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    I am 50 yrs. old & started with head trembling 5 moths ago( a no-no tremor ). I am being treated for GAD. Although I do have a lot of stress in my life, I'm not sure that's what's causing it. My question is- could this be a posisitional problem from the way I sit, with my neck stretched out on the back of the couch ?





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    I just started having head shakes also. I'm 65 and worried it will get worse rapidly at my age. I did seek a natural solution and found out that taking 1200 mg of Lecithin twice a day, and 100 mg. of CoQ10 once a day helps considerably. Just an idea.

    I have a Granddaughter who is 9years old. Her hands shake. It is mostly when she is trying to do something, like colouring, writing, or anything that involves precision or concentration. She desperately wants to learn to knit, so I was trying to teach her, but the trembling made it very difficult for her. The interesting thing is that her Dad has exactly the same thing. Is this something I should be concerned about? I don't want it to have a negative impact on her life and choices she makes. What should I do?





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    Anyone that has et have a fifty percent chance that any of their children can also have it as it is hereditary my seven year old grandson shows signs of it

    Hi ! I wanted to post a msg on here purely because I can identify with a lot of the Peoples comments. I have MS ! It started with severe trembling many yrs ago ! But improved a lot from the initial episode, I am 66 now and its getting bad again - My main problem was trembling when I was standing on the spot, but not too bad when I was moving ! Over the yrs it has worsened to the point I cant do much at all ! Even holding a cup is a problem, so its affecting my upper body now. My neurologist seems to think its the MS ! But I have a trapped nerve in my neck caused by osteoarthritis, so I don't think its the MS. Does anyone else have shaking from neck problems ?





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    Hi everyone my daughter is 13 we first noticed at the age of 5 she had a trembling problem but it was onlt 2 days ago she was diagnosed with benign essential tremor bless her.at last we have answers





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    Yes Julie it's quite a relief to actually put A name to it .how awful to have it so young.I had it for 18mths before neurologist diagnosed.if she has the right tablets .she will carry on just being a teenager good luck with that x

    I have asked. My older family members about relatives with tremors .but my parent's died between 56_65 'yes no age..an uncle had Parkinson's an shook quite alot ..iv had it for a couple of years and the worst thing is I 'realized 2of my 3sons have it ..one twitches his head an neck when stressed .an the younger one has hand tremors at the moment it's not affecting them ..today I tried to use the phone but I came over anguish hot and tremors in hands neck an shoulders..Will try tomorrow haha such is life x

    I am 73, I have had trembling hands since the age of 22, I was able to deal with it until just recently when it seems to get worse under stress or when I am cold. Sometimes it is uncontrollable. I play a string instrument and at times I can hardly play. Very embarrassing.





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    I suffer from Anxiety,and i can't seem to shake of the feeling.The symptoms range from heart pounding, nausea, trembling,feeling faint and a constant worry that something bad is going to occur.I am due to start a new job next week and I am dreading it...all I want to do is hide under a rock somewhere.....





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    I can't speak in front of crowd and when ever i have to write in front of any one then all my body part start shaking as well as leg also start trembling..... How can cure this..





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    I am a recently retired contractor, 64 years old, and have noticed 'occasionally' that I began having tremors. My head jerks and my hands and arms do as well. It is very unsettling. As I stated, these tremors only happen occasionally, maybe 3 or 4 times a year. I've done a lot of research and suspect 'Essential Tremor' but I believe it would be happening regularly if it was E.T. The first time I noticed it was about a year and a half ago when I had run out of my anxiety meds, Klonopin, and I felt myself jerking as I laid in bed. I finally fell asleep and I woke up the next morning feeling fine. I have also noticed that if I drink too much I have had tremors the next day. I typically have a few drinks in the evenings but not more than 2 or 3. Two nights ago, I had 2 mixed drinks and grilled a large steak and decided to open a bottle of red wine. I was shocked that I had consumed the entire bottle by myself. Yea, I felt like a lush but I really enjoyed the steak and lost track of the wine but I rarely have ever done such a thing. Yesterday evening, the day after the wine and steak dinner, I began to have tremors. I decided against having anything to drink at all. Still, I continued to have tremors and tried going to bed but finally got up and hit the computer. Now, it is the next day and I woke up feeling fine. Am I going nuts? :) I am terrified of getting old and greatly fear getting Parkinson's disease. I am an ex-boxer by the way. Hopefully I'm worrying about nothing. Any advice or comments would be appreciated.

