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Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by coho, Jan 17, 2009.

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  1. coho

    coho Member

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    Generally I don’t look for medical advice on public forums but I’m a bit desperate. Ive been too many specialists and had lots of testes ran and all I hear is I’m healthy. That’s nice, but the problem is my hands twitch and jerk all the time and now my arms feel like there quivering constantly. This has been going on for 7 months now and its slowly getting worse. Have any of you guys experienced this or no some one who has? I’ m going broke seeing doc after doc so I thought I’d try this route.
     
  2. BDodd

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    Have you seen a neurology specialist? That's sure where I'd start....Bob Dodd
     
  3. recurvyarcher

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    Maybe it has something to do with the mobilization of your testes...
     
  4. TC

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    coho, IANAD but, my mother had this. It is called "familial tremors". It supposedly is a normal thing. She was able to control it with Inderol which is a Beta blocker. "Essential tremors" are similiar. I have listed one of many web sites above. Good luck with this, it can be controlled. Tony
     
  5. J.Woolsey

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    Oh, Curvy! You are quick.
     
  6. coho

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    thanks guys, i've been to my family doc, two neurologists and an ear /nose /throat specalist. i've had an mri,eeg and ekg along with lots of blood work but they can't seem to figure out what it is. the first neruologist and the ear,nose,throat guy wanted nothing to do with me, once i paid my bill the second one was a lot nicer but didn't know what to tell me other than wait till it gets worse. my mom was told that for two years until they said its cancer you have a month to live.
    TC, i'll look into the tremor thing, but mine are more like cramps than a constant shake. thanks. i hope it turns out to be something easy to fix so i can keep shooting.
     
  7. Bvr Tail

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    After dealing with a neurologist for five month for severs back pain, he finally sent me to a neurological surgeon. The surgery did the trick, and I was back to work in two weeks.

    I was very upset with the first one, and told him so. I must have hit a nerve (YUK, YUK), because he became real course, and told me his only job was to control my pain, not cure me!

    I now ask my family Dr. to send me to a surgeon first.
     
  8. Shoot-at-em

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    I agree. A neuro surgeon is who I would recommend. I had a co-worker with similar symptoms and after surgery on his neck he back in shape.
     
  9. Hauxfan

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    Curvy, I'm thinking it would be more like the "immobilization" rather than the "mobilization of his testes".

    As a man, I think I speak from experience........ ;) ;) lol

    Hauxfan!
     
  10. bird_buster

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    I am not a medical doctor, but have a background in Human Biology/Molecular

    Regarding Nuerology, be sure not to go to a "Pain specialist". As you can imagine there are numerous pathways with in the brain. Pain people focus on studying the pathways that stimulate pain. I would seek advice from someone that is more versed in hormonal balance of the nervous system. I believe that if you had an MRI, if there was a pinched nerve or an area of the brain that was functioning differently, it would be detected. What may be of assistance is to have some blood work done and look at levels of various hormones and ions within the body. Oddly enough a simple thing like change of diet, may actually make a difference in this case.

    Please keep in mind I am not suggesting you go to some Holistic medicine man, but,imbalances in the nervous system can greatly effect the function. Simple things like Potassium are critical to proper function of Muscle contraction.

    Also, as we all know....There are more bad doctors out there than there are great ones so don't be afraid to question them.

    Good luck in your search.

    Cheers,
    SMK
     
  11. recurvyarcher

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    Coho, in all seriousness...Texshooter is a very good doctor. He helped me relieve a shoulder problem at the Grand, so that I could shoot. I've had a lot of conversations with him, and his capabilities are well above the common physician (he really is an M.D.).
     
  12. pyrdek

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    One other thought, is there any syncing of the tremors to your heart beat (pulse) rate?

    Reason I ask is that someone I knew at work years ago had some recurring pain in a leg. Eventually it was found that the blood circulating in the artery in the upper leg (femoral artery maybe?) was pushing on a small benign tumor that in turn was pushing on a leg nerve. This guy also had hypertension but I do not know if that played a part in his problem. I can't ask him anymore since he suffered a fatal stroke after he was hit by a car and suffered some permanent injury that really affected his mobility.

    In the event that it might be a blood circulating problem, it could be anywhere along the nerve path from the arm to the brain.
     
  13. Quack Shot

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    Look for a Vitamin D deficiency as well, but it usually affects more than just the arms. Same for Potassium, Calcium, and Magnesium. Vitamin D affects the absorbtion of Calcium. Lower levels of D can also be a factor in Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). A simple blood test can tell the story. A C-Spine issue can also do it. Do you have any numbness in the hands or fingers?

    I'd agree that a Neurologist might be a good start, or even a Neurosurgeon. An electromyography would probably rule out a few things. I've had them done and it was interesting to see the results. The Neurologist was good enough to show me the details and explain them. The only bad thing was that the results showed problems in more than one area, so I'm some surgeon's score card for now. The Neurosurgeon has done a wonderful job on the first one and I'd expect decent results from the next few surgeries.
     
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