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Feeling very shaky/jerky like a permanent caffeine high

Hi guys,

A few weeks ago at work one morning I noticed I felt trembily/shakey like I had far to many coffee's. The problem has since stuck around.

I have been avoiding caffeene and processed foods since and also been supplementing on vitamin B and Magnesium.

The only way to describe it is when I walk and move my joints feel like they shake/jitter. During rest they seem fine, But I also feel alot more anxious than normal.

I can hold my hands/fingers in-front of me quite still but as soon as I try to move my fingers/rotate my hands they feel like they "stick" and my slow movement is very jerky. I find it especially hard to scroll smoothly on the iphone/ipad etc as my movement is so jerky.

I also notice when I sit and type on the keyboard my right hand pinky finger seems to uncontrollably cross underneath my ring finger?

Blood test's I had a few months ago came back normal.

The only thing I can think of is Anxiety/ overactive thyroid/essential tremors?
However I have never suffered from Anxiety in my life and I am a very calm/happy person.

I didn't think essential tremor would come on so noticeably quickly in all parts of my body though?

Any help would be great. Going to see a Gp to get a referral this week.

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replied April 26th, 2014
Thank you for asking!
Tremors and shakiness with your presentation needs a complete hormonal and neurological assessment before mentioning any management plan. A complete history and physical examination with a detailed clinical correlation is advised to sort out the etiology and connect all the dots. Lets wait for your referral and see what comes up . Could be thyroid imbalance, could be some basal ganglia , could be simple psychological tremors .
Lets hope for the best
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replied April 26th, 2014
thanks for the reply!! Will let you know how I go
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