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Shaky hands

Normally, our hands shake very, very slightly all the time we are awake. This is because the tiny muscle fibres in our hands and arms constantly contract and relax at random. It is only when shakiness of our hands begins to interfere with writing, holding a cup of coffee or using a knife and fork that it becomes a problem. When people notice their hands are shaky, they often start to worry that they have Parkinson’s disease, but this is usually not the case.

If you are worried about shakiness, consult your doctor rather than try to work out the cause yourself. There are many varieties of shakiness that are difficult to describe, but doctors can recognize the common types easily from experience. Also, some simple tests, such as a blood test for thyroid overactivity, might be appropriate. Your doctor may use the word ‘tremor’ to describe shakiness that consists of small movements.

Common causes of shaky hands

Anxiety. We all become trembly if we are angry, stressed, anxious (‘shaking with nerves’) or very tired.
Low blood sugar causes shakiness because the nerves and muscles are deprived of fuel. The adrenaline system responds by kicking in, and this can make the shakiness worse for a while. The circumstances will make it obvious if this is what is happening in your case. A low blood sugar is most likely to occur if you eat a lot of sugary snack foods; these raise the blood sugar sharply, but then it plummets down again. The answer is to eat more slowly digested carbohydrates, such as porridge for breakfast instead of a sweet cereal and fruit instead of sweet puddings. Low blood sugar can also occur after excessive exercise.
Too much coffee and tea can make you a bit shaky, particularly in combination with a low blood sugar. So cut down the amount of coffee or strong tea that you drink, and avoid snack ‘meals’ that are mainly sweet foods and lots of coffee.
‘Essential tremor’ is one of the most common types of shakiness. Instead of contracting at random, the tiny muscle fibres contract and relax together (‘synchronization’), resulting in more noticeable movements. (In medicine, the word ‘essential’ has a special meaning – it is used to describe a condition that is not caused by any other medical condition or disease, but simply exists on its own.)
  • Essential tremor is unusual in young people, but affects 1 in 20 of the population over the age of 40.
  • It tends to run in families, so some of your close relatives may also have it.
  • It usually affects the hands, often the head, and sometimes the voice and other parts of the body as well.
  • It becomes worse when you use your hands to do something, such as picking up a small object, or if you try to maintain a position, such as holding a cup steady. If you rest your hands quietly on your lap, the shaking usually stops.
  • It is uncontrollable and does not mean you are ‘nervy’ or ‘neurotic’ (although, frustratingly, it becomes worse when you are anxious).
  • An alcoholic drink often improves it, but obviously you should not overdo this remedy.
  • If the shaking is really troublesome, your doctor can prescribe a drug such as a beta-blocker or primidone. Avoid too much coffee and strong tea.

Less common causes

Medications can sometimes be responsible, in particular some asthma medications, some antidepressants and lithium. A few medications, such as some tranquillizers, can cause shakiness if you stop taking them suddenly. Similarly, a heavy drinker may get ‘the shakes’ the morning after a binge.
Parkinson’s disease is much less common than essential tremor. It does cause shaking of the hands but, unlike essential tremor, the shaking is worse when you are resting and not using the hand. The shaking in Parkinson’s disease is called ‘pill rolling’ because it is like rolling a small pill between your thumb and the side of your index finger.
Overactive thyroid is more common in women than in men, and occurs most commonly in the people in their 20s and 30s. If your thyroid is overactive, shakiness will not be the only symptom; for example, you usually lose weight even though you are eating well. Your doctor can do a blood test to check your thyroid hormone levels.

Written by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Edited by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Last updated: Friday, February 26th 2010


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Posted by Optional on 30/05/2019 at 11:17

My hands usually shake, I dont know why it happens. But whenever i hold few things like Cups or Tray, it starts shaking continuously but is visible to others that it is shaking. Sometimes, Even if I am not doing anything, My hands shake a little bit. What should i do?

Posted by Optional on 23/04/2019 at 08:21

sir,im working in a lab..if im pipetting or taking test tube my hand is shaking.if i take a cup or others my hand is shaking .i feel my hand finger have no strength..what can i do?

Posted by ... on 12/04/2019 at 08:47

I’m 12 and I noticed that in 6th grade my legs would shake they shake really fast and it doesn’t stop I try to play it off button then it looks like I’m hiding something, they shake for no reason this always happens too. It also started in my hands during the beginning of 7th grade I can’t even write anymore I always have to rewrite things because it’s unreadable. People have asked me about it’s embarrassing and I don’t know how to stop it or what to do.

Posted by Optional on 20/02/2019 at 05:01

I am 18 years old.I noticed that when I hold anything my hand will be shaking. Please it is embarrassing me in school and everywhere.

Posted by Optional on 07/10/2017 at 12:22

Whenever I hold something my hand like shivers a little it is not obvious but it happens when I am taking pictures or holding a pencil and it makes my handwriting bad is it really a tremor?

Posted by Optional on 06/09/2017 at 07:53

My hand shake please how can i stop this

Posted by Optional on 04/09/2017 at 08:04

My hands shakes a lot sometimes..and i like drinking tea every which category i am?

Posted by Optional on 30/07/2017 at 08:00

Try putting on some gloves it might or will ease the shake

Posted by Optional on 08/07/2017 at 01:15

I noticed my right hand shakes now and it's disturbing,embarrassing bcoz I don't feel nervous whenever it happens Please I need a solution

Posted by Scottf on 29/06/2017 at 03:00

I have for some time now I get very shaky it can be a little embarrassing like when I go to the shop to buy something they see and I get very conscious of it what should I do? I do not drink I smoke but not heavily and I also take anti depressant medication (mirtazapine)

Posted by Optional on 23/06/2017 at 04:40

I have psychological tremors and I am a medical student, making it very difficult to do my clinical work. It causes me much embarrassment.

Posted by Optional on 23/06/2017 at 04:11

While using my mobile in my left hand, sometimes the hand starts shaking after 2 or 3 mins, and I am unable to use the phone single-handedly (Left hand). Kindly let me know about the issue.

Posted by Optional on 19/06/2017 at 01:20

What should I do about my tremors I'm only 27 and its so embarrassed by it I constantly shake especially my hands

Posted by Optional on 16/06/2017 at 02:33

6 years ago i was right handed, now i have had to learn myself to be left handed. My right hand shakes really wierd only when in use. My right leg has become the same. I cant run or write. I have had tests but nothing..ive been told its not the epidural but could it be?

Posted by Optional on 22/05/2017 at 03:50

my hands are beginning to shake when I eat I don't know what type of doctor to see

Posted by Jye on 03/05/2017 at 04:59

I get the shakes nearly all the time, when i hold my hand up. When i hold my phone to show another a funny video. Sometimes its bad, other times its not so much. Its super frustrating especially when im holding a microphone and people think im nervous which im not.

Posted by Beth on 21/04/2017 at 05:55

My hands shake non stop. It started when i was about 16 and im 29 now and this problem continues. Ive had to give up certain jobs, like as a dental assistant.

Posted by Tanzeel on 21/02/2017 at 07:00

My hand shakes too much i feel embarras in front of people plz tell me its treatment

Posted by Anonymous on 08/02/2017 at 01:05

My hands shake rather consistently unless they are at rest on a solid object. They shake at about the same frequency while in use. It isn't extreme but it is a really irritating and awkward issue.

Posted by ummi on 27/12/2016 at 09:53

my hands nd leg usallay shake when am in trouble ,scared or sitting down pls help me on hw to cure it permanently.

Posted by GIREESH on 25/10/2016 at 11:48

. My hand shakes when i start writing with pen but no shakes when i write with chalk. Now its almost 8-9 years having this problm. I went to many doctors and did blood tests, mri and more. I spent more than 50 thousand rupees but all in vain. I m using a medicine named Inderal 40 whenever i have much shaky problm especially while putting signature. I have to put more pressure on my pointing finger while writing with pen which makes my finger bent. Please suggest me some measures and medicines.

Posted by Optional on 23/10/2016 at 04:21

Im 16 and my hands are always shaking a bit, but still more than my friends. I shake a lot when I'm hungry which of course is the bloodsugar thing. I'm still a bit worried though if it might be something bad or if it could develop into something bad.

Posted by Dominique on 11/10/2016 at 05:35

I am a 37 year old hate my hands shacking like this I wish there were there some thing that can fix It i be feeling depress I am tired of shackin!!

Posted by Optional on 03/10/2016 at 03:52

I am about 50-60 years of age now.My hands shakes while eating or doing others works too..what type of drugs can cure me??plizz help....

Posted by JENNIFER on 14/01/2016 at 08:16

How can someone overcome anxiety

Posted by p.kumar on 09/01/2016 at 07:03

I m a teacher. My hand shakes when i start writing with pen but no shakes when i write with chalk. Now its almost 8-9 years having this problm. I went to many doctors and did blood tests, mri and more. I spent more than 50 thousand rupees but all in vain. I m using a medicine named Inderal 40 whenever i have much shaky problm especially while putting signature. I have to put more pressure on my pointing finger while writing with pen which makes my finger bent. Please suggest me some measures and medicines.

Posted by Optional on 29/12/2015 at 09:53

I m 17, mjy hands always shiver,rarely they don't. It goes more intense when I hold something especially cell phone and they shiver more when I m using it in front of some friends also have this problem. Some friend said it is because of mastrubating more but I don't think so. Please give me a cure to eliminate it.i m very worried about it

Posted by A Person on 21/12/2015 at 03:58

My hand keeps shaking,and I am drawing something really carefully so it keeps bugging me that I have to go back and fix the outline everytime.

Posted by Muhammad Shahbaz on 05/12/2015 at 10:32

I am a student of Mba. I have a problem of shaky hands. Also sometime shaking voice in presentation and interview. That feel very uncomfortable to me.

Posted by Optional on 01/12/2015 at 09:30

I am working in police Department.I have a problem of shaking hands while writing only,expect this i have any other health problems.i am suffering with this problem since 2009.before that i suffered a little problem of speedy writing during my education. now even i cant put my signature properly. especially writing before others i feel shy to write small sentences. i am facing very problem in my life. i have taken treatment at some neuro expets,but in vain.please suggest good treatement to my problem.

Posted by mineesh on 27/11/2015 at 01:17

I am working in a technical firm and i noticed i have shaky hands. this is most troublesome for me because i never noticed it before going into school.i am doing so well in my academics but this embarassing problem crops up anytime i want to do any procedure such as venepuncture or suturing. at first i thougt i was just nervous but this happens at annoying frequencies. i afraid for my career. i dont have symptoms of thyroid disease though i have sweaty palms and tends to sweat more than is usual. i a asthmatic but it has been long i had an attack and i am not currently on any medication. no body has same symptoms in my family

Posted by Optional on 18/11/2015 at 04:18

i have started shaking today, i believe it i from not drinking enough water, is this possible?

Posted by Unknown on 05/11/2015 at 06:48

My hands are always shaking extremely noticeably such as when I'm holding a piece of paper my friends ask me why I'm so shakey because the paper is moving so much. One of my friends said it's because I'm not eating enough or I'm just really hungry. Any ideas?

Posted by Optional on 03/11/2015 at 04:07

Im alway shaking constanly and it gets embarrasing because then my friends start shoutinh why are you shaking. Its also interferes with making stuff

Posted by Anonymous on 25/10/2015 at 02:14

I have been shaking since birth. I never stopped shaking, and people notice it often. I have no anxiety or other problems that I know of and that ma be the cause of this.

Posted by Optional on 23/10/2015 at 10:57

i want to remove my shaking hand confition during anger. i want to remove my temper . plz give me some sagusion

Posted by Optional on 23/10/2015 at 04:47

I cannot write properly and my handwriting is very bad due to shaky hand .how can I stop this problem please help me to comeout from this problem.

Posted by Optional on 19/10/2015 at 07:15

mainly in the mornibgs one hand shakes worse than the over one during the day when I fink about it is allways there being a house painter it worries me also droping thing also interferes with writing

Posted by ishaan on 16/10/2015 at 09:36

My hands never stop shaking, to a point that it became a problem. I tried so many different medications, remedies, and solutions but nothing ever worked. I saw a doctor about it, got a blood test, and came out fine.I'm only 20. I tried everything thing on this page and more but yet nothing's changed! Please help

Posted by Sarah on 15/10/2015 at 11:56

My hands never stop shaking, to a point that it became a problem. I tried so many different medications, remedies, and solutions but nothing ever worked. I saw a doctor about it, got a blood test, and came out fine. He calles it anxiety, (which I have had problems with before) then proceeded to tell me that if it wasn't hormones then it had to be anxiety, he said it wasn't likely it was anything more serious considering I'm only 14. I tried everything thing on this page and more but yet nothing's changed! Please help!

Posted by Optional on 11/10/2015 at 02:06

I am increasingly finding it difficult to grip a pen and do any form of writing because of the shaking of hands. I am equally suffer from high BP. What could be causing it please?

Posted by manju on 10/10/2015 at 07:30

im suffering from hand shaking. i drink sometime alcohal. i need cure for this problem

Posted by Optional on 08/10/2015 at 03:54

I started taking Vyvance for my ADD although it sounds to me like I have essential tremors. It effects me all over (especially when for example taking a steady picture), but is really starting to effect my handwriting and other things. What do i do?

Posted by Optional on 02/10/2015 at 11:04

My hands are horribly shaky. I used to have such good handwriting and now because of my hands constantly shaking everything is off in size and just looks bad. Its starting to effect my grades and quite of a few of my teachers are questioning why my handwriting is getting worse.

Posted by Optional on 02/10/2015 at 05:52

I find it totally weird that I have shaky hands ever since I was young. My mother would tell me that the reason I used to and still shake was because of the medication that was prescribed for my asthma. I was on albuterol but since my asthma is not bad I do not have to use my medication at all. The shaking has not stopped. Somet

Posted by sufering man on 01/10/2015 at 06:04

I ve this prblm since i was 17years,i can not write or form fill up infront of people , even my bank acconnt i can not sign i put thamp print i feel like i want to die. So ples give me suggastion

Posted by Optional on 01/10/2015 at 05:32

Hello I would like to know the causes and implications of tremors in the hand and the head. I am an epileptic since I was 16 years old and I have been on anticonvulsant drugs. Could my.medications and my health condition be a reason for tremors. Also, I smoke aproximately 7 cigerattes a day. Hope to hear from you. Thanks.

Posted by ryan on 07/09/2015 at 05:58

I dont know if its because i had seziures because im pretty sure before them i never had shaking hands. Very very rarely do they not shake its annoying i told the doctor about it when i was talking about the seziures he didnt say anything. But someone else thinks it because im anxious but i still get it round my family

Posted by Optional on 05/09/2015 at 05:56

only my left hand is shaky, and I'm on Vyvance which is a ADHD medication, can that be related to caffeine as a sort of stimulant?

Posted by kumar on 30/08/2015 at 01:08

i am 25 years old my both the hands keep on shaking all the time i am not even able work properly all are kidding me very badly so please tell me how to stop this

Posted by rahul on 26/08/2015 at 12:17

Hi I having this problem from teen of before but noted it when I was I college I cant take hot coffee cups, If I take my hands shake vigorously which makes feel bad. For the past three years I am in many depression and I think thinks are getting worsen. I feel I lack interest in sex and now days my masturbation ends so soon.

Posted by Optional on 21/08/2015 at 11:57

I just want to know what I will take for me to stop having shaky hands. Please help me.

Posted by Optional on 19/08/2015 at 10:54

my hands started shaking since 3 years,i wasnt bothering me at all and i thought it was because i was nervous or something. but recently my hands started to shake even more, and i started losing control of my legs (it suddenly stops causing me to fall and lose my balance) my upper arms started shaking too. im always exhausted and i feel dizzy all the time (i also suffer from anemia). i keep on having a bad headache on the left side of my head. i went to a doctor and he asked me to do MRI x-ray and a couple of blood tests. all of the results were fine. my doctor traveled and im not sure what can i do next. any suggestions

Posted by help me on 13/08/2015 at 09:00

iam currently doing my masters and as well tutor junior student in the university.But i have severally been disgraced by my hands which would continue shaking as soon as i took a chalk or maker to write on the board. This has cause me to postponed lectures several times to avoid being disgraced.I cant hold a microphone with one hand in a conference. i cant hold a practical equipment with one hand as well in a laboratory.This has given me a serious concern. pls assist me.

Posted by Optional on 10/08/2015 at 07:49

i am suffering from hepatatis a (hav) and my limbs are shaking... please say how reduce this ..

Posted by Optional on 04/08/2015 at 11:40

There are people who born genetically with shaky hands, but it doesn't fit the lists that is given common causes. There might be other cause that causes shakiness. and I hope we shall get more common causes.

Posted by Optional on 04/08/2015 at 07:09

I have suffering from parkinson's dieses.Please advice how to come out.

Posted by Optional on 01/08/2015 at 12:39

i was reading this but my hands only shake badly when im lifting really heavy things with them i hope that it is normal

Posted by Optional on 29/07/2015 at 05:09

My health is normal n my body also fit but my hands shake when i hold something like camera or phone for click a photo. I want to be a cameraman so hand shake is my BIG problem please reply me .....

Posted by Optional on 25/07/2015 at 01:39

For my age, I thought it was quite odd to have shaky hands and I don't know why they are so shaky, but it effects my typing

Posted by Bob on 23/07/2015 at 12:10

I have had a slight shakiness in my hands for about three years. It seems to be getting worse as I age. Sometimes, I have to hold my coffee in both hands. It is embarrassing at times when it happens in public. I used to be a very good shot and possess a CCW permit. I am afraid that I will not qualify the next time I need to qualify, and it will be a very embarrasing day at the range if I cannot. Is there anything available that can be taken by mouth when I need to be very steady?

Posted by Optional on 11/07/2015 at 03:20

my hands and legs start shaking when i speak someone who is new to me or elder than me so tell me any treatment about this or suggest me what should i do? reply must

Posted by Optional on 06/07/2015 at 06:21

Thank u for your write ups. I hv bn suffering from shaky hands during activities, i never knew dt it has a medical explanation

Posted by Optional on 26/06/2015 at 07:49

Am a student nurse and if I go for my practicals and they ask me to do something ,immedialy I experience some fear and my hands begin to shake.i dont know why,it is really disturbing me a alot and i need some help.

Posted by Optional on 26/06/2015 at 07:09

I am a 30 yo woman who is in the cosmetology field and my hands shake a lot. Especially my index and thumb. If I try holding things with my pincers, it shows. My aunt head tends to twit a bit when she is just sitting. My uncle, sister, and mother also has shaking hands. I am thinking it is a tremor that is passed down since everyone I just listed is on my maternal side. It is very annoying and wish there was something that could be done to stop it because I do not want this to interfere with my career.

Posted by Optional on 24/06/2015 at 11:30

i m in teaching profsn hands shakes very much while writing......n if i m to write in public place ..m nt able to write single word.....very much depressd....wt is th way out???plz suggst

Posted by Optional on 23/06/2015 at 03:39

My thumb starts shaking with out my knowledge and it usually when I use my phone one hand operate with other. Nowadays its becoming more and more. Thumb and index finger shake.. Thumb is more. My knee also shakes when I smoke or stand.

Posted by Optional on 22/06/2015 at 10:36

Hey, im 16 turning 17 couple months from now. every time i'll try to concentrate on something really small, drawing, inserting thread on a needle etc etc, it start shaking really bad. Fortunately there are few times only for a short time that my hands aren't shaking. Im not that skinny, kinda fit because of exercise and workout, eats at least 3 meals a day. Stopped drinking coffee for more than 2 weeks, still shaking. Stress, maybe but i still got 6+ hours of sleep, then always get my naps, and i actually monitored my BPM since last week, they're all 95-118 bpm. I wasn't like this last 2 years, but since i felt my face got numb for a night, i just felt shaky since then, but i dont look shaking even from a couple feet away.

Posted by Optional on 17/06/2015 at 07:47

i am facing problem of shaking hand from the childhood as i am aware of it i found myself -bad in handwriting during the exam -whenever i am in stess/tension i found shaking hand - picking up a cup of tea/coffee i face this problem

Posted by Optional on 12/06/2015 at 06:47

I have shaky hands all the time I can't sleep I can eat I safer from anxiety what can of medicines can help me thank you

Posted by catherine on 09/06/2015 at 11:53

please i seriously need your help. I have a shaky hand and voice and my heart beats faster if i am to speak among people, recently i notice even my leg. Please what should i do? I just graduated and searching for job. thank you

Posted by Jonathan on 09/06/2015 at 09:06

Thanks for the info. I'm recovering from sub acute thyroiditis. It starts over active, then goes under active within 48 hours. I remember one weird symptom where my right hand would shake. I couldn't hold a cup of water. Doctors kept testing for diabetes, 6x. Don't ever get sick in the USA. Doing great now!

Posted by Optional on 08/06/2015 at 01:13

hello. i am 22 i am preparing for competitive exams and as everybdy knw speed is essential in it bt from last 1 month i am facing the problem of shakiness in my hand. my exam is in 10 days bt m not able to do write properly due to this problem..evrything was Fine bt i dnt knw wats happening to me ..please help me out this

Posted by kuldeep on 04/06/2015 at 07:20

hi this is kuldeep...i want to shear my prob. this is regarding my sheaky hand...this is the first time when i m shearing this embarrsing prob...i first encouter this prob when i was a teenager...and at the moment when i was giving my exam...i.e board exam...and after that..this prob goes on increasing...i always found myself reallly uncomftable when i hv to write in front my a person or two...i use my own technique to solve this bt all in i m going for ssb interview...and i dont want to surrender myself to this prob so suggest me some guidence...i encouter this prob only while writing...and from inside i feel very calm and gud bt while writing my hand gets out of control...plzz help me...

Posted by Kyle on 02/06/2015 at 06:17

I am a 29 year old young man and I have that problem I wear wristbands to church on Sunday to give out communion wine and bread. This is where my hands tremble and I cant stop it. now the wristbands dont stop the shaking but they do control most of it. I have tried not wearing them and the problem is very bad. is there a cure or treatment that will steady my hands when i need them to be ?

Posted by Optional on 22/05/2015 at 01:14

I will be graduating from med Schl in a few months, and I av essential tremor, it has embarrased me countless times during my training, now d future seem bleak...who trusts a doc with shaky hands...

Posted by bekong on 18/05/2015 at 10:12

I always have this shaky hands when ever am called to or told that I will perform in a stage. It is usually embarrassing. I need help. sos.

Posted by Optional on 17/05/2015 at 07:17

I noticed my hand shakes whenever am writing, it started about 15 years ago I tried to deal with it myself but no improvement. It gets worse when I have to write in front of people however I get really depressed, frustrated and stressed. Any help?

