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Tremors in hands

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  • Posted By: Dolphinshowell
  • May 27, 2009
  • 03:21 AM

I am a 33 year old female that has had hand tremors as long as I can remember. A month ago they got worse to the point in your arms and neck. Then a week my tremors completely stopped I have never seen my hands not moving. Have had a left side pain for two years doctors have removed my ovaries, gallbladder and exploratory. Had a colonoscopy nothing wrong there as well. Tired of surgeries and doctors not knowing what to do. Also unable to make fingers to touch thumb on left side ring finger and pinkie can't touch thumb.

Concerned could be MS, Parkinsons or something worse. Please help....

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  • Sorry to hear how poorly the doctors have treated you. Of course, my first advice is that you don't get anymore surgeries unless they are life-threateningly necessary. Did you get any advice or diagnosis from neurologists? Could you list any drugs you've been on long term? What was the cause of the left side pain? Why did the doctors remove your ovaries and gallbladder?
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  • You could have something called essential tremor. ET is the most common movement disorder.
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  • At the stated age of 33, the cause for the tremors is indeed the result of essential tremor and it's important to realize that a number of factors can cause a transient reduction in symptoms. In order to provide you with a better impression of your symptoms, I need far more detail than is being provided. Tell me about the pain in your side, when it first started and how it has progressed. Also tell me more specifically what you mean by reference to your arms and neck. Tell me about any medications that you are taking or have recently taken. Why would you be worried that your symptoms might constitute Parkinson's disease or Multiple Sclerosis? Best regards, J Cottle, MD
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  • I have had a left side pain for two years. It started one night as a stabbing pain in my left side to point it hurt to stand. Then it turned into just a constant throbbing on the left. I have had pain in my left foot that is a tingling numbing pain and my left hand I am unable to touch all my fingers to my thumb, but can on my right hand. I have a constant headache on the left side of my head recently in the temple area. I currently have high blood pressure and high cholesterol that is being watched by a heart doctor. No history of drug use or alcohol use. My family has a high cancer death rate. My dad is the oldest living on his side at 59 and he has had a cancer fight in the past as well and survived. The medications I currently take regulary is below:Lisinopril 40 mg once a daycrestor 20 mg once a dayamlodopine 10 mg once a day The strange thing that concerns me most is the tremors got to the point where my arm and head had movement on the left and now I am steady as a rock. I really don't know what to think it is and I just think after all these years nothing else has changed my hands movement if anything they have gotten worse as I aged. Any information will be helpful.:)
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  • Okay, with regard to the pain, are you speaking about pain under the arm, within the rib-cage, below the rib-cage or lower left abdomen? Remember that this is the internet, so I haven't the clarity of direct evaluation. Do you also experience reduced range of motion in the left shoulder and left leg? If you extend you left arm out as far as possible with the palm open and then once fully extended, try to make a fist, does it produce pain and the inability to close the hand entirely? Does it feel as though the tendons are too short or taught and or does it cause intense pain in the lower palmar area of your left hand? Please provide me with the numbers relative to your hypertension, both diastolic and systolic, as well as your cholesterol fractionation, ie VLDL, LDL and HDL. Best regards, J Cottle, MD
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  • The pain is located in mid to lower left abdomen that is why I think they though it was ovaries. I did the exercise you said and I have no tightness or limited range of motion. Nothing in my hands they close normally not as easily on the left though as the right hand. My blood pressure since being on the two medications is average 130/90. I am not sure of what my cholesterol levels at this time I am do for a cholesterol test. Thank you for all your replies you are being very helpful. Anissa
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  • Went to neurologist today more tests are required any ideas would be helpful. Neurologist stated that left side of my body is extremely weaker then the right. Took bllod for blood test today and will have an MRI of neck and head on June 13th. Anything new that you can help with regarding left side weakness would be helpful. I did not realize how weak my left side really even was.....
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  • i have had a left side pain for two years. It started one night as a stabbing pain in my left side to point it hurt to stand. Then it turned into just a constant throbbing on the left. I have had pain in my left foot that is a tingling numbing pain and my left hand i am unable to touch all my fingers to my thumb, but can on my right hand. I have a constant headache on the left side of my head recently in the temple area. I currently have high blood pressure and high cholesterol that is being watched by a heart doctor. No history of drug use or alcohol use. My family has a high cancer death rate. My dad is the oldest living on his side at 59 and he has had a cancer fight in the past as well and survived. The medications i currently take regulary is below:Lisinopril 40 mg once a daycrestor 20 mg once a dayamlodopine 10 mg once a day the strange thing that concerns me most is the tremors got to the point where my arm and head had movement on the left and now i am steady as a rock. I really don't know what to think it is and i just think after all these years nothing else has changed my hands movement if anything they have gotten worse as i aged. Any information will be helpful.:)get a test for bromide!!!
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