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    I repeatedly suffer from some violent tremors/shaking mainly affecting my arms and hands but also my legs and facial muscles to which I couldn't control the muscles or movements. When seeing my Doctor she said that the shaking was characteristic of Parkinson's but that it had come on too quickly, she (eventually) managed to get blood from me and the tests all came back clear. As I already have fibromyalgia and now M.E the Doctor has just put it down to the M.E, but I'm not so sure. Could it be parkinson's disease? How do they test for this?





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    everyone seems to talk about shaking hands what about wobbling legs? I have trouble walking far as my leg act like I am drunk. I am 57 and still going through the menopause, could this have anything to do with it? M





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    I repeatedly suffer from some violent tremors/shaking mainly affecting my arms and hands but also my legs and facial muscles to which I couldn't control the muscles or movements. My doctor (eventually) managed to get blood from me and the tests all came back clear. As I already have fibromyalgia and now M.E the Doctor has just put it down to the M.E, but I'm not so sure. Could it be this? Does Essential tremors have factors that show up in blood work?





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    I have mega tremors in my body which makes my function less but de stress ur body for a while in a dark quiet room and they will calm down, just unfortunatly not for good. My nerologist said it was co-ordination being off and he got me pyhsio to fix it,again it not permanant. It part of fibro.

    I have developed constant shaking in my hands, which sometimes affects my legs and started to take regular migraines on the left side of my head. I was extremely fatigued and found it hard to do anything with dragging tiredness. The symptoms are always worse the week before and during my period.I was admitted to hospital and had an MRI which was clear and epilepsy ruled out. They did not check my hormone levels.They are advising it is psychological with a deep rooted issue I am not aware of!!!! I am not happy with this as do not feel anxious or showing any psychological symptoms. I recently had a borderline abnormal smear after being on the OCP for approx 14 months. I decided to take a break from the pill and the headaches have subsided and my energy levels are starting to increase again but I do still have tremor in my hands, left more than right. My GP checked my thyroid (my mum has overactive thyroid)and glucose with a blood test which came back normal. Is it possible the OCP affected my hormones to cause this??





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    I'm 21 and for the last 3 years I've been addicted to constipation relief pills. I never had problems with being constipated, I was never bigger than a size 8. I started using the pills when I became obsessed with my weight. I am really terrified of purging so that's why taking these pills became an easy option for me. I really wish I could stop, but it's just too hard. I can't have a normal meal without taking 20-40 pills. I'm afraid that someday it can be too late, I'm scared that I have damaged my organs,I get headaches quite often, can't help feeling dizzy and for the last 2 months my heart it's beating very fast and my hands are shaking after I take those pills. Is there anything I can do or anywhere I can go to speak about it?





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    a lot of the downsides of purging happen with laxative abuse - you're losing fluids which means you're losing salt which messes with your potassium levels which messes with your heart. you really need to go and talk to a doctor about this - your GP should be able to help you. its normal when dealing with laxative abuse to tail down on them rather than stopping them cold turkey. you'll probably need to wean onto a stool softener. your bowel is a muscle, it needs to contract in order to push the food along so you can poo. when you take laxatives they cause it to contract faster than it does normally and it becomes reliant on the tablets in order to do what its supposed to. because you've been taking them for so long the chances are that you've lost muscle tone which will take a while to get back. you CAN recover from this but you will need some kind of medical supervision to do it.

    I am a 50 year old female who has been suffering with vertigo for the past 2 years I kept going backwards and forwards to doctors and found I had vertigo last year I'm constantly swaying on the spot, have buzzing in the left ear and I'm off balance I went to see a consultant sent me for some physio which consisted of shaking my head left to right and up and down and walking while shaking my head up and down it was good at first but my swaying and off balance is back does anyone know what I can do? I don't think doctors know what's wrong with me, I'll try get a second opinion. Many Thanks.





