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I wasn't sure where to post but thought I could get some insight here. I'm 42 years old and have had some anxiety issues in the past, but recently my coworkers noticed me shaking when on the phone. I always chalked it up to anxiety but recently have become more concerned.


I do notice that I shake when I'm holding something like a phone, book etc. I have also developed a finger twitch on my right ring finger. I visited my primary doctor yesterday and have since had blood work done and scheduled an appointment with a neurologist in January.


I do not notice the shaking when resting hands but more when i hold something or hold my hands in front of my face.



The doctor said not to worry, but my anxiety is really kicking in.

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You are doing the right thing. Anyone can shake when anxious. The story that you offer is most consistent with a slight essential tremor, or drug-induced tremor both of which can be worsened by anxiety. You are doing the right thing by seeing a neurologist as there is also an outside possibility this could be PD but only an in person examination will sort this out; as well as routine follow-up with a good neurologist.

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