    Try visalus shakes...research it...its so easy and it really does help! Good luck!

    hi i had shakes in my left hand and my neck. i sometime can't sleep with it i am going to see a specialist soon. will it affect my from having child soon.





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    Don't really now to be honest i go to the gym .So take a lot of milk in my shakes but i havent never tyred not taking dairy products

    im 17 and i have just been watching the show and i have really bad shakes but when i go to my useless gp he just tells me im fine but it is really affecting my daily life





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    you're not alone, have you tried different contraceptive pills? i'm tryin to put on weight, i find it really difficult but i'm using complan milk shakes if you want to give it ago, see if it makes a difference?

    Hi i'm 17 and i have the exact same problem as you. It shakes my confidence too, but since that your not alone i do think this is normal. Im glad i seen this as i may not worry as much, i do find it weird though at the age of 17 i dont seem to be growing much? wish i knew why. X

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