Patient Comments: Tremor - Share Your Experience

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Comment from: Se7thHvn67, 19-24 Female (Caregiver) Published: January 23

My son is 19 years old. He has recently been diagnosed with schizophrenia. His hands, head and legs shake. He has a hard time using a fork sometimes. They put him on medication to help, in case one of the other medications is causing it. This is a young man who just graduated with 'A's last year and ran track. I question whether or not something else could be going on. As his mother I don't think it is nervousness.

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Comment from: bevalou, 75 or over Female Published: August 23

It was suggested that I was low on magnesium. I have been taking additional supplements. Hopefully it is helping.

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Comment from: linda jo, 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 07

i have a granddaughter that has recently developed a tremor in her hands. according to her mother the doctor. Said she got some wires in her head crossed and that's what causing her hands shake, they prescribed a mild blood pressure pill, which none of this makes any sense to me, she is only 15 but she is under a lot of pressure, she mostly takes care of her 3 younger siblings and a lot of the house work, i think it's nerves.

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Comment from: kerry, 45-54 Female Published: July 15

My head shakes without me knowing. People ask me what I am shaking my head for and I don't even know it is shaking.

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Comment from: Okeymet, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: May 10

I just noticed that my entire body trembles, especially when I'm at rest. It's making me distraught. I would like to know if there are solutions to this problem.

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Comment from: angela, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 01

I was diagnosed with orthostatic tremor last year. My tremor does not go away when I sit down. It has now spread to my right arm. I have asked to be referred to see a top neurosurgeon, as the doctors here don't seem to know what to do with me. I was basically told by the neuro at the hospital that it is a rare brain disorder with no cure and that he does not know much about it. Lovely! Right now, I take nine gabapentin, eight tramadol, and four paracetamol pills daily to help with the pain. I found that gabapentin takes the edge off the pain really well and helps to keep the burning pain away. Clonazapam just doped me.

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