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What would cause trembling of the chin and lower jaw in an

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What would cause trembling of the chin and lower jaw in an adult? It can be quite pronounced for days at a time, stop for a while, then returns unexpectedly. I would appreciate if you can give me any information regarding this problem. It can become quite uncomfortable at times. Thank you so much in advance.

Sue P.
Ontario, Canada
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 4 years ago.
Hello
Does the tremor disappear during sleep
Can it be controlled voluntarily
Does it increase with emotional stress, fever,hunger or anxiety.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I know that the tremor is still there when I go to bed but do not know if it disappears during sleep as I get very little quality sleep because I have fibromyalgia and restless leg syndrome and it is much worse at night. Also, some of the medication I take give me a very dry mouth so I'm forced to sip water quite often during the night so that I can swallow. I also suffer from hypothyroidism and high cholesterol. I can not contol the tremor unless I clamp my mouth shut. Then, I can still feel it even though it may not be obvious to the eye. I am a widow and live alone, so I'm pretty much stress free. I have not had a fever nor have I noticed it when I'm hungry. I can be there when I've eaten or after.
Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 4 years ago.
Can you please tell me what medicines are you taking.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Premarin 0.3 /day

Prozac 20 mg/day

Pravachol 20mg/day

Eltroxin 0.1 mg 2X day

Lyrica 75 mg 2X day

Tramacet 37.5/325 1 or 2 X4 daily

 

Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 4 years ago.
I can look at 2 things
1) Essential tremor
2) Influenced by Prozac
Essential tremors respond well to propranolol, primidone, gabapentin .
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