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Any Hypothyroid with tremors?

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  • Posted By: Non Servium
  • March 17, 2009
  • 05:03 PM

Hi. Has anyone out there with Hypothyroid experienced hand tremors, or other tremors? I don't mean as a result of medications, I mean before or without medication.

Most sites list it as a hyper symptom, but a few sites I found listed it as a symptom of both hypo and hyper. And strangely enough, I found a lot of studies of hypothyroid dogs, who get tremors.

Therefore maybe we could just do an informal poll - anyone with hypo have tremors (not due to meds)? If so, could you please describe them. Thanks.

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  • I have never heard of hypo with tremors as a symptom, but I have heard of people who's TSH levels swing bewteen hypo and hyper. It is actually quite common in some with newly diagnosed hashimotos.
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  • i swing back and forth with my thyroid . i get horrible tremors
    tonyarg 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thanks for the responses. What are you tremors like? What position or activity is your hand in? Is it worse in one hand than the other? Anyone with hypo or hyper thyroid can chime in.
    Non Servium 85 Replies Flag this Response
  • i don't really have to be doing nothing to get my tremors but i have noticed when i do alot of activity they are sometimes worse. they put me on beta blocker to help it just makes me tired. when my thyroid first acted up my tremors were so bad . it has gotten somewhat better. my tremors were so bad i felt like my insides were shaking.
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  • Yes, my husband has Hypothyroidism (125 mg) with diagnosised tremors most notibly in his hands. He has been to an ear nose and throat dr and a nuerologist (who said he has migraines). He does have migraines but also he can't sleep (wakes up 4-6 times an hour and can't fall asleep), he can't handle the heat at all and is intolerent to the cold, he has air hunger or asthma (has had asthma since childhood but he now wakes with a gasp so I thing its air hunger also), his whole body is fatiqued and stiff, he bangs his head and rocks at night and I think he might have irritable bowel. He was diagnosed last june 2008 with hypothyroidism. He hasn't worked since july 2008, a couple of weeks after beginning medication for thyroid when he got dizzy up on a power pole hanging tv cable. I went with him to his last dr's appointment with the general practice Dr and he had no suggestions for us. Does anyone have any suggestions of what we should do? I have been trying to get SSI Disability but we probably won't get it since Hypothyroidism is treatable and his numbers are in the normal range. I am working in a psuedo-engineering position and need my brain. When I get home, my husband is waiting at the door for me to take care of our daughter. I am a total basket case. We want another child but haven't been able to get pregnant again. Please someone help, I can't take much more of these 15 hour days and all I can do is cry.
    Jenbered 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • My boyfriend has had tremors his whole life. They seem to act up more when he is stressed. Sometimes his right hand is worse than his left. Now he has been having seizures and they can't figure out why.
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  • I was just diagnoised with Cushing's (part of endocrine system) and have terrible involuntary movements (body, leg or hand jolts or jerks or swings) when at rest, and occational tremors in one hand.
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  • Yes, my husband has Hypothyroidism (125 mg) with diagnosised tremors most notibly in his hands. He has been to an ear nose and throat dr and a nuerologist (who said he has migraines). He does have migraines but also he can't sleep (wakes up 4-6 times an hour and can't fall asleep), he can't handle the heat at all and is intolerent to the cold, he has air hunger or asthma (has had asthma since childhood but he now wakes with a gasp so I thing its air hunger also), his whole body is fatiqued and stiff, he bangs his head and rocks at night and I think he might have irritable bowel. He was diagnosed last june 2008 with hypothyroidism. He hasn't worked since july 2008, a couple of weeks after beginning medication for thyroid when he got dizzy up on a power pole hanging tv cable. I went with him to his last dr's appointment with the general practice Dr and he had no suggestions for us. Does anyone have any suggestions of what we should do? I have been trying to get SSI Disability but we probably won't get it since Hypothyroidism is treatable and his numbers are in the normal range. I am working in a psuedo-engineering position and need my brain. When I get home, my husband is waiting at the door for me to take care of our daughter. I am a total basket case. We want another child but haven't been able to get pregnant again. Please someone help, I can't take much more of these 15 hour days and all I can do is cry.http://www.endocrineweb.com/pheo.html?
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  • jenbered it sounds like your husband needs to get his tsh checked . there are meds he can get for tremors . they gave me toprol which is a high blood pressure pill but i do not have high blood pressure but a low dose helps tremors.
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  • I was wondering if it's possible that i may have a thyroid problem. I have'nt tested for it but i just want to know what you think before i go to the doctor and waste my money. Anyway I've been having tremors on and off for about two months now. I have sore neck, shoulder and upper back and also i feel tired all the time. Haven't really been sleeping well. wake up feeling tired. The tremor's seem to worsen when i over exert myself because 4 days ago i went for a long walk on the beach and the next day the tremor's started again. I find that i cry alot for nothing really, like if i make a mistake at work i start to get nervous and feel overwhelmed.I forget and sometimes it's hard to concentrate. It seems like i might be suffering from anxiety, I don't know....well hopefully it's nothing serious.Thanks in advance.
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  • http://www.diagnose-me.com/cond/C7890.html#G286check this out. Alot of people are not aware of Candida overload. My daughter is having tremors, diagnosised with Hypo and Fibromyalgia. She is only 24. Candida can mess up your body. Alot of main stream doctors don't acknowledge it.
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  • yes my aunt was recently diagnosed as hypothyroid and she was having tremors!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 28, 2009
    • 00:29 PM
