Tremor

What is Tremor?

It is a repetitive abnormal movement of usually hands or at times other areas. Diseases like Parkinson, drugs, alcohol abuse or withdrawal etc can cause tremors.

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hi i am 6"2 inch and i smoke weed i have two problems one is when i smoke weed (i have been smoking weed for eight years now but the problem i m going to tell is 3 years old) my neck starts to shiver badly the tremors kind of effect its uncontrollable secondly my weight is 95 kg and my penis size is 4 inch what should i d about it and how to quit weed any medication please

doctor1 MD

hi.

you must stop using weed. the symptoms you're experiencing may already be one of the long term (chronic) effects of your addiction. if you can't do it yourself, you must seek professional help, preferably from a psychiatrist or in a rehabilitation facility for substance abuse. diagnostics and...

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my husband is suffering from severe depression, but I believe he is suffering from lewey bodies, he has tremors, is forgetful, balance problem, constipatation, and won't even go outside for 3 months.... what can i do to help him, he is just not the same anymore. this has gone on for 1yr.

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Hello Welcome to HCM

Your husband is suffering from severe depression. He is having tremors, forgetfulness, problems of balance, constipation, poor social interaction symptoms.

From available picture it seems that he is suffering from depression. Tremors can be due to anxiety. Dementia with Lewy...

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i took seroflow250 inhaler yesterday 8 times whereas i m prescribed 2 take asthaline ...i m asthamatic i am 24 years old....2day morning m suffering from increased heartbeat n tremors...with bodypain...is it normal...or shall i consult my doctor immidiately??

doctor1 MD

Hello.

Thank you for asking at HCM.

Seroflow contains a drug Salmeterol and Asthalin contains drug salbutamol. Both salmeterol and salbutamol can cause increased heart beat and tremors.

I would suggest you to consult your doctor if dose reduction or change to another medicines is possible. Also,...

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my mom has been diagnosed with essential tremors and they tell her they will get worse what can i do to help her she is willing to do anything and tries to eat healthy she is skinny and only drinks wine to help with the tremors at night and one glass usually calms her down she is 78 thank you for any help

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hi,

Essential tremor can be a very disabling condition and can potentially wreck the quality of life of the person. Some medicines like Propranolol, trihexiphenidyl and Primidone are used in an attempt to control it, but they can at best only control the tremors to an extent. The most promising...

