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April 14th, 2013
same.. kinda
Im 15 and I take add medicine per morning... I only bobble my head and sometimes shake my body slightly if im around a bunch of people.. im very unfit and way too skinny and weak, idk if it has to do with that but please reply
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replied April 14th, 2013
Re: I have head shaking too, we're not alone we can cure it toge
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Hello, i was really relieved to know that i am not alone. Here is my story. A year ago i start experience head shaking. At start it was few times a week and somehow controllable, the last few months it started in daily basis many times within a day. I tend to do that when i am in public, especially in subway, when people stare at me or when i have the feeling that other people looking at me, as well when eating in public and sometimes even im alone. After it becomes more frequent it starts really to bother me and was really worry and think of million things, im really relieved finding all those posts, is a breath to continue the fight against the head shakes. When it happens, i know when it will happen, i am very aware of it, of course i say no but still i do it and i am aware of it. In public i when head shaking comes, i tend to control it by doing short shakes which people wont notice, but i can't control it always. I have none with medical history, however when i was about 16 and for few years i use to work night shifts and after that, even i change job, i make it as a habit to sleep late or early morning and i sleep few, however the last 2 years i use to be all day long working in computer. I am a very relax person, or better i used to be, now i find me anxious and stressed. I am afraid that the head shakes which lately i do it very hard can cause some damage to brain and neck. i don't drink (once in a while) and i don't smoke. People say your stories in detail so other people to know that they are not alone and also to share information and help each other by putting down all the data. I believe that head shake can reduce and gone maybe if we sleep normal times, eating on time and healthier, do exercises, don't stuck in monitor screens all day long, find a way to not be anxious and stressful. If anyone has any info, story or cure, please share!


Same exact thing with me thats exactly how it happens too!! Thanks a lot
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replied May 13th, 2013
Essential tremor- cure wanted.

I have King Size tremors, a neurologist whose not helpful, he works for the NHS Govt Health Service in England, and to date no help and so far no way of controlling it. My gut feeling is: It is anxiety and stress related and it may have been caused by (a) Depression tablet side effects (b) 'dry eyes', or (c) unapproved advertising Rape Pollen Ingestion via the eyes and nose, (d) a tooth virus years ago which caused severe earache, or all four, or anyone of these could be the cause. In other words I do not know for certain, and it's amusing when you go to a major hospital and you're told it's a common problem, yet they do not know what causes it and it appears, they have no cure for it, or workable treatment advice.

This talk by various posters of Propanolol or Xanadax being useful? Is hogwash, taking two Paracetomal is has good as anything. One day we will all learn its caused by the the Bermuda Triangle surrounding the optic nerves getting bug-infected that causes it, or the vein and a nerve behind your ear-bumps touching each other. I've found on warm sunny days my eyes go dry, and when this happens my 'jumps' leap 3 fold. What pixies me off is when you tell a doctor this and they give you that pitying look has if to say 'ridiculous'. Supermarket brilliant white lighting tubes can trigger it (another ridiculous comment) So much for Drs being part of a caring listening community. It's been announced that they've discovered the pain from a slipped disc- it not the pain from a slipped disc, but some vicious germ which invades and infect the disc, and the germ caused inflammation is the trouble, a 3 month corse of anti-biotics cures it, not an operation, The discoverer MR HANNE ALBERT of Denmark, may be given the Nobel Prize for medicine, so maybe we need anti-biotics? Maybe we need Mr Alberts cure? (PS: I'm now reading about Lymes Disease, why don't they jsu treat me for Lymes disease and see what happens instead of the battery-of-tests-route?)


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replied June 5th, 2013
I have the same thing--my head turns quickly left to right, or bobs up and down. My fingers also curl up or stretch out tight. I had an MRI and testing for seizures but came up clean. I brought it up with my neurologist and we figured out that they're tics! I get them when either my body or mind is stressed--if I have a migraine, am especially tired or sick, if I'm anxious or just really keyed up about something. Just knowing what they are has helped a lot. Before when they would happen I'd get even more anxious and that would make them worse; now I can tell myself to calm down, breathe deep, relax, do something else to get my mind off of them--sometimes if I'm somewhere where I can jump up and down and jiggle my body around a little that helps, too, maybe by releasing some pent-up energy or anciety--and usually they go away pretty quickly then. I've found trying to fight them off or hold them in only makes them worse. I would recommend talking to your doctors if you haven't and you're really worried...but if you can't or don't want to, try just recognizing what's happening, think about if you're stressed, and try calming yourself down or distracting yourself.
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replied June 10th, 2013
dystonia
I am 57 and have had head shaking in a no-no direction for many years. I was involved in a car accident in 1981 which caused a back injury along with many others. Not long after my recovery I noticed a small tremor on one occasion. I wasn't really then aware of it for a few years but in 1993 I asked my GP for a referral to a neurologist. A few tests were done and I was sent on my way with no further acknowledgement. Three years ago I went back to my GP in total distress as it was now out of control and other than working, I have become virtually house bound. I had a brain scan which was thankfully clear. I have been given medication designed for epilepsy, Rispiradone and beta blockers....also sent on a six week 'Mindfullness' course. None of these obviously worked!