Posted by Skjurher on 07/05/2015 at 04:11

Hi, i've noticed for a long time my hands are REALLY shaky, and im not sure why its doing this. Yes, i eat alot of sugary stuff, and i drink soda and such, i drink water sometimes and eat apples though

Posted by dharminder singh on 28/04/2015 at 02:36

when I am nervous my hands are start vibrating please you tell me any treatment

Posted by biersack llama on 23/04/2015 at 05:19

My hands, especially in the fingers are always shaking violently, it's embarrassing and annoying, especially in school! the doc said i have anxiety and prescribed beta blockers but this won't help the way i feel inside with the anxiety and anyway, my parents really don't want me to become dependent on pills... sometimes my legs, eyelids, cheeks and even neck twitch or tremor sometime if i'm really nervous or stressed.. it's particularly in my right pinky finger which is where the tremor started 5 months ago but now its both hands and the other parts I mentioned! and advice anyone?? :/

Posted by jimmy on 23/04/2015 at 03:16

My hands always shaking even my legs when I lower down eyes also when I shut them..please help me...I am very lean and thin..I masturbate this is concerned to masturbating habit. Sorry for my bad English...I need your please

Posted by jay on 17/04/2015 at 02:44

i have recently over the last month had the shakes in my hands, i have this problem all day now its only i slight shake but is very noticeable. you can notice it when im reading the paper or holding my phone...Please help me find the reason. Any suggestions will be very much appreciated.

Posted by TinyReader on 16/04/2015 at 02:53

I looked up the Parkinson Disease and the thing your not supposed to do I did googling the symptoms and I've had everyone of these symptoms I thought it was just because of lack of sleep or something but I also sleep walk which isn't a symptom but yea. I'm not sure what's going on I never address I'm not to sure what's going on should I just go to a doctor or something ??

Posted by frances on 09/04/2015 at 02:54

well my hands constantly keep shaking over the past few months my friends also commented on my shaky hands.i always say maybe its my nerves. i can't hold a knife and sometimes even my pen.

Posted by Gemini on 28/03/2015 at 04:57

I notice a year ago that i have shaking hands when holding a piece of paper as i recite in front of my colleagues. i admit i felt nervous about it and conscious and fear when i have done my recitation in the next schedule. can you help? thanks a lot for this website.

Posted by Govindaraju on 27/03/2015 at 06:27

my hands are shaking i dont know what is problem, when i get angry, holding things please tell me the problem.

Posted by Amara on 20/03/2015 at 09:46

I have become far more informed than I was before by this article. And I verily believe very word of it to be true. Thanks

Posted by Utkarsh on 01/03/2015 at 07:11

I am Only 20 Years old .and i am feeling shaky MY hands.i drink twice in a month.i want to join army .and it is a problem in madical .how can i find my caure?

Posted by Optional on 17/02/2015 at 12:56

I'm 18 and I hav my hands always shaking.... I don't why.... And mostly I will b always stressed and I worry a lot I wanted get rid away of all this.... Plz help me....

Posted by Optional on 12/02/2015 at 09:59

I am 56 yrs old and have had shaky hands since I was a teenager. After a lot of research, I came up with familial tremors, which was confirmed by a neurologist. Most of the posts on here probably fall under this condition. There is no cure as yet for this condition, which is usually passed down through families, thus the name. There is a remedy for severe shaking, called DPI or deep brain implant, which consists of implanting an electrode in the brain, which can be activated by a magnet to turn on a device implanted under the skin in the chest. This is usually prescribed only in sever cases. When I know I'm going into a situation where shaking would be embarrassing or detrimental, I take a beta blocker called diazepam. A couple of drinks of alcohol also works, although this obviously cannot be done in every case. There are several little tricks I have learned after 40 years with this disorder, too many to list here, but most people learn to adjust. The IETF, international essential tremor foundation, is working around the clock to find a cure for this socially debilitating disorder, but in the meantime, keep your heads held high and know that you are not alone.

Posted by Raj on 03/02/2015 at 12:57

From last 1 year or more i had noticed that my hand shakes only while writing.Especially while signing any important document or filling up a form.I just cannot understand why does it happen.I feel very embarrassing to share my this problem to anyone.Does anyone know the reason???

Posted by SD on 24/01/2015 at 08:26

sometimes when I look real closely, I notice that my hands are shaking. I've always heard people say it's because of nerve problems and that made me worried quite a bit. But after this article, I feel more at ease knowing it's not necessarily nerves problem

Posted by Optional on 24/01/2015 at 07:07

I am 25,and for the past couple of weeks my hands have been shaking a lot, I can't write,eat, hold a plate,nor take a picture, not even at work, when I'm having to sign paperwork,my hands are always shaking, it's embarrassing because I was have people asking me all the time,why do I shake, or why am I always shaking, I just,don't know what to say anymore and I've been like this about 2,3 year's,

Posted by Optional on 23/01/2015 at 09:57

Hello Eveeyone, I am having a lot of problems with shakyness in my hands. Sometimes I will have some coffee in the morning, Depends what i am feeling that day. I get really shaky, to the point where it's embarressing. I feel like people will judge me or think something is wrong with me. I really need some help!! Any Suggestions?

Posted by Optional on 23/01/2015 at 06:08

ive been shaky for a few years now but since this past year it has gotten worse, i cant write nor type for long periods of time. i cant hold certain things, i get dizzy and i want to throw up but i cant

Posted by kim on 23/01/2015 at 06:11

It is been a year since I notice my hand shakes when I try to drink , write or eat ... and this makes me worry so I can't go out with my friends it makes me nervous and shake more so any help

Posted by Manny on 21/01/2015 at 03:40

My hands keep on shaking a little bit when I put them in front of me and when I am drinking from a cup I can see the cup moving a little bit and when I am reading a book.

Posted by Optional on 19/01/2015 at 08:47

My son is 18, his hands shake constantly, He thinks they don't, it's nothing new, he always has, he walks around constantly, he does well at school, in his earlier years THEY thought he was dysphasic, but later decided he was just shy? He had problems with his speech, still sort of stutters slightly??

Posted by Optional on 17/01/2015 at 12:33

Im a 17 year old girl, im always shaking and it never stops even if i relax, it usually is worse in the legs expecially if im sitting down i cant stop my legs from just bouncing,most of my body usually shakes and i have no idea why

Posted by ron on 05/01/2015 at 05:17

Right, i'm ron. am 42 now. have essential tremor which is what nearly all ye seem to have too. people noticed it in me from v young. 6 or 7 years old. there is no cure. alcohol works short term but you pay the next day. at least its a choice. I tried betablockers and primidone. did nothing. smoking is terrible for it. people notice my shakes but my shakes don't bother me too much. I have a job, girlfriend, kids, friends etc etc. my shakes are part of who I am. my friends think there funny which is fine by me. most people have some illness. this one isn't that bad. just pick a profession that doesn't require steady hands. if I need steady hands I take magnesium and tyrosine. these work but I don't need steady hands all that often. only take them when you need them. and finally my lifesaver. XANAX. if I really need steady hands,voice etc I take .5mg tab of Xanax. lasts 5/6 hours. I take a tab about once a week and have been doing so for 12 years. ie pub visit. not addictive at all to me whatsoever. the trick is just take Xanax magnesium when you need it just. not everyday or it wont work as good when you do need it. oh, only drink too when you have to. ie dates etc. don't drink alcohol unless theres a reason as alcohol overall has a v negative effect on essential tremor. don't get down about the disease. I have it 35 years and it hasn't bothered me much at all. its also not a whole lot worse now than when I was 6/7. abit but hasn't really bothered me too much. good luck to everyone. ron

Posted by Optional on 05/01/2015 at 01:21

I get a really fast heart beat and start getting shaky when my parents shut there do at night It makes me cry a little as well I not really sure why but I just cant stand it. It makes me want to punch a wall because it also makea me angry as well

Posted by Optional on 04/01/2015 at 04:39

My hands have been shaking for years and I have run out of options. I often find I am embarrassed when I need to write my name or go out with friends for a meal. I hope that one day I will find a cure.

Posted by sharon on 31/12/2014 at 02:55

I have this nervous disorder since I was very young about 4yr's old it has always been told to me that it was genetic through my family and most of my family does have this. my grandmother, my dad, myself, my son and now my granddaughter. Nobody has really ever told us what this is , they say it's anxiety, but I know it's not.My hand's shake all the time not just when holding something my heart feel's like I've ran a marathon feel' like it's beating out of my chest, my whole inside's shake, from my head all the way down. I don't think about nothing at all sometimes and it happen's.So how can the doctor's tell me it's anxiety? I don't understand.

Posted by sagul on 25/12/2014 at 02:07

my hands are always have small shake when feeling happy or sad and I am not able to write some times because of this thing and while keeping my legs at a particular position on the floor it is automatically shaking too fastly and my hands and legs are always sweting too much may I know whwt is reason kindly help me !thanking u!

Posted by Tessa on 23/12/2014 at 09:33

My hands are sometimes shaky and I dont know whats up with it. They start shaking at random periods of time and for certain perods of time. I am 14. I have been trying to lose weight and I have been skipping meals. I have depression but I take meds and I have a thyrod problem but Im taking meds for that to. II dont know y my hands are shaking and I would like it to stop.

Posted by Layla on 19/12/2014 at 11:30

My hands shake sometimes out of the blue, I'll be holding something and they start shaking or they shake when I go to pick something up. Sometimes my legs shake and start tapping on the floor or they feel trembly if I'm walking. I've been shaking since I was a kid and it's gotten worse over the years I've never thought much about it until now.

Posted by Optional on 15/12/2014 at 11:26

My hands shake very noticeably, but only when they are not at work. My friends say that they think it's social anxiety but I'm not sure. My friend also had this problem and went to the doctors to get it checked out. He said it was uncontrollable trenors from the brain, but is that true?

Posted by Kk on 14/12/2014 at 03:14

I am having uncontrolable shaking of hands,legs,head,muscle.but i dont have thyroid problem and i am worrying about my shakiness so much.what kinds of doctor should i consult and visit?please tell me?

Posted by sandeep on 13/12/2014 at 06:54

that time my hnd shek during When i m writing and that time l feel so bed my self.So pls can give me solutionm

Posted by Optional on 13/12/2014 at 03:19

Hello doctor....i am having this problem since i was a young boy.and now am becoming worse like when am tired,angry,feeling ashame my hand,legs.head shaking and i can't control myself from far i havn't consult any neuron doctors.and now i am so worried.what should i do and what kinds of doctor should i consult or visit.i really need your help and your precious advice.please ?

Posted by Mangi on 26/11/2014 at 11:46

I have shaking hands and its embrassing me what can i do to stop this

Posted by Optional on 24/11/2014 at 07:03

What kind of a doctor should I visit?

Posted by Mathan on 22/11/2014 at 10:57

I'm a police officer and that making my shaking hand gets comments all the time. Does smoking couses this because sometimes when I didn't smoke for about 2 hours. My hand will start shake a bit.Till it worsen my shooting.

Posted by mimi on 22/11/2014 at 03:19

thank you ...

Posted by Optional on 21/11/2014 at 07:06

I got my hands shaking when I hold my phone, I consulted a doctor but he said that there is not any problem in your body by taking all the tests. Still I got my hands shaking when I use my phone,is there any problem in it??

Posted by Optional on 18/11/2014 at 06:37

i found it very useful. i was looking for the basic information about shaky hands, that i got here.

Posted by Optional on 17/11/2014 at 05:15

I'm very artistic and do alot of drawing but I notice last week that my right hand has started shaking it's fine once my pen hits the paper and I draw just as well as before its just very annoying and frustrating!

Posted by Optional on 15/11/2014 at 12:27

Hi I have an 8 yr old granddaughter nd he her right hand shakes when she use her hand. Unfortunately she's right-handed. Her mom had a complicated normal birth. She gets frustrated because she struggke wen she writes for long period if times in class nd she complains her arm gets sore nd lame. Any suggestions Or Help for my baby will be appreciated. She had occupational theraphy bt it didnt help much. She is a joy in our lives.

Posted by Optional on 14/11/2014 at 01:53

my hands become shaky all the time so this just gets me stressed. I'm not an alcoholic or a smoker.Is there anything I should do? Please help

Posted by Optional on 09/11/2014 at 12:19

Hands have been shaking constantly but thanks to ur website I've found out why. Thank you so much

Posted by OptionalM. J. judge on 25/10/2014 at 04:59

Only while writing , my right hand develops micrographia- after only one or two sentences. This has been for ~ 5 years now. No other shaking of any sort.

Posted by Optional on 24/10/2014 at 01:46

During writing my hand found tremor, I could not write any words properly due in front of any person, I feel nervous in that situation. so kindly advise.

Posted by Max on 20/10/2014 at 08:09

My whole body shake very badly whenever I am angry, tired or nervous. It is like climbing moumtain whenever I am facing some interview.. I shake too much that it's very hard for me to speak out even a single word without shaking voice.

Posted by Optional on 20/10/2014 at 05:03

Lots of people comment on my shaky hands. They think I'm extremely nervous or scared, I just shrug and say I have naturally shaky hands :) sometimes it's really bad, other times it's not so bad but I feel no pain in my hands or arms and nothing else shakes. The only thing bad about it is people notice and comment ..... That's it ........ I've also noticed my hands shake more when I rest on my elbows :)

Posted by Medico girl on 19/10/2014 at 10:16

I'm 3rd year mbbs student suffering from hand tremors ..I face difficulty during my clinical work ..tremors got worse during clinical practice..I'm really worried..about my condition

Posted by Optional on 19/10/2014 at 05:23

I've had shaky hands since i could remember back in my teens. Now Here i am almost 30 and trying to land a driving job with a big company. I tried to explain to the trainer that my hands normally shake, but under sugar, caffeine or nicotine it gets a whole lot worse. The instructor criticized me and told me that i just need to relax and be confident even with that in mind my hands still were shaky. They say its an on and off button but its not. They want fail me saying I'm not focused and that I'm too nervous. My driving is spot on, but my hands is all they can think about. We live in a cruel world. I've done my homework and this issue is making my life a living hell. I've had times when my hands are fine and others days where there out of control. I just wish my hands were normal. Then i could continue my life without issue.

Posted by loza on 13/10/2014 at 10:03

I m 20 years old and I have my hands shaky since many becomes worse when I have a fear.when i noticesomebody is looking at my hands then my.hands shake a lot n in classroom when I knowi have to learn something then my hands start shaking as well as my it's a very big problem.i couldnot go ahead because of this problem.can anybody help me?

Posted by Pamela on 06/10/2014 at 12:22

Very helpful information. I have sometimes had shaky hands in the past but never thought much about it. Now it really gets in the way. I don't know if I can still go deer and turkey hunting. I can't even hold the bonoculars steady to see from them. Do i also need to strengthen my shoulders and my hands too?

Posted by Siobhan on 30/09/2014 at 04:53

If I never found this I wouldn't know what to do and it's been such a help I was little when I had this it's not easy to going through something like this you don't know what to feel I feel so ashamed to do anything I don't even go anywhere if I get invited somewhere I don't even eat without shaking I feel like people will judge me.

Posted by Optional on 25/09/2014 at 08:40

I posted a comment on this page last year in 2013, it's now 2014 and I'll be turning 19 in a month. Good news is I've started university and am studying law and managed to slightly handle my social anxiety, bad news is that law is a very essay-based subject and I know I will struggle. This really gets me down. My lectures start real soon and I wonder how I'm going to write notes (was thinking of a tablet to write on but I'm not very good at typing on tablets. I'm very good at typing on laptops, I just need to get a suitable one I guess). I'm a slow, shaky writer and I can't hold a cup of tea to save my life! I'll just end up spilling it. Guests came over the other day, and my mother handed me empty glasses to lay out on the table in front of the guests...I think everyone can guess what happened, it was super embarrassing. Empty glasses as well! I am useless! I feel useless! I will fail my degree because I am useless! My hands are useless and there's no way I'm getting high marks after shaking in an exam and writing illegibly. I know I can get support/exam arrangements from university, and that's what I'm going to do but I'm afraid no one will understand me. No one I know has my problem, no one related to me ever had this problem. There's something wrong with me, how could I have had this problem since birth and still not been able to find a proper answer? I assume it's essential tremor then? Alcohol won't do it in my case, I don't drink. And what about the rest of my life? Doing good in a degree is one thing, living with this condition is another! I fear what embarrassments I will face in the future as a result of my incompetence.

Posted by Optional on 24/09/2014 at 09:40

Hi I hope i could find an answer t my problem. My hands shake sine i was in the 10th grade, it becomes clear to others and noticable when i am in situations like speaking publically and job interviews. And when i notice that before see it my voice begin trembling , recently it's as if something on my chest, i cant take my breath when i speak in public. I dont drink neither do i smoke, i work out coz i read it helps loose the temper, but it's not helping. I am overwieght but not obese. What should i do?

Posted by Alice on 22/09/2014 at 12:51

I hadn't noticed I had hands that shook constantly until a few months ago, where 3 people commented in one day that my hands were shaking. Now I get comments all the time. I worry, because people started noticing it after i fainted and hit my head on a countertop, thus knocking myself out. I'm sure it's nothing.

Posted by Optional on 16/09/2014 at 12:01

There's something wrong with friends notice it a lot everytime I'm using my phone I'm always shaking I honestly have no clue why....any suggestions?

Posted by African girl on 10/09/2014 at 10:51

Hello, i am a female and just turned 20.I take alcohol occasionally and do not have any chronic disease for now. My only problem is that my hands shake abnormally when i try to maintain one of them in a still position and worsen when i rest it on a table or on my lap. I've also been loosing weight since last year when i moved from my country to China. But then i checked myself with a doctor and i don't have any thyroid problem...can you help me??? P.S:My father has as well the same condition

Posted by Harrhwardhan on 07/09/2014 at 08:10

I m really glad to know that i m not the only one. I also feel tremors. My hand shakes, sometimes legs nd head (although not noticeable). And when i rest it reduces. It all started when i was 10 or 12 and now i m 16. I want to join army but if i joined army but with shaky hands it is not possible nd i really feel embarassing nd depressed. I think i m suffering from essential tremors. Is there any cure or med. ?

Posted by Shakes McGee on 05/09/2014 at 10:20

For the last month, I have experienced feelings of weakness, or an odd energy coursing through my arms, and legs in the morning, during sleep, and most of the workday. My hands also tremble when I reach for something, and my grip is feeling weaker. My doctor put me on low dose Xanax for it, and it helped for a while, but has been bad all week. Extreme drowsiness, and further anxiety has followed. I'm big, but not obese, and my work is fairly active. What gives? I also tested my blood sugar for three days, and it stayed between 76-85,even while drinking, which I do regularly.

Posted by IreneP on 04/09/2014 at 10:41

I found out what I was looking for, my severe shakiness in hands. Caused by Tegretol. This site was excellent.

Posted by Mary H. on 01/09/2014 at 03:18

I have had shaky hands as you described for about a year now. It all started when I fell and damaged my knee. I was extremely embarrassing. I ended up in the hospital for 4 days. My entire body shook and it 6-8 weeks to subside. My hands still shake. It's embarrassing and frustrating. It's good to know it's probably not Parkinsons. It's good to know it's not only me. Your site took away some of the anxiety.

Posted by Optional on 01/09/2014 at 05:44

In recent months I've noticed my hands begin to shake when 1. I try to speed up my production at work and when I am performing my pastoral duties at church (Preaching, leading a meeting.) This didn.t begin to happen until recently. What might be some of the possible causes

Posted by OptionalMartin on 30/08/2014 at 03:16

My hands shakes when I know I need to write and I can't write

Posted by Dawningfear on 27/08/2014 at 11:09

I've had really shakey hands ever since I can remember. People point it out and ask if I'm okay, I just tell them I've always had it so my friends and I sometimes joke about it. I went to the doctors about it a couple of times and he told me it's nothing to worry about, although he need gave me any further information. The essential tremor's symptoms are spot on so I'm glad to find out what it is and that it poses no threat.

Posted by Steve E on 27/08/2014 at 08:41

I used to be a 2 way radio tech. I have an AA degree in Electronics, 2 way radio, VCR, TV and computer repair. I had to retire at age 50 when my hands started shaking and I couldn't hold the soldering iron still anymore. Some days my hands are still rock solid but others they shake so much that I can't even write my name. Steve

Posted by Sandra Brown on 25/08/2014 at 11:55

Your site is wonderful. It is written so clear and plain. Thank you for helping to understand.

Posted by RAM on 23/08/2014 at 10:15

i have very shaky hands and i don't know what to do. father also have same problem there is option to stop shaky hands give me advice please

Posted by Ry-Dogg on 06/08/2014 at 02:31

I have had shaky hands since I was a kid, but it got markedly worse about eight years ago, to the point it affected my work. My doctor diagnosed me with essential tremor and put me on a time-release beta-blocker called Metatroprol-tartrate. I has helped a ton over the last few years, but in recent weeks hasn't been doing the job. Not sure what to do next. Hope this is just a short-lived incident. I went to a wedding reception a couple weeks ago and could barely get my fork to my mouth. Embarrassing.

Posted by Anonymous on 04/08/2014 at 08:07

Write I drank a cup of coffee, I began to write an essay for school and out of nowhere both of my hands started to shake and whenever I tried to write it came out sloppy. This has happened to me before but not because of the coffee just for no reason. Anyways my hands never shook that hard before, ever nd I am just curious because I have never had this after coffee. It's starting to go away slowly but I am just confused about the cause of this.

Posted by Scarlet on 02/08/2014 at 08:01

I have a few things that might cause my hands to shake. I doubt it is essential tremor as I'm 12, but I do have lots of annoying anxiety and stress problems. For example

Posted by Optional on 01/08/2014 at 12:12

I've read some of the very sad stories that go along with the hand shaking problem, and it touch me in way that moved me to share this information with you. It may help some, but if you are on doctors prescription, I would suggest you consult with your doctor first before trying Mongolia Bark. It is a all natural anti anxiety herb with surprising results. My husband had this problem. He doesn't anymore

Posted by Optional on 31/07/2014 at 06:12

I'm nine and only at night my hands shake only when I hold my I pad but when I feel the shaking I'll stop and it stops but when I hold my iPad again it will come back and it is shaking right now while I am typing this :(

Posted by Yvonne on 29/07/2014 at 06:40

Having problem with shaking in right hand and restless leg. I've notice that if I don't drink any sodas(coke) it almost goes away and once I have a soda it bothers me again for the day. Can it be the caffeine or carbonation? If I drink tea the caffeine does not bother me. I'm thinking it started when I started to drink cokes. Any of you drink cokes?

Posted by Anonymous on 28/07/2014 at 10:30

I have had Shaky hands since the day I was born. When i was adopted at the age of 3, My parents discovered that my hands were shaking. They took me to the family doctor and they ran some test and told my family that it was just tremors and that there was nothing they could do. they said that it would most likely stay the same or diminish over time. However i am now 26 years old and my hand shake even more now than it did when i was a child. 2 years ago i discovered that the Shakiness had started in my legs as well. over the last 2 years it has consistently worsened. I am a housekeeper and the constant going up and down stairs everyday have taken its toll.. thinking it was because of exhaustion, i decided to change profession. but i still find that my legs are shaking and my hands and arms as well. It has become very frustrating to the point that i have started searching to see if there was any way to "fix" the problem.. so here i am doing some research. would love to get some answers.

