My 45-year-old mother, who takes sleeping pills, feels shaky on and off, but it is not visible outside. What is causing it?

Q. What would cause a 45-year-old woman to feel shaky on and off?

Answered by
Dr. Archana. G.
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This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 27, 2022

Hello doctor,

My mother, 45 years old, has complained of on-and-off shaking for the past few years. The vibration is not visible from the outside, but she feels strong vibration. This happens only when she is about to sleep or when she is waking up, no matter if it is night sleep or day. My grandmother had Parkinson's, so my mother is scared in case this is a symptom. What could this be? Which doctor should we consult? Currently, she takes sleeping pills. Also, she has blurry vision. Kindly help.



Welcome to

I read your query and understand your concern.

Your mom might be scared that she might get Parkinson's disease, so she feels all that, and the blurring of vision is not proven. If you want, you can consult a neurologist and get her counseled for her satisfaction that she does not have Parkinson's disease. Also, if all this persists, then I would suggest consulting a psychiatrist, and with medication, they will take her back to normal life

I hope this helps.

Thank you.

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