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    Hi, I am 32 yrs old lady from nigeria.I get this weird sensation all over my body when someone makes body contact with me then that part of my body where there is contact begind to tremble. Its so embarrasing that am always in a hurry to alight from a cab bcos the person seating close becomes uncomfortable. I can't sleep close to my hubby, he can't lay his hands on my body I can't touch or hold him for long becos I wil start shaking. I avoid gatherings because I can't seat close to someone. I always get anxiety whenever I'm about to board a cab. Its so sad pls help me out I want to be able to lay beside my hubby pls





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    im 14 and for a year now i always seem to have sweaty hands i went to the doctors and they gave me a rolling thing to put over my hands but this just dried it up and made my hands sore, my armpits and feet always get hot to im terrified of injections what else can its sooooo embarrassing??





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    Speaking from experience it is unlikely you have a long term medical problem given that it has only started one year ago. Speak to the doctor about the Iontopheresis treatment it sounds more appropriate. Mind you after the treatment the saliva in your mouth dries up so I would recommend some oily foods to eat.

    Im EXACTLY the same, i get sweaty hands feet and armpits! i went to the ddoctors and they also gave me a rolling thing to roll over my hands, when i put it on my hands dry up but they go all wrinkly and dont stay dry for that long! when i have to do dancing with boys in P.E its embaressing because i have to explain the problem! PLEASE can someone help me find a cure for this, i hate it and i dont want to have it for any longer! :(

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    I have been informed of my having Dupuytren`s Contracture by my GP (2012), in both hands this giving me three years in which I`d lose use of both hands. Two others in the family (both Females)also have this condition. My question yet unanswered by anybody is: Why are my hands/fingers being effected in the exact opposite to that of Dupuytren`s? I am unable to bend my fingers so Why is this so, and is it possible that my hands are being effected by two conditions at the same time the second being Carpel Tunnel Syndrome? If so, what treatments are available and what are the prospects of regaining full use of my fingers?





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    I have dupthrens and going to have surgery to have the facia removed.yes you can have it in both hands usally.from the ring finger to pinky.but do not have the needle down it dosent help had it done on the left hand.and.carpel tunnel has a lot to do with it. The needle is just a tempery fix but even after surgery.it can still come back. Oh this can.even go.to your feet the toes

    heyy, im 14 years old and always have sweaty hands. and being a teenager there are many embarrising things that can happen to you. i have to make sure my hands are dry before i do anything. i cant even have a relationship because im scared they will think im gross when we hold hands! somebody please hep me i have put up with it long enough and want it to end now! it that elctric thing free on the nhs and how much is it do buy for home, but i probably wont be able to afford it :( if anyone even has any home tips that might help i would really really really love to know :) please help x x x





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    If you put talk on your palms then leave them for ten minutes then wash them or you could try a product called klima sure foot spray

    Hi am 14 years old aswell.. and have been searching for the cure for the past 3 years and am unsucessful..I cant hold anyones hands and its is soooo embarassing..I totally understand your situation girl :(

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    Last week when I saw my GP I happened to mention that my left arm was shaking and also my head and I couldn't stop it. She diagnosed Essential Tremors; I can honestly say I had never heard of it before. I have dystonia in my right hand and can't open my fingers and my hands shakes badly trying to do everything. About a year ago I noticed that my left arm was shaking and I could feel the shaking; but I didn't say anything, I thought that it would stop. My GP gave me Propranolol; but unfortunatly I can't take them they make me ill. Is there anything I can do to help stop the tremors? I've had people say that I should cut down on my drinking when they see me shaking, I get really angry at that, for one I don't drink and it's hurtful. I would be grateful if anyone could give me some advice about where to go for help. Thanks.





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    A beer or 2 stops these tremors

    Im 18 and i have constantly sweaty hands, it makes me really self - concious about shaking hands with people, and holding hands with girl friends...is there any simple things i can do?





