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I don't mean shaking, like when your blood sugar is low, because I get that too (I am hypoglycemic). I mean my fingers jumping and moving around on their own. If I put my hand out my fingers will twitch and jump. People think I am doing it on purpose but I'm not. This has been happening for over a year now. I also get twitches like that in my eye on occasion and also in the left side of my face. Do you think this could be the early signs of MS or Parkinson's? That is my biggest fear, that's why I haven't gone to a doctor for it, because I don't want to have something seriously wrong with me. Any idea on this?
 

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I had them in my pinky for awhile a few years ago. From what I looked up, it is usually nothing. If it is a rhythmic twitch (like the kind you get in your eye0 then it is just a benign fasciculation and usually goes away eventually.<br>
I think Parkinsons and such starts with shaking and not the "twitchy" sort-of feeling.
 

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Do you drink "diet" anything? Because aspartame may be the problem.<br><br>
I have read that if people with parkinson's stop using aspartame it does reverse itself to some extent.<br><br>
If that's the case, let me know, I can post links about aspartame. But I suspect most MDC moms know all about this neurotoxin.
 

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No I don't drink diet anything. I don't know alot about aspartame but I don't use it. And no the twitching is not rhythmic and it does not go away. I might now have been clear in my first post. It has been happening for over a year and by that I mean all the time. It never goes away. Sometimes it gets worse, sometimes a bit better but never gone. I wish I could figure out how to upload a video clip on to some website so I could show you what I mean.
 

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I can picture it because I saw a young guy just the other day with the same symptoms that you describe. He worked in a car garage changing oil. Anyway, I sort of studied him a bit.<br><br>
I always analyse things and I thought well, he's either got low blood sugar, uses diet drinks, has been handling too many chemicals, or he has been injected once too many with the flu shot (which still contains mercury and that damages the neurons). The last one I sort of discounted because young kids generally don't bother.<br><br>
So, do you use chemicals that could be a problem?<br><br>
Low blood has nothing to do with it, you say? Do you have it under control?<br><br>
And of course the last question, do you think you might have neurological damage? Which is Parkinson or MS. And if so, why? What do you think could have cause the damage?
 

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I don't have it in my face but I have a very severe tremor in my right hand. Sometimes it's not too bad but other times it is really strong and I can't eat, drink or write with that hand. It looks like I'm shaking my hand on purpose but I'm not. I don't eat artificial sweeteners (migraine trigger for me) and mine aren't linked to low blood sugar either. I'm under the care of a neurologist for my migraines and asked him about it last visit, he thinks mine is an essential tremor. Nothing serious, but it will just get worse as I get older. I remember my grandmother shaking like this in her 80s but I'm only in my 30s!
 

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I too had the shaking hand and eye twitching. My right hand would just shake and I couldn't control it. And my right eye would twitch and the right side of my face would go numb down to my mouth. I was terrified but my dr. told me it was most likely stress. Attempts to reduce my stress level didn't help the symptoms, and then my left eye began twitching too. I really got scared and I saw a neurologist, had an MRI and my MRI was perfectly normal.<br><br>
What helped me tremendously was to eliminate caffeine, get more sleep, and I began taking calcium (1000 mgs) fish oil and flax seed meal. Plus a good multi-vitamin and for the first couple of months of starting this regimen, I also took a B vitamin supplement. I also learned some basic yoga stretches which I like to do in the morning or evening to calm me.<br><br>
I do think it was stress for me. My shaking and twitching slowly went away and now I never get any shaking in my hand anymore. When I've been feeling stressed for a few days I sometimes get a twitch in my right eye, which then clues me in my stress level is too high (b/c I'm not always aware of it) and I focus on being calm again.<br><br>
I hope it's stress for you, or too much caffeine or some combo.
 

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Look into Essential Tremor. I have this and that sounds like one of my symptons.<br><br>
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Essential tremor shows when the hand is in use. To contrast, Parkingson's tremor shows at rest.
 
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