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Hands shaking

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 2, 2007
  • 09:04 AM

im still in my late teens, and see no reason for my hands to shake
it started for no apparent reason
worsens in stressful situations
but sometimes the shaking is random
it was particularly bad overseas, probably due to a higher stress environment -
different diet, high physical activity etc.
when it gets bad i can't control my hands properly and drop things.
was wondering if it's possibly a dietary thing
A lack in certain vitamins??
that would explain its intensity overseas
I'm lactose intolerant, but still take oat, rice and goats milk
I'm also gluten intolerant, but take that in small amounts.
I also suffer from depression
so wondered if the shaking might be some kind of symptom?

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  • I was diagnosed with anxiety disorder and was put on prozac to help the symptoms, and it turned out, it caused anxiety. It got so bad one day I was getting ready for my doctor's appointment and my hands were shaking so badly that I burnt myself with my curling iron. You mentioned you're suffering from depression; a lot of anti-depressants have anxiety side effects. I ended up getting off of the prozac and my hand shaking went away. Turned out my whole anxiety disorder was actually caused from a migraine medicine preventative Topamax. I've got a post in the "Tell your misdiagnosis story" about it all- with my symptoms mirroring having anxiety. So, my question to you is, are you on any medication? If so, check their side effects (not just from the med's website, google your medication and type "anxiety" or "hand tremors" with it). Two vitamins that I'm currently taking after getting off my medications are b-12 and potassium. Two other vitamins, suggested by a few 'natural cure' stores, were magnesium and calcium (I developed restless leg syndrome, these two vitamins helped tremendously). Good luck!
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