Posted by Optionalphyllis on 20/02/2014 at 04:54

I had my left hip replaced now I have foot drop and my hands are starting to shake I'm waiting on a emg test

Posted by Optional on 11/02/2014 at 08:36

My hands shake everyday and i try to stop it from happening but i cant help it

Posted by Emily on 25/01/2014 at 12:44

i think my hands shake and i can't write because of my blood low sugar ! but how can i fix it ! i mean i eat sweets like every min ! :( i hope this won't last more !

Posted by Peter on 28/11/2013 at 06:45

Whe I pick up a coffee mug/cup or a heavy object in my right hand it starts to shake sometimes making me drop it. I have to hold it in a particular way for this to happen. My right hand also shakes a bit when I play my accordion and that troubles me. The thumb in particular shakes more than the other fingers. My left hand does not shake that much and can carry cups OK.

Posted by Henry on 05/11/2013 at 05:15

Thanks for the advice and support... I think my shaking might be a mixture of anxiety and blood sugar content - so when together I can be quite shaky. So at least now I know how to fix it :) cheers

Posted by vivek on 11/10/2013 at 06:10

My body and Hands shake a bit. This shaking of hands Disturbs my hand writing. Also my voice is little feminine. I am tackling these problems since birth. Do I have some kind of disorder?

Posted by Optional on 04/10/2013 at 08:19

I have been suffering shaky hands for a while now and It's very embrassing when people notice it i have recently went to the doctor for a blood exam but it showed no signs of Parkinson disease I don't understand why ?

Posted by Razel on 21/09/2013 at 05:32

It tremor disease can cure in a short period of time?? If no...what is he shortest time is it?

Posted by Anonymous on 16/09/2013 at 10:30

I've suffered with shaky hands ever since I was born...literally. Sometimes my voice is shaky and sometimes my legs are too. I'm sick of people making fun of me just because my hands shake. I'd class the level of my shaky hands as severe. They never stop shaking...maybe they just stop when I'm asleep, but apart from that I can't stop, especially when I'm nervous. I can't even pick up a glass of water without shaking. I can't write without shaking, I can't do anything without shaking. Especially when I have to write in front of others, all they do is stare at me and in some cases they even laugh. Yeah I went to my doctor years ago when I was about 10 years old (i'm 17 now) and he just said I'll grow out of it, but here I am still shaking. I will be going to another doctor soon, I can't put up with this anymore. I have developed anxiety so that's not doing my shaky hands any favours. I also have never gets better for me. I feel weak, very weak. Some people have mocked me because of this problem, including my family. I have no family history with this problem and I'm the only left-handed person in my family. I try my best to help my hands, I don't drink, smoke, drink caffeine. I don't exercise excessively and I eat healthily. I just feel so different and so alone.

Posted by Optional on 12/09/2013 at 11:32

My hands shake all the time and i am constantly tired and use the restroom frequently at night before i can fall asleep my legs are always restless.... what is wrong with me?

Posted by Ranjit on 21/08/2013 at 04:17

I am embarrased because of my shaky hands.I cannot use my hands for any purpose,not even a light object like cup of tea,mobile,holding pen my thumb vibrates a lot,touch-screen mobiles are barrier for me,explaining using my hands.I read this paragraph and i feel a bit relaxation cause i can find there is permanent solution for this..I want to show to a good doctor.

Posted by Optional on 13/08/2013 at 11:27

i have hand tremors,i want to know if i join a gym to strengthen my hands, will that help? has anyone tried it? or please share if any other treatment which has helped u?

Posted by Optional on 11/08/2013 at 06:24

I had this problem, but only when I fully opened my hand and elbow straight. I went to an osteopath and he fixed me! I don't know what he did exactly but it was just amazing how well it worked!

Posted by Optional on 29/07/2013 at 07:16

i am a doctor ...i used to have tremor while working in front of others....this is decreasing my confidence level and i am very much depressed

Posted by david abraham on 24/07/2013 at 06:13

i have been suffering with trembling of hands since 2 years. whenever i get afraid,stress and hungry and mostly when i interact with others. it doesn't tremble all the time, and whenever i cry loud my hand nerve paralyzed after rubbing for 10 mins it slow down. plzz help my problem its getting worst for me.

Posted by diego on 24/07/2013 at 02:09

sir it always trouble me when my hand are shaking.sometimes it embarrassed me specially when i'm doing some work in front of other people.they used to laugh at me and ask me why my hands are trembling...but then thank you for those helpful advise sir.hope there is more medicine to discover to cure shaky hands...

Posted by Jess on 12/07/2013 at 02:55

My hands shake almost constantly, and my legs, head, and, occasionally, my whole body, spazzes out. Usually, these spasms happen when I am relaxing or sitting in my desk at school. I also have a slight stutter, so I'm not sure if my problem's neurological or physical. I am also very touchy and sensitive, and have been diagnosed with possible O.D.D. My parents and schoolteachers yell at me a lot, and have since I was a young age. I feel very nervous around them, and I tend to shake more when I'm around them. I don't think I have anxiety, because I could be relaxing in my bed, and I'd be shaking. I know I don't have low blood sugar, because I eat enough fruits!! I don't take medications, I don't have any other symptoms of Parkinson's, and my thyroid is fine. Should I see a psychologist? My only explanation is that, in my past life, I must have drank a lot, or had these same problems... hmm, maybe I was Steve Clark? But still, if you could help, that'd be great.

Posted by steeve on 10/07/2013 at 09:21

i have a problem of shake hand, only if i hold a pen and started writing i cant able to write a word also, but when i hold cup and all my hand never shakes, can you pls suggest me, steeve

Posted by Chris Peacock from on 06/06/2013 at 10:39

One way to stop or minimize shaky hands is to keep your elbow tucked in and twist your forearm 90 degrees so that your palm is facing upwards. In this position tremor can be minimal as the arm is effectively locked and can't twist any further. We discovered this strange phenomenon, so created a drinking cup that had a rotatable handle called handSteady. If you'd like to see it visit

Posted by Optional on 30/05/2013 at 09:05

now it is very hard to read my writing

Posted by Deepak on 30/05/2013 at 02:05

I can't stop my hand from shaking. Whenever I speak in public and have to hold my speech in front of me, the piece of paper in my hand shakes so vigorously that even the people sitting on the back rows can see it moving. I am by nature a very nervous person and most people think this is why my hand shakes so much when I talk to them. But I really don't think this is the case, because even when I am alone, I still find it very difficult to keep my hand steady. My father had exactly the same problem - which makes me think this is a medical matter. I am very worried because the older I get the more it seems to shake. Please, can you offer me any advice?

Posted by Optional on 28/05/2013 at 07:53

The International Essential Tremor Foundation has lots of info on essential tremor:

Posted by richard on 22/05/2013 at 05:54

i really appreciate this simple but indepth detail. thanks.

Posted by Jim Begg on 13/05/2013 at 08:37

I crushed my wright hand 35 years ago and got over it ok, only now I am feeling it bad when I hold a cup or knife, we dare not go out for a meal anymore it is so upsetting for the both of us. But I do drink a lot of tea and I will cut this down, I am also a diabetic which I cant do anything about, thanks for all your information. Jim.

Posted by priyanka sharma on 07/05/2013 at 05:18

sir my hands shaking if I speech in front of others. it just embrassing for me nd lose my cofidence.plss help me nd good solution me.

Posted by Vilakazi on 07/05/2013 at 04:30

I feel weak.i did lose i get some cold

Posted by Optional on 28/04/2013 at 05:28

just randomly when i put my hands on my desk whilst im working my right hand starts getting little tremors, actually its my whole right arm, and i tried to shake it out but it didnt stop idk what to do....

Posted by lewis aka siwel the dj duck on 25/04/2013 at 12:36

i have very shaky hands and i dont know what to do. i am a young person so it cant be old age please help me

Posted by HopingForAnUnderstandingWorld on 27/03/2013 at 09:58

I had this problem of tremors in my hands since I was a little girl and it only started to bother me when I started to work and some very mean co-workers kept making very nasty remarks. I always pretended that it didn't affect me but their comments were crual. I am searching for a job and am not looking forward to new colleagues' crualty.

Posted by Optional on 22/03/2013 at 07:33

how can you stop the uncontroable shakiness of your hands?

Posted by Optional on 20/03/2013 at 09:49

I have had these tremors for a large part of my life, some days they are almost unnoticeable other days they become a lot worse. It also often becomes worse when under a heavy load or doing delicate work. I have found that it helps to try and rest your hand on something so then its just the fingers that are shaking and not the whole arm

Posted by Optional on 08/03/2013 at 11:26

I have had shaky hands for the last 20 odd years. Now, it is much, much more a problem then ever before to the point I cannot pick up a coffee or glass cup without using both hands and then it is difficult if not impossible. I usually take a straw in my pocket to a returant and use it , even if I have a coffee I drink with a straw. I hate the problem very much it makes my life difficult as I cannot even hardly write on a form or cheque.

Posted by sad boy on 06/03/2013 at 03:32

I have worse shakiness when im talking to strangers,giving presentations,writing in front of others,.......due to dis i have no self confidence a student of engineering. i thinks i wont be able to do any job coz of dis. i was a topper of my college. but now my grades decreased n i feel like a looser. sometimes when my frnds like female frnds noticed my hands shaking n tell about dis in front of others i feel lyk dying.sometimes when dis happens i thinks about comitting suicide.dis problem is ruining my social life..please help me..

Posted by Optional on 03/03/2013 at 09:06

Im 15 an a girl my thumb is shaking but i think its when im mad,stressed or anxious is this a problem? It shake when i bend it and i get really scared

Posted by Optional on 02/03/2013 at 06:53

I shake for no reason . Mostly when im angry or nervous my hands shake for a short time. I went to the Dentist a couple weeks ago &my hands were shaking while I was there. My dad had this problem after he stopped drinking, did I get this from him?

Posted by Optional on 02/03/2013 at 01:42

I have had shaky hands all of my life n since i starting boozing the day after thay would be a lot worse, as some friends pointing it out to me jus slagging me over it they got real bad and started avoiding a lot of suitiations were i be noticed shaking, getting sick of it i went to doctor, told me give up caffeine didn help, went back again and doc prescribed me beta blockers one a day n also when for counselin help with getting me get my mind of the once bad shaking n stop avoiding goin places, really helped jus wish had went doctor sooner, things are a hole lot better now n jus simple things like jus goin for a coffee are such a stress no more

Posted by george on 20/02/2013 at 10:30

i was told i had a horrible case of hand shaking ever scince i was born and i still have it. Not fun at all.

Posted by mark on 19/02/2013 at 08:53

hi i have just been forced by my son to see a specialist about my hand shakes as i have parkinsons in the family i was scared to face the truth. i am so pleased to know i only have essenial tremor. what joy, life could be so much worse. sorry i must go it's time for a glass of wine

Posted by imtiyazsheikh on 18/02/2013 at 01:06

heart beating very fast and my hands shakes when i want to write something

Posted by Optional on 17/02/2013 at 08:51

I am experiencing shakiness in my hands while holding something. And i am just 19 what could be the reasons

Posted by Optional on 11/02/2013 at 07:30

I am 23. I was diagnosed with severe social anxiety/depression at 19. I had a good life, good family so I was extremely confused when I was diagnosed. But I learned that its simply a hereditary chemical embalance in my brain. Something I have to live it. At first I hid it viciously but then I realized it was much easier to jus tell my friends about my diagnoses and explain the chem embalance and they were totally understanding. Of course I would get shit for it from time to time cuz that's what's friends do. I took anti depressioanxiety meds for a couple yrs then stopped cuz they made me feel...different n I didn't like it. Bout a yr ago I noticed I am often shaky and it directly correlates with my anxiety. Xanax makes it go down a lot and I jus simply don't focus on the shakiness but it still occurs slightly. Drinking in excess makes the shakes go away a lot as well as I stop thinkn bout it which is also nice. Excessing over the shaking makes the shaking worse. U guys know wut I mean im sure. Anyways, aftr binging, the shaking it 10 times worse the next morning. So its totally not worth it to drink hard to stop the shaking just to pay for it the whole next day. I usually jus tell ppl sry if im shaky I have ridiculous social anxiety n can't help it n most ppl r totally understanding. at least post high school, ppl r more understanding of mental illness. K im not a doctor but from my experiences as well as my brothers here is my advice, try beta blockers, try an anti depressent avoid booz binges, also pot can sumtimes help the shakes as well as make it worse depending on the strain so I wouldn't recommend it in general, avoid alcohol. Xanax helps greatly but its highly addictive and u can build tolerance quickly n then it doesn't work worth crap. My shakes for the most part r directly linked to my anxiety n depression as well as my health. When I get sick my anxiety goes up as does the shakes. Mostly its jus my hands but also my head n chest can shake too as well during anxiety attackes, ie getn pulled over, classroom presentations etc. I avoid classroom speaking. Talk to ur teachers b4 the semester starts. Explain ur illness, most teachers will allow u to setup a private presentation if their is one todo for the class..I had a crzy panic atk during one of my private presentation couldn't breath, couldn't talk, bad shakes. Stepped in the hall walked around for 5 min came bak n finished my my teacher was very understanding n praised me for my courage to continue. Eventho I felt like a giant puss..but its wut I gotta live with, sum things u can control and others u cant. Best advice is don't try to furiously hide it. A ton of ppl have this problem. Look att all these comments. Explain to those around u ur problem, research it, understand it and explain it. Ppl r understanding, especially the older u get. When they don't know wuts going on that's when ppl think its weird. Hope this helps. Lol my thumbs shake as I txt this from my phone. Sucks, totally sucks. But wut do u do?make friends with the beast, and tame it as best u can. Don't fear it, easier said than done. Talk to ur physician, try a couple, sum r just dumb and don't understand like a doctor should, while others r highly knowledgeable and can help. Sry for the novel txt. Jus wanted to give sum insight and hope some of what I have experienced can help somone else.

Posted by Optiona on 06/02/2013 at 04:11

when I pick up a cup or fork or knife or a spoon my hands starting shakin what is the promplem with me? I do dring one regular coffee and two greek coffees in the afternoon!

Posted by jatin seth on 06/02/2013 at 11:29

while experimenting in lab I cant hold tubes properly which makes me embrass...n moreover due to which I lose confidence.....usually my hand is not shaky but embraas n lost of confident makes my hand to tackle it..?? pls help

Posted by Optional on 31/01/2013 at 09:52

had it since a child, still have it, annoying

Posted by Eileen on 30/01/2013 at 08:59

Shaky hands runs in my family. This is the first time I have looked up any information on this and what I have read on this site has helped me. I have just been through chemotherapy and the shaking has worsened. The information has given me some ideas that might help. thanks

Posted by Optional on 30/01/2013 at 01:35

hy,my hand has been trembling for last 5 years,at the first time it was little,day by day it is shaking especially at the time of taking glass of water,writing,taking tea or this type of things,ifeel embrassing most of the time for this.i avoid many simple work for es any medicne for cure this problem?

Posted by Precious on 28/01/2013 at 05:08

Am very happy to know that it is not only pakinson disease that can cause hand shaky.

Posted by chrys on 28/01/2013 at 03:08

Help, I'm a waitress and struggling with this with no health insurance.

Posted by naween on 27/01/2013 at 11:49

my hand is shaking ,when i have to do different types of work like as meeting to unknown person,giving persentation, seminar $ writting in exam.

Posted by Optional on 21/01/2013 at 10:20

I hv been suffering ds prob since my has been embarrasing over d years.....shaking of hands over doing little things such as lifting a cup of tea has made my life quite miserable...adding to it its not in my heriditary.....more m on verge of marriage .....does medical science has no cure 4 it???

Posted by Optional on 08/01/2013 at 09:53

I need to speak to my gp. apparently these tremors run in the family. after nursing my sister through cancer apparently this can be normal.

Posted by Optional on 03/01/2013 at 01:24

Thank you this was very helpful.

Posted by george on 02/01/2013 at 07:31

noticed the other day i had shakey hands after excercise my insulin sorted it out,been a diabetic type 1 for 5 weeks now 4 injections a day.

Posted by Manu on 21/12/2012 at 05:08

I jst don't no how to stop shakin hand....u people r simply commentin but ur not tellin about d treatment of dis ? I want home treatment by ourslf...?

Posted by Need Help on 05/12/2012 at 07:41

I masturbate excessively, now I'm experienceng hand and leg tremors. Does this have anything to do with my masturbation addiction.

Posted by Optional on 04/12/2012 at 09:16

Hi, From when i started school at 14, i noticed i was shaking more than the other kids, It put me off doing stuff and now as i have become older( i am 19 now) its become worst and people notice it , its put me off alot off stuff , work is one as i avoid applying for jobs that you work on tills etc please help me as i want this sorted. thank you

Posted by Hassan on 03/12/2012 at 02:01

My hand use to shaking when i want to wrote in a pepar and when i want to hold thing that are small

Posted by effy on 30/11/2012 at 09:58

I'm twenty and for the past few months my hands have been really shaky. The shake often and several times throughout every day. It gets worse when my anxiety is high and when I am tired. I have researched all I can and the only thing that really makes sense is Parkinson's Disease because my hands shake worse when they are at rest.

Posted by grace on 20/11/2012 at 09:38

help im only 11 and my hands shake very bad and ive tried everything nothing works

Posted by Optional on 08/11/2012 at 08:21

Pls tel me about my food and exercise that help me to control hand shaking

Posted by Optional on 05/11/2012 at 01:29

Please post something about on how to relieve such or better if there is a cure or remedy. Thanks!

Posted by Mahendra on 02/11/2012 at 06:20

I'm suffering from shaky hands, being a copd patient..stopped every medicine:-)now i lost my weight around 13kgs since 2 years..wat to do...?i'm an alcoholic:-)

Posted by Optional on 31/10/2012 at 09:31

Iv'e had shaky hands all my life. I have learned that Fear of what people think makes it worse, which is pride! Jesus Christ saved my life and the bible says he is your confidence. If you look to people to feel good about yourself, you will feel insecure about your shaking. If you look to the LORD JESUS CHRIST, it doesn't matter what others thin. Proverbs 29:25- the fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trust in the Lord is safe! Also Dothin don't get hopeless, I have been there, and only thru my relationship with christ have I been able to let the fear and hoplessness of what poeple think of my shaking go away! Don't let it bother you so much... :)

Posted by Optional on 27/10/2012 at 11:39

My hands shake when i amwriting in front of other people but it wont when i am alone, when i am alone in the room i can pick up a cup of coffee very well but it shakes very badly when i am with my friends. pls advice anyone who has the solution for this problem. i left my job cause of this. What shall i do? pls help me out i am in great trouble?

Posted by Optional on 25/10/2012 at 06:33

Every body always comments on how much my hands shake even while I'm at. Rest I can never hold anything steady for long nd I can't write neatly which affect y grade Help

Posted by Optional on 17/10/2012 at 06:10

I ama 48 year old doctor who has retired because of the shaky symptoms. most of these posts are ESSENTIAL TREMOR. go to or to get more information.

Posted by Sunny on 06/10/2012 at 07:50

Hi.. My hand hakes noticablly when i use to pour something into glass or when i take my hand into the air.. its very embarissing please help me out

Posted by Jim Rust on 05/10/2012 at 10:26

My right hand shake when im writing. But my left hand does not shake when I write with it. And when I tired my right hane does not shake at all.

Posted by Optional on 02/10/2012 at 10:00

Hello, i am 21.Years Old. i have a problem since last ten years that my both hands shakes all the time. it will might be a type of tremor, Can you please help to cure this disease.

Posted by DB GANDOTRA on 29/09/2012 at 03:02

Hands shivering problem .pl tell me best treatment

Posted by Optional on 26/09/2012 at 08:52

hi the informatiom i read really problem has worsen espcially when i get stressed,when im eating,writing,when im angry,or when im texting and also just being in a simple conversation.Ready this info gave me some ideas i can try at home.If that doent work then ill go see a Dr. thank you

Posted by Optional on 26/09/2012 at 04:43

My left hand shakes when I eat or drink. you help me?

Posted by ........ on 26/09/2012 at 01:41 hands shake when I do any activity related to hands, specially during writing, due to this my hand writing is very poor,i don't get good marks during exams due to writing.plz help what to do

Posted by abbiies on 23/09/2012 at 01:49

hey ive always had 24 hour shakes in my hands but they get worse depending on emotion for example nervous upset mad :-/ can anyone help ??

Posted by Iqbal on 23/09/2012 at 09:47

I am a 42 year old man suffering from shivering while writing, more so in the presence of others. If I have to write something when others watch, my hand just 'refuses' to write and hand writing becomes too illegible. The same is also true of my signature. In fact this problem began when I was just 15. Though this might appear to be a problem caused by some kind of baseless fear it is not entirely so in my case as I feel a kind of 'lack of strength' in my right hand compared to the left hand. Even when I write in my privacy handwriting is unsteady, but not as unsteady as it becomes should someone come closer to me at that moment. I feel this is a neurological problem compounded by a psychological problem. But I am not a timid guy or someone with stage freight. I am a forceful speaker and quite at ease with gatherings, but when it comes to writing something on a piece of paper my hand shivers and make myself miserable. Occassionally I write without problem even when somebody is nearby. Please help me conquer this strange problem.

Posted by Optional on 16/08/2012 at 11:12

I've been carrying heavy things lately and have a trembling hand when holding a can of soda, my great grand mother shakes all the time... I hope it's not serious- just a strain on my muscles.

Posted by moleyx lartey on 08/08/2012 at 02:00

some of my relatives have it and their hands shakes more so embarrassing and make me feel uncomfortable among my friends.please what do i do?

Posted by Optional on 07/08/2012 at 06:24

I start shaking when i am scared.... And when iam around people... I don't know wht 2 do.. When i read in front of people i starting shaking and my voice starts goin soft and than loud... I am only 16 yrs old

Posted by Optional on 06/08/2012 at 07:36

My hand has started shaking about 6 months ago and I cannot control it and it only goes away when I am asleep.I can do the normal. Get dressed (ect.) but people still have not found the answer to my problem. They just think I am stupid.

Posted by sophie on 02/08/2012 at 11:20

i've been shaking for almost a year now,my hands shake constantly everyday,and i am getting worried,but i don't want to tell my mum or the doctor.Thank you.

Posted by maddy on 02/08/2012 at 07:11

i am having a shaky hand because of high ownsex and tea how i could control that

Posted by Optional on 24/07/2012 at 07:36

Dose smoking weed cause shaky hands for no reason ? I feel 100% good eg. Just hanging with friends or I am at home and I go to write a msg on my ph and when I pick it up my hand goes all shaky sometimes . I know I have anxiety symptoms but the dont fade me . I'm thinking I should just stop . But don't want to because weed is to good .. Is there any muscle exercises that help stimulate normal functioning hands ?