I was eventually sent to the 'abnormal movements' specialist consultant who took one look at me and said DYSTONIA!! At last, a definitive diagnosis! Botox injections into the muscles of the neck but beware...if administered incorrectly it can affect speach and swallow. It worked for me the first time for one month (only done 3 monthly) and this time had no effect.

My sister swears by Tenex for her son who has Tourettes with Tics.

It has cheered me somewhat reading your notices so thank you. Living with this embarrassing affliction is difficult and for me, debilitating but between us we will find something which works!
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replied June 10th, 2013
Does anyone know how to delete a post on here? As you see, my first one required some corrections but once edited, got posted along with the good one!!
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replied June 10th, 2013
I have posted before, I'm the man who said May 13 2013, that I have King Size tremours. Recently, I have got it into my head maybe its pyschosomatic, meaning I have conditioned myself to have these tremours, and wondered if I took four paracetomal a day, maybe I could with their help. condition myself to not have them. So far, it's caused a slight reduction in tremours, insofar has they are hardly noticeable, on a scale of 1 to 10, before I scored 8, now it's been reduced to 4 - 5, and the head-jerks, kick-backs in my neck/head are not so frequent.

This morning, I had an argument with a taxi driver who almost crashed into me, before using 'Paracetomal', my head would shake, today, after this argument it did not happen, there was no head shaking until I got home twenty minutes later, whilst typing this it's head shaking time, so it appears to me I need surgery, a nerve is touching a pumping blood vessel, and if you place a patch of polythene between them the problems solved, They do this operation in the USA for a cost of 20 000.00, GBP, ($30 000 dollars) It does seem a lot for drilling a hole in your skull, and moving a vein out of the way. On the Internet there's been some good reports on this, so I will report back about my attempts to have it done. Regards to all.
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replied December 11th, 2013
I notice I don't get them when I'm super relaxed or I've had a few sips of a beer. I will try rubbing my fingers together in my pocket, for example, to see if this helps.

I think this is a stress/anxiety issue and it is up to us to overcome it. There is most likely a physical reason this is happening and would probably happen to most people if they let the stress/anxiety level reach the point we do.

I am trying to record my events and come up with some useful data. I will report back if I find anything.
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replied December 11th, 2013
Has anyone had a physical recently and gotten blood work?

I noticed these shakes less than a year ago. My physical last year was great, this year my blood test showed low sodium/chromium levels. This might(big might) be related.

I am working with my doctor to fix my sodium/chromium levels. I will post with any information I find.
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replied December 12th, 2013
My shakes are getting worse, much worse, the Doctors now think its caused by a brain nerve touching a blood vessel, and when I get angry, or my blood pressure goes up the blood vein 'shakes the adjoining nerve into a re-action".

I had the MMI scan last week, and have been warned I need 'NERVE DECOMPRESSION SURGERY;

it's not a low sodium problem, do try, 2 Paracetamol in the morning, and here's a bit of good advice "try taking three zinc tablets in one go", it's a vitamin and harmless, I took 3 zinc as a trial, and after 3 weeks of fierce Parkinson type shaking which was making me ill, the next day it completely stopped, and so far not returned?

I've just reminded myself to go upstairs and try 3 x Zinc again, although I do not appear to be shaking right now. Please Google brain nerve decompression surgery for further information. I'm not looking forward to my head being opened up or surgery, but I do need surgery. Good Luck from a long - term sufferer.
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replied January 30th, 2014
Hi all.
Also suffering from Head shakes.
18 years-old Male. Secon year student at university.
My story:
Had acne. Was so nervous at the public. Coped with it. HOwever, 2 months ago while passing final examinatiots the head shaking started, especially first time i remember, when the proffesor looked at me. But I neglected thought that it is just due to my acne past. But by the time it become worse. Especially, when was meeting with friends at restaurant. So that night I started to google the issue. FOunt that it could be tremor. After Realising that there havent been found any cure yet, was damped by depression, didnt go out for 7 days. The problem become worse. The 2ns semester started, lost will for studying. So, I started to search for temprory solutions to stop the shaking at university. Found that zinc is good stuff to cope with it. Aldo, wanna say that over mastubration causes neurological, mental, physical problems. It is fact. So please stop doing that stuff.
But still it is only 50% cure, cause can feel the dificulty to move head at the public. For them, who is suffering, I advice to take zinc supplements and look forward for cure, and do your ow research! No one can help you, but yourself. Also saw on the forum dude did cure his shaking by taking reservarol + other stuff.
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replied January 30th, 2014
Head nodding
Dystonia means: "We do not know what causes it-so we call it Dystonia", this is a medical term for the 10+ different tics, grimaces and odd movements we suffer from.

