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Nerve condition causing head shaking, thumb twitching. What is it called?

I have a nerve condition that makes my head shake I haven t seen a doctor in years but searching for one now, for the condition is getting worse, but lately for the last week my left thumb has been twitching is that related, I have had this nerve condition for about 20 years, I don t remember what it is called but I think it started with a s. Any ideas.
Asked On : Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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Nov 2013
Thank you for posting your query.
The commonest cause of head shaking is essential tremors.
If you can upload a small video of the head shaking, we can confirm the diagnosis.
There are medications available, if your head shaking affects your daily life.
Twitching of the left thumb is not related to head shaking. It is possibly due to more strain/fatigue.
Please get back if you require any additional information.
Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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Answered: Tue, 19 Mar 2013
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