Posted by hira on 23/07/2012 at 08:22

my father is of about 65 and his hands starts shivering now and vitamin or suppliment to reduce it and my mom also have same issue her hands shiver more than my father so recomend any supliment for her also

Posted by Optional on 19/07/2012 at 03:58

Hi there, Look, don't worry about this. I have been shaking since I was 10 years old and I am now 53. This is something that has been passed down through my mother's side of the family. You can do things to alleviate the symptoms. Coffee and other caffeine based drinks do affect this a lot - but there again, I am prepared to put up with it, because most friends and colleagues don't react to it. Exercise is interesting! I race and take energy drinks which often contain caffeine. The effect is severe shaking when I stop at the end of the race. Any type of exercise does this. However, regular, long-term and very vigorous exercise has a positive long-term effect. Stretching exercises too can have an immediate positive effect. With time, you learn how to brace your body against steady objects in order to do delicate work. Alcohol has a very limited short term benefit and a much longer bad effect - shaking is often worse the next day. But hey, everyone likes a drink now and then! I am afraid that I like chocolate too much as well - what a disaster! Well, I can control it if I want to make the effort. Eating porridge for breakfast is a better option too - but I have a sweet tooth! It will not go away altogether; I have never tried drugs to control it, and do not want to. The important thing to remember is that it is largely controllable if you do all of these things together. Spend the best part of six months eating sensibly, together with regular exercise and stretching, and you are likely to see a marked improvement. What you want to feel, is that you have some control over it, and that you can effect it in a positive way. Have fun and don't let it be something you stress-out about. Life gives you enough other things to be stressed out about.

Posted by Optional on 17/07/2012 at 10:07

Thanks for the plain and simple advice, it really has put my mind at rest for the time being. I have a lot of stress and can get anxious due to the stress and to help me deal with the stress I resort to comfort eating (bars of chocolate) which from the information above is doing the opposite to what I really need. Hopefully this is what is causing my hand to shake a little when picking up a cup of tea or a fork, etc. I will now try and positively change the cycle I get in to and hopefully this will change things? Thanks M

Posted by Ramesh on 14/07/2012 at 09:48

Hi its Ramesh here i have a problem in writting whenever i write ma hand starts shaking and i am not able to write it . And this happen more mostly when i am with my freinds or in front of any office or people .So could you pls guide me what to do for it . At present i am trying to write as much as possibble but it is reli making me feel embrasse in front of my freind n in front of any office or people so pls guide me so that i can follow it n try to improve .

Posted by Tapan kumar roy on 12/07/2012 at 06:03

As my age is 58 yrs. for the last 6-7 yrs. i am suffering from shaking disease not to my whole body but whenever i write esp. in banking activities or holding any papers my hand do shakes,it takes several minutes to hold a pen but still it hard to continue.As i have fluctuating blood sugar(normal to high) with a blood pressure normal(sometimes high).What do i need to do shall i go to a neurologist?

Posted by Optional on 08/07/2012 at 11:00

can randomly lifting weights make you shake for an unusually long time because ever since i had that good work out last month my hands have become suddenly shakey when put into a cup holding position, is this normal, will it were of if i strengthen the muscles responsible for this position

Posted by Optional on 07/07/2012 at 09:11

i have shaky hands and it increases when im nervous. It really worries me because i cant do chemistry practicals well,and i also want to be a can i make it stop. I do drink a lot of caffein to and can go for long periods without eating,however i dont think ths the underlying causes since my brother has it too. Please help

Posted by Optional on 06/07/2012 at 03:20

I am not sure if this is what l have but your website has made me feel better. I will go to my Dr.

Posted by My son of 16 has shaky hands on 06/07/2012 at 09:20

My son has shaky hands at a degree, where you notice it. It bothers him a little socially, and anyways we think about what the causes may be, I know we should visit the doctor, but my son won't, at the time being. He is not using any medicin, and it's not appearing especially when he's hungry or thursty, he says. Any thoughts? Br, Morten Nielsen

Posted by david on 05/07/2012 at 02:28

i am 50 i have had very shaky hands and arms for long time, i have epilepsy and have been told it might be side effects of medication, i dont have many fits but think my trmors are more problem than my epilepsy i have to do everything with one hand, and have the same symptoms as the rest of the people on here, i would give anything to stop my tremors

Posted by Iveta :) on 27/06/2012 at 02:37

My whole body (expecially my hands) shake a lot. My family and friends always notice when i'm talking to them, etc. I've had this all my life and i'm 14 now, is it possible for this to be normal at such a young age??

Posted by pratap on 25/06/2012 at 02:43

Hi readers, my hands are shaking a lot whenever i do some small actions like taking a cup of coffee or holding some objects. can anyone suggest me what is the problem?

Posted by Sharon on 19/06/2012 at 01:20

I have had shaky hands for some time now. Also a numbness in my face and a kind of not their feeling. A bit like everything around me is going on and I just stop!! I also feel like I am sometimes shouting and talking nonsense when I am usually very softly spoken. This has been going on for a long time now. I also have times when my speech gets slurred and extreme tiredness where I would need help to go to the toilet. Help I am very worried. Going to see my GP in a few days.

Posted by Optional on 17/06/2012 at 12:41

Must be the anti-depression drugs I just started taking.

Posted by lauren on 16/06/2012 at 12:55

Im A 16 Year Old Girl And My Handa Shake, i drop things. ive been to the doctors they havent got a clue what it is. can anyone help me?

Posted by Optional on 16/06/2012 at 07:17

my hands are so shaky and sometimes my head and all the body shakes too and it get me nervous and i get confused easily and get nervous easily too and sometimes i think so much that it shakes fast i shall be thankful to yew if yew help me out:)

Posted by vitalis omino on 12/06/2012 at 10:27

I can not hold a spoon my hands are shaking and Iam a drunker alcohol and cigaret smoking. I would like to know what can I do to stop my hand shaking because it a shamed me a lot with my friends.

Posted by Optional on 09/06/2012 at 03:11

My hands were little shaky when I was at 18, but I thought it may be something. But now, I see that shakiness has spread to my legs, head & sometimes body too. These days its more. Sometimes, few parts of muscles just beat for 2 or 3 seconds & then stops. Im feeling there may be nerves issue coz of which this shakiness is there. Sometimes, it becomes too much on my tighs & egs. Please suggest on the above..

Posted by Optional on 02/06/2012 at 02:42

I'm 15 and get really bad shakings in my hand and arm/shoulder, it happens randomly, and not normally when I am stressed out. However it's really embarassing and quite scary sometimes, I've contacted my doctor and he has referred me. If anyone has any advice I'd be really grateful, thanks.

Posted by preeya on 01/06/2012 at 12:49

hi. i have the same shaking problem of the hands since june 2011. i cannot write properly. i have gone through ct scan and a neurologist, but i have lost my perfect handwriting. in my everyday life, i encounter great problems since i am a teacher. i need to apply much pressure to write. i dnt have the same control over my right hand to my dismay.

Posted by Optional on 26/05/2012 at 10:16

I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety at the beginning of last year. I'm constantly tired and irritable, I have long periods of feeling down, and I occasionally suffer from panic attacks. I hadn't noticed myself before but about a month ago a friend pointed out to me that my hands would sometimes shake uncontrollably, usually for around 30 seconds sometimes up to 5-10 minutes. Most of the time these 'tremors' occured when I was extremely anxious and on two occasions preceeded an actual panic attack, but I'm noticing now it may just happen for no reason even when I'm calm.

Posted by Crystal on 26/05/2012 at 05:39

And to add to my previous comment.... we need to pay special attention to our diet eating healthy and living a healthy life style can make a huge difference as well as doing breathing exercises. Do activities that make your heart beat fast as this will help you learn how to control your body when you are presented with these situations that make your heart beat faster and will make you more comfortable and familiar with being like this.

Posted by crystal on 26/05/2012 at 05:35

K, so a lot of people have been posting questions but not many have answers, I'm 23 and have been suffering from social anxiety since was 16, I'm a likable person, very pretty and very smart, so people find it strange that I lack social skills and self confidence (because of my tremor.), ..... my boyfriend and I have noticed that even when I am not nervous my hands still shake. Like when 'm eating supper, the hand I use to hold my fork shakes. My older sister is even worse than I am she shakes all the time. I take anti depressants which helps with the anxiety a little bit and I take beta blockers which does help a lot with the tremor. For those that suffer form depression/anxiety due to the tremors a lot is just mind over body. As hard as it is to do sometimes with set backs like, lack of self confidence and tremors you need to slowly put yourself out there. I try to make baby steps. A little at a time until I can build my self confidence before I try to go a step further I hope this helps. I still have a long way to go accepting who and how I am, but I've also come a long way in the past few years. The beta blockers is defiantly a first step but more than anything you need to learn how to control your mind and block out what is setting in the tremors its not easy and can take years to master, I'm still working on it!!!!!!!!

Posted by kate on 15/05/2012 at 01:36

The last year I've had anxiety and been put on citalopram, and I've now started doing acrylic nails and for the first 10 mins my hands start to shake and the thought of doing someones nails make me shake, its really knocking my confidence :( and I love doing nails but its just the shaking that's holding me back, can anyone tell me if there is some kind of medication or Herb that can help. Thanks

Posted by Optional on 04/05/2012 at 01:24

i was in my college years, one of my classmate had noticed that my hands keep on shaking and sometimes my cheeks gives me worries and i began to lose my confidence. next week we will deliver our tribute as our project. i hope that i will not experience what had happened when i was in high school because of shakiness. do you what is the remedy?

Posted by Optional on 28/04/2012 at 06:44

My right hand and arm shakes so much that I can't put on my make up or type. When I get nervous, it's much woruse. I can't seem to pick up a cup of coffee or brush my teeth without holding my hand with the other hand to stabilize it somewhat, and that doesn't help to good. My hand is all over the place. It's embarassing to me.

Posted by april on 23/04/2012 at 02:18

my hands keep shaking when i do public speaking . it really bother me and sometimes i tried to hurt myself because of classmate underestimate and tease me. they hurt my self esteem and i began to lost my self confidence. it started when i was in my sophomore years anyone has a solution how can i stop this..

Posted by Optional on 23/04/2012 at 02:10

every time when i was in front of the people and do public speaking my hands start to shake and i can 't control. it really affect my life as a student and my classmate make fun of me...some times i would cry because of my hands ...i really want to get rid of these shakiness . i hope you can help me ...thank you

Posted by Unspecific beneign tremor on 15/04/2012 at 06:15

I've been diagnosed with a unspecific beneign tremor in my hands. Can this condition be related to agent orange that I was exposed to during a tour in Vietnam?

Posted by Optional on 07/04/2012 at 04:04

Feeling shaky and weak and tired. hands sometimes physically shake. Feeling really nausous and when i eat sick afterwards.

Posted by Optional on 28/03/2012 at 06:56

i just asking beacuse some time my right hand is shaking alot and i don't know why this happen????

Posted by Cristina on 20/03/2012 at 09:54

Yes I'm 15 and I have been having unusual hand tremors. I'm healthy, I'm a track runner and I run on a daily bases. The thing that struck me a bit odd was that this hardly ever happens but when it does I feel so weak and I've read tremors can occur from excessive exercising but the tremors a majority of the time occur when im watching a movie or relaxing.. doing something simple in general. I need help, comment please!

Posted by Optional on 19/03/2012 at 06:17

If you have essential tremor, the tremor will show itself regularly, and it will show itself in about 1.5 seconds from the time you extend your hands and hold them out. If your hands are critical to your job, that will not be a good enough test to see if you can do fine motor tasks. Over the years, I developed a more provocative test which is to position my long finger's nail against the meat of the inside of my thumb, and flick the long finger out and hold my hand out. It will give you an idea of how your tremor is doing throughout the day. If your hands are critical, what matters is the thumb, index and long fingers stability. I hope this helps the barber, or anyone who wonders if they are alone in a benign condition.

Posted by Optional on 19/03/2012 at 05:36

Essential tremor, if you have it, has a biologic basis related to a part of the brain called the cerebellum. It's function is regulating movement, and not our thoughts or emotions. If you have the tremor, you will shake. It doesn't mean you can't control your thoughts or emotions, but without recognizing and accepting it, it can be embarrassing, and make people anxious, depressed, and even withdraw from social situations. In other words, Anxiety, Depression, Embarrassment and Shyness are not the cause of Essential Tremor, they are the effect.

Posted by Ofori on 14/03/2012 at 01:00

Thanks for the wonderful information but my problem is, I work in a barbering salon and my hands shake when barbering, what might be the problem?

Posted by Rms. sohail on 09/03/2012 at 05:35

My hand are very shaking, when peoples see at my hand they saying y r u shaking i am feeling very shy, I am not understanding what do and how to overcome from this problem, can u give any suggestion for this problem.

Posted by K. Ramesh on 05/03/2012 at 06:04

I have handshaking and i want to get rid of it. When i showed to my doctor he advised to to psycriastrict and he advised that because of anxiety i got this and he prescribed some medicines. since one week i am taking and no much improvement. Is it serious disease? I am verymuch depressed.

Posted by Optional on 03/03/2012 at 02:45

As a physician, I would like to note that by congressional decree, March is officially "National Essential Tremor Awareness", month. Mine was first noted by my classmates in my first year of medical school and confirmed by a neurologist. It can make you look like you are impaired, or going through withdrawal when you are not. It is usually genetic, and is somehow linked to developing PTSD, Anxiety, or Depression, Shyness, a personality called Harm Avoidance, where you are constantly more vigilant. I have lived with this for over 20 years, and it's not just the hand tremor that it can affect. is the website of the International Essential Tremor Foundation, (I have no affiliation).

Posted by angelo on 23/02/2012 at 07:16

My hand only shakes when I write. I'm left handed, so u have always held a pen or pencil strangely, but I never had this problem before. All of a sudden my hand started shaking and i can't write properly. I used to have great handwriting. What do I do?

Posted by Geof on 15/02/2012 at 06:18

I was worried that at 75 I was getting the shakes when holding a cup etc, your website has put my mind at rest, thankyou.

Posted by Optional on 04/02/2012 at 04:24

I suffer from anxiety and am medicated for it, however I still get handshakes. I'm a hairstylist so this is not good. I was wondering if there is anything out there besides anti-anxiety meds that will help alliviate this problem? I'm already on Klonopin and it helps significantly but I still get some tremors. I don't think my doctor will raise my medication dosage, she's very cautious with this class of medication but I need something extra. Will Prozac help?

Posted by Optional on 23/01/2012 at 05:00

I am a healthy 63 year old women not taking any med.s except for a low doze of hormone therapy. I am right handed but it is my left hand that seems to shake especially the pointer finger when I am doing such tasks as putting on make-up or doing my hair. I have always been a kind of shakey person whenever under stress or nervous speaking in front of a crowd etc. But just holding my left hand in front of me will cause my fingers to kind of jerk more than my entire hand. My dad had parkinsons late in life. Any advice?

Posted by Bob Workman on 22/01/2012 at 04:23

To whom it may concern or have some helpful remedies. I have cut down on alot of Caffine down to maybe a cup a day. Started drinking herbal teas in the morning without the caffine. Cutting down on alot of sweet snacks. I know this has been in my family also, both of my sisters have it and my father had it also. I notice it alot when someone is watching when I pickup up something like a cup of coffee or writing something down. I know here about 3yrs ago the doctor perscribe a light dosage of something that was used for parkinson patitence and it work well, but I ended up being allergic to it. The tremor's I have become very frustrating at times and sometimes I will pass on sometimes I would like or love to do.

Posted by Tiffany on 18/01/2012 at 07:47

Thanks I really thought something was wrong with me glad to see I'm normal

Posted by Louise on 18/01/2012 at 07:45

Have suffered from shaky hands because i'm nervous about serving drinks to bosses at work in meeting rooms. Stems from a spillage when young and now with just starting a new job i am becoming more and more anxious about the first time i will have to serve tea and my hands will shake. How embarrassing. i'm confident otherwise

Posted by Optional on 10/01/2012 at 09:50

I can hear and feel my heart beating in my chest and also suffer from shaking hands sometimes

Posted by Optional on 08/01/2012 at 11:51

I noticed my hands stared shaking a while back, but is has got progressivly worse over the last couple of months. My left hand shakes quite alot more than my right but both annoy me when i'm trying to hold something (tea for example). I'm still a young teenager and my dad, especially, is conserned about me,my mum and i are trying different things (like lowering the amout of caffine i drink etc) but i think it's just getting worse. Any ideas on what it is or what i should do to control/stop it?

Posted by Optional on 06/01/2012 at 04:22

how can i stop the shaky hands....please give the solution to it. i am feeling uneasy in pubile place to drink water or to catch any small objects like pen etc..

Posted by Onizuka on 06/01/2012 at 12:43

"Essential Tremor" described my case perfectly except the fact that I am only 22 and I've had this problem since I was about 15-16. It is really frustrating, but I found that my life got a lot better when I would just explain it to people instead of trying to hide it. Nothing I can do about it, nothing my father could do about, and there was nothing his father could do about it either. It is the way I am 24/7. If you have public speaking or presentations to do, have a couple drinks.

Posted by rahul on 05/01/2012 at 01:47

My hand does not shake normally,but when i notice someone watching me doing any activity,it began to shake involuntarily...can any one suggest me the correct remedy?

Posted by John on 28/12/2011 at 12:01

My hands shake constantly and uncontrollable when am focusing,when someone is watching or when am anxious for one reason or d other.I also have this killing headache.its always there.are they working together?please help me.

Posted by Kevin on 21/12/2011 at 10:52

I have had an essential tremor for over 30 years. It came on following a training session for a marathon run. After training I noticed a distinct numness along the left side of my body. Doctors reacted rapidly examining for trapped nerve, brain tumour and other causes. After over a week in hospital having tests the numnous examinations I was informed that my thyroid galand had stopped working and I would need to take thyroxine for the rest of my life. The numnous went away and I noticed the tremour in my left hand that has stayed with me continually since. Three years ago I was involved in an unexplained accident in which I received severe head and brains injuries. The tremor in the left hand has imcreased and it is now noticable in the right hand when it is worked i.e. holding a mug or writing. My docter has always said it is unexplainable but that a shot of whiskey would help when it is severe. Since it's appearance in the right hand he has suggested concentration and willing it to stop - I have tried this but so far with no effect.

Posted by aljss on 21/12/2011 at 05:47

Since I had a crashed on my motorbike, I get really bad shakes on my left hand. Its basically uncontrollable, any ideas?

Posted by surya on 18/12/2011 at 05:24

i'm a student. . my handwriting suddenly changed and it's worse now. . my hands start paining shortly when i start to write anything and my hand position has also changes without my knowledge . . can someone please help me out. .

Posted by Optional on 16/12/2011 at 06:33

i am having an anxiety attack and jittery hands right now from coffee i drank today, i never drink coffee thats the time anybody gets this it will be to late, but for future reference if this happened to me again what could i do to reduce the jittery hands and the anxiety attack because it is not a good feeling at all.

Posted by Optional on 15/12/2011 at 08:14

my hands shake when i am holding a spoon what causes that

Posted by ClementOptional on 15/12/2011 at 07:38

If in the midst of crowd or few people my hand shake that I find it difficult to write.It so frustrating...

Posted by Optional on 02/12/2011 at 12:31

in my case i have these jerks when i hold onto certain things ....sometimes a hot cup of coffee or just a bottle ..the jerk is often involving d whole body ...really embarrassing ...been like dis 4 abt 5 years now ...

Posted by robin ayyappalal on 30/11/2011 at 10:10

nice, very informative

Posted by Optional on 29/11/2011 at 04:15

Mainly my left hand shakes especially when having to serve teas and coffees to people in the office or just walk with 2 cups, one in each hand. I think because I am concious of it it doesn't help and it's really embarrasing. I have suffered with a bout of depression/anxiety a lot this year so I don't know whether the two are related?

Posted by bgail on 20/11/2011 at 03:46

I'm 37 years old. I can't even write my name without shaking. I noticed it when I was in my early 20s. I'm so emberassed that I have my kids fill out paperwork. If they are not around it takes me so long to fill out my whole name because I try to write slow so it can be legible. Any ideas on what could be wrong?

Posted by Cynthia on 19/11/2011 at 04:04

I shake when I get nervous,over excited,angry and stressed. When i took my state board exam, i noticed that i was nervous and i shook alot. I'm trying to control it but i couldn't control my shakiness or tremor. What Doctor should I see to control my shakiness/tremor? I want to stop my shakiness because it bothers me alot, especially when im nervous. Please Help me.

Posted by Sreekumar on 18/11/2011 at 09:42

Iam 19 my hands are shivering while writing and i cant hold a pen in correct position it is shivering and im not used alchohole

Posted by - on 16/11/2011 at 02:45

I am suffering with shaky hands since childhood, i embarrassing many times when others observed and ask about my problem; this problem dragged me back in many development activities as union leader,(i could not speak on dayas due body shivers and all laugh at me); while i am doing important signatures infront of others also,my hands are shaking toomuch; this situation dipressed me a lot; sometimes, after sometime while doing work ,this shivering stops; while am giving health education classes in high school not face shivering; I feel yoga,meditation and reduce my weight(am obase-88kg-176cm-43yrs age),healthy diet (i used to take more nonveg,oil foods which i have to avoid); taking fruits and juices and more vegetables ,sufficient rest, avoid doing unnecessary activities...will help me to reduce my problem, I think it is 75% psychological and 25% physiological disorder; If there is any other solution please add comment; thank you

Posted by anil gupta on 12/11/2011 at 07:37

shaking hands at time of writing & holding cup etc.not at the time of driving

Posted by Optional on 10/11/2011 at 02:39

My hands shakes more than usual since childhood. When i write, i trying to catch any objects. I can not hold 2 plates in both hands simultaneously. left hand shakes more than right one. many times its very embarrassing for me. It can not happen all the time but whenever i feel nervous it is very worse. What i do .. Please help me. My voice also shakes at time of giving seminar or in stressful situation. I can not eat in Self serviced public places. I can not hold plate in my one hand.

Posted by ShakyTeenager on 06/11/2011 at 05:22

So, I've been shaky for YEARS now, and I'm only 16. I've always just brushed it off, but all my friends point it out now, cuz they worry I'm about to pass out or something, and I just write it off as me always being shaky. But its hard for me to write unless I squeeze the crap outta my pen or pencil. When I try to drink from a cup, my hands shake furiously. Just typing this right now, I have to sit the meaty parts of my palms on the laptop or my fingers will hit all the wrong keys because I'm so shaky. Sometimes I'll get one severe shake that's more like a forceful twitch. I've noticed the shaking is a LOT worse when I lift something heavy, or when I have to hold something of a significant weight for some time. When I don't eat, I shake viciously. Everyone else just thinks I'm a hypochondriac, but I seriously think it's something more. Can someone PLEASE help me. :[

Posted by Optionalcol on 04/11/2011 at 04:50

my hands shake and ppl have started to noticed it. my doctor say i have signs od carpal tunnel as i also have numbnesson outside of hands when my hands are laid flat i could show. thus is a embarassing situation for me and also worrisome. thank you.

