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I have noticed that my hands are starting to shake a little

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I have noticed that my hands are starting to shake a little bit. I do have carpal tunnel but noticed, some shakiness when using my hands. It is not continual and does not seem to occur at rest. I do have carpal tunnel, confirmed by a nerve test, and also experience pins and needles in my hands.I take spironolactone and celexa. What may cause these symptoms?

Hello and welcome to justanswer,I shall be consulting you today.

I'm reviewing your question and will post an answer in a moment.

So from the history you gave this is most likely a benign essential tremor.

This is a harmless condition.People are at a higher risk of developing essential tremor if they’re over age 40.

It can easily be treated with certain medications like propranolol.

Do let me know if you have any further questions

Thank you

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thank you doctor, can it be associated to my carpal tunnel?
It doesn't seem to bother me, just noticed the small change, mostly in my carpal tunnel hand.
I was fearful of parkinson's or some other neurological issue, but I do NOT have any muscle weakness or any other noticeable symptoms. Just slightly shakey hands at times. Would essential tremor come and go?

You are welcome.

NO this is not parkinsons or any other neurological disease at all.

You have nothing to be worried at all.

This is not due to carpal tunnel syndrome.

This is a harmless tremor which in most cases does not even require treatment.

This tremor typically occurs on out stretching the hands and disappears at rest.

Do let me know if you have any questions.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Exactly, stretching the hands certainly does make it worse. Thank you

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