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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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    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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    Has anyone ever had a panic attack that was brought on by the sight of a total stranger? I've always worked in customer focused jobs. Nightclubs, retail and now in a bakery. Always front of house, meeting new people everyday/night. I changed jobs around 8 months ago to a well known bakery (rhymes with legs) and a customer came in and made a compliment about my voice. No big deal but now when he comes in I start sweating and shaking. I literally can not serve him! I don't find him attractive, the poor bloke is not rude, he is always polite and smiles but I absolutely dread him coming in each day. I don't know why. If the shop is quiet and I see him come in then I can breath deeply, serve him and try and control my shakes but if it's busy and I see him in the queue then I will start sweating, shaking, feel physically sick and have to leave the counter! It's absolute madness. It's getting so bad that I want to leave my job. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.





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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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    Hi, I am Antionette. I have had my head shaking, so much that other people would notice it. I occasionally have severe headaches with tremors in my left arm and hand. This has been for a few years now and seemed to be getting worse especially when I stressed. Any suggestions.





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    Im cathy, I have had the same thing but on my right side for over 4.5 years. I have severe headaches also and arm/shoulder pain, can't sleep. When they get so bad, I lay down, if i'm sitting watching tv, I put a pillow behind my neck any time I can. I also sit with my head on my hand if I'm out eating. I pivit my arm on any table or dresser to put on makeup and to eat. When I write, I use my other hands thumb and put it agains the tremor hand and it helps. I've had PT, OT and see a Neurologist,, just trying different meds. You may need an antidepressant. I wear my soft collar when driving, or riding in a car because the tremors get worse with bumps..or I will use my headrest and push my head against it. I try to sit up streight all the time. Massages do help with the spasms, and to relax the muscles(even for a little while). Hope some of this helps anyone.

    I have a shaky head and hands look up essential tremors on internet it will give you ideals of what you can do to ease them but they are not curable, when you have looked have a word with your doctor. I have tried Primedone but do not like the side affects so I have stopped taking it. I am thinking of having botox which can help

    At work last year sitting talking feeling fine all of a sudden I felt faint said I didn't feel well and that's all I remember until waking and being told I'd passed out, shaking my eyes were fully dilated black and just starring.. This has happened a few time after so got checked out and had loads of test to be told I had vasovagal syncope, I have not had an episode for 6 months and at the weekend I was fine until all of a sudden I felt faint I belt over and that's all I remember until waking with my other half saying I'm calling 999, again my eyes were just staring, black and I was shaking, very scary for me and especially for my partner, I have not had the tilt table testing yet, as all my test came back perfectly fine. I do have a check up in about 4 months time, it's just very scary and apart from seconds notice it will happen I am felling fine beforehand. I have noticed that I am on my period or due on when these happen do you think it could have anything to do with menopause. I am 40? I have always not been able to stand for a long period or if to hot I am unwell also, would love to get to the bottom of this. Never know when it's going to happen.. Would love to hear from you with any comments, thanks.





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    Hello im 20 I noticed my hand are shaking,my heart beat is so fast and blood pressure is also increase many time.i cant concentrate or focus on any work,I'm facing problems in conversation,head ache also.so,tell me what is my disease and its solution? Help me,thanks





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    i am 42 and recently i have been suffering from feeling weak,light headed,shaking,feeling sick and feeling hungry all the time.has anyone else had these symptoms? if so what is it?





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    I am 17 and have been diagnosed with CP from all the doctors that i've seen. Yeah my right side does tend to be bit tighter than my left, but my main issue is that i am always shaking or have "Tremors". It mainly acts up when im nervous, excited etc. I've seen a rehab medicene doc and i am currently taking clonazepam to help calm me down when i start to shake. Does anyone else have this problem? If so what've you done to treat it?





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    i am 16 and i have Cerebral Palsy and i have problems with both legs and all muscles but erm, i have all of the same issues as you and i always get tremours but i do all sorts of therapy to treat mine and take medications, i do physio therapy but also Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and speech therapy and my CBT really helps me withb my tremours and actions :)

    5 weeks ago I was put on oramorph for a painful leg, 2 weeks later I was put on MST 80mg a day. Occassionally i have forgot to take the evening tablet and I will wake in the night or in the morning dripping with sweat, shaking and sever axiety. Is this normal or have a now become dependant on the drug for more than just pain?





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    I have read all the information on benign tremors and i didn't know that i had it until one of my best friends(who i am blessed to have) said that i should go and see a doctor to find out why i was so nervous and that my shaking is so bad(especially on my left hand). When i was growing up, my mum used to say to me "Stop your stupid shaking" and that used to hurt me because she didn't understand or have empathy with why i shook(it would sometimes be worse when i was writing or drawing....which is another skill i can't do because of my shaking). I might even consider about asking God to cure me.