Posted by Optional on 31/10/2011 at 04:16

Is masturbation one of the cause for shaky hands??

Posted by Optional on 30/10/2011 at 06:23

Hi everyone,i would like to reconfirm something. Do you guys have tremors only or do you feel extreme weakness in the hands? I have both

Posted by Optional on 29/10/2011 at 03:24

I had knee replacement done10/10/11, have been left with very shaky hands and unable to write much, if i do write my name cannot read it..????

Posted by aka on 25/10/2011 at 07:10

my hands hav been since i ws a kid. my dad shakes a lot too,so i guess it.s due to heredity. i hav been embarassed by ma shakiness ma whole life,i just don,t undrstand why only me none of my frens have dis prblm.i start shaking just at the slighest things where i think nobody else would shake even a hair.worse of all my dad keeps forcing me to pursue medical studies, i mean how am i supposed to operate on people when i can't even hold a blade without risking cutting his insides,what if i cut their kidndys instead of liver.oh i f***king hate it.i dont know if i will ever live a normal life witout d shaking. GOD PLS HELP ME :(

Posted by tom t on 21/10/2011 at 05:16

Iv been having tremors in my hands and arms for a little over a year now along with twitching in my head neck arms and legs. Its weird cause iv always had a really steady hand prior to this. What is also strange is I struggle to make clean muscel contractions but instead tends to jerky. Esp if im lifting or picking something up. I dont no really may just be me paranoid but my body just doesnt feel as healthy as it did a couple of years ago.

Posted by Hanna on 20/10/2011 at 03:01

I've these symtoms from i was a child and yes they are embarassing but reading this column has given me hope that i can actually go to the doctor and get some help

Posted by Greg on 17/10/2011 at 09:19

Hi, since as long as I can remember when I write or eat (especially when I eat) my arms would shake uncontrollably, not bad enough to where I could not eat or write, but noticeable enough that people would laugh at it. I never knew that I had any kind of disorder, I would laugh along with my friends when they would ask me why I would shake, all these people always just assumed I was nervous...but I am usually not a nervous person. Just the other day I found out from my grandmother that my grandfather recently can't speak, eat, write, or do anything from his waist up because his tremors have gotten worse (I remember him shaking my whole life but have not seen him face to face in several months), then my mother entered the conversation and admitted she has the shakes too, and said she always noticed my shakes from as little as a baby, after we were talking I remember the last few years of my great-grandfathers life where I could never understand what he was saying and always noticed that his hands shook terribly when he would eat. Because of all of this, I started to research the familial tremor because that is what my grandmother said I had, it is all very interesting, it for as long as I can remember has not affected me to where I cannot function (my friends laugh at me) but this does not bother me, because I view myself as a funny guy, the only thing I worry about is that I am 23 now, what will happen to me when I become the age of my grandfather and great-grandfather?

Posted by lisa on 16/10/2011 at 01:01

Hi i have noticed my hands shaking slightly especially when i am trying to draw over the outline of images. I cant always draw online and becomes a riggly bit of a mess. Its just annoying me now especially when i am doing a fashion course and the drawings have to be neat. My hands do shake when not drawing but i notice it more when i draw.

Posted by SEAN on 13/10/2011 at 07:50

I have noticed I have shaky hands, and was hoping for some advice, ive noticed when i hold cups and when im painting my hands shake. Thanks

Posted by Optional on 13/10/2011 at 04:18

my hand start shaking,when i do any work in front of other people ,please help me

Posted by FRANKLIN on 12/10/2011 at 11:49

I have a legible writing when am writing alone but in the public my hand shakes. Please help me, i need a solution

Posted by Add on 10/10/2011 at 04:29

My hands shakes only when i'm writing.It distorts my writing and can be quite embarasing when i,m being watched writing. Please what could be causing this symptoms. Thanks

Posted by Alek Graham on 09/10/2011 at 11:14

Hi, I read what you have written above. I am 26 years old and have had a slight tremor in both my left and right hand since my mother noticed at 18 months old. I was U.S. Army and qualified with my weapon and everything and can write fine as well over the years I have gotten accustom to and adjusted to life with the shakes though I was made fun of a lot as a kid and people always ask me if I have parkinson's disease. I was wondering what this problem could be is it falling under essential tremor because when I set my hands on my lap or on a table they don't appear to be shaking. However, when I lift my arms and hold my hands out there trembling. Do you think I need to go see a Neurologist?

Posted by autumnleaves on 07/10/2011 at 06:06

im at a young age and my hands are very shaky all the time and im not nervous about anything and i also do not have dieabetties. This effects my school work beacuse it is hard to hold my pencil or hold my lunch tray. Also when i hold things like a cup persay it will shake cause of my hand. I do eat heathley but it will not stop. It is hard to type this right now also cause they are shaking. Please Respond to my question. Thank YOU!

Posted by chris on 05/10/2011 at 05:47

i have had a shaky hand thought it was due to my illness and i looked through side effects on the tablets i take and the tablets are the cause of the shakes. so have reported it to doctor.

Posted by Lloyd on 25/09/2011 at 10:22

Should I see a Dr. about my shaky hand? It is very mild right now....but scares me.

Posted by Optional on 25/09/2011 at 02:13

right arm shakes all the time not low blood pressure or throid not in pain

Posted by shyam bajaj on 22/09/2011 at 12:54

Till 5 months back or so, handwriring was fine.I am being treated for a Bronchial and breathing problem, which is better after now after inhalation of powders. ANy cure for the writing? Regards, Shyam bajaj

Posted by Optional on 21/09/2011 at 10:40

I appreciate the concise and direct explanation. This is helpful while waiting for the day that no one will say: I am sick. Thank you.

Posted by Optional on 19/09/2011 at 08:23

my hands tend to shake in the morning. I work the overnight shift and eat around 3am, by the time I leave at 8:30 is when my hands shake alot any suggestions

Posted by Optional on 17/09/2011 at 12:58

Hi, I too have same problem of shaky hands and legs, but not all the times. Its occasional. The best solution I found is TO JUST FORGET OF "MY HAND IS SHAKY"/ OR THAT CONSCIOUSNESS. It may look funny or meaningless but was useful to me. Again there is no harm in trying or anything to pay for ...SO Just try..One more thought helped me is ; Do the any activities that we like such as hobbies and don’t restrict yourself. I feel this problem is connected to our brain system. i have consulted few doctors and they all said "It’s Ok and happens with many"...maybe we all are SPECIAL PEOPLES :-)

Posted by marvin on 15/09/2011 at 11:01

i am having problem i have shaky hands their sometimes embarrasse me in public and in class. i have had this problem since i was a child and its affecting my life big time and i try and avoid crowds. Sometimes its even hard to hold a pen. What can help me?

Posted by noodles on 15/09/2011 at 03:26

I have had shakey hands since I was a teenager ! It always happens if I am feeling nervous or shy which is not all of the time... I used to love eating/going out but dont so much now as I get the shakes and worry people will notice .. I wish I could nail this as I would love to go out with my boyfriend and to be relaxed ... hes really understanding but I know it bugs him because I am always trying to sit in a place where hardly anyone is because of my shakes !! I also suffer with terrible blushing as a side effect so really great company to hang out with !! anyone got any ideas ... I have a breathing tecnique that works but makes you look a bid odd if your out !!

Posted by Optional on 13/09/2011 at 07:09

i shake all the time acspeicialy when i get nervis and i just wish i could find a cure i am sick of shaking, and it is very embarising when i am around big crouds. But this web site gave me some hope?!!

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Posted by felix on 11/09/2011 at 02:07

is there an exercise that coul remove the shakiness of hands??

Posted by A khan on 07/09/2011 at 03:57

Hi I have been diagnosed with essential tremours, i am on propnanolos, however they dont seem be very effective, before tremours begin my hands get really hot on the finger tips,my chest seems to be a sinking feeling,aswell as anxity levels left arm shakes bad, dont know what to do.

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Posted by BVBArmy on 31/08/2011 at 11:55

I have suffered with the hand tremors almost all of my life. It got worse over time but doctors prescribed me medicine and said it should go down signifigantly in a few years. that was 10 years ago and it's starting to get worse again. along with this, no matter how much I eat, I never gain weight.

Posted by Optional on 25/08/2011 at 07:03

Teacher noticed my grandson's hand shaking? Worried grandma!!! he has Dr's Appt today.... What could that mean?

Posted by nipun on 25/08/2011 at 11:23

my hands are shaky when i was in 10th grade and my dad hands are more shakier than me ... i hate this problem please anyone suggest me something to overcome this problem

Posted by Liam on 23/08/2011 at 08:51

I have sufferd from shaky hands for about 7 years now i am 23 years of age and i am finding it a massive issue i am very embarresed about it and it knocks my confidance back the doctors have tried to help it with beta blockers and anxierty tablets.... but i am still not having any luck can some 1 any 1 have any cures or answears with what helps thank u

Posted by Bvblover on 21/08/2011 at 04:06

I have a question, one night I was crying really hard and all of a sudden I start sweating and shaking, can anyone tell me why that is?

Posted by Chris on 21/08/2011 at 12:50

I have suffered with shaky hands for a long time. Obviously it is alot worse if I have had a drink the night before but it is there all the time and I dont drink that much anyway. I went to see my doctor about it and he tested me for an overactive thyroid but that was not the problem. I have never talked to my dad about it but I know he gets it and so do my brothers so part of it is genetics. On a more useful note. Recently I started drinking beetroot juice as it was linked to improving stamina and lowering blood pressure. However the unexpected benefit was my hands stopped shaking and I felt calm all the time. Basically I felt normal. I drink about half a pint of beetroot juice a day but if I drink too much coke, which unfortunately I like too much, it does not work as well. However it is much better than before. I have tried many things over the years and this is by far the best solution. It stops my hands shaking and improves my confidence loads. I thought I might share this with everyone.Hopefully this will help other people.

Posted by Bhattacharya on 20/08/2011 at 07:56

My thumb shakes while writing amd much more in presence of others. It also shakes while holding a cup of tea. I can not sign properly. It started almost 5-6 years back. Please suggest some homoeopathy remedy. Thanks, regards, Bhattacharya

Posted by sunanda on 12/08/2011 at 02:52

my hands are very shaky when i am even a little nervous or try to do certain activities which other people my age can do very easily without any problem i dont drink or smoke but i am overweight ,other then that i dont have any particular health problems which may seem to be a reason for this..although my father has this problem too so did my grandmother..could this be heriditary if not can there be any other reason..?

Posted by John on 08/08/2011 at 05:33

I've had tremor since I was 18 until about 8 years ago Doctors did not seem interested in the my problem, then my doctor changed and I was referred to a neurologist who put me on Primadone life changed completely. I still shake and do drink alcohol sometimes.

Posted by Optional on 08/08/2011 at 02:27

I've had shakey hands since I was verry lil, my dad has verry shakey hands but mine onli shake wen I go to pick up a cup or other objects. I'm scared of tryin to get a job cause of it. Is there anyway of stoping it?

Posted by M K Srivastava on 03/08/2011 at 03:39

Sir, when i write or catch the cup of tea my right hand finger shivering but when i do the same by left hand that not shivering and is stable. please suggest me what should i do? Thanks

Posted by Optional on 01/08/2011 at 02:32

I`ve had shaky hands all my life. Improved when I was on inderal but they made me feel sleepy !!! Mates think I`m an alcoholic , others think I`m nervous ,which I`m not !!! Good food; plenty of coffee; and alcohol only in moderation helps but its always there.. Hate carrying cup and saucer (actually cant !!!!) but what the hell !!!

Posted by Optional on 30/07/2011 at 07:57

my hands keep trembling if i lift a glass to take a drink of water happening with both hands, or if im sittin down my arm resting on sofa my hands start to shake

Posted by Optional on 27/07/2011 at 12:41

my hands shake everytime i think about quiting alcohol.. any connection between the two? :/

Posted by emma jones on 26/07/2011 at 12:00

hi, i shake alot and it not just my hands it can be my whole body. if someone comes to the door i start to shake i dont know if it is nerves or what, when i go shopping and hand over the money my hands and body starts to shake. i left my job as well because people where noticing. this is causing a bit problem in my life as i wont go out unless i have to because of it, i am not workin and dread the thought of havin to find a job as peolpe take the mickey. even holdin a cup cause issues as i shake. what is it and what can i do about it? i dont like going to the doctors as i keep getting fobbed off. any help would be wonderfull please

Posted by J on 23/07/2011 at 05:19

Okay so, I'm a right hander, meaning I eat and write with my right hand. Recently whilst using the computer, my left hand would stop responding. Not entirely but like, 10 centimeters from the bottom of the wrist towards my elbow would get really stiff, the wrist gets hard to rotate.. Uhh when it happens, my wrist, pinkie and the finger next to it gets stiff.

Posted by Sacha dowling on 20/07/2011 at 06:41

Lately im always shaking, my blood sugar is fine but we have high blod pressure in the family can that cause it.

Posted by Optional on 14/07/2011 at 07:13

It doesn't talk if a hit to the head can cause also

Posted by simmi on 09/07/2011 at 02:54

i have got shaky hands from birth itself. everybody notices it and make fun of my hands.plz suggest something . do i need any exercise or something else?

Posted by Optional on 09/07/2011 at 02:27

I'm 15 years old and I get the shakes and I seem to get a heartbeat in my legs or stomach but I shake an awful lot and it is quite scary

Posted by xtina on 29/06/2011 at 05:04

i've recently been to my g.p.'s because i lost my younger brother at christmas and suddenly started to get the "shakes" my g.p. put it down to my thyroid straight away the shakes are embarrasing but at least i now know why it happens, not my reason of thinking it was down to stress!!!

Posted by Adam on 29/06/2011 at 04:09

i noticed that my hands and face shake sometimes. Not sure why,but it seems to sometimes make me a bit clumsy. Even typing now i can sometimes feel a bit of shakiness. Sometimes it's not present but sometimes it is. I find that after taking a walk or cooling down it goes away. Usually when writing and like filling cups im fine but it's just that sometimes they shake. I just want to sort it out now because when i get a job and start driving it my impede upon my movements.

Posted by rajesh on 29/06/2011 at 12:43

i had this both thyroid and blood test . result was also normal what should i do now to remove this shakiness of my body parts and sometime my body parts also become paralyzed for a while when having pressure on them . please let me know if there is any treatment to this problem . one more thing that i masturbate too but only like 2 or 3 times a month but it make me feel so weak in my legs.

Posted by Optional on 28/06/2011 at 12:08

I have a left hand that shakes and has been doing so for many years. My 21 year old son also does the same thing. We are both have hypothyroid disease. Is there anything that can stop this.

Posted by -Tash. on 24/06/2011 at 08:14

well recently my hands just startedd shaking, And im not shocked or excited by anything, Just suddenly started shaking. And it happened when i was just sat down, And i havent done anything to be like it. Im not sure what to do:S

Posted by Optional on 22/06/2011 at 06:06

Thanks for the wondrful dicisins u hv given.

Posted by cool on 22/06/2011 at 03:42

me too have shaky hands but that does not mean that to think about it so seriously.Be cool and try to forget that it becomes better. going outside, meeting friends,enjoying life,making our life in scheduled and most important exercise makes us perform better. If suffer shaking take deep breath and focus on your work slowly you will realize that its being reduced. At last liked the suggestion of mark.

Posted by Optional on 21/06/2011 at 04:56

my hands shaking 24 hours a day 7 days a weeks, my wife has to feed me and water me :( it depression to think that i used to be a fit young man at one stage

Posted by amit kumar das on 17/06/2011 at 07:03

I have the problem of trembling hand at the time of writing. More specifically I can not exert pressure on my thumb so much as to hold the pen between my fingers steadily and as a consequence my hand start to tremble as I start writing.The problem has started in my early twenty's. It becomes worse at the examination hall ar at any public place. I desperately look forward to an appropriate medical advice so that I may be cured of this chronic problem permanently which troubles me so much for a long period of time.

Posted by jessica on 16/06/2011 at 11:06

both my hands start to do that at random moments last for about an hour or so than stop been doing that for the past 3 days now

Posted by Andrew H on 02/06/2011 at 02:17

ive had shakey hands since i was quit young, my mum had it so it could have been passed down. lately it has starting to annoy me as doing simple things like having a drink or writing is starting to become a chore. what i want to know if there is anything to help it or lessen it, would be a great help

Posted by Optional on 30/05/2011 at 07:53

My dads hands are shaking is it due to alcohol?

Posted by prasad on 29/05/2011 at 07:17

My hands shivers... when i become anxious.. it shakes worser than normal.... please give me a solution

Posted by Optional on 29/05/2011 at 03:29

Sometimes in class when I'm taking notes my hand wont allow me to press down, and because of this my notes are written sloppy what could this be?

Posted by Optional on 28/05/2011 at 11:58

I am 26 and i have shaky hands and body ever since i was 13 please help me is there any medications out there or soulutions to stop this shaking its is so embarrasing i cant control the shaking everbody i work with and I am with always tell mewhy i am always shaking this really bothers me and really want to be normal and have a steady hand

Posted by Optional on 26/05/2011 at 01:55

hi, i have just recently been having hand shaking issues, i feel shy to talk about it and to even go to the doctor. i dont want this to imprison me in any way. please help me on how to go about it. it is most evident if i get nervous and when i pick or steadily hold objects. thank you in advance.

Posted by ellie purnall on 25/05/2011 at 09:53

this is the most usefull website ever it helped me to solv e a problemand helped meee rilize that i am nothe only one with tho prolbem & encourigded me to make my mum take me to the doctorss to findth e problom i thought i wuoold look and sound s illy glad to know that im nothe only one!!!

Posted by Ram on 25/05/2011 at 12:51

While writing in meeting or in front of other persons my hands start shaking on writing pad so my handwriting get disturb and not able to read that writing. This starts since last 2-3 years. Pls advice me to resolve this problem

Posted by Optional on 23/05/2011 at 07:22

My hands shake and i cannot write or sign papers. I have to use my left hand. Also i notice that my wrist is weak and i cannot hold my hand up properly like when lifting my hand up for prayers. What is wrong with me and how can i eliminate this embarrasing?

Posted by Optional on 22/05/2011 at 07:34

for quite a while I Have had shaking of the hands,trouble staying asleep,ehaustion even in the early hours of the afternoon,Im unable to gain weight the last time I took my blood pressure it was 58 over 49 and lately I have been feeling worse

Posted by Osil on 16/05/2011 at 08:36

I am Having Shaking hands when i raise something up and wait a moment before bring it down.shakin hand sometime in and exam hall and when trying to make love with woman.i need help, how can i solve this problem it once and for all thanks.

Posted by Optional on 15/05/2011 at 02:31

my hands shake and my face too i become unable to talk to anyone i met when i start talking my face shakes and i cannot control it sometimes all my body shakes and it j ust makeks me sick

Posted by Optional on 12/05/2011 at 04:35

I'v notice my hand tremor when i'm 17, during school presentation my hand tremor tremendously in front of audiences while playing my guitar, very embarrassing moment in my life. until now, my hand tremor when somebody watching me while i'm writing or putting my signature.How can i overcome this? Pls. help.

Posted by Anonymous on 11/05/2011 at 08:07

My hands shake a lot and my friends tease me saying I have parkinsons but it's really annoying and I can't do public speaking or things like that cause then it's frikkin crazy shaking and my hands are trembling so much, I'm on some medication, I have to have sleeping pills aswell because even with sleeping pills I find it hard to sleep, it's annoying when my friends make jokes about it because it affects loads of things that I do :( and my mum can't be bothered to let me see a doctor

Posted by Anon. on 09/05/2011 at 10:30

A lot of everyone's symptoms seem to be related to Essential Tremors. I believe that is what I have since I have had shaky hands for as long as I can remember. Definitely check out the website and on facebook They have all the information you need and might answer some questions like they did for me. Hope this helps!

Posted by Judy on 06/05/2011 at 06:09

My question is what about the future? Will the shaking get worse if you don't take medicine? Any chance that the shaking will stop as strangly as it started? Thank you

Posted by Renz on 05/05/2011 at 07:59

Hey...i'm 15 , a card magician .... and ive been having a hard time with my shaky hands...since last year i notice my hands shaking every time i perform a trick to a anonymous person...and since then i been having a hard time performing in front of people because of my hands...but when i practice it doesn't shake..please help!!! my dream is to become a magician and my shaky hands are preventing me from achieving that..

Posted by Z on 02/05/2011 at 03:29

Im only 13 and when ever i stand up my legs seem to want me to colapse and once I do my knees shake. While i walk some times they pop and i go down. People think im clumsy because my handwriting is good but my hand will veer off the page. I've tried pointing it out to my parents but they say, later and we dont havetime for this piss off and other things WHAT AM I DOING? WHATS WRONG WITH ME???

Posted by Mani nair on 30/04/2011 at 03:24

I had a paralysis attack some years back. My left hand still is not in working condition.I can not grip anything in my hand.

Posted by emilyd on 30/04/2011 at 05:57

Ever since I was little, I have had shakey hands. I never really noticed it, until it got worse and people I knew asked me about it. Now that I'm older, when my hands are shakey, it feels like I'm nervous all the time. My hands shake, even my whole body feels like its shakeing and its so annoying. I've gone to the doctors with my parents to see what was wrong with me. I had blood test, cat scan, but nothing seemed wrong, everything looked fine. I just wish I knew what's wrong with me,and why doctors can't figure it out.

Posted by - on 26/04/2011 at 09:08

i seem to have shaky hands most of the time, ranging from a slight shake to a more noticable one. i need to figure out what it is due to the fact that i want to become a beauty therapist, and having shaky hands wont help me in this line of work, and will make things more than difficult. if anyone has any idea of what this could be, please let me know as im desperate to find out. thanks!!

Posted by alex on 26/04/2011 at 08:27

Quite a lot of my family has this shaky hands problem, i thought it was a blood sugar problem but i tried eating carbohydrates more and it didn't have an obvious effect.

Posted by Optional on 25/04/2011 at 01:01

My name is harry,am foot baller,since october last year played a match an was dehydrated,so av been out since then,av just started training and i still feel it an also some shaking in my nerves,is it that as i continue its goin to stop or i should consult a phisician.please help.

Posted by halym on 19/04/2011 at 10:19

well, informative. Is there any chance to shaky hand, lack of vitamin E

Posted by KOBI on 17/04/2011 at 12:30

my hand normally shake when am siting down but when i am walking or doing some activity it does not it just started .please what should i do

Posted by Jacob on 14/04/2011 at 02:30

I think that the shiness in my hands is due to the fact that I over think most things and that makes me subconsiously worry.

Posted by Naree on 13/04/2011 at 02:39

My Hand Shake too much, i don't drink a lot of coffee or tea. I am a very fit person, I weigh 50.2 Kg and I, 140cm tall. I go 3 times to Gym, i eat healthy but I am loosing weight. Should I get my thyroide hormone level checked?

