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Hands shake minimally, but when I am nervouse or I am doing something with my hands for a long time

hello, i am a 35 year old male. i am in good health. i dont smoke or drink. When i was 14, my mother took me to the doctor because my hands shaked. The doctor said i should go see a neurologist . We went and as far as i could remember they didnt find anything. now i am 35 my hands shake minimally, but when i am nervouse or i am doing something with my hands for a long time, they will shake excessively. two good examples, 1. i was signinging some documents, no big deal, but my hand was shaking so much i couldnt hold the pen. 2 i was working on the car and using a wrench for a little bit. same thing, i just couldnt hold it. my eye twitches as well.
Asked On : Mon, 18 Apr 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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There could be many possible causes for the above described picture but commonly if can be due to Essential tremor. It runs in the family. Comes about when you least expect, even when you are nervous. Keep away from coffee, alcohol, smoking. Good drug treatment is available with Gabapentin, Propranolol as examples of the drugs used. Better to consult a Neurologist and get thoroughly examined and get proper treatment after required tests as well.
Answered: Tue, 12 Jul 2011
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Neurologist Dr. Shiva Kumar R's  Response
Thanks for the query. It is Essential tremor. As it is not disabling you, no treatment is required. Avoid caffeine and cocoa drinks. Beta blockers required if it disables you like writing, eating, and so on. Bye
Dr. Shiva Kumar R
Consultant Neurologist & Epileptologist
Answered: Tue, 12 Jul 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Jitender Chauhan's  Response
Hello, welcome to HCM. You are suffering from essential tremors which al is a type of involuntary shaking movement in which no cause can be identified. Involuntary means you shake without trying to do so. As your daily activities are not affected no treatment is required. Just reduce intake of caffeine and in case you have some daily activities trouble visit a neurologist who can put you on few beta blockers. Wish you good health.
Answered: Fri, 15 Jul 2011
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IT is nervous weakness. You may start taking Hypericum 200, three times a day for one month. It is a Homeopathic medicine and do not have any side effects.


Dr. Ritu Sandhu
Homeopathic Consultant and Physician
Answered: Mon, 20 Jun 2011
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