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02/03/2009 11:15 AM

Tremors/ shaking hands

hcook73
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Recently I've been having lots of tremors. They are getting much worse. My right hand is shaking so bad that I look like I have MS. I had an appt at Job and Family services and the woman looked right at me and visually declared me disabled. Is anyone else having this problem? I am waiting for a call from a neurologist for my appt. Any advise would help! Please!!

Heather

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02/03/2009 12:07 PM
Rainmist
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I get shaky during flares and most often early in the morning, which sounds very mild compared to what you're having to deal with. From what I've read around it magnesium might help, drinking milk, reducing sugar, and checking you're not suffering with hypoglycemia or other blood sugar problems. I know stress makes it worse. I hope your neurologist has some good suggestions for you, and can give you some reassurance.

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02/03/2009 12:49 PM
amommy02
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I have tremors too. I take a beta blocker that controls mine pretty well. Even with it I sometimes have a hard time writing. Some of the meds we take for fibro can cause tremors. You should look up all your meds and check the possible side effects. If you find one that lists tremors you should talk to your doctor about changing it if that's an option. Seeing a neurologist is a good idea.

02/03/2009 12:50 PM
amommy02
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Oh just remembered, caffeine sends mine into turbo mode. One cup of coffee and I can't drink a second without a lid or I'll throw it all in my lap.Laughing So I tend to avoid caffeine.

02/03/2009 01:18 PM
Malinda1
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Gee I have had tremors for many, many years. As a child I had them. I have asked the dr what would cause them and they tell me to cut back on caffine. I do think there is more to it than the coffee though. I will have to put that on my list to ask the dr about next time I go in.

02/03/2009 01:36 PM
Iknowpain
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I have tremors too and I know there have been other discussions on this. You guys might want to search for tremors to read through the previous threads. My doctor is still trying to rule out Parkinsons because of mine. I also know mine got so bad they were more like convulsions when they put me on Lyrica, so if your tremors correlated to starting lyrica you might want to ask your doctor about it.

02/03/2009 01:38 PM
hcook73
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Thank you guys so much! It's nice to know that none of us is all alone with this stuff. I took a couple muscle relaxers and they seem to be helping. I haven't been partaking of sugar or caffeine. I miss my coffee! Once a day I might splurge and make either mint tea or hot cocoa. It just really freaked me out. I played it off for the boys as "wow guess I'll get approved for disability now!" Thankfully, they bought it. You guys are lifesavers! Thanks again!

Heather


02/03/2009 01:40 PM
Malinda1
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I remember my dad saying something about Parkissons to me, but he isn't with us anymore to ask again. I am not on Lyrica as of yet.

02/03/2009 03:06 PM
Janilee

Hi Heather and welcome to our fibro family.

I've been reading about your tremors and cutting back on caffine.

Do you drink Pop of any kind? The cocoa also has caffine it it.

Also, I agree with Rainmist. When I wake up with the shakes, it means that my sugar is really low. 4oz of OJ usually takes care of that problem within seconds. If it continues to be bothersome, I'd check with my Dr and let him run some tests.


02/03/2009 07:16 PM
pkayjo
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I have tremors and it was passed off for years by my doctors because they were just thinking it was side effects from my asthma medicine. But I knew there had to be another answer so I saw a neurologist some years ago who diagnosed me with essential tremor. It gets so bad there are days I cant write and I definately cannot hold a cup. I keep straws on hand so I can drink from a cup. I was even referred to another specialist to see if I qualified for that surgery that goes in the brain to turn the tremors off. He told me I was to young for it.
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