Posted by Callie1234 on 08/04/2011 at 02:38

I am really sick and my nose is itchy and my hands shake non stop. What should I do? My stomach also feels a bit shakey.

Posted by Optional on 06/04/2011 at 08:17

I am 45 and I noticed about 3 months ago that I had numbness in my legs. That has since stopped but now hands shake and Sometimes my palms feel numb. 5 years ago I had my gall bladder removed after 7 months of my xo tod telling me that it was in my head. Now I get anxious anytime I go to the doctor so they perscribed toprol for high blood pressure 50 mg. I am nervous about what this could be after such a hard time the last time. Any suggestions before I go to my doctor?

Posted by Jaz on 02/04/2011 at 07:40

I am 15, and for some reason during my teens I've started noticing I shake really bad. When I'll sit down and tippy-toe my legs start to shake very violently as if my bones were going to just break off! Then, when I hold a cup or paper, my hands just start shaking. Also, when I walk sometimes , more recently, I've started to black out of vision. Even one time I actually fell on the floor due to blacking out. I feel it's going to get worse as I get older. It's not all the time, but.. it's getting worse slowly. PLEASE HELP!

Posted by Optional on 02/04/2011 at 02:39

I was noticing today while typing up an assignment in class that my pinki just randomly started uncontrollably twitching. hours later i noticed that it still uncontrollabley twitches. It's juts my left handed pinki finger. what is wrong?

Posted by tony on 31/03/2011 at 10:36

my pinky shakes alot so i would like to know why is this happening why is my rightj pinky shaking

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Posted by rose on 14/03/2011 at 04:18

i have hypothyroidism and my hands shake like crazy when i go to take a puff of a cigarette, when i write, drink or use a knife.. So what is the problem

Posted by Optional on 14/03/2011 at 12:29

hi, im really hoping someone can help me, i have polyneuropathy so take 900mg gabapentin x3 daily for the pain but i have these intermittent tremors that come on suddenly the go, thay can last for 5 mins to 20 mins, i am left feeling very weak, the tremors come all over my body my hands, arms, head ect, i have had an mri scan of my brain and spinal cord but nothing showed up, i am due to go see a different neurologist on may 6th as the neurologist im under now has no idea what is causing these does anyone have an ideas as to what could be causing this, i also have tremors on the inside of my body as well as the outside

Posted by Optional on 13/03/2011 at 12:13

Well I still shake especially in the head area, while shuvelling snow. Upon movement I feel it is Thyroids but they sent me to Psychiatrist to give me resperidone I believe, but too many side effects. They have done blood work for Thyroid but it's all normal. I have had distraction on my neck and low back, from chiropractor.

Posted by laura on 12/03/2011 at 08:36

I noticed my head shaking up & down about 18 months ago, I was diagnosed as a type 1 diabetic 12 month ago, the shaking happens when blood sugar is hiogh & low, what can this be? its worrying me.

Posted by Optional on 11/03/2011 at 04:47

I'm having the problem of shaky hand. That too while i'm doing some experiments, i'm a research scholar. it is difficult to take the tips with the pipette without the help of other hand support and also it is difficult to dispense the liquid from the pipette to wells of some plates, without the help of the walls of the plate. i can't able to hold the pipette straight and dispense the liquid without the help of the other hand. can u pls tell me how to solve it

Posted by AZ on 09/03/2011 at 05:01

I have this problem in my right hand for the past 6 years. Recently I had pain in my right ribs. My doctor prescribe me NuberolForte that not only took my pain away from my ribs it also decreases my tremors by almost 70% to 80% while I was taking this medicine. Any idea how this happen?

Posted by Ashley on 07/03/2011 at 10:22

I have been shaky for the last 2 days and wont stop.

Posted by Optional on 06/03/2011 at 04:02

My hands are very shaky, but that is because I have epilepsy. That is another less common cause that whoever made this site could add.

Posted by Optional on 03/03/2011 at 07:58

Eating really bothersome, dropping and slopping. Very good health otherwise

Posted by Kingsley jr ogbekile on 03/03/2011 at 10:05

My body shakes evrytime and each time i try to control it,it gets so confused that some times i fear that something bad is going to happen.what do i do..please help.

Posted by Ajit on 03/03/2011 at 09:33

My left hand can not hold dish, cup steadily. However right hand can do it easily

Posted by Optional on 27/02/2011 at 08:20

i have shaky hands and have had it for many years, it is getting worse. it is so frustrating as im work with children so when i read a story the book is constantly moving and feeding babys is hard to. when i have food or drink myself the plate and cup are constantly on the move! the doctor done tests couple years ago and come up with nothing. whatn else can i do?

Posted by anww on 26/02/2011 at 04:20

my hand shakes when i take pictures for ppl. and sometimes when im doing experiments in the lab. or when im making a speech. is this just anxiety? cos its really embarassing when i help some1 take a pic and the pic comes out blurry :/

Posted by Devan on 24/02/2011 at 06:46

Yes... I'm not sure what my problem is. :/ but everytime I lay down in bed, and start to relax, I start twitching like crazy. and then finally fall asleep. When i'm laying down just to lay down and read a book or something, I start to twitch. When I'm in art class and I'm trying to draw a straight line, I can't because I'm twitching. I can't draw the way I used to because I'm constantly twitching. I don't understand because I'm not a teenager who does drugs, has sex or drinks caffeine, so I'm really confused and concerned. and I know my parents are not going to take me to the doctors because they don't want to waste their time on me, anyway. Maybe I'm just stressed. I really hate coursework. xx

Posted by Mark on 21/02/2011 at 01:04

I had to laugh when reading these posts as I can so relate with most of them. I too am asthmatic and hence can't take most typical drugs for ET. I shake when I have to use my hands, whether its signing something, using a cup (like another post, my head can also shake when the cup reaches my mouth)...peas with dinner can be comical. I miss out on social events and eating lunch at my desk is a common occurrence. If i am out and having a few drinks, I try and get the first drink into me asap :) But over time I've learned the following, while not a cure, it does help: Exercise regularly (start once a week, then build up to twice a week and make sure to leave the house at least once a day...walk around the block or something). Vitamins, ensuring that your body gets what it needs can only make you feel better (I take a multi-vitamin and an additional magnesium tablet and I feel better for it). Breathing, if you feel that you are getting tense you may notice your breathing out of sync and as soon as you step outside that meeting room you take a big breath...learn to breath in the meeting room so it doesn't get to a critical point. Finally, and this is where I am at, is learning not to care. Believe me, most people have better things to be doing than to look at you. LEARN not to care because somewhere along the line you began to care a lot more of what people thought of your a quick recap: Exercise, Vitamins, Breathing, accept that you have it and learn not to care. I still have shakes, but as the weeks go by my life becomes less focused on my shakes and hence they are not as bad. I go out the odd time for lunch with others now and sometimes I still avoid the cup and bring a bottle of water with me, but things are looking up. Remember that this is not a dress rehearsal, you life is now, take the road to living it.

Posted by J. V. on 20/02/2011 at 06:21

Thank you so much!! I can now understand why I have shaky hands and from what I read, it looks that my problem comes from Anxiety because I do notice it raise up when I don't feel comfortable at some places or with some people. I will definitely speak to my doc ASAP. Thank you so much for the tips!!

Posted by Optional on 20/02/2011 at 01:23

I've had this scince I was a kid and inherited it off my mother, my older brother also has it but my younger doesn't. I haven't found anyway to deal with it but it's depressing as I'd love to be able to draw or even play an instrument but I don't see that happening. It seems to be worse in the mourning, it doesn't help when I have a lot of caffine but I feel so drowsy throughout the day and it goes away when I'm just about to go to bed. I think the best thing I can do right now is just exercise when I can if it gets really bad when I'm doing something just to let it get really bad then it just seems to calm down... have a break and try to relax or something.

Posted by tsring on 18/02/2011 at 10:23

Hi, i just notice a month ago that when i feel nervous and sometimes when relaxing both of my hands are shaking when i look at them.I feel terrible and embrase..I dont know why i dont drink cofee, alcohol and neither taking too muuch sugar. can u tell why?? thnx xx

Posted by For My Mother on 17/02/2011 at 11:57

My mother's hands have been shakey for several years now. At first when she showed me we laughed it off made a few jokes to deal with it and act like it was no big deal. Today my two children and I went to visit her while she was at work and while she was reading through something on her computer her head was shaking...I called her and told her what she was doing and she blew it off (she hates going to the doctor)...Is this serious enough for her to get it checked out...Please Help!

Posted by kapil on 15/02/2011 at 10:04

my hand and finger tremble while working or gripping any object or applying force on hand. what might be the reason.

Posted by kildare on 15/02/2011 at 12:47

hi im fifteen and have low blood pressure and shaky hands i sometimes black out when i stand up can anyone help

Posted by Optional on 12/02/2011 at 04:04

i am 12 and iv had mine for a couple of years and one time it got so bad that i couldnt hold my pensil

Posted by Max on 11/02/2011 at 06:55

ive had shaky hands since i was 12, its uncontrolable and i cant hold things with out shaking. when i get anxious it gets alot worse. my dad and sis both have shaky hands but mine are definatly the worst. to me it sounds like that essential tremor. can anyone help me?

Posted by rachael pierre on 11/02/2011 at 01:28

i want my nerv prob to stop cause it takin over my life

Posted by itsamystery on 09/02/2011 at 04:41

To OneofYou earlier in the comments: i've been living with this for 30 years and wasn't taken seriously. I was sent to a psychiatrist who correctly diagnosed my "social anxiety" as essential tremor and gave me a perscription for 20 mg of Propranol which has worked for me for all this time. do the research on it. Many doctors use it to control their own hand tremors during surgery. Non-addictive and you don't need a high dose (sometimes 10mg a day works for me). I've heard some say beta blockers can cause hair loss, but I think this is at the high doses prescribed for high blood pressure (up to 260mg a day). I'd hate to lose a potential good doctor who has sympathy for such things, so I hope you don't make a career choice based upon your tremor problem. I was able to sustain my career because of a sympathetic doctor who listened to me and didn't think I was a nut-case.

Posted by ickvy on 09/02/2011 at 12:59

I 26 year old. I have shaky hands for the past 5 years. Its most embarassing when it presents itself during critical moments like when I am giving a speech. As I work in the educational field I have trouble with handling things like sifting through a bunch of papers, writing without scrawliong, drinking tea and serving food.After Months of medication the situation has not improved much. Such Embarassments has only made me phobic of such Interactions.

Posted by Optional on 07/02/2011 at 01:09

diagnosis of minor nervous tremor, how should that be treated?

Posted by Optional on 06/02/2011 at 06:22

there is noy any stability in my handwriting it is changing over small periods of there any sort of reason for the same.

Posted by James on 02/02/2011 at 09:25

my right hand shakes alot(mostly my last two fingers after heavy training(kickboxing)

Posted by waseem raja on 01/02/2011 at 08:19

my handwriting has fluctuations and i am getting very upset during exams because ihave no control on my handwriting.sometimes i have a good hand but sometimes it is worse and i am not able to mantain good handwriting.sometimes it fluctuates even over a day.i dontknow the reason.i can also not justify myself for my poor performance in the exams.if you know reason for my poor handwriting please respond. '"

Posted by Optional on 31/01/2011 at 08:01

My left hand shakes uncontrollably in the morning dramatically and decreases slightly as the day goes on

Posted by Optional on 31/01/2011 at 03:35

I shake when writing,holding a cup of coffee, riding my motor cycle and its only in my right hand.

Posted by becky on 29/01/2011 at 09:48

I find that I have a hard time getting the mouse to hold still on an object especially small things some times it is worse than others. I don't drink much cafeen I also don't drink alcohol anymore. should I be worried

Posted by One of You on 27/01/2011 at 07:28

i am about to study medicine this coming school year. And I am afraid that this "curse" will get in the way of my training. I have been having similar problems, like the ones posted by previous readers. My hands shake without any reason and worse, they sweat too. I hate it. I try to control it because I thought it's something i can get rid of on my own. But no matter how hard I try, I just can't. Somehow, after reading the other testimonies, I am relieved that I am not alone in this world and it is perhaps, nothing to be worried about. But I'm REALLY hoping i can get rid of this "curse". HELP!! Is there a remedy that exists out there??!!

Posted by tish on 27/01/2011 at 05:51

I always remember myself having this shaky hands. It made me feel conscious and uneasy most of the time. I can't even hold a glass of water steadily and it made me panic and uneasy. I can't help but people around me noticed it. I don't understand why every time i exert some force the shaking worsen. And this condition become my disadvantage in work. I cant work on something that focus on handling. Until now i look for answer about this condition.

Posted by Optional on 27/01/2011 at 04:41

I felt like this when I was watching the movie Devil it must've been the stress during the movie

Posted by shadab on 26/01/2011 at 08:03

plz tell me the cure as my hand shake too much....

Posted by Optional on 24/01/2011 at 06:17

I have been seeing double vision on and off but the double vision is on top of each other not side to side then I can't see anything for a couple of minutes then it comes hands have also became shaky my arms feel like they are really shaking but it's not visible but my hands are.

Posted by Lucy Loo on 20/01/2011 at 08:09

I shake a lot. me legs are always shaking off the floor and my hands shake a lot. when this happens i always feel sick as if I was hungry when I'm not...what is happening??

Posted by Optional on 19/01/2011 at 04:39

My hands shake when I required to fill out forms in front of people. When this happens you can hardly read my writing. Any other time my writing is very neat. I know I have what they call "Scriptophobia" but what is the cure???

Posted by Optional on 17/01/2011 at 06:15

my doctor has put me on a no caffeen diet and now a exclusion diet. i weight 48.1kg (under 8 stone) and my hands are very shaky and i have an urge to move. can anyone help? thankyou :P

Posted by jean on 17/01/2011 at 12:45

I have essential tremor. My doctor put me on Remeron in 1997. It is no longer working. Any suggestions?

Posted by Anxious teen on 10/01/2011 at 09:10

Hey guys, i'm an 18 year old male and I suffer the shakes from time to time, it's especially hard when your sexually active and often quite embarrasing as it's a blow to self confidence. I'm a skinny guy, so i'm not doubting it may be just a weak frame but shakyness can be really upsetting, I have discovered a drink helps but if your sexually active it can be still pretty volatile, I havent tried any sort of cure, but i've gotta say this sites fantastic for shedding a little light on my ailment, unfortunately it's something we've gotta live with I guess. Nervousness (especially public speaking) really can bring you down, have a strong drink but dont overdo it, thats all I can offer.

Posted by Optional jack on 09/01/2011 at 12:18

very nervous when i have to sign my name if there is anyone watching me i just want to get out of there with a very bad signature if you could call it that then i just laught it off . i feel a right fool ps if there is no one looking at me i am fine

Posted by Optional on 07/01/2011 at 08:02

This information was very helpful and has given me a clearer language as I go to speak to my doctor. Many of the descriptions fit me so I feel I have, at least, a good place to start the conversation to figure this out! THANK YOU

Posted by Optional on 05/01/2011 at 08:08

Hi iam 24 years old and my left hand starts shaking. iam a student at university it is very embarrasing. i even went to the doctor, doctor said its normall nothing to warry about. But i don't like it plz plz plz if any one knows any medicane or anything tell me plz ......

Posted by Stanley Nadar on 04/01/2011 at 05:59

My hands shake but its very minor, but when someone notices my hands they come to know it shakes a bit, i know its not because of anger, anxious etc. my friend told its bcoz of the consumption of Alcohol but i consulted my doctor he told to take some sugar with water or sweets high in sugar level, plz kindly help me i want to cure it completely i want to have rock steady hands

Posted by William on 03/01/2011 at 05:46

I got my hand cold a couple of days ago and now my hand twitches and is shaky. It is irritating when I uses the mouse on the computer and when I write.. as I am typing my finger is twitching.

Posted by Optional on 03/01/2011 at 08:01

My hands are always shaky. I notice it when I'm even writing. Sometimes my hands shake a lot. I'm sometimes embarrassed to hand a piece of paper to someone because my hands are shaking. I have noticed this for a few years and I have to my mom but we never have had a chance to go to the doctor about it.

Posted by Optional on 01/01/2011 at 05:42

About 4yrs ago I lost my vision it came and went twice, I was falling and still do The dr did a mri there are 2 small lesions, he says it is mild ms .. Then I fell about 2yrs ago hit my head up one stair, on the side of the head I waited till morn. to go to the dr I had head trauma. I went from crying to my nervous being bad, and then seizurs of a night. I was on medication and went off months later. I am on a lot of medicine it is all making me sick, now I am starting over with the head shaking and hands again, I do have thyroid problems but that is ok.. WHAT SHOULD I DO...

Posted by Optional on 31/12/2010 at 03:31

hi, i have shaky hands for years now and im sick of it i think i have had it ever since i was a smaller kid and now everyone makes fun at me just because i shake and when i hold a cup of coffee i cant because it spills ...its only my hands that shake and i am really worried i have visited the doctor some times and they just say it is because i am not confident but i am confident i really am! what could this be im really scared my hands tremble ever so much and when i try not to shake it just doesnt stop shaking and then i start crying even my mum makes fun of me

Posted by Optional on 19/12/2010 at 01:36

My left hand shakes when my wrist is bent inward. I used to do a lot of law enforcement training, so I was wondering could the wrist maneuvers taught have caused it nerve damage?

Posted by Roger Crossley on 16/12/2010 at 03:02

My sister had shaking hands for years. She lived with this condition until it suddenly got worse to the point where she could only just hold a cup without spilling the contents. She died this Monday of a brain tumor, six months after diagnosis. Point I am making here is anyone with a persistant tremor get it checked out imediately!

Posted by emelda on 15/12/2010 at 01:16

i have are problem that my body will shake specially my arm and voice this always happen when i do are work like presentation...i always afraid to do that stuft...i wanted to do that but my body dosent allow affect my life in school..i want to see are doctor but which doctor should i pschyology or what...i want my life normal like other...for your information i been like this scien i 12 years old...i never be are normal kid like the other..please help me...i really need your help...

Posted by Ally on 15/12/2010 at 03:31

I've really been concerned with the trembling in my hands. It's happened twice this week and I'm not sure what's causing it. I have a healthy diet and even checked my blood sugar levels (because my father has diabetes). My sugar was 5.1 which is considered perfectly normal. I also was tested for thyroidism a few years ago as my mother has it. I think I'll go for this test again. Early parkinson's? Seems unlikely.

Posted by Optional on 08/12/2010 at 10:11

My hands shake when people are watching me (sign my name fill out a form, etc.) and it;s all the time. I feel like there is something seriously wrong with me. I don't think I have social anxiety as one doctor had suggested. This condition is really affecting my life. My doctor wants me to take anti-anxiety/depression medication. Can anyone realate?

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Posted by Anna on 01/12/2010 at 02:33

Hello, my hands move all the time causing pain in my wrist, which is difficult to type or write. Any sujestion,or medication can help. Thank you in advance

Posted by kmmalik on 28/11/2010 at 07:44

i can write with right hand while putting a paper on table as my hand goes out of control and no problem with left hand, but i am used to with right hand and so i have to put the paper in my lap to write, what do suggest, requested

Posted by Keith on 25/11/2010 at 03:40

My son is 27 and mentally handicap,he is at a 5 yr old level. He does not have much stress in this life. His hands shake even when he is relax and watching TV. I notice it months ago and my husband thinks it is because he drink sprite. He is shaking in the morning before he has had anything to drink. What do you think it could be? A concern Mom

Posted by Pierre on 25/11/2010 at 01:37

I am a good public speaker and have been teacher for 2 years and moderated many social functions and seminars. But my hands shake i have to use 2 hands to hold microphone. Quite rarely i can use one hand but usually not for long holding mic. I naturally sweat more than others especially on the face/head. Worse when giving speach presentation or public limelight. I cannot hold a cup of tea on saucer for a while with one hand.This thing is threatening my career and talent in public speech. Please help.

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Posted by Optional on 22/11/2010 at 12:02

Very helpfull but wish that i could get a few home remedies

Posted by full_gurls on 19/11/2010 at 07:40

take vitamin b complex and vitamine e it will decrease your shaking but it will take time to see the effect and put some additional weights to the affected side of your body.goodluck

Posted by Optional on 18/11/2010 at 02:29

I know that there has been a ton of people replying to this article, and chances are that this post will be looked at just as much as the rest but all the same i thought id contribute to the converstion. ive never been that affected by shaky hands, but recently ive found that doing things in class cause my hands to shake more that usual, and that my hands perspire more than what i believe should be normal. i realize that if anything, i probably have one of the lesser problems expressed in the article above,but its comforting to know that there are many people in the same situation as i am. cheers.

Posted by Optional on 17/11/2010 at 10:09

well all of a sudden i started feeling week then i started getting shaky what do u think could be going on with me it has only happend like 3 or 4 times my whole life. the first time i remember i got real week and couldnt walk right.

Posted by Alan on 17/11/2010 at 03:16

I'm living in Thailand working as a Underwater Filmmaker, so diving a lot and I've had decompression sickness a few times. Anyway around January this year I noticed my hand starting shaking, just a little at first, about 3 months ago I gave up smoking and now both my hands, my legs and when I smile my face shake so It's getting worse, I've been under a great deal of stress this year with business. Anybody any ideas, I'm living in a remote area and don't have a local doctor.

Posted by Ranjan on 15/11/2010 at 04:07

Loved the artical, But also wanna know that, it could also happen when you are less confident.

Posted by Naomi on 15/11/2010 at 12:08

My right hand shakes more than my left hand. It has become such a problem for me. When I'm with people and I'm going to get something to drink I have to hide somewhere so know one won't see me. I really very sad. Please help someone.

Posted by Mike on 10/11/2010 at 04:42

Brilliant article . Takes the sting out of the issue then outlines major and minor causes and simply differentiates. Oh how I wish this type of analysis was available for all health problems - for example dizziness. Congratulations

Posted by Bren on 10/11/2010 at 01:03

I THINK MY SHAKINESS IS A LITTLE BIT MORE WORSE THAN ANYONE ELSE HERE when I’m afraid or if someone is looking at me, I’ll be disturbed& shocked can't do anything even writing my name& signature, also if I am asked to do anything in front of peoples or, when sth scared me& if I’m in trouble, my hands, legs& my whole body'll start shaking immediately, I had never experienced this before the year 2010, I got top result in school last year to go to the next level, I was been confident& fearless boy, but I don't know what evil comes to me in this year that forces me to stop learning & to be at home, separating me from the society for almost 7 months, now I’m 17 & I want to be free from this new thing happening to me and to join school also to enjoy life again, I didn’t share my problem to anyone except this site if u got any idea or advice Plz help me, really this shaking is destroying my future life.

Posted by Beverly on 09/11/2010 at 05:34

This always happens when i lay down to relax or go too sleep sometimes. I first notice that day i will be real edgy, anything ticks me off. Then when i try to relax i start getting the uncontrollable shakes and jerks, where i have to get up and take a hot bath and take a Xanax. This dosn't happen all the time. but when it does i have to get it stopped soon or it feels like it's shutting my airway because my Muscles are jerking so hard. I am still aware of everything when i have these. Would this be panic attacks. There really starting to worry me.