    Hello. I was diagnosed with ET about 8 years ago. Then it was only my thumb trembling. Now it's my thumb and pointer finger - somedays it looks like I'm snapping my fingers. Other days my entire hand just waves back and forth. Only on the left side though. Living with it and I just tell people that stare that yes I have a shaky hand.





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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

    Hi. I am 28 old. as I have a very painful period pain is more intensified as I do poo. Last night I had such pain he fainted and later I was trembling and my body was freezing. The first period was 10 years old and since then I have a very painful period. I was a doctor and was telling me it's normal.also took pills but it did not help me. Please advise what I can do? thank you

    Hi. I am 28 old. as I have a very painful period pain is more intensified as I do poo. Last night I had such pain he fainted and later an inch was trembling and my body was freezing. The first period was 10 years old and since then I have a very painful period. I was a doctor and was telling me it's normal. antykonepcyjne also took pills but it did not help me. Please advise what I can do. thank you





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    Hi. I am 28 old. as I have a very painful period pain is more intensified as I do poo. Last night I had such pain he fainted and later I was trembling and my body was freezing. The first period was 10 years old and since then I have a very painful period. I was a doctor and was telling me it's normal.also took pills but it did not help me. Please advise what I can do? thank you

    Hi BusyBunny I share your pain, as I have the same symptoms. My doc referred me to the local hospital, who couldnt really inspect me due to the pain of putting a finger 'up there', and diagnosed anal fissures. I have some pain relief cream )Neozem) ans some strong painkillers (Tramadol) on top of the paracetamol which is ore for my hot and cold temperature swings. Originally I was in screaming agony during, and hot, completely wet (with sweat) trembling mess for an hour after a BM, now its still really painful, just get a bit hot n bothered so lie down for 20 mins to calm down. Good luck.

    Hi, I'm 43 too and have had exactly the same symptoms as you for a bout a year now. I've had two blood tests done at GP surgery and they came back fine. I feel like a nervous wreck, crying all the time, anxious, depressed, awful trembling feelings, night sweats and horrendous mood swings. My work is suffering terribly with it and my family are very supportive but just don't know what else to do. My GP has recently prescribed venlaxafine for depression after taking mirtazapine for 7 months and no improvement. I am convinced its my hormones and perimenopause but honestly don't know where to go next or what to do as my GP keeps telling me its stress and PMS

    Thank you for your reply Unfortunately the people who have been coming which was hopefully going to get something called an individual budget well she came last monday and i was told i cant have it lol what do they want blood. so its back to struggling my problem is my pride i everything is falling apart the cooker is broke because 2 years ago i lost my balance and managed to pull thing over and i was pinned to the kitchen floor by the cooker i know that sounds hard to believe but its true im sat here trembling genuinely feeling like death but to look at me i look quite good considering im 44 like i tell people im not missing any limbs its just mine dont work properly.

    Hey.. nursing student, I am in the same situation too.. I just graduated B.tech, and recently diagnosed with Benign tremor. I remember my hands shivering and voice trembling when i gave my final presentation.. I should tell u, the doc that treated me was very good. He suggested Propanalol, but Also suggested that ITS BETTER "NOT" TO TAKE THE PILLS, IF U HAVE NO SERIOUS PROBLEMS".. u have to be very careful when taking neurological drugs.. Most of them have many side effects and if u use them continuously, u cant live without them, and the situation worsens at fast rate...(I KNOW THIS, from the case of my father) First, u correctly diagnose the tremor.. Test for benign tremor is simple... try to draw a archimedian spiral...

