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Old 09-28-2008, 07:31 PM   #1
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Mom's hand shakes a bit and head

Ok, so my brother calls me and I verified with my mother that she is noticing (in the last few months) the her hand shakes a bit and her head shaking at times. She notices that it really always starts after drinking coffee and seems to last throughout the day. However its not noticable if she is doing stuff like cooking, laundry, keeping active. She is 62.

Parkinsons does not run on the family. I called her tonight and she said it's just old age and this happens as you get older. NOT TO MY MOM THOUGH!!

She has no insurance and I am looking for something (even if I have to pay the monthly premiums).

Could it be a caffeine issue? Is she missing a mineral or vitamin? I know you're all not doctors but I am just trying to sift through possibilities and find what I can do with her not having insurance.

 
Old 09-29-2008, 03:59 PM   #2
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Re: Mom's hand shakes a bit and head

She should be checked for hyperthyroid but I'm guessing it's Essential Tremor. Katherine Hepburn had ET. If caffiene seems to be a trigger it should be avoided.

This page has tons of info: [url]http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tremor.html[/url]

 
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