Cerebral Palsy Community
Very Mild CP - why is controlling nerves so difficult? Can it be helped...
About This Community:

This forum is an un-mediated, patient-to-patient forum for questions and support regarding cerebral palsy issues such as: Books and Journals, Daily Living and Social issues, Diagnosis, Education and Schools, Equipment (orthotics, walkers, wheelchairs, cars, etc.), Family and Patient Support Groups, Financial Help and Support, Insurance Issues, Legal Rights and Issues, Research, Long-Term Care, Treatments (Biofeedback, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Conductive Education, Suit Therapy, Botox, Baclofen, PERC, etc.)

Font Size:
Blank Blank

Very Mild CP - why is controlling nerves so difficult? Can it be helped/stopped?

This might have a lot to do with anxiety/panic attacks etc... but, any advice/suggestions would be appreciated.

Why is it that when in the presence of 2 or more people the following happens:

- hands/fingers tense. Can't lift a full glass of water without strangling it to death!
- any fine motor movement cannot be done with ease or eloquence
- body tenses, walking is stiff, hands become clenched and do no flow freely along at the sides
- trembling occurs

Basically there is a lack of control. However, when alone, above symptoms are next to none, with the exception that when calm lifting things like a full glass seems "heavy."

I understand exercise strengthen is recommended here, but can it be a case of "mind over matter" as well? How can one approach this problem for successful results?
351246 tn?1379685732
You are probably tense in the presence of other people. Some individuals do have a phobia to perform in front of others or do not like being around people. This can precipitate an anxiety attack. You need to consult a counselor and probably learn some mind behavior techniques to overcome this anxiety. This helps to divert the mind away from the thought that you are tense in public and you learn to focus on the task and not the people around you. Take care!

The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
Post a Comment
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Cerebral Palsy Community Resources