    Hi, I'm thirteen years old and have recently had a night panic attack. Basically, I was trying to sleep then all of a sudden, something told me that I couldn't breathe. I ran into my mum's room screaming "I'M HAVING A HEART ATTAC!" She managed to calm me down and told me to stop being silly. Afterwards, I couldn't stop shaking/trembling. Dad told me that I had a panic attack and that he used to suffer from them. The next day I was in English focusing on my work when miraculously it happened again (minus the shouting). Ever since I CAN NOT stop thinking about it and I feel very tired and anxious everyday. It is really ruining my life and now I find it very hard to concentrate or sleep. Considering I have my GCSEs coming up, I really need some sort of help. Thank You.





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    Hey I've had about 5 panic attacks lately, I'm 13, female and claustrophobic I panic in very confined spaces and can't handle it, I go into cold sweats then I get dizzy and my legs almost give way I also felt very faint and then I couldn't control my breathing I couldn't catch my breath it was frightening. And today in P.E we did the bleep test (its basically where your in a huge hall and you have to reach the other side of the huge hall by the next bleep and then keep on doing that un till you can't do it anymore) I kept pushing and pushing myself and then I gave up and then my throat was really dry and sore and I could not catch my breath properly, I had chest pains, wobbly legs, shortness of breath, nausea, trembling, (all which it says above in the description, also I was really panicking because I knew break time was next and all sorts of stuff was going through my mind (because I get picked on basically)





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    Hey im 14 , ive had really bad pani attacks for a while now . during martial arts i get them went i dont think i can do it properly. but then i read this article about anxiety that makes so much sense although it sounds nuts! do not try and fight your anxiety because it will stress you out and make it worse , calm down , anxiety is when someone is hurting for whatever reason and has kept there amotions tied up , let them out , my anxiety first started when my grandad died , but i accepted it and i still have some of the symptoms but ive not had anymore attacks this week , good luck xxx

    btw go on this it will help http://tinybuddha.com/blog/the-gift-of-anxiety-7-ways-to-get-the-message-and-find-peace/

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    I have been suffering with a tremor for about 3years almost some days im ok some days its really bad that it can affect my legs arms neck and head,and i feel tired and weak and exhausted and somedays i find it hard to pick up objects like a cup or a kettle without a attack happening this is been going on sometime and im now 42 yrs old and somedays even walking i can feel a trembling throughout my whole body even when im out in public i feel panicky and i wish my gp or someone can diagnosed why this is happening it sounds like this condition called benign essential tremor ,because of the syptoms looked and sounded simular to the person who was on your programme recently its frustrating because im not being medically treated for it i have told my GP about this tremor in my hands and arms and also at night i can wake up sweating and shaking for head to foot uncontrolably and i panick as i dont know what is happening to me at present without any proper treatment and diagnoises of what it is .





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    hello, I am 23 female recently new to anxiety and have only experienced a couple of panic attacks in my life until this month. I have had numerous water infections and illnesses and my water infection returned last week, and this brought on panics and anxiety as i have been very ill each time i have had infection or virus. i have seen had antibiotics for my water infection but the anxiety and trembling have not gone away and have for the past week made it very difficult to sleep, eat. it has made me very tearful. i have seeked medical advice and i have had a blood test to rule out anything else, which the doctor did for my benefit as he thought i am perfectly heathy. i believe the amount of unwellness and illnesses has become a trigger for anxiety believing i am ill. i have another appointment next week where i have been asked to for a refferal to see a cognitive theapist. Im just wondering what i can do while i wait for my next appointment. i feel quite confined as i am usually a bubbly and outgoing person. i think when i see the therapist i will feel better. i no there is no quick fix and this is difficult for me to comprehend. I also wonder if i can return to work? any help would be wonderful.





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    It's about time people realised that Post Natal Depression is an illness, an indiscrimiate illness that can strike any woman, in 2010 it's still brushed under the carpet and not talked about. My daughter had severe post natal depression after the birth of her child more than two years ago, she was married, the baby was planned and she was impatient for the big day, what could go wrong? It was heartbreaking for me watching my normally strong, confident, highly intelligent daughter go to pieces before my very eyes. I had the joy of my first grandchild but it broke my heart at the same time, my daughter is still not completely recovered and my worry is that she won't ever fully recover. For me pregnancy and childbirth was a wonderful experience and I have lived in oblivion all these years never knowing the pain of this debilitating illness, how I wish my daughter's experience had been the same. Her health visitor was useless, "Maybe you're just feeling a little down" she said, when my daughter sat there trembling and with glazed eyes, that was her only comment. Thankfully my daughter's GP has been wonderful throughout the whole time and she had the best support possible. If you feel you have it, don't hide it - it's nothing to be ashamed of, remember, it's an illness and can be treated, seek help.





