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Mel asked in HealthMental Health · 10 years ago

My hands have always shaked. It's gotten worse in the last 5 yrs and now my 3 yr olds shake too. Help!?

I was tested for Diabetes and its been negative, and I"m only 23 so it couldn't be parkinsons. I've heard of WIlson's Disease but I don't have all the symptoms. My hands shake a lot but my old doctor *who wasnt very good* just told me it was bad nerves.....

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  • Mags
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    10 years ago
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    It is true that you do have signs of anxiety and it is possible that if the stress level in your home is high that your daughter may be picking up on that.

    It is more likely that you have a tremor condition which might be hereditary. I'm not sure why you picked Wilson's disease to read about but there are other options to consider such as an Essential Tremor.

    Please read more at the sites below:

    http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/tremor/detail_t...

    At this next site you can register and join the discussion board so that you can re-ask your question in a more appropriate forum.

    http://www.wemove.org/et/

    http://www.wemove.org/et/et_cc.html

    You will also be able to see other possibilities for the symptoms both you and your daughter exhibit.

    http://www.wemove.org/et/et_dd.html

    Just because you are only 23, that does not rule out Parkinson's disease for either you or your daughter. Young Onset or Early Onset PD is thought to be often hereditary. Since you say that you have "always" shaken, that would be Juvenile PD which is considered to be hereditary and can begin as early as 2 years of age. However, you indicate that both hands shake, and typical PD begins as one-sided. So I think that could rule out PD anyway.

    Take a look at the next site for some other possibilities. Again, because you indicate that you have had hand tremors for a long time, these are also possibilities for you.

    If you have good health care insurance, call your doctor for a referral to a neurologist. That's a guess, you might also need an endocrinologist. But neurology is the starting point for both you and your daughter.

    "Just a case of bad nerves" is not the best way to help patients suffering from anxiety disorder. Especially if there is not followup by the doctor. These patients have real symptoms and need real treatment.

    Take a look at this over-simplified "self-test" for anxiety:

    http://depression.about.com/cs/pad/l/blanxietyscre...

    You can also read more about anxiety of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) at the site below:

    http://www.medicinenet.com/anxiety/article.htm

    You should also read about psychogenic (hysterical) tremor to see if your fit the description. From the site below we learn:

    1) the patient with psychogenic tremors often has involvement of the wrists, elbows, and shoulders but rarely the fingers

    2) In situations of stress, both the amplitude and frequency of psychogenic tremors commonly increase

    3) Psychogenic tremors are also frequently distractible, resolving in 1 body part when another body part is examined or engaged in a voluntary task

    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/463438

    Only you and possibly your doctor will know if your tremors match the description of hysterical tremor as opposed to organic or neurodegenerative condition tremor.

    If you seem to fit a profile at the site above, you might also ask your doctor for a mental health referral.

    Best Wishes

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  • 4 years ago

    I also have a 7 3 hundred and sixty 5 days previous who use to act in simple terms like that together with his one 3 hundred and sixty 5 days previous brother like 6 months in the past. He might take all the infants toys and get mad while the toddler became enjoying wih his toys till I pronounced "Oh so your little brother isn't stable adequate to share with yet your pals are? in the trash they bypass!", and that i threw his well-known toys in the trash. while he hit the toddler, I hit him precise back on the palms or butt and he stopped to boot. Now he continually shares his toys together with his brother and doesnt take them away... till they're very small wherein I tell him those he can play with on my own and far off from the toddler. i became very problematical on him for a pair months and now he performs nicely together with his brother.

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  • 10 years ago

    This is not a mental health problem; put the question in the proper category in health for a better answer.

    Source(s): Life and the community guidelines.
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