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I am a young man, just turned 31 years old. About a year and a half ago, I started to develop a slight tremor in my left forearm/hand. Over time, the tremor has gotten more exaggerated. Just recently I have noticed that my left lower leg/foot has felt heavy and stiff and I cannot move or rotate my foot as well as my right one. I have jogged a couple of times recently and although, while running I was okay, afterwards, this caused lower back ankle/foot pain. When I stand or walk for an extended period of time, I have pain in my lower back and ankle/foot. Sometimes when turning my head quickly, I get a pinching type pain in my neck on both sides of my neck. When I sleep, the tremor goes away. When I wake up with the sensation of pins-and-needles in my arm from sleeping on it, although it is numb, as it normally would be, I have complete use of my hand and fingers, normal dexterity, without the tremor, until normal feeling comes back, usually up to about 5 minutes. The more relaxed I am, it seems, the less the tremor. But the stiffness or lack of dexterity of my fingers stays the same. Also, a drink or two of alcohol suppresses the tremor. As a twelve year old, I had scoliosis surgery, placing rods in my back, from “T-4 to the end plate of T-10 and T-11 through L-3’. Also, about 10 years ago, from a target shooting gun accident, I have a .22 caliber bullet fragments remaining in my upper left arm. At first, we thought the bullet fragments were the cause since only my lower left arm was affected but since the EMG shows normal nerve conductivity and now that my left leg seems to be affected we don’t think this is a factor.. I was told, when I had the scoliosis surgery that possibly, down the road, I could experience problems from my neck. Currently, as stated earlier, I get some neck pain and stiffness and lower back pain. Earlier, in the summer, after
chris ::: doing some strenuous yard work, I had acute lower back pain that lasted for several weeks. I took Skelaxin, a muscle relaxer, which helped. This is the first time I have ever had that extensive pain in my back. We have been to several different neurologists, without much success. I have had a brain MRI done, a neck MRI, 2 different EMG’s, extensive blood work and an EEG done as well. All reports are included. You will see that the Brain MRI shows normal. The EMG shows that the nerves and muscles of my lower arm are normal. The blood work and EEG are normal as well. The Neck MRI is, we believe now is the area of focus, as the report says that I have “significant reversal of the cervical lordosis and a moderate to large, right sided disc herniation at C6-C7. The neck problems seems to have been overlooked to date by doctors as originally, the diagnosis was that I had an anxiety related tremor because when I concentrated on something else, the tremor went away, briefly. Also, there was some concern from just one of the doctors that it may be Parkinson’s disease. However, most of the doctors felt that the frequency of the tremor, 10 Hz doesn’t suggest it. Also, in trying Cararbidopa-levodopa, 25-100MG tablet, which should have stopped the tremor, if it was Parkinson’s, did nothing but made me nauseous. It had no affect on the tremor. Speaking of medicines, to date, I have been prescribed the following medications with literally no results. Starting from earliest date to most recent… Trihexyphenidyl – 2MG, taken twice daily – (this made me dizzy, headachy,weak.) Pramipexole Dihydrochloride, (Mirapex) - .5MG, taken 1 tab, 3 times daily – (this caused diarrhea) Lorazepam - .5MG, taken one tab, twice daily. (this lessened the tremor slightly for just a day or two but it kept me awake). Carbidopa-Levodopa – 25-100MG, taken 1 tab,
chris ::: three times daily, (Made me very Nauseous, with no affect). Clonazepam - .5MG tab, taken 1 tab, twice daily. (no affect) Amantadine – 100MG, taken 1 tab twice daily. (Lessened tremor for just a day or tow but then made me nauseous, headachy). Propranolol – 20MB tabs, taken 1 tab daily. Since there was no affect, this was Increased to 3 tabs, 3 times daily. (No affect at either dosage). Prednizone – Tried a metered dose pack to see if it would reduce inflammation hoping to reduce the tremor some. (There was no significant affect). I am currently not taking any medications other than occasional Advil for pain in my lower back and neck stiffness. Additionally, I tried acupuncture for 8 appointments. While on the table, relaxing, the tremor went away, then, after getting up, the tremor came back. my newest mri report says: c2-c3: unremarkable c4-c5: posterior disc bulge. Mild left uncovertebral hypertrophy. No significant central or foraminal narrowing. c5-c6: Mild posterior disc bulge. Mild right neuroforaminal narrowing. central canal is patent. c6-c7: Small right foraminal disc herniation and eccentric right uncovertebral hypertrophy causing moderate right neuroforaminal narrowing. this effaces the ventral thesal sac. there is no significant central spinal stenosis

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1.The report suggest there is a normalisation of the normal curvature - with compare with the previous study.
2.There is a dic bulge at the level mentioned which is seen causing pressure effect on the nerve.
3.Which can be the cause for the symptoms you are...

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I am a young man, just turned 31 years old. About a year and a half ago, I started to develop a slight tremor in my left forearm/hand. Over time, the tremor has gotten more exaggerated. Just recently I have noticed that my left lower leg/foot has felt heavy and stiff and I cannot move or rotate my foot as well as my right one. I have jogged a couple of times recently and although, while running I was okay, afterwards, this caused lower back ankle/foot pain. When I stand or walk for an extended period of time, I have pain in my lower back and ankle/foot. Sometimes when turning my head quickly, I get a pinching type pain in my neck on both sides of my neck.

When I sleep, the tremor goes away. When I wake up with the sensation of pins-and-needles in my arm from sleeping on it, although it is numb, as it normally would be, I have complete use of my hand and fingers, normal dexterity, without the tremor, until normal feeling comes back, usually up to about 5 minutes. The more relaxed I am, it seems, the less the tremor. But the stiffness or lack of dexterity of my fingers stays the same. Also, a drink or two of alcohol suppresses the tremor.

As a twelve year old, I had scoliosis surgery, placing rods in my back, from “T-4 to the end plate of T-10 and T-11 through L-3’. Also, about 10 years ago, from a target shooting gun accident, I have a .22 caliber bullet fragments remaining in my upper left arm. At first, we thought the bullet fragments were the cause since only my lower left arm was affected but since the EMG shows normal nerve conductivity and now that my left leg seems to be affected we don’t think this is a factor..

