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    Can anyone relate? Shaking.

    Started on July 11th which coincidentally was the day after what would have been my moms 58th bday. Started my dream job on July 13. Things should be going great for me, but they aren't.

    Since then I wake up with a shaking feeling, but my wife says I'm not shaking. Happens every day. If I flex my biceps my arms start shaking. If I turn my head parallel with my shoulders left or right my head starts to shake.

    Went to the ER twice, primary care, and walk in and they all said its anxiety. Went to a neurologist and he said I was fine that it was just anxiety. My worries are that its something like MS, ALS, or Parkinson's. The only two times in the past month when I felt fine all day is when I took my kid to an amusement park, and when I went to the casino with some friends.

    Does anyone else experience this? Do I need to get another opinion? Could this really just be anxiety?

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    Re: Can anyone relate? Shaking.

    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeSteele View Post
    Started on July 11th which coincidentally was the day after what would have been my moms 58th bday. Started my dream job on July 13. Things should be going great for me, but they aren't.

    Since then I wake up with a shaking feeling, but my wife says I'm not shaking. Happens every day. If I flex my biceps my arms start shaking. If I turn my head parallel with my shoulders left or right my head starts to shake.

    Went to the ER twice, primary care, and walk in and they all said its anxiety. Went to a neurologist and he said I was fine that it was just anxiety. My worries are that its something like MS, ALS, or Parkinson's. The only two times in the past month when I felt fine all day is when I took my kid to an amusement park, and when I went to the casino with some friends.

    Does anyone else experience this? Do I need to get another opinion? Could this really just be anxiety?
    be surprised what anxiety can manifest itself into
    are you sure when all this started coincidentally on that date?
    from the way you say "would have been" my guess she is no longer among us?
    sorry for your loss...but yeah maybe it got bit rough for you on that day ?
    which is understandable who wouldnt have a hard time doesnt matter if it happen a week ago or years ago
    emotions like that can def trigger anxiety
    even starting that dream job can do it but congratulations on actually doing what you love to do use that as motivation to keep pushing forward
    calm you anxiety down and it should go away
    just ask yourself what really is buggin you ?

    and im 99% sure it's anxiety because when we sit there wondering worrying and have your mind racing you will def feel anxiety hitting hard
    the reason you didnt feel anything when you were with your son and spending time with friends it took your mind off of things
    the shaking is normal believe it or not i get it to i have GAD
    if it was an underlying medical issue im sure it wouldnt take a day off
    distraction can be good
    Last edited by kiiing; 04-08-15 at 16:14.

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    I appreciate the response. I wish I could just trust and believe the people who have spent 10 years studying medicine vs me spending 10 minutes on WebMD. I think for me the issue is not grasping how my mind can have an effect on my body like this. Of course I can read any symptom online and mimic it within 24 hours. So that's a skill I wish I could paid for.

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    Re: Can anyone relate? Shaking.

    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeSteele View Post
    I appreciate the response. I wish I could just trust and believe the people who have spent 10 years studying medicine vs me spending 10 minutes on WebMD. I think for me the issue is not grasping how my mind can have an effect on my body like this. Of course I can read any symptom online and mimic it within 24 hours. So that's a skill I wish I could paid for.
    for what it's worth i have been battling anxiety, panic, agoraphobia for 9 yrs these issues can easily turn into physical symptoms
    i think i have felt every thing anxiety disorder can throw at you heart palpitations, shaking, hyperventilation, numb limbs, headaches, my head sometimes goes numb, random sharp pains, and list goes on and on so yes anxiey can manifest itself into crazy/scary physical symptoms
    shaking is very common or my hands will tremble or my eye will twitch
    32 visits to the emergency room
    tons of test all for them to come back normal
    and i am still alive kicking and breathing
    trust me when i say if you have been told by a specialist that hey nothing is wrong then take the news and never look back
    real easy to develop health anxiety and it's a dark side of anxiety you never want to be

    check out a few stickys called dr google

    most answers for "symptoms" on the internet or webmd are worst case scenario which are tumors, cancers, and all that scary stuff which for many people its 99% NOT the case

    promise you just relax and get your thoughts together youll be ok

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    Re: Can anyone relate? Shaking.

    I think you also have to think about than when you were at the amusement park/casino....I'd assume fun times....you were fine..

    I have symptoms that bother me too, but I can't help but notice that in moment when I'm really happy, or really busy, I'm able to ignore them and/or they completely go away. I also notice that when I have a cocktail in me....I am fine. I"m not advocating drinking by any means, but when symptoms that I'm sure will kill me subside after a few drops of vodka, and don't come back until the vodka has worn off....I try to tell myself that they can't be that bad.

    Good luck!

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    Re: Can anyone relate? Shaking.

    Hey George

    I have really bad health anxiety. I too get a lot of weird shaking sensations, especially if I have to use my muscles, lift my arms/hands etc. I found it has improved since my doctor put me on antidepressants to treat my anxiety. Still get the odd eye twitch, and still sometimes feel like my body is vibrating when I lie down at night, but I've just put it all down to the anxiety.

    Take your doctors word for it, and do more of the things that make you happy to take your mind off it since that seemed to work for you

    Hope you feel better soon!

    - Therese x

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    Re: Can anyone relate? Shaking.

    Hi George,

    I've been getting shaky arms and legs for a while now. I've been worrying about MS/Parkinsons etc.

    I'm not sure but could it be related to adrenaline?

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    Re: Can anyone relate? Shaking.

    15 years ago I developed a head tremor for 8 months...All tests done and it was adrenaline effect...anxiety.. I get a jittery head feeling sometimes even now when im very anxious..

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    Re: Can anyone relate? Shaking.

    I think these symptoms are the worst, because a quick google will bring up MND, ALS, Parkinsons, MS, etc, as you've noted. These debilitating and life-shortening diseases will play on your mind.

    If you had MND, it wouldn't give you a day's rest. Neither would Parkinson's.

    I'm going through the same. The thing that is keeping me going is that it never stops me doing anything... for example, with MND, you just won't be able to do something, no matter how hard you try: the physical ability doesn't exist any more.

    So when I get weakness during the day, but get a few pints in me and it's fine and I'm partying, there's not a problem.

    Anxiety is a strange illness and it changes to get the worst out of you. Tremors, shaking, twitching, cramps and weakness are some of the most common symptoms. So it's much more likely it's your anxiety, and not a spectacularly rare disease.

    (My 'symptoms' started after watching the new Stephen Hawking film - ha ****ing ha! 8 months later here I am).

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    I just posted something on my tremors then saw this - guess you are struggling with the shaking as well at the moment, as well as others - which is what I was wondering.

    Does anyone have resting tremors? That's what I have. They do get worse with anxiety, stress, fatigue, caffeine, exercise. My hands are fine but if I hold them out like one would steadily infront of them - then you can tell I have tremors. It gets to be embarrassing and humiliating after a while - I work as an optician - so that's the last thing I want my patients to see. I usually avoid certain hand movements to keep the shaking under control. Seems to be more persistent when I'm stressed or concentrating; eg: eating a sandwich I'd be fine but if I were to draw a temporary tattoo on someone or put a screw in a pair of spectacles - shakes shakes shakes!

    I also always worried about MS, Parkinsons, etc however I did google my tremors and the symptoms of Parkinsons and MS do not fit our tremors and shakes. Guarantee it's all anxiety - I know mine are just a genetic fluke or as the doctors called it a "phenomenon" but even so - without anxiety I doubt I'd even notice it. You'll be fine I'm sure -especially if you've had doctors say you are ok. Good luck!

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