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    It is great to see programs like Embarrassing Bodies talking about Benign Essential Tremor. I've had it since I was 14. I got my usual cup of coffee from the vending machine at school one morning, but was shocked and embarrassed to have my hand shaking so much that I couldn't put the cup to my lips. I spent every day at school trying to hide my shaking hands. The next few years were so difficult and I would try and avoid situations where I had to pick up drinks etc infront of people. I had many embarrassing moment. I would sometimes have some alcohol before I went out. My life improved when I heard a discussion about E T on the radio. It described my symptoms exactly. It was wonderful to begin to understand it. I find propanalol to be useful when I really need it. I tell everyone about it now, which is such a relief as I hid it from everyone years ago. It is a disability and like any other disability should be viewed with respect. My dad has developed E T. It has got progressively worse for him. I have been able to educate him about it, which has helped him. There is a good book which gives a very detailed insight into E T with all the latest research. I have found that caffine makes my shaking worse. If i'm hot then running cold water over my hands and wrists stops the shaking a bit. Meditation, done daily, helps as I shake less when relaxed. Educating my friends about it has helped. Alcohol makes my shaking worse the next day. PMT makes my shaking worse. I will request a mug now instead of a cup and saucer. There was a UK charity for E T. I have developed M.E. over the last few years. I wonder if the shaking from E T contributed.





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    The trouble with propanalol is that it exacerbates 'White finger'ie blood loss to fingers resulting in chilblains.

    MY HANDS ARE ALWAYS SWEATY. And my feet. Feet arent as bad as hands because you don't shake others feet but hands are awful. Shaking hands, holding hands... its 24/7. Its getting a bit depressing. Im 13 and have had this for years, I started noticing it was a problem at about the age of nine. i think its called 'Hyperhydrosis'. I've tried literally hundreds of creams, sprays, powders, moisturisers..... Please help, it would be the BEST christmas present... THANKS SOOOOOOO MUCH (-:





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    I was about your age when I noticed my hands were sweating. I had to wear a glove at school because I couldn't hold a pencil. I was in grade 7. I tried all those things too and nothing worked. My mom then took me to see a dermatologist and he prescribed Glycopyrrolate 3mg. WHAT A GREAT MEDICINE. I take one pill a day.I can't believe it! I can now high five and shake hands with everyone! The doctor said that I might out grow it. I,m 20 yrs old now and still take the medication. It has worked wonders!!

    I'm 15 and I realised that my hands started to sweat around 11/12. It is soooo embarrassing and I hate shaking and holding peoples hands and high fiving them. Whenever I write the paper is always wet from were my hands just were. How do I make this stop? :(





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    I'm 13 and have had enough of sweaty hands/feet, thanks to that i don't want to go on holiday to turkey because they do a lot of hand shaking there, i'm sick of trying to hide my hands from, high 5's, hand shakes and holing hands, iv'e just totally had enough! :(





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    I have started shaking for a while and was told last yearI have a benign tremor shaking legs hands and now my mouth and jaw it some time makes me very tried I work part time but now people are begin to notice it go has done some small test and put me on prescribed meds sometimes help go to your gp

    Hi every since i was born ive was told i have shaken quiet bad, the doctors all said id grow out of it and that they had no idea of what it was so until i was 20 i just lived with it until over a few mounths my shaking got so bad i was finding it hard to do alot of task at home and during work with my hands being the most effected at the time, in which i had to go to my local gp to see if he had any clue on the subject bout my shaking. when i talked to him about my problems he said it could be something called benign tremours which explained alot, so he prescribed me beta blockers which have helped but my shaking is still dramatic and hassling at times but ive accepted that ill always shake and that it makes me who i am. hope ive helped :)

    I really sweat alot in my hands and feet. Am 16 and i had it since I was little it really effects my work as i am studing art and I have todo draws in pencil and the sweat would just ruin my drawings, also it stops me from shaking peoples hands and am embarred to tell people that I got sweaty hands.





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    i am 13 and my hands are really wet.I am scared of shaking people's hands and try and hide them all the time. What could i do to make them dry and to be just normal.





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    I am 14 and have been suffering from really sweaty hands since i was about 12. I usually suffer from it most when i am in a nerv-wracking situation: eg - being picked on in class and not knowing the answer. I am naturally quite shy and this doesn't help with confidence. I get worried about holding hands or touching hands with other people - eg: shaking someones hand. I was wondering if anyone could possibly tell me if this is normal for a teenager in puberty or should i try treatment or go to my GP? Thanks





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    HI I'm dan. Im 15 I have sweaty hands all the time! When my hands are dry i cant get any liquids on them because instantly my hands go sweaty. I can't hold my girlfriends hand because she's grossed out by it. I work with my dad so I'm constantly shaking people's hands. I can see them wiping there hand after iv shaken it n they look at me like I'm a freak. So I thought I'll better go see a doctor and he give me some rolling cream stuff called ANHYDRIL FORTE You apply it at night and then wash it of in a morning and for the hole day my hands wernt sweating iv been putting it on for so long now my hand-plams are never sweaty. Hope this could help.





