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Shaky hands?

Feb 01, 2015 8:54 PM

I'm 18 and I have been diagnosed with "probably lupus". I have Sjögren's syndrome as well. Twice this week I had a weird episode. My hands were so shaky that I couldn't hold my coffee cup. I hadn't even started drinking the coffee. It almost felt like the tremor was running up my hand and through my chest. My arm hurt from shaking so badly. That has never happened to me before. I have awful arthritis, but I'd rather be in pain than experience this again. Both times this happened I wasn't cold, I wasn't nervous (until after it started) and there wasn't any reason I should have been shaking. It was very strange. I'm mentioning it to my doctor soon. But I was wondering if anyone else has this problem, and what you have that causes it? Thank you so much.

Feb 02, 2015 7:30 AM

I have Sjogrens, Raynaud's & fibromyalgia, and I've noticed trembling on & off. It affects my writing where it looks like a kid's writing.

Feb 02, 2015 1:24 PM

I have fibro and my whole body will tremble and shake. Sometimes it is so bad I can barely walk. I went to a nuerologist and they said it wasn't neurological and told me I am focusing on the pain and when the pain gets so bad I shake. I don't focus on the pain I try to push through it. I have started being more aware of when it starts and for me I do believe when the pain level goes up is when it starts. I have started resting when it happens and have decreased the length of my episodes.

Feb 02, 2015 1:28 PM

I have fibromyalgia, among other things and when my pain levels go up, I get tremors. No quite like you but more like my entire body shakes. I hope you speak to your doctor sooner than later. Good luck and I hope they find the answer.

Feb 02, 2015 10:17 PM

Thanks guys. I'll try and see when it happens, see if I can pinpoint any reason. It's just so scary. I'm so afraid it will happen during a test. I'm a freshman in college, and if that happened I don't know if I'd be able to focus or write at all.

Feb 03, 2015 9:48 AM

Try not to put that thought in your mind. Remember that your brain is so focussed when taking a test, It may never happen. If it does, I'm sure you'll handle it and then come to us and we will chat with you and get you through it.

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