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Hi! Am just a normal person, with a diet that involves alot of healthy food. In fact, I don't eat any sweets or sugary things because I don't like them.
I have a new job which involves alot of fiddly handwork, and I have found that others are concerned about my shaky hands. If I am showing someone something to do with my hands, the shakes are quite great and uncontrollable. People are saying that I'm malnourished, anorexic, and the like, which is wrong. I don't know what to do to convince these people that I feel healthy as (the healthiest thing?) I look. I'm thinking blood sugar or unconscious nervousness. WHAT IS IT?? HELP!!
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Without seeing you or knowing your BMI I can't say if you're anorexic or not. Most anorexic people don't believe that they are. However, I can say that my hands shake a little when I have to give a presentation, even if I don't think I'm nervous.
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Sorry, but I definitely know that this is not the case. I weigh 50-52 kilos, which I know is slightly underweight, height 165cm. I think. I shake very slightly at home, making jewellery, but it gets alot worse at work while people are watching. Low blood sugar? How bad is it to have low blood sugar because of my diet? Thanks for your input, Megan
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Could just be nervousness. Do you notice your hands shaking at other times when you are alone? If so, it could be something more serious such as Parkinson's. If it bothers you, check it out with a doctor. If it is nervousness, you can take some anti-anxiety medications as prescribed by your doctor which may stop the shaking completely.
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Hi, thanks for you reply. My hands shake alot while showing others things to do with my hands. So, yes, nervousness may come into it. I also notice that my hands shake very slightly when I am making jewellery, which is also fiddly work. It seems that to do something small, something weightless, with my hands, makes me shake. No weight, I shake.
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I wouldn't worry too much about. Everyones nervous system is wired slightly differently. Some people could be totally terrified and their hands would be totally steady. For others, a litle normal and even healthy anxiety or excitment can cause some sort of a shake in the hands. Also, some people have a tendancy for their hands to shake that they have inherited, or that is just normal - like part of who they are - its called "essential tremor" commonly. But its not something to worry about, because doctors arent even sure what it is really, and it can be very mild or come and go and causes no other side effects or future health problems.

I can empathise. I started a new job two weeks ago, and at times I feel my hands are a bit shakey, and its more worrying they are noticeable more than anything! But you'll be ok, dont worry!
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do you hands shake mostly when your coworkers are looking? maybe your just nervous... not that it helps to know that.
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@: magnum2
Yes, thank you for your input. My hands shake alot while showing people fiddly things, when normally I wouldn't notice. The reason that I am concerned is because everyone at work keeps commenting, and I feel that it shouldn't happen. Also wondering about whether I should include more sugar in my eating patterns. Any thoughts?
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weed mebe could help
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It's probably your blood sugar. Try drinking more orange juice. You do have to have sugar in your system. Also, honey is a good way to get sugar in your system naturally, and it gives you instant lasting energy.
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@: silence
I was thinking low blood sugar all along, only nobody will believe me. I eat a very good choice of foods, but they only contain natural sugars. Normally I drink only water, but perhaps I need to change that. In the past I have passed out in the shower if I haven't had brekkie. I am quite thin so I need to keep my energy levels up. What do you think?
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Thanks to everyone who has tried to help!!!!! Have been to doctor, healthy as a horse (a healthy one). Problem being anxiety, ( as some have suggested). In a new job, learning new things makes me nervous. The added comments, no, accusations, about my eating habits only makes things worse.
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Now that I know this, I feel confident that I can grow out of it, and succeed at my new job! Thanks for all suggestions, M.
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it could be you're not getting enough protein.
Being vegetarian, i get the shakes when i don't eat enough of my peanuts or anything with protein.
so try some peanutbutter...^-^
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well definately if u r still shaking after say two weaks or u develope other symptoms such as going frequently to wee or a dry mouth , anything that seems different to u , see the GP> it doesn't need to kill u to make u like misserable and most things r treatable these days . hope this help .
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i have shaky hands all the time aswel.
i went to the doctors about it and as usual they didnt do much they dunno what it is.

i find when i have a drink or something after a while it isnt as bad but when i hold something still or what ever i just shake

i aint that bothered about it i just wanna know why i shake
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I've tried all sorts of things. I've found that monitoring your blood sugar helps out. Eat lots of cinnamon, spinach and high-iron vegetables. Other than that, I found the treatments at

http://www.stopshakyhands.com/

to be really helpful. Within a few weeks I had stopped my shaky hands. It's kind of expensive, but if you're willing to spend the money for something that actually works I highly suggest this.
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Its called essential tremor - you'll notice it disappears with alcohol - its a terrible thing to have, super awkward. I was diagnosed.. Identical symptoms
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