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Posted by tim on March 09, 2000 at 10:51:05:

In Reply to: "internal tremors" posted by Mark on March 07, 2000 at 14:40:00:

: I have been experience "internal tremor" of my head
: and now both arms since November. Since the feeling
: is internal, the Neurologists are not sure it is essential tremor. Began treatment with ativan about
: 4 weeks ago and helped...but the underlying tremor
: is still there. Has anyone had similar experience
: with tremor..where it is only "internal" ...feels
: like sitting on the hood of an idling truck!
I'm fairly sure I've had similar experiances. I would call it sitting on a vibrating bed in a cheap motel. My wife does accupuncture and Chinese medicine and has seen this before. It seems to be related to stress and anxiety. Made sence with me. Limiting surgar, caffine, alcohol,
getting exercise and working with a therapist that deals directly with anxiety ( I used the "change" program, really helped) Also what I found to be really intereasting was the effect of breathing on blood chemistry. Hyperventilating (shallow breathing in the chest) over oxygenates the blood and can cause all sorts of symptoms including that shaky feeling. Try taking a full breath in the stomach thru the nose and let it out thru pursed lips with a count of 10. Take 2 normal breaths then another long one. just do it twice and relax and let go. see if it hel[ps to calm the vibrations. So I hope this wasn't to long winded but I know how frustrating it is when know one can tell what's going on. Hoped this helped.

Tim

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