Involuntary or uncontrollable movements in a limb or part of the body are called tremors. Tremors can occur while a person is at rest or while doing something. The common causes of tremors are dehydration, stress, aging, low blood sugar levels, too much caffeine, stroke, Parkinson's disease, alcoholism, and hyperthyroidism.

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Why am I having hand tremors when I am inactive or performing an important task?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a female of 25 years old. Since last month, I am noticing slight hand tremors when I am inactive and when I am performing an important task like meeting an important person. Also, I am a smoker.  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi,Welcome to smoking can lead to tremors in hands and so can tea and coffee if consumed heaviely.Slight tremors, particularly in the hands and fingers, is a normal phenomenon called physiologic tremor. It can get aggravated by stress or anxiety. You should cut down on smoking.If t...  Read Full »

Am I taking the right dosage of Eltroxin as per my reports?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years of age. Since four years, I am taking Eltroxin thyroid medicine. For one week I stopped taking medicine. Then I did a thyroid test. At that time, my TSH levels came above the normal levels. I then took a dose of 100 mcg for a month. I again checked my TSH levels. It came ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and went through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From what you have mentioned, it appears that you have hypothyroidism. I saw your results, and I would recommend that you take 75 mcg Eltroxin (Levothyroxine) da...  Read Full »

I am a 27-year-old, and on medications for anxiety since 17 years and experiencing tremors after abruptly stopping my medication. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 27 years old and I have not been feeling for the past two months. I have been on anti-anxiety medications such as Xanax and Paxil for the past 17 years. I had an anxiety attack for the first time in 10 years. I fell I may have compressed a nerve. I was taking the medication Xanax...  Read Full »

Dr. Punya Mulky

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. I know this has been quite a difficult time for you. Kindly give me more information regarding the medications you are currently taking. How much Paxil (Paroxetine) are you taking now? I suggest you to start taking...  Read Full »

I suffer from myopic astigmatism and experience tremors with blurry vision. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old and I have some worries. I suffer from gastritis and also have myopic astigmatism. I have been experiencing some tremors in the past, which were on and off and sometimes worst when I drink alcohol. I have been off alcohol for three months now but I experience tremo...  Read Full »

Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As I got from your medical history, you have recently been diagnosed with rheumatic valve heart disease and have received some treatment in this regard. Moreover, it seems that has caused concerns for you to include intermittent hand tremors, intermittent neck...  Read Full »

I have been feeling low and emotional along with trembling in my left hand. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am often feeling down and emotional. Sometimes I can hear another person talking to me. It makes me feel negative. I also felt trembling in my left hand. I am often alone and do not like to speak as I am afraid that I might do something stupid. Please help.Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You may have a major depressive disorder with psychosis. You must consult your psychiatrist for further evaluation. You need to start medication like the tablet Escitalopram 10 mg daily in the morning and the tablet Olanzapine 5 mg at night. ...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of taking Adderall for a long time?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 29 year old boyfriend, who weighs 190 lbs and 6 feet tall, he is a former athlete in college. He was diagnosed with idiopathic hypersomnia through the spinal tab, five years ago. He is now taking Adderall 60 mg a day total, spread over six times, and is using Flumazenil cream, wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Idiopathic hypersomnia is a sleep disorder even less common than narcolepsy, a rare sleep disease. The biggest distinguishing characteristics include differences in REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, the absence of cataplexy (a sudden weakness in the muscles while fully co...  Read Full »

Can MMR and varicella vaccines cause autism in my 15-month-old kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My 15-month-old son was vaccinated with measles vaccine at nine months. Now, he will be vaccinated with MMR and varicella on the same day. I am afraid of the adverse side effects of the MMR vaccine. My son is neither premature nor underweight. But after birth, the doctor treated my son...  Read Full »

Dr. Arun Kiran Malhotra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per current recommendations, MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) and Varicella vaccines can be given to your child at 15 months of age at different sites. There is no association of MMR vaccine with autism. The benefits far outweigh any risks.  Read Full »

Can I get tremors from drugs like Abilify and Cymbalta?

Query: Hi doctor, I have schizoaffective disorder. I take Abilify and Cymbalta. But most of the time my hands shake badly. Do you think it could be due to Abilify and Cymbalta or it could be more related to my disease? Does Abilify cause tremors as a side effect?  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How long have you had these tremors? Is it present all the time? Did you develop these tremors only after starting medication or did you have some form of shaking even before medication? Both Abilify (Aripiprazole) and Cymbalta (Duloxetine) are known to be associate...  Read Full »

Can any of my regular medicines cause my scalp to tingle?

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing tingling sensation of the scalp on left side of my head. The medications which I am taking are Zyprexa, Prozac Sonata, Neurontin, Tramadol and Metformin. Will any of these medications cause this tingling sensation?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I want to assure you that everything is going to be fine soon. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine concerns.  Read Full »

What causes tingling sensations and tremors in the entire body at rest?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 22 years old with a weight of 43 kilograms and a height of five feet. I have a tingling sensation all over my body, especially in my hands, arms, and feet. I also have pins and needles on my fingertips and toes. I also get tremors when I lay down or when I sit in a comfortable positio...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Dhaniram Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As all your tests are normal, I am considering that the blood sugar levels are normal. There are numerous reasons to have tingling sensations and tremors during the resting stage. You can have malabsorption leading to nutrition deficiency. There are other numerous reasons...  Read Full »

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