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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 24, 2008
  • 04:28 AM

Ok for a little while now, I’ve been experiencing my fingers shaking. It hasn’t been a problem really, except sometimes I shake so much I can't hold a pencil. This usually happens when my hands are resting or just not doing anything. Before that, I had a twitch in my shoulder. It started in the right and then moved to the left one, and then both, normally at the same time. This happened several times a day, and started in late December (2007). It has stopped since then, but still. I also developed a twitch in my neck during that time, and it made my head go very quickly to the left. That, too, has stopped. These next two only happened a few times: my right hand began trembling and twitch for at least five minutes. I wasn’t, and hadn’t been doing any strenuous activity, in fact at that time I was making a dream catcher (LOL). The other thing was that my entire left arm began trembling, and it started interfering with my speech. Also, I get twitches in the legs, arms and hands....you know those ones that everyone gets once in a while, except mine happen several times a day. Please try to hellp.

- Tila.

ps I’m a teenager. And I don’t think it’s a caffeine thing, because I don’t drink coffee or tea, or a lot of caffeinated stuff.

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  • Hi, There are a few things that could be causing your hands to shake. Essential Tremor is a benign condition that could be one cause. http://www.essentialtremorinfo.com/symptoms.htm With that said, you should have a check-up to be sure you have nothing more serious going on. Keep us posted... Kiera
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  • Graves Disease, an autoimmune disease of the thryoid, has a very typical symptom that causes shaking hands (not sure if it may cause other shaking but may)....might be worth a thryoid check or at least look it up and see if you have any other symptoms. It is not uncommon, and it is very treatable. You may also want to talk to the doctor about it, and you might want an MRI just to be sure you do not have any neurological complications. Joan
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