Do you have shaky hands?

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Do you have shaky hands?

  1. Yes

    21 vote(s)
    39.6%
  2. No

    29 vote(s)
    54.7%
  3. I don't have hands!

    3 vote(s)
    5.7%
  1. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

    spaceboots06

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    #1
    Hi guys,

    I was going about my business today and realized that my hands were more shaky than usual. Typically my hands tremble a bit but within my control. Today I noticed that they were acting worse than usual. I searched the net but couldn't really find anything besides PTSD, which I don't think I have! So, do you have shaky hands? And if so, why?
     
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    I believe this is a sign of Parkinson's. Didn't that come up on your search?
     
  3. spaceboots06 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm aware that it is indeed a symptom of Parkinson's. I believe I can rule that out though because it's usually heredity and not one person in my direct or indirect family has that crippling disability.
     
  4. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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  5. NathanCH macrumors 65816

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    After I workout they're really shaky for a few hours. I find that my left hand shakes a lot but it runs in the family. I'm not worried
     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    my hands are still as can be. I know a friend though, a year younger whose shake so bad :(
     
  7. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    Or you had regular coffee instead of decaf. There's no need to jump straight to a degenerative disorder.

    Other causes for shaky hands are (at least for me): extended periods without eating, sugar crash, being nervous/anxious or headaches. Usually a light meal and a little rest and I'm good to go.
     
  8. BobVB macrumors 6502a

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    Benign Familial Tremor or Essential Tremor

    usually worse in dominant hand, made worse with stimulants like caffeine, adrenaline (released when you go hypoglycemic). Had it all my life. I can remember having to brace my fingers down to the last digit for fine model painting as a kid.
     
  9. RawBert macrumors 68000

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  10. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    It's a sign of cannibalism, supposedly (yeah, I just watched The Book of Eli a few days ago).

    I get shaky hands if I drink too much coffee in the morning.
     
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  12. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    It can be any number of things. I am hypoglycemic so when I get hungry I start getting shaky.
     
  13. renewed macrumors 68040

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    This. Best speak with a doctor if you are concerned. Either that or hit up WebMD since you seem adamant on getting medical advice from the internetz. :rolleyes:
     
  14. R94N macrumors 68020

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  15. OutThere macrumors 603

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    I generally have the hands of a surgeon, extremely steady. I do, however, get some really shaky fingers when hungover.
     
  16. xlii macrumors 68000

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    1969... 10th grade history class... Mr Walsh... I stayed after school for some infraction... I notice that his hand was shaking as he was writing something. I mean really shaking... he was about 35 years old... I told him he should have it looked at. He told me it was an old Korean War injury, and then kicked me out.

    About 5 year later he died from muscular dystrophy.

    Hope you just drank too much coffee...
     
  17. JediZenMaster macrumors 68000

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    My hands shake sometimes i'm taking a picture. It's like i'm trying so hard not to make my hand shake that they do.
     
  18. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Breath out, shoot. Just like at the range. ;)
     
  19. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    I envy the still handed ,majority. My hands get more shaky when I watch them ,like holding a fork and watching it.
     
  20. wvuwhat macrumors 65816

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    I have shaky hands naturally, but they are really bad should by blood sugar become low (I have diabetes).
     
  21. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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  23. lbro macrumors 6502a

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    Alright, who's person who voted "I don't have hands"!
     
  24. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Stephen Hawking, and he was speaking relatively.
     
  25. Shani Clinton macrumors newbie

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    Re:Do you have shaky hands?

    Some one can fill if it touch his cheek.

    Shani.
     

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