Haven't you seen a neurologist for an evaluation at all?
No I haven't, I'm quite embarrassed to do so. But I am pretty sure that this may be Essential Tremor because I have no control over it when it happens. What I can do is try to avoid it but that puts me in a lot of tension. If anyone can help me out, thank you very much.
Please go get assessed by a physician. It sounds like something with the cervical spine.
Taking you to a physician is the BEST way someone can help you. Two years is a long time to be suffering from something a physician could possibly help you with. Most of us on this site are NOT medical professionals and even if a medical professional anwsers your questions you are still encouraged to see a physician before doing any recommendations on this site.
I have the same thing I have been to a Neurologist he thinks essential tremor but none in my family or dystonia, he wants me to have an MRI but I cant afford this just now.
I dont have it all the time , and I feel I get it when I am stressed or upset about something..
You should go to a neurologist though to get an opinion, I hate people seeing me shake my head also and feel very embarrassed I am 69 what is your age
I am 16 and this just started to appear two years ago. It's good to see that there are other people with the same problem as me. Few people even know about essential tremor even though its the *most common* movement disorder. I have not yet gone to check it out because my head shaking alone is embarrasing and am always trying to hide it, trying to talk to my paranets about it will be even more embaressing. I really do not know what to do, I feel alone in this. All I want is for this to go away, I don't know where it came from but it just came without warning. I might also mention that it get's even worse when I'm nervous so I can't handle situations which make me nervous witout the tremor in my head.
I heard that stem stell research may be the answer into finding the cure, but quite frankly I don't think that there is going to be much research unless we push it. If we get our voice heard then they will see it worthwhile to start doing research into the cure. I've never been on medication and I don't want to, I believe that they are just poisoinging the body. If Essential Tremor started for a reason, then there must be a way to get rid of it. If people have cured cancer, then there is no doubt that you can cure Essential Tremor, it's just that the demand for curing cancer is higher because it is life threatening while the demand for curing essential tremor is not because A) few people know about it and B) it's not life threatening but it's just socially awkward. The only way I see that progress in a cure for this is being made is if we get our voice heard like I said and if there is a petition we can sign. That's when a difference will be made and this can be cured, I'm confident of that. I'm going to see what I can do, people may say that it will never happen but I can't rest until I cure this. That's the bottom line.
i have just read this+really,really want to know how you have got on with this problem now.the same head tremor started out of the blue with myself a few month ago.everything is that identical to what you wrote that it sounds like i wrote it myself.it bothers me that much that i am avoiding even leaving the house now(which i know is a bad thing to to).please let me know how you are now,if you got a diagnosis or found anything that helps it.thanks
Hi, I'm also curious to see how you have got on. I also experienced this head shaking. I remember it started when I was concentrating intensely, and then it cane quite frequently, and many times randomly, when speaking to people, when alone, when trying to concentrate etc.. A freind of mine had mentioned that alot of our diet is deficient of magnesium chloride, and that this essential mineral can also help with the nervous system. I got some magnesium chloride in crystal form, and made the solution. I must say it really helped me! After a few weeks I felt the difference, and soon the twitching was gone. I then stopped taking the magnesium chloride, and it seems to have returned slightly, though not as severe, but it often accompanies a foggy, cloudy head feeling, not being able to concentrate etc. I've started taking magnesium again, and it seems to be helping somewhat. Since it's an essential mineral, then there's no harm in trying it out, unlike these prescribed medicines that often create more harm than good. If you can get it in liquid form it's much better. Please stay in touch and let us know how you get on.
If the tremor starts when you make eye contact with someone, it could also be social anxiety disorder. I have the same issue.
Hi everyone,my name is Sean. I live in England,i'm not sure where all of you are. I have had my head tremor for nearly eight years. It was diagnosed as Dystonia. I too find it becomes worse in social situations but when i get a bad bout it can be just as violent when i am on my own. I too get the foggy feeling in my head. I was sent for Botox treatment some years ago but that didnt help. I have also been prescribed Propanal however i found that this made me extremely tired. I am going to try the Magnesium Chloride and i will report back. Also i appear to be getting more and more nervous and anxious as the years go by and i am going to ask my doctor to refer me to a specialist,again,i will report back. Good luck to you all and hopefully we can find something that helps us all.
When I was a boy I developed a head shaking or head shudder. Needless to say my folks were concerned. They took me to a neurologist who really couldn't figure it out and evaluated all kinds of things. Meanwhile my parents still were dismayed so they took me to a new family doctor, he listened and did a once over and said, "he has worms" which my parents confirmed with testing at home that night.
Turns out it was pinworms which was cured with two pills, take one once you know and another one or two weeks later.
Never had the problem again.
Not saying any of you guys have this but it's a place to look. Pimworms are relatively harmless and 100% curable. Other parasites can cause issues similar to some mentioned here.
I didn't know all this had happened until I was older as I was young and don't really remember it much.
In hearing the story my parents were like" We spent all this money with a neurologist only to have a Pediatrician say, calmly and matter of factually "He has worms"
Wondering how you are now? I have been diagnosed with ET. It all started around your age but I am now 39 and it has gotten worse. Mine is worse when I am nervous or feel like someone is watching me and may notice it (like having my picture taken). Have tried antiseizure medicine but did not like the way it made me feel :(
I'm in England and had this start last summer, im 29 and female. I thought as i have other health problems that this could be to do with them. My neurologist didn't seem in any way concerned and a scan to check for brain lesions was fine.
I wondered if mine was caused by anxiety, but even when im totally chilled and quite happy it still happens. Sometimes it's barely there and other times i'm like a nodding dog! It's embarrassing. I know people look at me when its bad.
Last week at the drs i asked and he said it was a type of tremor and a very common one at that.
I just wondered how people on here have got on or if they have had any treatment?
All the best xx