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Tremors, Cloudy Head, Pins n Needles and more.....

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 16, 2007
  • 09:01 AM

Hi I am Nick. I'm 26. About a month ago now, I started getting really bad tremors anytime I would strain my arms or legs. Basically, if I did a push up/sit up I would tremble, while laying on my back, I would push up with my elbows and tremble. Sometimes even when I would turn my head to the sides or yawn I would tremble. I also feel cloudy pretty much all day and my vision seems to get a little blurry at times (although it may be my contacts). For awhile I would randomly feel a little nauseated but that went away. Lately now, I've got the odd pins n needles sensation here and there and sometimes numbness with my arms, hands and feet. I went to a primary doctor and she checked my vitals, checked my medical history (various blood tests), checked my nerves reaction, had me walk/balance, etc. Everything to her seemed fine. She told me to stop smoking and start exercising. So for the last couple of weeks, I have cut back on smoking significantly and have also been swimming and doing push up/sit ups. I don't really feel like anything has improved.

It was probably a few weeks prior to experiencing these issues that I was having chest pains and the doctor told me it was probably stress, after some time, those pains went away. I then hurt my back/upper neck a week after that, went to the doctor and he said it was a pulled muscle. He gave me some medicine for the pain and inflammation and the pain and everything went away. A few weeks after that I started experiencing the problems above. I will admit, I have been under a lot of stress lately with my job and even my personal life. Probably more than I ever have before. These recent issues are very bothersome and I just don't feel 100% healthy. About 7 or 8 years ago I hit my head pretty hard but the doctor said it was nothing major. Since then I would have neck pains on occasion and int he last 6 months or so, I would often wake up with a painful neck/upper back. Could a pinched nerve cause all of this? I plan to go back to the doctor next week but I was wondering if anybody had any ideas/opinion's on what may be going on. Thank You!!!

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  • Sounds like you are a hypochondriac (spelling?)Nevertheless, what you describe could be as a result of little sleep, slack posture, a poor diet, smoking, drug abuse, and the list goes on...I doubt it's fatal, so no need to worry. If you ARE worried, just see the doctor!(p.s your age implies that you aren't susceptible (spelling?) to the kind of illnesses I would be associating with OLDER people, such as brain tumours)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 17, 2007
    • 03:53 PM
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  • Does anybody have any ideas?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 17, 2007
    • 08:46 PM
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  • Does anybody have any ideas? Are you currently taking any meds? What pain meds were you prescribed for your back pain prior to experiencing your tremors? How much caffeine do you drink daily? How much water? If you are drinking more than a couple cups of coffee a day or if you are drinking so called "energy" drinks, then this could be contributing to your sensations. Also, dehydration will cause fuzzy headed and the pins and needle sensations you describe. And brick - brain tumors can happen in babies, children, young adults and older people. I doubt it is that, but just wanted to educate you. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • September 18, 2007
    • 02:17 AM
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  • First off thank you for the replies. I asked fort he update without realizing that sometimes responses are delayed, so please disregard my previous post. Sounds like you are a hypochondriac (spelling?)Nevertheless, what you describe could be as a result of little sleep, slack posture, a poor diet, smoking, drug abuse, and the list goes on...I doubt it's fatal, so no need to worry. If you ARE worried, just see the doctor!(p.s your age implies that you aren't susceptible (spelling?) to the kind of illnesses I would be associating with OLDER people, such as brain tumours)Little sleep, slack posture, poor diet, smoking are definitely things I do. I have been cutting back on smoking with the goal of quitting. I'm going to go back to the doctor just to talk to them again and see if they suggest anything else.Are you currently taking any meds? What pain meds were you prescribed for your back pain prior to experiencing your tremors? How much caffeine do you drink daily? How much water? If you are drinking more than a couple cups of coffee a day or if you are drinking so called "energy" drinks, then this could be contributing to your sensations. Also, dehydration will cause fuzzy headed and the pins and needle sensations you describe. And brick - brain tumors can happen in babies, children, young adults and older people. I doubt it is that, but just wanted to educate you. Best wishesDOMI'm not taking any meds right now. The meds I was taking with my back issues was "Carisopordol" and "Naproxen". It has been pretty hot lately and I try to drink as much water as possible. I combine that with 2 or 3 soda's a day and some juice maybe. As Brick mentions, it may just all be in my head but I think I will head back to the doctor and have them check whatever else they feel needs to be checked out. Thanks again for both of your replies. I feel a little better now. :)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 18, 2007
    • 04:32 AM
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  • Do you sleep on your stomach? Try to sleep on your back with just a neck roll. Can you get a neck massage? Yes, a pinched nerve can effect lots of things, but it will usually immobilize you and you can't do much. Are you doing traditional sit-ups that will strain your neck and back. Research some-body friendly exercises. Do you feel the tremors are from nerves? or muscles that have run out of steam? Make sure your nutrition is very good and take a multi-vitamin. Try to completely quit smoking. Maybe a long walk in a park or any kind of restful setting would help you more now, than pounding out push-ups. Be kind to yourself. Brick, by the way, you've complained about some things on this board, just like the rest of us. How would you like it if we called you names?
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • September 18, 2007
    • 10:45 AM
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  • Do you sleep on your stomach? Try to sleep on your back with just a neck roll. Can you get a neck massage? Yes, a pinched nerve can effect lots of things, but it will usually immobilize you and you can't do much. Are you doing traditional sit-ups that will strain your neck and back. Research some-body friendly exercises. Do you feel the tremors are from nerves? or muscles that have run out of steam? Make sure your nutrition is very good and take a multi-vitamin. Try to completely quit smoking. Maybe a long walk in a park or any kind of restful setting would help you more now, than pounding out push-ups. Be kind to yourself. Brick, by the way, you've complained about some things on this board, just like the rest of us. How would you like it if we called you names?Hello rad-skw. Thank you for the reply. I do mostly sleep on my stomach but I do try to sleep on my back as well. I forgot to mention I did get a neck/upper back X-Ray and I got a letter from my doctor saying everything was normal. I do traditional sit-ups and pushup. During the sit-ups most of the shakes seem to be in the middle part of my body. During push-ups it's my upper arms/shoulders/back area. I feel the tremors are more from my nerves than my muscles but it's hard to tell for sure. I have been eating a little more healthy as well and will continue to do so. I'll try walking more as well. Even around my residence it is pretty peaceful. I guess my only two worries/concerns right now would be the trembles and the cloudy/lazy vision. Could stress cause something like that?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 18, 2007
    • 11:34 PM
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  • Thanks again for all the information. If anybody as anything else to add or include, please do so!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 20, 2007
    • 09:23 AM
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