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shakey hands

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  • Posted By: jpbrown_1999
  • July 7, 2007
  • 11:31 AM

Hello I am a 45 year old male in fair health. I have had shakey hands since i can rember. My mother told me this was because my father had Scarlet Fever when he was a boy, this was left untreated and led to a dieses know as Saint Viddas Dance and was past on to the male members of my family. As I growing older this shaking is becoming more frequent. Other things that bring this on are, hunger, lack of sleep and people that I don't know noticeing it. Is there any thing that can be done for this? My Mother is well educated and this explanation was given to her. Is this correct? Please help me find the answer and right coarse of action. Thanks

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  • I replied to another person who has a simialr problem. I also have serious shake in my hands. My left is worse than my right. They always shake but are exacerbated when I don't eat, get enough sleep excetera. I have asked a number of physicians about this "issue". I have been told that this is called a "central tick" or "myoclonic jerks". Everyone said that this is nothing to worry about and that a lot of people suffer from this. If you have not already, I think it would be benficial for you to see a doctor about this. It may be something as "simple" as having a nervous tick bu may be something more concerning as hypoglycemia, etc.Best of luck and let me know what happens. Maybe I can follow your lead if you get something new.
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  • Thanks your input was helpfull.
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