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Tremors and brain fog

Jul 19, 2015 5:21 PM

can't hold a conversation or a cup of coffee. My hand won't stop shaking. I'm trying to do homework but it's distracting. I can't control it and I don't know why. This is new in the last month. Drs said it isn't noticeable so no corrective action taken. Tired and frustrated. Just want to succeed on my two tests tomorrow and talk with my boyfriend in between studying.

Jul 19, 2015 6:17 PM

It's sounds like you're having a rough time. I also suffer from twitching/tremors. I recently started (yet another) med called Baclofen, which is meant to act as a muscle relaxant. It does make a difference but it also makes me feel somewhat spaced out! With tests etc on your plate, I doubt that would be a good thing.
If it's interfering with your day to day activities then your GP needs to take notice. Quality of life is an important factor for all of us. Maybe try seeing a different GP? If you have difficulty explaining how it feels and affects you, you could write it down and explain what happens. Hopefully the right doctor will react and see if there is anything they can suggest or supply to make your life that bit better.
In the meantime, gentle hugs. Be kind to yourself.

Jul 19, 2015 6:22 PM

Thank you!!! I'm trying to be kind to myself. I just feel like I'm nt functioning quite correctly and it's hard to accept and explain to my sig other. Loss of balance too. Just want to know why?! I mean I have fibromyalgia and undifferentiated connective tissue disease but I don't understand the symptoms starting point I guess

Jul 19, 2015 6:56 PM

I understand that. It is difficult to understand half of what we suffer, even on a good day! I can only speak from my own experience; I have found my twitching gets worse the more I do. Flare ups, stress, overdoing it! Tiredness, catch 22 with this condition. You try so hard to do the simple things and suffer relentlessly for trying your best to be 'normal'. I've done loads recently.....it's been a busy year! My GP said the twitching is another symptom of fibro and gave me pills to help. They do help but it means I'm now on seven different medications, five of which are for fibro. It's a tricky thing with any symptoms we have arise as some doctors automatically say it's a fibro thing. If you feel it has nothing to do with it then you need to relay that to the doctor.
For your own benefit, there are things you can do to lessen the impact. For instance, when relaxing, attempt to deliberately relax any areas that feel tense or are twitching. I'm guilty of doing this repeatedly because I tense up without realising it. Heat can also help muscles to relax. Even strapping them up (the limbs, obviously the body is a bit tricky to wrap up) if it's causing you grief.
Laughter is another great release. Comedies on TV, radio, Internet etc can help release endorphins into your system relaxing your muscles.
Naturally, if your still struggling with daily activities and it makes you feel bad, then go back to your doctor. Be insistent.
If you manage to get one to do some test etc, please let me know!😊 I would definitely mention the loss of balance as it could be a blood pressure thing.
Explaining how you feel to anyone is never easy. More often we feel like hopeless hypochondriacs.
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Jul 19, 2015 7:10 PM

Thank you. You've been so encouraging and I truly appreciate it

Jul 20, 2015 7:51 PM

MyDogMMPain, I'm sorry to hear you're struggling with all these symptoms and trying to study. PJB has lots of great advice, and I can't think of anything to add. Just know I understand what you're going through with my own tremors, dizziness, imbalance & dementia. Mayo is going to test my ears for vestibular problems regarding the dizziness & imbalance. I've been fighting both since 2007 and they're getting worse. Have you had the imbalance before? Do you ever have ear problems? I'm seeing a neurologist that specializes in movement disorders at Mayo. Do you have a neurologist? If these symptoms keep going on you should consider seeing one. Sending hugs & prayers you'll feel better soon. 🙏🌼

Jul 20, 2015 8:51 PM

My dog mask my pain I am sorry that you are having so many problems. I have noticed lately that I have a jerking downward in my hands,when I am reading my Kindel app on my tablet. It has started to be more aggressive now. I was supposed to see my Neurologist tomorrow but his office called and canceled it until August 6. I hope I can remember to tell him about it and ask about getting a shunt put in to drain my Syrinx.

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