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KayLee asked in HealthOther - Health · 10 years ago

Why do I have shaky hands?

I'm thinking it could be the cold weather, but my hands still shake when I'm inside and warm. While I have never had particularly steady hands, I've never had this problem before, and I'm in my twenties. If I extend my fingers straight out in front of me, they tremble. The more I stretch the muscles, the more they shake. It's not interfering with anything I do, but I have noticed that my handwriting is messier than usual if I don't consciously focus on making it neat.

What could it be? I do drink caffeine, but not excessively and I've done so for years without this side effect.

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  • 10 years ago
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    There's a condition known as essential tumor KayLee. Check it out at http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/essential-tremor/... . I've had the same problem since I can remember, and my father before me. I'm not aware of a solution, but fatigue, stress, cold temperatures, and hunger seem to make the shaking worse. Large cups of coffee (as in my avatar ;-) containing caffeine can also make the shaking worse.

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  • 10 years ago

    Could definitely be the caffeine. Does the trembling stop when you hold the hand against something? Then it is probably caffeine. If you are really concerned , see your doc.

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