Posted by Optional on 04/11/2010 at 04:31

Greatly appreciated I will make an appointment with my doctor and get the essential tremor diagnosed. Thanks.

Posted by susie on 03/11/2010 at 04:39

had shakin hands for couple of wks went to gp had blood test for thyroid prob test was positive awaiting med to help settle things down ,

Posted by marj on 02/11/2010 at 11:09

we can join the organization about this situation..facebook sites, juz search essential tremor awareness..god bless to us..

Posted by SC on 02/11/2010 at 09:52

Phil, I have had the same problem. Shaky hands that get worse when people watch or I think I am being watched. I have seen several doctors. I cannot take propanol, a beta blocker because of asthma. It helps but my heart rate lowers and asthma increases. Xannax helps if used extended release with anti-depressant. Ritalin helps me focus and forget about it. But nothing works great other than alcohol or just accepting that you shake and telling people, I have a tremor, it is genetic, sorry if it bugs you. After 7 years of seeing various docs and years of meds and thousands of dollars, there is no silver bullet for me. Sucks but life is imperfect. Anti-anxiety meds work, but then who wants to take pills their whole life. Switching careers from stressful to less stressful helped a lot, but still, when people are watching and/or I feel uncomfortable hello shakes. I wish you luck, but do not feel hopeful.

Posted by Phil on 31/10/2010 at 08:40

Hi When i am in a meeting at work or when i know people are watching me i find it difficult to hold a cup of coffee without my hand shaking. Now the strange and most embarrasing thing is that when i put the cup to my lips my hand and head shakes and it makes it difficult to take a gulp. I now hold the cup with both hands then slowly put it to my mouth. Once i take the first couple of swigs i relax enough to drink it normally. This is so embarrasing that i decline a drink in a meeting and if i have to have something i have water. I think i am paranoid of slopping the hot drink on me and people watching me which causes a vicious cycle i suppose. I know this is in my mind and because i am aware of it i mentally build it up into a big thing which makes it worse.

Posted by R. Kumar on 29/10/2010 at 05:10

I found it very useful information, I could understand the reasons of shakings my hands and body which is due to tremore. Now I would to know its treatment and ways to overcome from this problem, which some times becomes very worse because of anaxity.

Posted by Optional on 20/10/2010 at 08:51

i have continuous shaking hands, i can't control them and it's beginning to make me weary of what it could be thats causing this?

Posted by Optional on 18/10/2010 at 05:15

my hands were shaking when i was 10 years old ihave very slightly shaking when i am nerves more shaking

Posted by tasheak on 17/10/2010 at 05:49

i'm a 21 year old male who is having some head (mainly to the left) shaking .i first startd having these problems when i have cavity in a tooth.but after i took out the tooth i'm still having the shaking.i've been to many doctor who just give some vitamins and amigo3 suppliments.recently my hand started to shake .my head usually starts when i'm resting and after afew minutes of relaxing or sleeping it stops.i'm very worried please respond to me soon....i get them too when i am worried,hungry or tired ..i do alots of excercising in the day time

Posted by mengacau on 14/10/2010 at 10:31

why do my hands always tremble when faced with things that I fear, I've undergone this disease since I was 9 years old, sometimes embarrassed me if Someone told me to write or hold something. because my hands are always shaking. When I write with my right hand began to shake and when to speed up my writing is getting worse and sometimes I write all become unreadable. give me a solution to cure my disease. Thank you

Posted by Optional on 07/10/2010 at 03:42

thank you very much,i've been suffering from shaky hands since my childhood but now i know the cause and how to tackle it.

Posted by Gary on 07/10/2010 at 01:07

I have shaking right hand. Just recently both arms are a bit shaky. Also have been very tired for about 3 days.

Posted by Optional on 05/10/2010 at 06:42

Hey , I am from Belize, 21 yrs old, and a neurologist diagnosed my shaky hands as being Essential tremor and anxiety disorder. He put me on 40 mg propanolol, however over the past year i've lower the dosage to 10 mg, and it works great. My hands get really really shaky and i am unable to even write at times in school, that is, when i forget to take my pill. Other than that, i'll be on this medication forever and it doesnt have any side effects, all the good

Posted by Mohammed ali on 04/10/2010 at 05:48

Hii my name is Mohammed Ali living in India, Mumbai. I have a problem always with my hands its shaky when I do work like carrying heavy thing after that my hands becomes very shaky for a while. And when I attend interviews or doing work in front of my head person my hands shake very badly way. Due to this my confidence level became 0. I consult to many doctors in mumbai like Ayurveda, homeopathic but result as it is means 0 what should I do to cure my cursed life help please.....

Posted by Optional on 30/09/2010 at 11:53

okay so i'm 13 years old and my hands have been shaking since i was a little kid. does anyone know why?

Posted by ReneC on 28/09/2010 at 02:28

shaky hands when writing. gripping a pencil is hard and when i try to grip more tightly i feel my arms tighten.. probably because of stress & anxiety or essential tremor but i wish it would stop..maybe i will exercise.

Posted by Optional on 27/09/2010 at 05:33

This explained a lot :) Now i know why my right hand has been shaking when i write. In order to stop this i have to get rest and relief myself from stress which is in the Anxiety category.

Posted by ash on 26/09/2010 at 03:21

VERY help full. thanks <3

Posted by Optional on 25/09/2010 at 05:11

article was very informative and interesting. Thanking you

Posted by Optional on 23/09/2010 at 04:54

i have serious problems with me controlling my body its hard because everytime im around somebody they think i have issues or something but when im alone i dont have these problems why?? i mean i done went to the doctar got tested everything but i just dont know whats the problem i wish it can stop

Posted by Optional on 23/09/2010 at 12:25

i'm only 20 but my body can't stop shaking whenever i am angry,relaxed.this is disturbing help pls pls!!!!!

Posted by alex on 23/09/2010 at 01:22

hi, i suffer from shakey hands if im nervous, for exmple if doing a presentation my hands will shake like crazy so reading of paper in front of a group of people is just a night mare and sooo embarrassing, any tips on how to stop it or just help it

Posted by cathybaty on 15/09/2010 at 04:17

my hand ,shakinh is enoght to makeing me crase,it a big problem of holding anything with out spelling it on me or the floor.

Posted by Optional on 14/09/2010 at 07:11

shaky hand when i write

Posted by Optional on 10/09/2010 at 05:56

Now I know why my hands have been so shaky lately. I haven't been getting enough sleep and I was drinking a lot of tea because of my lack of energy.

Posted by raman on 08/09/2010 at 10:44

is there any yoga exercise to avoid tremor????????????

Posted by Shaky on 07/09/2010 at 06:59

I have always had shaky hands too (along with one brother and my mom, so I guess it is hereditary). People always ask me if I am nervous when they see me shaking, which gets annoying, since I'm not nervous and can't help the shaking. I shake all the time, and it is getting harder to play the guitar or do anything requiring still hands. There seems to be a cure for other kinds of shaking, but what about this "essential tremors" mentioned in the article?

Posted by Aiden on 06/09/2010 at 09:09

My hands have been shaking since i can remember and it pisses me if i even but the slightest weight on it as well it shakes uncontrollably and is making writing at school very hard i have been told a trapped nerve can also do this any help ?

Posted by Optional on 05/09/2010 at 01:45

I've had shaking in my hands for about a week before my family were having a fight, my sister shouted in my face and then my whole body shook and i collasped. My hands were shaky for a while after but the next time i shook was when my friend blew on a dog whistle which i could hear slightly, but only for a while, my friend then screamed really loudly which triggered shaking hands once more, its been a month since then and i've just rested my hands on my keyboard and they started to shake, for no reason... :| whats wrong with me?

Posted by King on 30/08/2010 at 11:24

When I write with my right hand it starts to shake and when I want to speed up my writing it gets worse and sometimes all what I write down become not readable. This hand shaking problem becomes worse when I am taking notes or jotting down an information for someone. Please help me.

Posted by Relax on 29/08/2010 at 07:04

I think it's time we all relaxed. I noticed my tremor after something significantly traumatic happened in my life. I do believe that conditions such as shaky hand syndrome (that's what I've always called it) are on the most part hereditary and some are more likely to be afflicted than others. However there are a variety of things you can do and think about to improve your shakes or better still stop them all together! A bit of self reflection is in order, are you worried about others judgements? Are you putting yourself in uncomfortable environments? What about your company, do you think the people you are with are bad for you? Are you suffering from poor self esteem. Is your lifestyle as good as it could be? Your body is telling you something and appreciate its signs. Talk to your family, friends and doctors. When I'm struggling with shaky hands I leave the place where I'm suffering for a short while and take some deep breaths and calm down. Also meditation really helps. Realise that you don't usually have the problem when you're alone and envision yourself enjoying calmness. We are just more sensitive than some people and probably are more conscientious too, let's tell ourselves that's a good thing, it's what makes us unique :)

Posted by deaf baby girl on 28/08/2010 at 03:02

Hi. I'm hard of hearing. There's one thing I don't understand. Usually when my left hand shakes, tells me that my blood sugar level is low. But all day yesterday, I ate right and healthy as my cooking teacher noticed that my left hand was shaking really bad, she gave me an apple and some snacks. And my left hand was still shaking. I thought it might be the caffiene withdrawn. But nothing happened when I tried to eat some red meat, sodium, drink caffiene soda. Nothing worked. As well as today, the hand is still shaking. As well as I read a book, hold a cup, text on my cell phone. It gets worse then calm a little then gets worse from time to time. I don't understand this. Can you, please, help me to figure out?

Posted by Opt on 28/08/2010 at 08:48

My hand shaking when anxiety begins

Posted by Optional on 27/08/2010 at 11:28

The info is realy gud!i wnt to ask does overmasturbation cause shaky hands?

Posted by connie on 26/08/2010 at 04:00

i have fibromyalgia i was woundering i have really bad shakes in my hands, exspeally ifi hold object in my hands to long, would it be the fibro thats causes this problem when i get over tired the problem get worse.

Posted by BC Rock on 24/08/2010 at 12:12

I see a lot of problems on here that we all share and I have one to add, my hand shakes so bad I can hardly print my own name at times. What are some solutions that anyone has found. I will say that my I have improved tingling pains of my hands and feet by taking B12 vitamins everyday.

Posted by T on 23/08/2010 at 06:01

im 17 and my hands shake all the time, my legs only shake sometimes when im sitting down, what could this be?

Posted by Optional on 20/08/2010 at 02:50

i get realllt shaky when nervous or scared to the point my whole body shakes ans im in school to became a medical assistant and im afraid i wont pass my classes unless i get help with it can anyone help with this

Posted by shy girl on 18/08/2010 at 10:14

i have shaky hands too.n i became embarrsed around friends and other people because of my this problem.i hesitate to eat in front of other people because whenever i catch my spoon my hands shakes.and when sometimes i am nervous or i feel excited it feels like my whole body(leg ,hands)are shaking.what may be the reason?and isn't there any solution to stop my hands from shaking?

Posted by Optional on 13/08/2010 at 06:12

I notice that when I have done maual work using the large muscles , it is almost impossible to sign my name. It is not always there, sometimes in the day my arm and hand and fingers are all still - wonderful. Seeing I am right handed I feel I should carry the briefcase in my left hand and drive more left handed to work.

Posted by Optional on 02/08/2010 at 02:54

can it also be a petit seizure

Posted by Optional on 02/08/2010 at 12:45

I noticed my hands slightly shaking back in 1985 because of medication I was taking for epilepsy. Since then the shaking increased to point where I became increasingly conscious and embarrassed around other people. Problems existed and still do in holding a cup of tea or water, eating a meal in front of other people and particularly in writing. I work as a social worker and at my first job I failed badly because I could not write effectively. I felt like a square peg in a round hole and resigned from that position, not through lack of knowledge or capability but because I could not work efficiently. I visited my specialist to review my medication and my shaking and I was put on primidone which stopped my shaking quite significantly. But my shaking still exists and I am very aware of it and even though I have hardened up to comments made by other people I am still embarrassed and annoyed and wish that my shaking did not exist at all.

Posted by Optional on 31/07/2010 at 04:57

My hands shake all the time

Posted by Optional on 24/07/2010 at 04:03

im 41 had it all my life and its getting worse

Posted by girly1 on 20/07/2010 at 03:51

my hands have started to shake alot these days, i also have a thyroid noddle in my throat, but the doctor keep saying i hav'nt got hyperthoidism, i don't know whats going on in side my body . The doctors are also not helping at all, i,ve had the needle test for the thyroid noddle, they say its benine, i don;t know whats happenins with me. Is there any one who could guide?

Posted by aseem on 19/07/2010 at 10:36

i have completed my bachelor of science, now i want to do master's degree but i have a problem of shaky hands, my hands shake when i do any work infront of people such as practical in lab, its very embarrassing for me, please help me out

Posted by roxie folker on 19/07/2010 at 05:30

my shaking hands started as a child. grandfather, father, and uncle ,child have this. any help would be helpful

Posted by Optional on 19/07/2010 at 04:25

Just terminated at age 66 - I'm typing and right hand jerks and either incorrect or extra keys are presses.

Posted by payal on 01/07/2010 at 09:41

I am a medical student(1'st year mbbs).My hands shake when I do my practical work like dissection, holding a testtube.My condition become worse infront of teachers.I have no problem in writing infact people & teachers appreciate my handwritng.Last month I had my thyroid checkup & my reports were normal.Doctors say that it's because of my consciousness.But what should I do I am afraid of my medical carrer.In I may face problem in giving injections to patients ∈ doing operations.MY teachers often shout at me for this.They say,"why have you chosen this field?".My problem is really getting serious. please...please....give me some solution.

Posted by Optional on 29/06/2010 at 01:15

my fingers willshakes when i hold tea or coffee cups and etc., things . Please give treatment for it. jolly

Posted by john ray on 28/06/2010 at 01:01

my hand shakes when i hold a cup of coffee, or when i do practical works like pipetting of solutions or sometimes when i draw straight lines with pen

Posted by Optional on 26/06/2010 at 07:45

I've Ben Told That Sometimes The Cause Of Shaky Hands Can Be a person who masturbates alot I'm Not sure but i kindda masturbate more often then a normal person would or in this case girl.

Posted by larah macdonald on 18/06/2010 at 03:31

im 14 and i think i have Essential tremor i have nearly all of the symptoms, sometimes i get the shakes really bad and it so embarrising trying to hind it from my friends! wat can i do:(?

Posted by shellie on 16/06/2010 at 11:02

im allways shaking and i dont no why.can you tell me why this is happining ?

Posted by Sanju on 15/06/2010 at 11:44

Thanks for this information.... I am a right hand guy. and my right hand shakes very little though. but sometimes too much. i take alcohol once a week. Is there any serious problem?? Or i have to consult doc???

Posted by Optional on 11/06/2010 at 03:49

iv suffered all my life with no medication any thoughts?

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Posted by sam on 10/06/2010 at 10:23

i have shaked since from ayoung age i,m 20 now its stoping me from doing ajob i enjoy very much? but i only have say 1 cup of t i dont like coffee i drink loads of water i am asweet tooth but not often its starting 2 worry me becoz of my job plz can u help thank u

Posted by Optional on 09/06/2010 at 03:23

my hand is trembling when I writing and doing my signature and I used tobacco enough and my job is very stressful so please explain the reason of shaking and also medicines

Posted by xxx on 07/06/2010 at 11:51

My issue is the same, there was this guy who had been seeing this girl, then i came along, and i have been ... with him (he was a Colleague), while with him my jeolousy never left me of her. now he's gone, but every time i went to pick up my cheque, to sign my name from her office(this girl), i just couldnt stop my hands shaking, just a few mins ago, i my hands shaing and then my knees too, its like the whole of me was shaking, God i hate it, what should i do, it only happens when i sign my name in front of her...need help to stop this

Posted by Optional on 07/06/2010 at 05:16

If you have low blood sugar take supplement Chromium, It has really helped me and me shakiness.

Posted by anglela on 04/06/2010 at 06:42

hi my name is angela i have a question my hands shake to much even if im trying to get my earing on or drink something is that normal. im am worring a lot that i dont want too go to the doctors.

Posted by Optional on 03/06/2010 at 03:05

very useful information described in an easy to understand manner. I got a good understanding of the problem and possible causes. good work!

Posted by Optional on 28/05/2010 at 07:21

I have been having these tremors for a while now and so does my sibling.For example I might be texting, stapling a paper ,etc.I often have tremors in my hands and head and I really want to become a surgeon in the future but I'm not sure if I can depending on this condition.

Posted by Optional on 21/05/2010 at 08:18

shake hands n heavy head can you help? this started when i was on nights for two year a bit better now on days.can be nervous when out have a meal.

Posted by Nickss on 15/05/2010 at 03:46

This blog is good.ans are perfect and justified

Posted by Optional on 13/05/2010 at 07:17

When i am writing my hands are i am writing for check book very very years i am heavy drinker but last six month i have no drink.

Posted by jakers on 10/05/2010 at 03:10

my hands twitch that causes me to drop or accidently throw things. i feel shakey sometimes, allways needing to pass urine,tired,allways constipated,sickness,headaches ive had a mri of the brain + eeg both were fine anybody got any suggestions it worrying me now as its constant

Posted by Optional on 08/05/2010 at 08:26

hehe i was so scared when i started to twitch so i looked this up, and guess what! i had loads of sweets before hand and really really strong tea after. so glad that's cleared up ^^, thank you

Posted by beth on 05/05/2010 at 07:37

i have always shaked, my hands alway shake and some time my legs, my voice and head. i dont know what is causing it but it is starting to afect me alot as it is really embarrasing. if imk nervous then i really do shake and i mean shake, but even if i am not i still shake but not as bad but people see the shaking and always ask my questions. is there medication just to stop the shaking?

Posted by Heather on 03/05/2010 at 01:21

i use to be so outgoing. I had the lead in the school plays, I sang kareoke, I waitressed. 3 years ago I went to school to be a hair dresser. Thats when it first happened. i couldnt control my hands! especially when i new someone was watching me or if i was nervous.(this was so not me) my tremors got so bad that I couldnt function. Now that I know about my shakiness its worse. I cant put a cup to my mouth,not only does my hand shake but my head does too. If someone watches me sign my name i cant do it. chip and dip cant do it. soup and spoon cant do it. fork cant do it.I quit hair school because of this, Its ruining my life. i was just diagnosed with an underactive thyroid and have been taken meds for it, so that doesnt explain my shaky hands!!!Glad to hear Im not alone but really need an answer!!!!

Posted by Gangadharaswamy on 15/04/2010 at 09:34

when i hold pen for writing without my knowledge i hold the pen taitly and shanking my hand when hold the pen for writing please suggest remidies and yoga for this problem

Posted by Optional on 15/04/2010 at 04:19

I play dominoes for my local pub. Tonight I could not stop my hands shaking, but also I had a total memory loss regarding the status of the game in progress. I found this very upsetting as my opponent was very unsympathetic to how I felt. I had lost what was happening in the game like in segments, some I was aware about and others was just a blank.At the time of writing this my hands and mind feel ok, but this is the worst that has happened as I have similar things in the past, ie shacky hands but mot the memory blank out. My wife says I forget so mant things that it is not true.

Posted by Optional on 14/04/2010 at 05:00

can u get shaked hands if u maybe pregant

Posted by Optional on 09/04/2010 at 06:34

i have shaky hand n i think i fall under low blood sugar can i have any drugs to curb it,because it really embarrases me most at times

Posted by Optional on 08/04/2010 at 12:13

I have an overactive thyroid, and every so often when my hands shake really bad, I find grasping something tightly or pushing down or against a hard surface helps.

Posted by Optional on 04/04/2010 at 06:39

what if your hands are always slightly shaky even if your not nervous or if you don't drink much caffeine, and it never stops? & you've had it forever?

Posted by Optional on 03/04/2010 at 04:10

my left hand shakes- I dont like medication - is there a vitamin or food that I should take to eliminate this problem

Posted by Optional on 01/04/2010 at 02:06

my hands shke all the time just my hands for ex. if somethings heavy they'll shake alot more and even when im not doing anything they shake alot ive been to doctors and they all say the same thing they dont know what it is tht i have but ive had this problem since i was 2 yrs old and its becoming friends ask me why i shake all the time and i cant explain even my teacher asked me i tried theraphy(opt) and it doesnt help and ive been offered medacine but why take it if i dont know what im taking it for.

Posted by Shyam on 01/04/2010 at 01:19

Hi i live in a developing country called botswana. so i dun reely kno if i can go 2 the docter, not sure if they r experienced enuf.. my hands are shaking wen i stretch them in front of me, also wen im nerves. but the shaking is like alot!!!!! wot do i do?

Posted by asha on 30/03/2010 at 11:21

thanks for the answer to my Question.i always have shaky hands and heavy head.but i think i will see the doctor

Posted by confused :S on 28/03/2010 at 06:55

I had stopped drinking coffee for a long period of time , but my hands still kept on shaking. they feel really weak when they shake and there uncontrollable. my Dr. said it might be my anxiety, but i doubt it is because it shakes non stop even when im happy and not stressed. its weird because it also started after i had a motorbike accident where i hit my head pretty hard, i had a brain scan and it was normal,i even asked the doctor if i had a slipped disc and he goes im too young to have that.Why cant they find a proper diagnosis for me its so fustratinng! its gna be so hard getting into beauty with shaky handss?! :(

Posted by Optional on 27/03/2010 at 01:01

why does my hand shake most when I'm trying not to?

Posted by shaking food :D on 20/03/2010 at 09:06

im 14 and my hands shake lots. especially wen im eating and if i raise my hand slowly to my mouth it shakes more the closer it gets. i couldnt write one time it was so bad and i had to use two hands. its very frustratinng when i eat but i think it may be down to nerves for that part becos at skl we eat in a big hall so theres lots of people watching people, and omg when i have to eat rice its almost impossible it just falls off the folk or whtever :| . but i cant hold my hands still and its reli annoying :/ n'ahhh well

Posted by Frustrated on 18/03/2010 at 09:30

All I see is comments about are problems with shaky hands and no real solutions. I am so frustrated about it all, why dose this happen to me and why do I have to drink Beer the night before I work so that I can function in the morning? I recently started a new job and stopped drinking beer. I called in sick for my first 2 days on the job, after stopping drinking two days prior. Luckily they haven’t fired me but im worried about going in tomorrow because my hands are still shacking. wtf

Posted by Optional on 18/03/2010 at 11:21

my hands start to shake everyday now even im not drinking coffee and not eating sweet stuff or meals.

Posted by Optional on 17/03/2010 at 02:34

feel uneasy when carrying something and feel restless in my legs and hands

Posted by kristie on 10/03/2010 at 12:03

i always get shaky when i drink alot of coffee

Posted by Optional on 07/03/2010 at 01:07

My hands has been shaking all my life and i had people make fun of it when i was little but now i'm use to it but lately i've realized it's getting a bit worse and i'm tired of explaining to people that is how they are and it's normal to me.