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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

    I suffer from an 'internal' shaking in my chest..it feels like i have swallowed my mobile phone which is switched to vibrate! it isn't there all the time, mainly on waking or when i am stressed..accompanied by palpitations...but no visible outward signs of shaking....also have very low body temperature and sometimes then have visible uncontrollable shaking all over as if i have hyperthermia....is very distressing and beginning to effect my daily life...anyone else have this? is it related to the above condition? (diagnosed with IBS/ME/possible peri-menopause)





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    I keep on shaking especially my legs and hands. I've been having it since I was 8 years old and the older I get the worse it get; i have got check it out by my GP and they checked if I had anemia which I didn't. However a lot of the time I'm unaware I'm doing it until my friends touch my leg or ask me if I'm ok; even people in my classes that i dont talk to asked me why I always seem to shake. I definitely know I'm not nervous or anxious so I think that's out of question. Also my dad does the exact same thing and he's very unaware of it aswell. And quite often my mom and friends tell me to stop shaking but everything I do stop I tend to want to move around and sometimes which is rare -my body kind of spasms once and then I shake it of-. Please help me I've been waiting to find out what's wrong for a long time; thanks

    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.

    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'm currently a trainee teacher and am concerned I have ET and the effect it may have on my teaching. I have noticed my shaking since I was 17 (I am now 25). I was tested for an overactive thiroyd, however it was thought the shaking was due to aniema. It calmed down for a while after (or I found ways of dealing with it, however I have noticed it alot recently. I'm unsure whether it is to do with anxiety and nerves or ET. However, last night I was out with friends and was shaking alot after carrying heavy bags and still throughout the night. This was noticable when holding a drink and was commented on. I extreamly embarrassed by this. However, am confused as I don't tend to shake when I'm at home holding a drink. Can anyone help me out?

    I have seen a consultant who has ruled out other conditions such as Parkinsons, I have also had thyroid tests which come out negative. As I grow older my shaking has become worse - unfortunately, I my doctor will not give me beta blockers because I have an asthmatic cough (beta blockers narrow the airways in the lungs) and I have tried Primadone twice - the first time I I took half a tablet and, although the shaking stopped I felt drunk, disorientatted and ill. I then tried again when I retired but cannot tolerate even one eighth of a tablet (which doesn't work anyway) and my doctor says as this medecine does not suit me so I should stop taking it (I had most of the side effects listed + sleeplessness).In addition you cannot drink any alchohol at all(I like my odd glass of wine!. I am on Clonazapan + Dolusepin (Clonaxapan can cause anxiety & depression in certain circumstances). However, my shaking is getting worse so I don't know how much effect the Clonazapan has on my shaking - it could be worse if I wasn't taking it!! Any ideas??!





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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

    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.

    Hi I can really sympathise. I remember my presentation in a lesson at the age of 14. I had articles on the desk to demonstrate during my talk. When I held the first one up I was so embarrassed because I was shaking so much that I just pointed to the other articles. When I went to university I made sure that my oral presentation didn't involve holding or moving objects. It can be so disabling, but like other disabilities it is okay to get someone to help you with these difficulties. I think every case is individual, it is a matter of trying to find out if anything is helpful such as avoiding caffine, practising deep breathing techniques and relaxation as anything that reduces stress may help stop the shaking from worsening, talking to a neuro-psychologist could help to cope with the worry about peoples assumptions and reactions to someone shaking and hopefully future research may bring about some better solutions. Best of luck at University.

    Hi I have suffered with shaking all my life and it did affect my self confidence however I did pluck up the courage to see my GP about it several years ago and they diagnosed it as Benign Essential tremor and prescribed a Beta Blocker called Inderal LA 80 which comes in tablet form and I take just one a day, it isn't addictive so if I miss taking the tablet it isn't a problem. It has helped my shaking problem a lot and my self confidence has improved no end. It really is worth seeing your GP.

    I am 42 and have suffered from a shaking head for many years now. It used to happen when I was stressed or upset and over the last few years it has got gradually worse and its pretty much all the time now. It is so bad I find myself holding my chin to stop my head shaking during meetings at work to avoid people noticing. It is really embarrasing and I don't know what to do. People do notice and if I have a hangover its even worse.





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    Im 17, and had this for around 5 years now, i also have raynauds in the hands. Off to see a Neurologist in June, so will post back if it has made a difference.

    Im 19 and I have the same thing! I understand how you feel about other people noticing it! I tend to play with my hair to try and make it not noticeable. I went to the doctors and got told that they will run blood tests and I have to go to the hospital to get checked out. No one else I know has it, it really makes you paranoid and kills your confidence.