I was told, when I had the scoliosis surgery that possibly, down the road, I could experience problems from my neck. Currently, as stated earlier, I get some neck pain and stiffness and lower back pain. Earlier, in the summer, after doing some strenuous yard work, I had acute lower back pain that lasted for several weeks. I took Skelaxin, a muscle relaxer, which helped. This is the first time I have ever had that extensive pain in my back.

We have been to several different neurologists, without much success. I have had a brain MRI done, a neck MRI, 2 different EMG’s, extensive blood work and an EEG done as well. All reports are included. You will see that the Brain MRI shows normal. The EMG shows that the nerves and muscles of my lower arm are normal. The blood work and EEG are normal as well. The Neck MRI is, we believe now is the area of focus, as the report says that I have “significant reversal of the cervical lordosis and a moderate to large, right sided disc herniation at C6-C7. The neck problems seems to have been overlooked to date by doctors as originally, the diagnosis was that I had an anxiety related tremor because when I concentrated on something else, the tremor went away, briefly. Also, there was some concern from just one of the doctors that it may be Parkinson’s disease. However, most of the doctors felt that the frequency of the tremor, 10 Hz doesn’t suggest it. Also, in trying Cararbidopa-levodopa, 25-100MG tablet, which should have stopped the tremor, if it was Parkinson’s, did nothing but made me nauseous. It had no affect on the tremor.

Speaking of medicines, to date, I have been prescribed the following medications with literally no results. Starting from earliest date to most recent…
     Trihexyphenidyl – 2MG, taken twice daily – (this made me dizzy, headachy,weak.)
     Pramipexole Dihydrochloride, (Mirapex) - .5MG, taken 1 tab, 3 times daily – (this caused
      diarrhea)
     Lorazepam - .5MG, taken one tab, twice daily. (this lessened the tremor slightly for just
a day or two but it kept me awake).
     Carbidopa-Levodopa – 25-100MG, taken 1 tab, three times daily, (Made me very
      Nauseous, with no affect).
     Clonazepam - .5MG tab, taken 1 tab, twice daily. (no affect)
Amantadine – 100MG, taken 1 tab twice daily. (Lessened tremor for just a day or tow but
then made me nauseous, headachy).
     Propranolol – 20MB tabs, taken 1 tab daily. Since there was no affect, this was
      Increased to 3 tabs, 3 times daily. (No affect at either dosage).
     Prednizone – Tried a metered dose pack to see if it would reduce inflammation hoping
      to reduce the tremor some. (There was no significant affect).
     
I am currently not taking any medications other than occasional Advil for pain in my lower back and neck stiffness. Additionally, I tried acupuncture for 8 appointments. While on the table, relaxing, the tremor went away, then, after getting up, the tremor came back.
my newest mri of my neck is:c2-c3: unremarkable
c4-c5: posterior disc bulge. Mild left uncovertebral hypertrophy. No significant central or foraminal narrowing.
c5-c6: Mild posterior disc bulge. Mild right neuroforaminal narrowing. central canal is patent.
c6-c7: Small right foraminal disc herniation and eccentric right uncovertebral hypertrophy causing moderate right neuroforaminal narrowing. this effaces the ventral thesal sac. there is no significant central spinal stenosis

doctor1 MD

hi
You may cosult spine surgeon/neurosurgeon and ask if surgery on neck for mri findings could help in relieving tremors?neck isometric exercises, cervical collar and physical therapy may also help .Fibromyalgia and multiple sclerosis should also be ruled out
best wishes

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my friend is a heavy drinker and smocker and about a year a go his hands and now his body has a tremor, is it possible that he has parkinsons? he is not yet 50 years old.

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Brief Answer:
I do not think he have parkinsonism

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.

Tremors are withdrawal effect of alcohol and I think this is not parkinsonism. In addition parkinson diagnosis needs tremor, bradykinesis and rigidity.

In addition the parkinson often...

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Have tremors in hand recovered from Brain Bleed as a result of a fall several months ago. Is it possible the bleed as come back

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Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hello Mr. Hardin,

If you are having new neurological symptoms such as a new tremor and any other neurological symptom, and if the tremor is significant, I advise that you go in to the ER to make sure there isn't something new that is happening, as you...

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Hey i have some probleme in my hand , i think it could be a flapping tremor , my hand are shaking a litttle and it makes me under stress during a presentation my question is what should i do ? is there any danger ? Should i consult a doctor Thank you

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