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    Hi im 15 iv had this since I could remember I had this for so long I got so sick of it so I went to my doctors and they give me some roll on cream called ANHYDROL FORTE iv been using it for that long my hands have calmed down from all the sweating. Dan.

    Hii there i am 14 and have excessively sweaty palms.I am embaressed about this and dont want to hold hands wiyh anyone or touch them, and have to dry them before shaking hands with anyone. also leaves wet marks on my school books. plzz Help xoxo





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    I am 13 years old and in my second year at secondary school i have sweaty hands most of the time. I have had ramdom people mentioning it. It makes me so embarrass sometimes i refuse to make contact with people e.g. Shaking hands, high 5's so on. Once i petended to be sick on day so i could avoid contact as we was doing a concert and then shake hands with everyone at the end what should I DO?????????? Please help!!!





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    I've had this since I was a kid. I'm 24 now and it hasn't progressed (at least not noticeably). It's much worse when I've had caffeine. Also, the more I think about it, the worse it gets. If I'm really tired, they can get bad. But generally it's not that bad. I don't work in a lab or anything, but I can still do crafts, pour liquids, etc. I wouldn't trust myself to be a surgeon, but I would trust myself to be in a lab handling serious stuff. The biggest way it affects my life is people always say "Are you nervous? You're shaking!" Usually I don't even realize I'm shaking. You learn to deal with it. Taking a deep breath and literally like shaking out your hands helps. Also, strengthening your wrists a bit helps me. I had wrist surgery so I ended up with weak wrists which made it worse. Over time they got stronger and I think that helped. Anyways, just wanted to let you know that it doesn't ALWAYS progress.

    I'm 43 and had the excessive sweating on the palms of my hands and feet for years. It has been more and more difficult as you get older. I dread shaking hands, and pretty sandals are a no no in the summer as my feet slip everywhere. Somehow I have managed through life, but do find this makes me miserable at work which involves physical handling. Training sessions stress me as I know my hands become incredibly wet. Where can this equipment be bought, I would try anything!





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    My hands shake real bad and it's like I'm nervous my legs feel like jelly and I sometimes feel like I'm about to have a panick attack it's scary I'm in early 20s and my hands have even shaking for many years now





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    Hi. I'm Annie. I'm 25 and have had a tremor from around 18. It started I'm my hands then I got a really bad head shake. It's so annoying!! It went for a year or so, just slight shaking here and there. But now I've noticed I'm getting restless leg syndrome., and my hands are getting shakes again. I'm going back to doctors tomorrow you should go too. I hope you get better soon and I'm with you :). I thought I was to young For all of this too ...

    im 13 years old and ive constantly got sweaty hands which is proper embarracing, not just holding my girlfriends hand but just seeing mates, such as shaking hands and high5ing, ive it for about 2 years now, but i guess it will be there for life... will it?





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    Hi. I have shaky hands and my head nods now and then . i went to see my doctor and they gave me tablets and drops to take but am still them same with the shaky hands... When i am taking or buying anythink and i start shaking everyone looks at me and i feel like just crying its really getting to me what else can ido?





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  • Athletes Foot

    Episode 1

    The first set of cases through the EI doors included cases of Piles, Flatulence, Athlete's Foot, Skin Tags, Inverted Nipples and Vaginal Discharge. The boys of Moseley Rugby club were on hand to drop their towels for a lesson on testicular self examina… Read more →

  • Breast Reconstruction

    Episode 3 - Brighton

    The doctors head to Brighton with their truck-stop clinic, whilst the main clinic receives visits from a woman with a post-mastectomy problem, a man with Poland's syndrome, and some persistent ulcers. Read more →

  • Folliculitis

    Episode 9 - Rally

    This week's episode includes a woman with a hair-raising illness, some unwanted leakage, an itchy scalp and a wake up call for Dr Christian… Read more →

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