I have noticed my hands are really shaky and jittery lately and for the past while. I've noticed this just in class i was holding a pen or a peice of paper and it was shaking mildly. however, i was having this debate in class, and im not a shy person to talk in front of the class.. but when i was talking, my hand was going nuts.. like it began shaking uncontrolably... im wondering could this be too much caffiene in my diet? or possibly its stress??? lack of sleep?? im only 18, and i dont think this is normal for my age.
Posts: 59 | From: Toronto/Ont/Canada | Registered: May 2001
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how much caffeine do you consume? and how much sleep do you get every night? when do you wake up?
cut the caffeine from your diet for a while and see if it clears up. also, get a full 8 hours of consistent sleep (keep regular hours and a proper bedtime).
if that doesn't clear things up within a few weeks, you definitely need to see a doctor. as far as neurological ailments go, tremors are associated with Parkinson's, multiple scerlosis, anxiety, and brain tumors. If that worries you, then get yourself to a doctor even sooner.
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Cutting caffeine from your diet is well worth the effort but be aware that there are a few withdrawal symptoms. Many people suffer headaches and such for up to a week or two afterwards. It really is good for you though.
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If you're taking any medications, among their side effects might be tremors. One more thing to ask a doc about.
I was on lithium for two years and my hands shook like mad. The doctor tells me that they might continue to do that for years.
Something else to investigate.
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Like everybody said, talk to your doctor. It could be something as simple as your caffine intake or something else dietary, but it could also indicate a thyroid or neurologic problem. Don't put it off, it's better to be safe (ie. asking now) than sorry.
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