Re: Do Antidepressants cause parkinsons ?
Hi....I have always had a slight tremor in my hands, and since I've been on Effexor I notice it a bit more. It is one of the side effects, and when I drink coffee and have a bit of anxiety it's even more noticable. You should see my left hand sometimes when I'm cutting hair. It's not going all over the place shaking, but my client will sometimes ask me if I'm nervous. Interesting, and doing clipper over comb (fine trimming at the temple and ear) sometimes sends my left hand into some kind of weird wonky spasm in a direction other than where it is supposed to go). That's been since the Effexor too (I never put it together till today), but I also have repetative strain injury in the wrist of the same hand. So who really knows. I just hope it doesn't get worse.
The Effexor's not connected with Parkinsons as far as I know. But, if your symptoms get worse, I hope you do get them checked out. Anxiety may make them more exaggerated.
It's all a matter of perspective!
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Last edited by quincy; 12-20-2003 at 12:26 AM.