Posted by Optional on 24/02/2010 at 06:45

Hey! Tonight I know I'm shaking cuz of too much coffee. If I wanna cure it tonight, should I drink some alcohol and eat a bunch of fruit? You think that'd help it in one night?

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Posted by Stef on 22/02/2010 at 08:09

very effective! A+++

Posted by shaky hands on 21/02/2010 at 05:23

In my life i have had a lot of comments on my shaky hands. just this last week i had a paper in my hand and my teacher told me to keep my hands still but i couldn't it was so frustrating. What should i do? Please help me! my name really isn't shaky hands. ha ha ha ha ha!

Posted by Optional on 21/02/2010 at 12:13

i have a shaky hand too it is not that intense but noticeable when im a bit nervous or doing something that requires steadiness of my hand.i like drinking ice tea and had an asthma when i was younger .Im a dentistry student so im hands are bit sweaty too.

Posted by natalie on 11/02/2010 at 05:14

my hands shake every time im nervous

Posted by RR on 01/02/2010 at 10:40

I have a left hand tremor, whereas my wrists will start shaking upon walking. I have been having it for more than a year. They dont shake at rest; my right hand, which is my dominant hand, is not affected; I do play tennis left handed, and usually does not affect my play, unless I hold the racket in a certain position. I can control the shaking, basically by just moving to another position. My dad did have this condition in both hands, but was not parkinsons. It doesnt seem to affect my strength, or balance, but, is quite annoying. It seems like it's mostly my wrist that shakes. I'm wondering if it may be a pinched nerve, as I do have herniated discs in my lower back.

Posted by Mr. Tabucanon on 30/01/2010 at 02:37

Hello,im still working here in Saudi.Since year 2000 my hands is shaking and in 2005 become worse till now.Im taking vitaminB1 like neorobion as my doctor said.But still it shaking also my legs now.pls help me some advice pls.

Posted by Glory samuel on 23/01/2010 at 06:31

My hand's shake when am holding my set

Posted by Anonymous on 09/01/2010 at 03:37

I dont understand why my hands shake so much, i'm only 14. Everytime i go to send a text message or write, hold something in my hand, raise my hand in the air it will shake slightly. But there are times where i can't control it at all.

Posted by toni on 08/01/2010 at 03:52

I have aweful bad shakes 24-7 and suffer with my nerves alot for over two years now,ive also noticed that my body jumps alot whist im relaxed.ive also noticed a lump on my eye lid and its been there for nearly a year now im worried its something bad,have you any sollutions for me?

Posted by Michael on 06/01/2010 at 12:44

His hands shake when he picks up a fork or a cup of coffee. His hands shake when he turns the page of a book or newspaper. He has parifrial neropathy in his lower legs. He takes vitamin 12 tablets for that.

Posted by LJ on 05/01/2010 at 01:04

i have this problem but i am yet to see a doctor to talk about it. However, i have the shakes in my hands and then people mention it, causing me anxiety then i get worse. it upsets me soo much. :( i wish it'd go away.

Posted by Reid on 03/01/2010 at 04:13

Hi... I also had shaky hand... but i haven't doen any medical checkup yet... i think my tremors starts after i had a car accident last year. i bump my head and was fainted for about 1 hour... after the accident i start noticing my hands tremors, and i speak with a weird accent, also im starting to forget much easier nowadays... could it be i'm having the "essential tremors" you are stating or maybe it was overactive Thyroid...

Posted by R.C.Gupta on 27/12/2009 at 04:53

Sir, My hands are shaky when I am writing or signing. I am unable to write anything properly. Please advice. Regards. R.C.Gupta

Posted by Harold on 21/12/2009 at 09:22

My hand shakes all the time

Posted by Anonymous on 21/12/2009 at 05:36

can u get shaky hands also from washing ur hands in cold water too often?

Posted by gw on 13/12/2009 at 01:03

My mother has been shaking for many years. I asked my father and he said that many of her side of the family did. My cousin now does. I do now too. It isn't a serious problem yet, but my doctor has offered to prescribe something when it becomes a challenge. My mother now has to drink all liquids, soup, tea, etc., through a straw. I'm not looking forward to that, but it could be much worse.

Posted by Ameena on 08/12/2009 at 01:46

Hey, I have been shaky thru out my entire life, not just my hands or legs, but also my body. This happens wen I am with people, and its worst if they r strangers or if I am not comfortable with them, and as the number of people increase. Its very embarrasing as I shake at school in front of people. Its affecting my life entirely, I hope there is a way that I can reduce the shakiness.

Posted by Anonymous on 30/11/2009 at 01:38

I have shaky hands ( both) when there is a big occasion in office or home. I can' write or take refreshment. Its very embarassing. I tried to avoid and it has affeted my carrer growth. I took best available neurophysician advice coupled with blood, Thyroid , urine CT Scan Test but nomedical abnormality was found. I took some medicines under doctor's advice but in vain. Now I do not know what to do.

Posted by Anonymous on 21/11/2009 at 10:33

my hands have shacked my entire life. it effects my everyday life. I occasionally have anxiety, but even when I don't my hands are out of control. I have always questioned myself why me? Is their any medications that would help me with my mysterious disorder?

Posted by rebecca on 21/11/2009 at 04:50

I tired of my shaky hands. Far as i have known i have always had shaky hands. But i don't understand when i eat a good breakfast and i really don't drink to much caffine i still have shaky hands It is driving me crazy.I also i don't eat my hands do shake, but if i eat and my hands still shake i drives me crazy

Posted by JO A on 18/11/2009 at 05:42

My Hand tremer always But on Tue they were like hard shak I could not hold a cup, or put my key into the door. I don't drink or smoke. I did'nt fell nervy or any thing , The next day I were very sore,My arm and neck

Posted by paul on 11/11/2009 at 03:54

i have a very frustrating problem with tremors. Mainly in my hands but if i go for a haircut my head starts to go same with the dentist etc hence the crewcut and not so clever teeth. Ii've suffered this for at least 10 years and self medicated a lot with disastrous results, i'm now starting to try and learn to live with it and it is slowly becoming a little easier, oh and using cutlery in restraunts is something i also try to avoid, this makes family occasions like christmas very stressful anyway there are people with far more problems than me so byee.

Posted by becky on 02/11/2009 at 12:19

for about three years i have had shaky hands, sometimes my head shakes and i cant stay still for long.i have lost my ability to write but i really hope a doctor can give me something to lessen the shakes.i have stopped drinking even caffein.liquor too.dont despair pple, everyone has problems but that shouldnt control ur life.good luck!

Posted by Calum Cowperthwaite on 16/10/2009 at 11:41

I am 16 and my hands have never been shaky and as i type this letter my hands are struggling to get the right letters, i dnt know what i have or wheather i am ill! does anyone know what I have?

Posted by M on 01/10/2009 at 04:13

I've had noticeably shaky hands since I was 11 also. Propanolol and atenolol help a bit but the body adjusts to them and also seems to respond with a depressed nervous system. Caffeine and anxiety definitely make the problem worse. I recently read about how low blood sugar exacerbates it also. There seems to be a small window of time after I eat where I get no shakes. I skipped dinner last night. When I tried to eat this morning, my hands were violently shaking, I couldn't even raise the spoon to my mouth (I was in public). I literally had to bring the bowl up to my face and use the spoon like a lever to get the food in my mouth. REALLY embarrassing. I have a feeling that a combination of all of the therapies listed are the only thing that's going to help me. I might try accupuncture as well since it's supposed to be able to 'balance your energy', and shakiness to my shows excess energy going to waste. Good luck shaky people, I hate this condition!

Posted by Anonymous on 15/09/2009 at 02:48

My husband hands often shake I noticed this morning in particular he drinks heavily would this be the cause

Posted by KrazyStraw on 11/09/2009 at 11:24

i've had shaky hands since i was 11..i drink alot of energy drinks but even wen i dont my hands shake like crazy...and its rlly noticeable...are there any prescription drugs anybody could recommend that i could talk to my doctor about?...its REALLY bad wen im nervous.

Posted by junito on 24/08/2009 at 11:46

Hi, im only 14 and my hands/arm muscles shake a lot when im nervous and anxious.. My left hand seems to shake more then my right hand, and when im holding small objects, i cant hold them still and its very embarrassing in front of your friends and peers.. Also when i smile my cheeks sometimes shake a bit, and my head sometimes is a bit shaky but not noticeable. I went to the doctor and they gave me some medicine which i took for a few weeks and seemed to have no effect whatsoever on the shakiness.. Any ideas what i can do to stop it or any medication/food/drink i can use to help?

Posted by Anonymous on 19/08/2009 at 12:50

hello my name is scott and i have shakey hands but its more annoying than anything else. its like normal shakiness but slightly more 'intense' though not extremely shakey. i dont know if this makes a difference but i do have really big hands but i dont see how that affects it. any suggestions or am i over-reacting?

Posted by dusitn on 12/08/2009 at 05:44

I've had shaky hands specifically the left hand since I was around 11 years old. I know am in video and almost every day have to pin a lapel mic onto an interview. The shakey hands is best taken in stride. stay off coffee and other caffiene. If you drink a lot then hydrate yourself before bed and in the morning. Keep a calm demeanor. Remember you are the master of your domain. If all else fails I let the client know that I'm not nervous, I just have a bit of tremor, as most people that I'm about to film are way more nervous than I could ever be about interviewing them and it gives them something to take their mind off how they look on camera. If the shaking is really getting you down or messing up job interviews or your profession, I'm sure a beta blocker can get rid of the symptoms for the time you need it to. Don't be afraid to ask your gp about treatment, you dont' have a life threatening illness most likely!

Posted by agl on 10/08/2009 at 03:37

I have read all statements and concerns.I too have suffered with shakey hands well especially the left hand have tried all but the one thing that seems to help alot and has condensed it is,drinking aloe vera juice.they sell it at walmart.try it it wont hurt you but might do for you as it did for me!never know?good luck to all and I will pray for all..

Posted by j.ram on 08/08/2009 at 07:04

my problem is shaking hand when i write, since 4years. i have a habit of holding the pen or pencil tight from my childhood, is it because of this? or any other reason, kindely suggest the cure or remidy. thanking you.

Posted by Jon on 08/08/2009 at 03:15

I am 16 years old and all my life my hands have shaken now they are getting really bad before it would be hard for me to hold a cup of coffee still. now its hard for me to hold a cup with out spilling it. lately i have been feeling my shaking all throughout my body. i get blood test done almost every year but it comes out negative. but at my age my hands shouldn't shake this much. i would love to know what it is but we just cant find out i am going to a different doctor soon to see if he knows.

Posted by Lisa Young on 28/07/2009 at 06:36

I have had shaking hands since i was a small child. bad enough that when meeting new people they ask me if im nervous. it seems to run in my family, my father and grandmother also shake. my shake is worse if i try to do something with small motor skills, threading a needle, or grasping something small. my handwriting has always been atrocious and my teachers in school always gave me a hard time about it, but i could not make it better. lately i have noticed it is getting worse. more people noticing. it is very embarrassing. i am unable to see a doctor at the moment due to lack of insurance, allthou i am very concerned. The last time i saw a doctor he did say i have a thyroid problem and put me on synthroid, it doesnt seem to help. i never asked a doctor about the shaking before, since it has always been there, but lately its so worse i worry. any help appreciated.

Posted by Anonymous on 23/07/2009 at 04:00

i've had hand shakiness since age 12 when in situations where people's attention were focused on me. When holding a glass or a sheet of paper in front of an audience. I am a teacher and this problem has entered into my decision for job offers. I have tried mind control and wine. I do not experience as much anxiety over it as in years past. I don't notice it as much now. I have one brother in whom I've noticed it. I recently noticed a 29 year old niece who is a teacher and pianist exhibiting some slight shakiness. I will not mention it because mine always exacerbated when it was verbally mentioned. I've never tried a medication for it but I have coped with it all my life. I knew a doctor who was the head of a department who had a wonderful career but stuttered severely. If he was successful in a medical field, I decided I could be successful in the teaching field in spite of shakiness, and I have.

Posted by Stuart on 30/06/2009 at 12:14

I've had shakey hands for years. It is so EMBARRISING!!! All the little things become such a huge deal, like holding a pint accross a room, eating, writing. It affects my confidence so much. It's also started with my head. None of this happens when I'm relaxed with my family, only when I go to work, go out shopping or just walking in public. Its like a mental battle with your brain. Your telling yourself I'm relaxed, don't shake. But guess what you still SHAKE!!! unbelievable. But there are days when its when its great. The best cure in my opinion is 1 forget its there 2 Confidence 3 pint of shandy 4 GP for tablets (haven't tried it myself yet cause I want to beat it mentally. Best of luck ppl

Posted by Mondovid on 25/06/2009 at 02:37

My hands have shaken a little bit for a while now. About a week ago one of my friends noticed the shaking and brought it to my attention and ever since then it has been much more pronounced. I have always thought the would shake after a night of drinks or something like that and I would also notice it if I got a little anxious/excited about something. I do not want to have to go to the doctor and be put on medication. I have told myself no more drinking as I feel this might be the cause and I also have started to meditate to try and relax. I've been under a tremendous amount of stress lately. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I might control the problem short of going to the doctor and getting on medication?

Posted by Anonymous on 19/06/2009 at 10:31

my dad and his sister's hands shake and recently I discovered mine shakes. its annoying to find out that it very obvious. some say i'm an alcoholic while others say its parkinson's diease. thank God I now know the truth.

Posted by Kristal on 18/06/2009 at 08:34

Im a student and i have this shaking hand problem for a few year so sad with this problem it has take away my confident also my life!.i am electonic enginering student so it is so hard to me to face my life in university when handling with such small component..when i need to go out infront to answer question on the white board everyone will see my stupid shaking hand and it soooo embarasing...i also can't take picture when im with my friend because of my feeling down and feeling like a loser...i hate my self!

Posted by helena on 18/06/2009 at 06:18

i shake all the time buh i dont know why. i ony fifteen buhmy handsconstety shake its not noticable at first butthen oncepeople reaise it is noticeable. my mu hsakes alot too but not as much as me. ive had it for years and i used to have low blood pressure so im going to go to the doctors x

Posted by D.Johnson on 21/05/2009 at 12:00

My Doctor tells me not to think about it.I eat with my right hand now as my left hand shakes so much.Is there any tablets I can buy over the counter. Thank you.

Posted by dothin on 13/05/2009 at 11:01

ive had shaking hands since i was 20 years but its getting worse everyday and its causing me alot of embarassment.I feel like taking away my life coz i dont feel confident anymore. I cant do anything even taking coffee in public.

Posted by michelle on 24/04/2009 at 08:40

thank you very much for this information this was very helpful for me.

Posted by xyz on 24/04/2009 at 04:37

i had shaky hands which was truly one of the biggest public embarrasment but i found a solution to this problem through self-analysis.I just understood the fundamental cause of it and it was the psycological fear of its occuruance.I just got rid of it by the strong feeling of self confidence through meditation,deep breathing and yoga.Now i am happier than before.

Posted by tommy10 on 24/04/2009 at 02:10

My right hand would sometimes have a slight unsteadiness to it over the years, which I I always thought had to do with ligament strain when I was doing curls years ago. I took xanax 25 and half off and on from girl friend for about 1.5 years until we broke up last Aug. In sept On went on lexipro through Dec. at min dosage and weaned myself off. However about 3-4 weeks on lexipro I came down with shingles. Other then this I took the over the counter tylenol PM regularly at night. Have been for about 2 years. Still do! I am stressed over real estate market also. HOWEVER shortly after taking lexipro I noticed my right hand had tremors more noticeable to me and my left hand started up also. I do remember my mothers hands had tremors but never gave it much thought before. I have not been to dr. for this! Any ideas?! Tom

Posted by mj on 23/04/2009 at 04:13

im a very horny person and i think "too much sex" can make me shaky. even my body is shaking whenever i woke and get up on bed. is it true? i wanna have sex everyday. is it a bad habit? help me plz.

Posted by Daniel on 19/04/2009 at 07:18

Hey, before starting training at a gym i didnt had shaky hands. But after a few months, i noticed they were a bit shaky, not much, but still noticable. At school, people told me that training can make your hands shaky. I would like to know if training can make your hands shaky.

Posted by jj on 19/04/2009 at 08:32

I have had shaky hands all my life, as did my Father, the main drawback is that people think you are a secret drinker which I am not... If I go to a social function a small brandy steadies the hands.

Posted by milley on 15/04/2009 at 08:05

I have often brought this up with my physician but always seem to be set aside. This has always frustrated me. What a relief to see that it is not a big health issue after all, I seem to fall under the Essential Tremors, and yes I found out most of the 7 sisters in my family history had or has this. Thank you for your web site. Now I can just ask the Dr. for meds to help the shaking.

Posted by Jnita on 13/04/2009 at 11:37

My hands started shaking about 1 yr.ago. I spoke with my doctor about it. He said it was harmless and we joked about it. So I didn't retain the reason for the shaking. Well, it has gotten so bad I have a hard time holding utensils, cups, ink pens, etc. I have to type most of my letters and cards now, but is hard sometimes because my hand hits the keys or the mouse, causing errors. I do a lot of crafts and sewing, so this makes it rough to do. I can put my hands in my lap and it will stop. I have C.O.P.D. and take medicines for this. I will consult my doctor about this.

Posted by KaTrina on 13/04/2009 at 07:17

Why am i so shaky especially my hands and i cant function without valium.

Posted by Pta on 12/04/2009 at 11:04

Ihave had an essential tremor since I had a temorary blip with my thyroid being overactive in my fiftys.However it appears to be getting worse, even though the Dr insists its not Parkinson,s I still worry.

Posted by amy on 05/04/2009 at 09:17

i found this site usfull but i still feel worried so i am going to go see my gp

Posted by Diana on 02/04/2009 at 05:32

When I was in my early teens I suffered from body image problems and adjusted my intake of foods via anorexia and bulima. Bulimia was a winner in the end because it falsely convinces your mind everything is ok. About 10 years later though I noticed blood and realised I had to tell everyone and stop this. When I was pregnant I stopped and never let myself go back to it. Anyway... still I noticed later I had a problem with sweating under my arms and was so humilated. Years later this still in certain situations cannot be controlled.. I also have shakey hands at the slightest nervous moment. Often I wish I could just get over it and always live and accept it. So far these problems have had negative effects on my career choices. It's like I can work out equations and all.. but when it comes to a practical I worry more about the noticeable shaking than I do about the results. Why does the body not respond to the thought to stop?

Posted by Jarred on 30/03/2009 at 01:06

Ey, iv noticed that lately after a workout that my hands are exceptionally shakey, sometimes i can stop this by cracking of the knuckles but then other times it seems as if im nervous but im not. it sometimes happens to my head if i move it slowly, acts like a twitch.

Posted by Allen on 24/03/2009 at 10:14

I have suffered with shaking hands for many years. It is most noticeable when I try to write (especially if someone is watching, or I'm in a hurry). Interestingly, I am an artist and the condition does not bother me when I paint or when I really concentrate on writing more slowly - curious.

Posted by Hal on 14/03/2009 at 06:29

I've had shaky hands for many years, and the older I get the worse the shaking gets. Can't hold a cup of coffee without slopping it everywhere as well as a half glass of wine. My writing is terrible. I will admit that after a couple glasses of wine the shakes are not as bad. I plan on discussing my "tremors" with my doctor this coming week.

Posted by matt on 13/03/2009 at 08:37

my hands have shook for atleast the past few years and my palms can often swet.iv never seen a docter for this im just now able to talk to people about it without being not sure what to do about it i have no healthcare.iv wished it to go away for quite awhile

Posted by j on 04/03/2009 at 10:38

im 17 and learning how to be a barber. my hands are moderately shaky. but my fingers are worse they move by themselves. it makes me angry cause of wen im cutting im shaking. also the shake seems to come from the elbow. can anyone help?

Posted by mark on 02/03/2009 at 10:41

i've had shaky as far back as i can remenber and it hasn't stoped me from doing anything

Posted by just a normal guy on 20/02/2009 at 12:06

ive noticed my shaking wen i was about 13, bt its has goten worse over the years... its embarresing wen i present a speech infront of a class, not only my hand shacks, bt also most parts of my body and a tremer in my voice... bt nly wen im extremely nurvous... i also hav sweaty palms... i just hate my hands and need help...

Posted by Anonymous on 11/02/2009 at 09:46

I too am a medical student. I've always had a slight shake which is worse when I'm anxious and haven't eaten in a while. It has never stopped me from doing anything in the past but now doing Medicine I am very worried as others have noticed my shake when examining patients and doing examinations, admitedly when I'm feeling anxious. I am worried about the future and having to take bloods or carry out other procedures.

Posted by Anonymous on 02/02/2009 at 06:47

hi im a 18 female hwo starting to think that i have an essential tremor b first i didnt kno what was wrog wit me i would try to fo the lilltes thing like put a girlfriends ear ring in but failed becouse my hands wouldnt stop shacking i always tried the hide that mostl when i was around guys or new ppl being nerves made it unbarable so im going to the doc to find out wat exaclyios wrong wit me

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Posted by Anonymous on 13/01/2009 at 07:52

My hands shake a little bit to much while I'm writing at work or at school.

Posted by FLE on 07/01/2009 at 08:55

I have had shaky hands for a few years now. Doctor says it is just an "age" problem, but I have to sign a lot of important papers, as chairman of our Board of Elections, and it becomes very annoying. I am Type 2 diabetic, and yet there are very few moments when I can count on "steady" hands. They do not shake when placed on table, etc.

Posted by thavan on 06/01/2009 at 06:58

father was an alcholic,and he used to tremor.Started for me when i graduated from school,and started studing electrical.had to quit.Now my daughter has it and she is studing medicine.Can you advise me a little more.thank you

Posted by gbenga on 23/12/2008 at 02:24

thanks it helpd a little cos it didnt discuss on shaky hands caused by masturbation,dats wat i read 4rm a website and dats d only fing i do that could b related to my shaky hands,nd wats d cure pls

Posted by maiy on 18/12/2008 at 06:39

pls help me i my two hand shake alot though i have explain to my boyfriend but he scared that it will not turn to something else in future because we lan to get married and something i use to feel pain in my thing like a burning sensaton i have been to my gp all i was given is paracetamol ls tell me what to do thanks

Posted by Anonymous on 17/12/2008 at 10:37

I am a medical student and i noticed i have shaky hands. this is most troublesome for me because i never noticed it before going into medical school.i am doing so well in my academics but this embarassing problem crops up anytime i want to do any procedure such as venepuncture or suturing. at first i thougt i was just nervous but this happens at annoying frequencies. i afraid for my career. i dont have symptoms of thyroid disease though i have sweaty palms and tends to sweat more than is usual. i a asthmatic but it has been long i had an attack and i am not currently on any medication. no body has same symptoms in my family


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