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Body contractions while writing and typing, Loss of grip - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I seem to get strange contractions in my body when i do anything with my hands like writing or tying something. it happens all of sudden and then i seem to lose grip and start feeling as if i might collapse any moment. Is this symptoms of seizure?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
Doctor :   since when are you having these symptoms?
Doctor :   please provide your age, gender, height, weight, details of past medical illness and treatment if any
User :   i had a few years ago but not very serious. however recently it is happening all of sudden.
User :   44 yrs, male 5.6 ht, 67 kgs. in 1984 in college i had a seizure once. Drs then cudnt amke out anything from Scans etc.
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   do you have any symptoms before you have there episodes?
User :   however now i am getting lots of discomfort from my shoulders to arms and feel very week like trembling when i get these attacks
Doctor :   could you describe in detail what exactly happens during these times?
User :   u see i just get a sudden strange contractions over my body and then it dissapears
Doctor :   ok. can you explain the contractions in detail?
User :   internal as if its a squeezing feeling
User :   then i lose control over my body but it is not visiblre to thers.. i just try take a walk go to toilet till it settles down
Doctor :   ok. how often do these occur?
Doctor :   do these have any relation to stress around you?
User :   i feel a heavy load in my neck region. today i am feeling very uncomforatble.. no it happens when i am playing or typing something in office or writing notes etc
Doctor :   ok.
User :   it just happens but since the last one i get a couple of days ago my hands are tremblin even as i struggle to type rte now
Doctor :   your symptoms need further investigations including EEG, neck x-ray along with examination by a neurologist
Doctor :   since symptoms are still not completely gone, immediate investigations witll
Doctor :   help in identifying the problems
Doctor :   do you have history of blood pressure in you or in family?
User :   i had done lots of MRI, EEG in xxxx too some years ago but no concrete result.. i was very comfortable till i got this attack since last couple of months
Doctor :   then a repeat is required since you are having symptoms coming often now
User :   no
User :   thank u but in the mean time cud u suggest any remedy
Doctor :   these investigations show good results when done immediately or within 48 hours of the episodes.
Doctor :   get blood electrolytes levels checked too
Doctor :   to rule out any abnormality causing the tremors
Doctor :   since the problem is not yet established, I will not be able to suggest concrete remedies
User :   no these sudden attacks
Doctor :   in general take rest , sleep for 6-8 hours
Doctor :   and keep yourself relaxed
User :   in 1984 Drs in PGI had given me gardinal
Doctor :   avoid stressful situations
User :   it happens even when i am in my best of moods
Doctor :   if any EEG abnormality is detected, then you will need to be put back on similar medications
Doctor :   like Gardinal
User :   ok doc
User :   i am taking librium 10 right now
Doctor :   ok
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