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Shaking Hands

Shaking hands usually occur as a result of a neurological disorder. However, it may also be due to thyroid disorders resulting in a rapid heartbeat. In addition, avoiding alcohol, coffee, and lifestyle modifications can help improve the condition.

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Why does my right hand shake and my fingers stop with twitch? Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My right hand is shaky most days and my fingers twitch sometimes at night. It is embarrassing. What could it be? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. This can either be a generalized deficiency of Calcium and vitamin D causing muscle twitching, or it can be related to nerve compression in your wrist. So, you need to take Calcium and vitamin D supplements. You...  Read Full »

What causes headaches, shaky hands and nervous ticks in me?

Query: Hello doctor, Please see my symptoms: 1. Headache. 2. Hands slightly shaking. 3. Nervous ticks (meaning I make a flinching motion). Please also note that I feel anxiety daily. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Since when are you having anxiety? Sweaty and shaky hands are a manifestation of anxiety. Though headaches can be associated with anxiety too, a headache needs more detailed history: 1. In which part of the head it is? 2. Is it severe or mild? 3. Do you have any nause...  Read Full »

How do I stop my medications for seizures?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 23 year old male. I want to quit my medicines permanently. I am taking Valkem OD 500, Soltus 100 mg, Flunil 20, and Ativan 2 mg. How to reduce the doses and completely stop taking these medications without any side effects?  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post. You are on Divalproex (Valkem) which is used for epilepsy; in addition, you are on antidepressants and antipsychotic meds. Firstly, if you have a seizure disorder, for which you are taking Valkem, then your EEG (electroencephalogram) shoul...  Read Full »

I suddenly have trouble writing. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My age is 23 years and I am a student. Since the past one year, I find my handwriting to be abnormal. In other words, I am not able to write in a way that I used to before. I earlier thought that this was because of lack of constant practice. However, even after continuously writing fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In most cases, this is normal. There is nothing to worry as such. However, I would recommend you go for vitamin B12 levels and thyroid test. Get the tests done and write back with results. I hope this helps.   Read Full »

Why do I have shaky hands and a fast heartbeat a few hours after consuming alcohol?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I went out to drink with my friends and had only two pegs of strong alcohol. The next day, at 12 pm, I had two slices of toast with chocolate spread and coffee for brunch. My next meal was at 4 pm. When I started cooking a few hours later, I felt my hands shaking, and I had a...  Read Full »

Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your symptoms are vague, and it could be due to many reasons. I suggest you check your sugar levels with glucometer sticks when you have the symptoms again, as Hba1c levels indicate values over two to three months. As these symptoms can occ...  Read Full »

Do I feel shaky and have muscle spasms due to Benzodiazepines withdrawal or anxiety?

Query: Hi doctor, Two months before, I had surgery done to remove tissues from my chest, and for three to four weeks, I was not feeling good. When I lift a glass of water or something from the ground, my hands and legs shake. But when I am at rest, I am fine, and occasionally I get muscle spasms. Also, I h...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Shakiness and unsteadiness can happen in an anxiety state, which may be associated with more anxiety symptoms like palpitations, a feeling of impending doom or fearfulness, and sleep disturbance. It does not seem to be a Benzodiazepine withdrawal effect because you have...  Read Full »

My 85-year-old bedridden aunt has uncontrolled shaking in her left hand. Is it due to Parkinson's disease?

Query: Hello doctor,My aunt is 85 years old and is bedridden. She had suffered a stroke some years back but had recovered with loss of mobility in her left part. Gradually she became bedridden and was treated by a cardiologist, physiotherapist, and general medicine doctors but there was no improvement. She...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns about your bedridden aunt. Although I am not sure whether the tremors are the result of stroke or Parkinson's disease, if they are disabling, the treatment should be started. I must also inform you that the effect of t...  Read Full »

I have hand tremors. Could it be due to hypoglycemia?

Query: Hello doctor, Just recently, around 15 days back, I went out drinking with my friends. I only drank 2 pints of beer that night at a normal rate. The next afternoon at about 12 PM, I had two slices of toast with chocolate spread and coffee for brunch. The next meal was at 4 PM (4 hours later). Howeve...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You had two episodes of similar symptoms. The first episode happened after the intake of alcohol. Alcohol is one of the etiological factors that can cause hypoglycemia. In the first episode, you had symptoms of a feeling of fainting, increased heart rate, and tremors...  Read Full »

Does Olanzapine cause Parkinson’s disease?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been taking Oleanz 2 mg for the past two years. Can this drug cause Parkinson's disease? I started experiencing symptoms such as shaking hands, difficulty walking, nightmares, and sleep disturbances only after taking this medication. Are these symptoms due to the drug which I am t...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is rare to have Parkinsonian symptoms due to tablet Olanzapine 2 mg, but sometimes it may cause. If you are stable, I suggest tapering off and stopping your tablet Olanzapine. There is no alternative medication for it. I hope that you get your answer. Please let m...  Read Full »

I have worsening generalized tremors with overexertion. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am unable to get a specific diagnosis for the symptoms listed. They are worsened upon overexertion and stress. I do not drink or smoke. I am unable to sleep because of it. Please help, doctor. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 1. Unfortunately, you have not listed the symptoms. The only fact mentioned by you is worsening upon overexertion and stress. It is not possible to comment on this.2. I suggest you mention all the symptoms and problems you face in detail in a follow-up to this query. That...  Read Full »

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