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    Hi. Please help. 2 months ago I got ill with a bad stomach virus. Not 100% sure but my suspicion lies with eating just one mussell in a restaurant. After having a blood test I was told by my doctor that my liver had been damaged. After a 2nd test 15 days later I fortunately was told my liver had repaired itself. However the stomach cramps and flu symptoms continued. The stomach pain and cramps were just horrendous. I had suspicion it was hypatitis A. Had two blood tests, 1 urine & 2 faeces tests which have all come back clear. Doctor thought it could be Acid Reflux but the medication I took did absolutely nothing for the pain. Now waiting for a scan. Pain seems to often sit in my groin area, which feels like a stabbing pain. Sometimes, this groin area pain disappears completely and instead I get a terrible bloating feeling in my chest. Doctors seem to feel that stress (caused by worrying about this illness) is playing a big part in this illness. I have cut out wheat and wheat gluten for a week now. Throughout the entire illness I am so tired and lethargic. I was experiencing internal tremors so thought it may be a good idea to take Kalms. After week and half I have noticed a huge difference in the trembling but not the lathergic ness. It's getting me down beyond words and some days the pain is horrendous. I am constantly googling things and scaring myself. Like I said I am waiting for a scan date to come through. I am wondering if it could be ibs or ibd or similar. Scared to eat incase my pain gets worse. Please help.





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    It's almost a relief to learn of others suffering from an anal fissure. Immediately following a hip replacement operation 6 months ago, I suffered constipation, with no bowel movement for 4 days. When my bowels did eventually move, this ripped open my anus. Thereafter my bowels moved daily but the pain was, and still is, excruciating for 20-30 minutes afterwards before partly subsiding. I initially thought I was suffering from piles and used Anusol cream, but after 6 weeks of suffering this constant pain and associated bleeding, I called in at my doctor who dignosed a rectal tear. He prescribed Rectalgesic ointment to stimulate healing. This proved unsuccessful however and I was subsequently additionally prescribed Xyloproct cream in an effort to anaesthetize the problem area. Again no sucess. I was then referred to hospital and have recently undergone an operation to inject Botox into the area surrounding the tear. The consultant/surgeon suggested a success rate of 70%+ for this operation. In my own case however, the operation has made no difference whatsoever and I continue to suffer bleeding and the most extreme pain during and immediately following my daily bowel movement. It feels like someone pulling barbed wire through my rectum. I will sit on the loo for 10-15 minutes simply shaking and trembling with the pain. While the severe pain and discomfort abate slightly during the day, they are always there in the background. Almost as debilitating and depressing is the time leading up to a movement when you know that you are about to experience chronic pain. I continue to take Co-codamol and Ibuprofen tablets to ease the pain along with Docusate Sodium capsules to soften the stools, but still the pain, discomfort and bleeding continue unabated. Having tried some of the remedies suggested by earlier contributors without success and with no remedy seemingly available, the unremitting pain seriously prompts dark thoughts of ending it all.





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    Don't do that, my friend. That's the easy way out. I know I shouldn't say this, because of how PC the world is now a days. But, pray about it and continue to fight on. Believe in God and have faith it will resolve itself. Also, and I know you probably already tried this stuff, drink Sean tea. It will help, trust me. My anus just started hurting about 4 weeks ago. I remember it like it was yesterday. I sat there and strained, as usual, until it finally came out. Then, as it was sliding out, I felt a giant, scratching type sensation. Ripped me up good. Ever since then, when I go to the bathroom, I tear it open again, and a hint of blood comes out. In the month that it's been happening, only once did I not see blood. Sigh... I think it's a fissure, but not 100% sure. My family has a history of colon cancer and cancer in general. However, I'm only 33 so I'm not too concerned about that yet. Anyway, I pray that you will find the answer to your problem. God bless (:

    Sena* tea. Not Sean tea.

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