IMPORTANT: It could be a nerve infection, a damaged nerve with a lesion on it.

PLEASE TRY THIS: I beg off you to buy some ZINC vitamin tablets, buy 100 tabs for 1-00, take 3 a day for 3 - 4 days, then drop it to 2 a day from thereon, now watch the nods and tics sort of disappear, the question is Why? what has Zinc done?

BOTOX; I had this 5 x times, the Dr put it in the back of the skull/head above the 2 x ears-line , it did not work, his BOTOX nurse took over and she puts it in the lower neck, meaning the side of the neck below the ears - and it then works wonderfully. So one must ask Why?
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replied April 20th, 2014
I came across this website and wanted to learn about head shaking and I realized that there’s no cure for the time being. I also noted about an advice about not being in front of the monitor too long. I believe that this is a healthy advice though, not just for the purpose of relieving yourself of headshaking, but being healthy in general, and to relieve oneself of Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. But then I need to be reminded when an hour has passed before I have to take a break from the monitor (about 5 minutes or more). And then I encountered this website with a downloadable program and I believe it’s safe though as I haven’t encountered any problem since late March when I downloaded it.

Hope this helps!
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replied April 20th, 2014
May I point out that all Anti -Depressant tablets have side effects, and some cause eye-nerve-damage and others cause facial nerve damage. The medical articles I have read state that 1 person in 10 000, who is prescribed depression tablets suffer permanent damage of some sort with Dystonia being one.

Dystonia is facial tics, head shaking and head tremors. The warning signs are: "When taking depression tablets be on the lookout for your eyes becoming sensitive to light, meaning in practice you appear to being *blinded by the *Sun". This is a signal that your nerves are being affected, The eyes are part of the nervous system, so stop taking the tablets and go to your Drs immediately seeking advice, also search Google for your prescribed drugs known side effects, see if they include eye damage. If they do copy and paste this out and take it to the Drs with you. Depression tablets are handed out by the millions. So an 1 in 10 000 users casualty rate adds up to a lot of sufferers worldwide. Neurologists are seeing an epidemic of patients worldwide with head nodding problems and are powerless to control it. Regards to All.
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replied December 4th, 2014
You are not alone :-)
I can relate to almost everyone's post on here which makes me feel so much better that I am not alone. Like someone else had mentioned, I first noticed my head shakes when I was getting pictures done in High School. I was told to hold my head still and hold it at a certain angle but could not as my head would shake uncontrollably. Since then I began noticing it when I was sitting at the lunch table with my friends. I would get the feeling that people were watching me and my head would shake every time I drank or would eat something. I am now 26 and still struggle with this. I always feel like people are staring at me and I am always so worried about looking cool or impressing people that I get nervous very easily. I have always been told that I am pretty and so I feel like people stare at me even more. It is something I struggle with everyday and could use all the advice I can get! I take xanax but try to avoid it during the day time as it makes me tired and lazy which I hate. I like to take it at night to relax me and it sometimes will help me stay relaxed for part of the morning. Cafeine always makes it worse but I can't keep myself from drinking it because I love it! I also get the twitching feeling and a tightness feeling in my brain. It feels like a tight band is around my head and I then have to move my head which makes a weird sticky sound and then gives me some relief. This is usually at night time. I also get weird tingling sensations in my head and sharp pains. I am going to start taking Zinc after reading the other posts and am interested to hear more about other peoples statuses and updates on cures! Good luck to everyone and I totally feel your suffering!
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replied August 28th, 2015
Head Twitching to Right on pillow at night
Hi, Sorry we are all dealing with this!
Does anyone else have the head/neck tremors (mine go from left to right) when lying down? My head drifts to the right when watching TV like torticollis, l, but when I put my head on the pillow at night, it starts twitching and ticking hard to the right. It is maddening and it is very hard to get to sleep.
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replied February 2nd, 2017
Unfortunately my 12 year old daughter has been having the no-no type head shake syndrome for a few years now. We noticed it one day because we had thought she just had a piece of hair in her face. We finally got her a hair cut and she still did it. I got to really watching her knowing that hair wasn't the issue. I finally figured out what was causing her to shake her head as if she was saying no-no. SUNLIGHT and or the like. Not every light will trigger her head shake. Some florisant tube lights will cause it, however not as much as the sun does. On summer days she will have her head turned away from the sun and all of a sudden turn her head towards the sun as if her eyes are magnitized to have to look towards the sun and her head will shake no-no. I then noticed it more in the car while driving. I decided to test the light by blocking it off and she would not shake her head no-no. Allow the light and she would start again. The additional scary thing is I also noticed her eyes will roll back into her head with head and then her eyes shut. I have a video of her doing it while on the play ground a few years back. Here is the video. https://youtu.be/VpAJcFDpNI0 I have spent days online and can not find anything on it or about it.
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