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I tremor uncontrollably when I'm nervous or anxious. Any tips on how to make it not so noticeable? It's almost like an uncontrollable physical response to the anxiety.

 

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Exactly what it is. You don't have to have PD to experience those symptoms. Find a way to avoid what you feel are the most stressful situations as a start. I think counselling  may also be something to look into.

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I'm so sorry you experience this.  I do, too.  I think it is unfortunately the way our bodies react now as Parkies.  It's very humbling.  Depending on the situation, I may just mention that I have Parkinson's (if I'm around someone when it happens).  It helps sometimes to just put it out there.

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I do usually put it out there that I have PD. Guess I'll just keep going with that plan. 

 

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The exact same thing happens to me.   Whether it's my husband driving too fast, or an exciting football game that my team is losing, whatever the situation if I'm stressed I shake crazy.   In the next month I am having root canal and a colonoscopy.  Shake, rattle and roll!!!

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It is better not to think about it,because that is when it really gives you more anxiety.So try to be as calm as possible and avoid stressful situations.

 

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Nice to hear I'm not alone but sorry too-it really is a pain when it happens .

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Within minutes of talking to a certain person, I would get a violent right hand tremor— I am almost exclusively left side symptomatic otherwise! I used it as a reason for changing a relationship status and taking Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and assertive communication training. The assertive communication was revolutionary! My whole life I had thought I was a firm yet fair person only to find out I’m a pushover!😁. My children were shocked I hadn’t known how passive I was. 

Now I appreciate my nervous tremor because it’s an indicator to take care of my needs and I can say “Ooh, look at that tremor, we’ll have to discuss this later.” 

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I find moving around - walking makes it go away faster.  It seems to be the shot of adrenalin for me and as soon as I get the adrenalin out of my system I'm fine.  It's worse when I'm sitting or confined.

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Thank you so much for this topic. I have the same problem. If it continues I get more anxious and then my whole body feels weak and shaky. Then my muscles start to tighten up and I feel like I’m hunched over. By this time I have a full fledged panic attack. Last night I had to have a friend drive me home. 

I seem to have higher anxiety in the evenings. When I’m at home I don’t know whether it’s better to lay down and try breathing exercises or try to keep on walking. 

I am also not good sitting in meetings at night.  This almost always sets me off.  Doing an activity seems to be much better. 

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I am not on any meds but I was wondering if when I do start taking them, how much will the meds help stop the tremor.  Forty years ago, when extremely anxious, I would have a steady shake in both hands.  Now, 40 years later and 2 years after being diagnosed, I have a PD tremor (right  arm/wrist/hand) that gets more violent when I get extremely anxious.  Tonight, at my 8 year old grandson's baseball game, the tremor was pretty violent.  I get into the game so it doesn't bother me.  It bothers me most sometimes at work when I get real anxious, I have to type with only my non-tremored left hand.  Lad, I haven't posted in several months, but I remember one of your past posts where you were speaking in front of a group, you wrote that you had a significant tremor.  Since reading that post, I often wonder, do the meds control the tremor?  Evidently no, at least in anxious/anxiety situations.

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I am on meds though very few..my tremor in my hand kicks up when stressed or anxious but now I have a mouth tremor very annoying, just wondering if anyone else can relate to this..

Em

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Hi Em,

Yes, I can relate.  The mouth tremor is the symptom that landed me in an MDS office and resulted in a diagnosis on my first visit.  The tremor is fine like a shivering.  The triggers are feeling cold and social situations when I am talking with someone and try to make eye contact.  They are worse at the end of a dose of medication.  What are yours like?  Take care, Gardener

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