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  • i swing back and forth with my thyroid . i get horrible tremors Hi TonyI am replying to our post about tremors. I have read your post with interest as I have what I call "bad attacks". Its "feel like my insides are shaking" that interests me. I have had these for 20 years and to date nobody knows what they are. I have seen two neurologists had a brain scan, ecg and epilepsy has been ruled out. Its so bizarre as I find describing what I feel near on impossible. I havent had a bad attack for over a year until yesterday. I woke at 4am to go to the bathroom. I started having tremors where my insides felt they were shaking, I had involuntary jerking, etc. My partner has described it as I am alright then its like putting a video on pause, I cant speak, my eyes start fluttering and if I am holding a cup of tea I more likely to spill it. It was continual all day to the point were I am just so exhausted I usually sleep for a day after a "bad attack". Drs have put it down to panic attacks before now. They are not panic attacks as described in literature they dish out, I dont have a single symptom. For the love of god I dont know what they are. I was fortunate enough to still be having them when I went to the doctors yesterday. He gave me Diazepam (which I have had before but they dont get rid of the shaking feeling in my head) and has sent me for some blood tests. I dont get any prior warning they just happen and I am so desperate when I have them I just dont know what to do. My mother in law witnessed me having my attack yesterday and was quite alarmed. I would be very interested to hear more about what happens to you when you have an attack.
    wincklepicker 1 Replies
    • November 21, 2009
    • 09:53 AM
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  • Yes, my husband has Hypothyroidism (125 mg) with diagnosised tremors most notibly in his hands. He has been to an ear nose and throat dr and a nuerologist (who said he has migraines). He does have migraines but also he can't sleep (wakes up 4-6 times an hour and can't fall asleep), he can't handle the heat at all and is intolerent to the cold, he has air hunger or asthma (has had asthma since childhood but he now wakes with a gasp so I thing its air hunger also), his whole body is fatiqued and stiff, he bangs his head and rocks at night and I think he might have irritable bowel. He was diagnosed last june 2008 with hypothyroidism. He hasn't worked since july 2008, a couple of weeks after beginning medication for thyroid when he got dizzy up on a power pole hanging tv cable. I went with him to his last dr's appointment with the general practice Dr and he had no suggestions for us. Does anyone have any suggestions of what we should do? I have been trying to get SSI Disability but we probably won't get it since Hypothyroidism is treatable and his numbers are in the normal range. I am working in a psuedo-engineering position and need my brain. When I get home, my husband is waiting at the door for me to take care of our daughter. I am a total basket case. We want another child but haven't been able to get pregnant again. Please someone help, I can't take much more of these 15 hour days and all I can do is cry.It sounds very much like Lymes symptoms--I have the high cortisol too but myoclonic jolts,air hunger,tremors, body stiffness, hypothyroid---you are fortunate not to have the mental stuff --are very indicative== I REALLY believe there is Lymes disease going on with him--DO NOT let them tell you it is negative--just a few positive or indeterminate bands are enough for treatment. Go to lymenet.org and read. Please. Blessings, Marilyn
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  • I just had my blood drawn to be tested for hypothyroid. And yes, my hands tremble. It's only when I'm using them (intentional) and it's very mild. I have been wondering if the two problems are related. Could you please tell me where you have seen tremor mentioned as a symptom of hypo? Thanks.
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  • janered i agree u must rechck the tsh levels and avoid any b blockers until further consultation
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  • I came to this site to research why my hands shake. They have been shaking periodically since high school (then it would be after sports), but now they shake almost all the time. Seems when I'm tired or nervous / stressed it's worse. My mom and grandmother have hypothyroidism / hashimotos, tho I haven't had the antibodies test, yet. My aunt is pre-diabetic. All these ladies are on my mom's side and interestingly they (we) are all thin. However, my dad's hands also shake and almost always have. So....I suspect I am someone w/ hypo whose hands shake. I am not into traditional meds and think I should experiment with having more vegan/raw food (already vegetarian) and less sugar. Any other tips are most welcome. Thanks!
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    • September 19, 2010
    • 07:04 AM
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  • I have been diagnosed with unusual case of thyroid-hormone-receptor resistance: Tremors, shaking, shivering which get better/vanish with taking Levo-Thyroxine!
    tristan0731 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • Yes, my husband has Hypothyroidism (125 mg) with diagnosised tremors most notibly in his hands. He has been to an ear nose and throat dr and a nuerologist (who said he has migraines). He does have migraines but also he can't sleep (wakes up 4-6 times an hour and can't fall asleep), he can't handle the heat at all and is intolerent to the cold, he has air hunger or asthma (has had asthma since childhood but he now wakes with a gasp so I thing its air hunger also), his whole body is fatiqued and stiff, he bangs his head and rocks at night and I think he might have irritable bowel. He was diagnosed last june 2008 with hypothyroidism. He hasn't worked since july 2008, a couple of weeks after beginning medication for thyroid when he got dizzy up on a power pole hanging tv cable. I went with him to his last dr's appointment with the general practice Dr and he had no suggestions for us. Does anyone have any suggestions of what we should do? I have been trying to get SSI Disability but we probably won't get it since Hypothyroidism is treatable and his numbers are in the normal range. I am working in a psuedo-engineering position and need my brain. When I get home, my husband is waiting at the door for me to take care of our daughter. I am a total basket case. We want another child but haven't been able to get pregnant again. Please someone help, I can't take much more of these 15 hour days and all I can do is cry.I have quite the same problems and been diagnosed with thyroid hormone receptor resistance.
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  • Late to the party, but yes. I was hyperthyroid, had tremors then, but needed two rounds of RAI to quiet my thyroid, and went severely hypo, (still tweaking meds right now) which still causes tremors for me. My tremors quiet only when my thyroid is in the upper range of normal lab values.
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