    I am 45 with cp but have a lot of back pain most days been to see a doctor a bout my back pain but al they sAy is take pain killers never been xrayed to see my back i have shaking in left hand muscel spasam in arm just feel like this is upseting seeing hand shaking and back pain





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    Hi, my 20yr old daughter donated b lood july 2012, she had a severe reaction she passed out briefly when she came round her body was shaking like a fit. An ambulance was called and she was taken to accident and emergency. Her body shook for 3hrs 20mins, she was given a shot in her bottom and given diazapan to relax her. We went home the day after she woke with a tremor in her right hand arm. She has seen several doctors who say it is a functional tremor. Her hand arm never stop shaking even when she sleeps its been 8mths now. We still have no real answers. Her life has been turned upside down. Can anyone help





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    I no how she feels I woke up with tremors all over me lasted a week they said it was a virus but didnt feel like one lost weight and looked really pale now left with a tremor in my left hand pins and needles in feet not sure what's wrong with me been to five different doctors there not worried but I am hoe your daughter ok now

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    I keep on shaking especially my legs and hands. I've been having it since I was 8 years old and the older I get the worse it get; i have got check it out by my GP and they checked if I had anemia which I didn't. However a lot of the time I'm unaware I'm doing it until my friends touch my leg or ask me if I'm ok; even people in my classes that i dont talk to asked me why I always seem to shake. I definitely know I'm not nervous or anxious so I think that's out of question. Also my dad does the exact same thing and he's very unaware of it aswell. And quite often my mom and friends tell me to stop shaking but everything I do stop I tend to want to move around and sometimes which is rare -my body kind of spasms once and then I shake it of-. Please help me I've been waiting to find out what's wrong for a long time; thanks

    Hi Sharon, I have had constant internal shaking for the last 15 months. Thought I was in an earthquake the first time it happened. Have been taking Propranolol (20mg) per day and this more or less stops it. Have tried to cut it down to 15mg a day but sometimes shaking gets worse. Am ok usually all day as am moving about (go swimming, zumba, aerobics) but it starts as soon as I lie down or even am watching tv or reading quietly sometimes. Have seen a neurologist who ruled out neurological disease. Don't think he really knows what it is. Had routine blood tests and an ECG and all ok. I worry about it all the time and wish it would go away. I have not been on holiday for 18 months as every time I think about going the shaking gets much worse which leads me to agree with my doctor that it is anxiety induced.(I'm also very scared of flying). My doctor told me 15 months ago it was too much adrenaline and cortisol in my body. I live alone and think of it constantly which doesn't help. I am nearly 64 and retired. I,too,have trouble sleeping and wonder if that is at the root of it. I used to sleep about one night in 5 when it started.When it was at its worse it felt as though people were throwing me up on a trampoline. It is not that bad now but but it has never gone away even for one day. If it did I would start to feel confident that it might go. I get very worried about my health and the night before it started had been looking up lots of stuff on the Internet about health issues so don't know if that started it off. Let me know how you get on. Whereabouts are you?

    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.

    Hi my name Is Nora 28 years old i live in Manila Philippines I been struggling from shaking whole over my body my back is sore my hips, arms legs including my muscle is weak, but if I'm happy it goes away temporarily, It all started when I was depressed...too much stress could not sleep thinking problems i haven't sleep well since my childhood was stressful i committed a relationship at teenager girl whenever the problem cost me i didn't eat well or i always think to much I see five doctors here they gave me different kind of medication but it wont help me at all. Im tired of shaking now for over 7 months now pls I need your advise.I also felt muscle stiffness,muscle cramping, and dizzy but i still can control those attract including blurred version maybe i have MS or Parkinson deases..





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    wot can i take for shaking





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    I have been shaking mostly on my left side. Started in my hand and now I am noticing my head feels like it shakes and my voice gets shakey. It started when I was like 51 and now I am 56 and it is gradually getting worse. I had went to a neurologist when it started and she put me on the same meds everyone else has mentioned and she said I have benign tremors. No one in my family history has ever had this. I did have a cousin that I heard he had some sort of disease that he shaked and it must have been something else because he passed away from it. The other day my girlfriend scared me because she told me I have parkinsons disease. Her father had that and she just scared and depressed me so badly I cried. She said her fathers doctor told him he had tremors and he really had parkinsons. I don't take the propranolol but I do take the primidone at night 100mg. I don't like the feeling of my head shaking. I wish they could find out why people really get this. Is it something we are lacking in our system? There has to be a reason.





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    Barb mine started last year I'm coming up to 60.I don't know where it's come from as my parents died at 57_60yrs ..as I'm told its hereditary ??I'm shocked at how quickly it's taken hold .yes I feared Parkinson's too.I have most of symptoms but neurologist said it was b.s.t.I can't take the two main tablets,I m not sure what els to try.but I can't carry on taking nothing I have it in upper body ie head neck jaw teeth arms hands..I'm finding it difficult at checkouts taking money from purse and pin no with cards a nightmare ..thankyou for this site so we can chat to others suffering this dreadful illness .....

    Barb mine started last year I'm coming up to 60.I don't know where it's come from as my parents died at 57_60yrs ..as I'm told its hereditary ??I'm shocked at how quickly it's taken hold .yes I feared Parkinson's too.I have most of symptoms but neurologist said it was b.s.t.I can't take the two main tablets,I m not sure what els to try.but I can't carry on taking nothing I have it in upper body ie head neck jaw teeth arms hands..I'm finding it difficult at checkouts taking money from purse and pin no with cards a nightmare ..thankyou for this site so we can chat to others suffering this dreadful illness .....

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