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Developed Tremors, Anyone Else Have This?

Developed Tremors, Anyone Else Have This?

I have had arthritis my entire life, and in the last few weeks have developed something sorta new.... Hand and body tremors. before This would only happen if I way over caffeinated myself, and even then the tremors felt different. In the last, id say 5 years, I did start having tremors once in a while - just cant stop shaking, but it never lasted. in the last few weeks, since after my bad flare up and being on prednisone (I am now off it) I have had the tremors constantly,… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Before my RA diagnosis I was diagnosed with Essential Tremors, it's controlled now with Topamax.

posted over 2 years ago

I Have Arm And Hand Tremours, Does Anyone Have A Suggestion For Me?

I Have Arm And Hand Tremours, Does Anyone Have A Suggestion For Me?

I I have arm and hand tremours, does anyone have a suggestion for me? My hands shake so bad that I can't eat soup with a spoon. I can't even write out my Christmas cards, my grocery lists look like a 2 year old's writing. Has anyone else experienced this?

A myRAteam Member said:

Yes I get it a lot

posted 5 months ago

Has Anyone Experienced Leg Tremors? If So, Was It A Symptom Of RA?

Has Anyone Experienced Leg Tremors? If So, Was It A Symptom Of RA?

I recently started experiencing tremors in my left leg. They only occur when I’m walking or starting to stand up, and they last for about 5-10 seconds. They seem to be happening with increased frequency (about 10-20 times a day now). Has anyone experienced this? If so, what was the cause? RA or something else?

A myRAteam Member said:

I've taken it for years because of my chemo neuropathy in my feet and hands. If you start taking it, make sure not to stop unless you doctor says okay.

posted 4 months ago

How Many Of You Worked As Dental Assistants In The 70's And 80's??

How Many Of You Worked As Dental Assistants In The 70's And 80's??

Through my research there appears to be an issue with many of us developing RA. The link is Mercury. I began with tremors (a sign of Mercury) and then 30 years later came out with full blown RA. I quit assisting and went to a different career as my hands were getting so bad with tremors, stiffness and pain. Eventually I could not manipulate small objects and instruments required in my job. Looking back that had to have been the beginning of this… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Thank you. I am looking into chelation and will let you know how it goes. I had a blood test done in the 80"s and it was extremely high at that time.… read more

posted almost 5 years ago

Help!!!!

Help!!!!

I've been an RA pateint for over 11 yrs gone thu the line of meds and I'm now on methotrexate and Actemra but now I've been diagnosed with 2 Brian Tumors. Can anyone tell me if the cause of my tumors r the RA drugs?

A myRAteam Member said:

This is a subject you should discuss with your rheumy. Methotrexate is a form of chemotherapy so to me it wouldn't be the cause. Not familiar with read more

posted about 2 years ago

Are Hand Trembles And Shakes A Symptom Of RA?

Are Hand Trembles And Shakes A Symptom Of RA?

Has anyone else experienced this? What has worked to reduce it?

A myRAteam Member said:

I do believe there is a connection with tremors. Since I am on a monthly infusion That has a half life of two weeks, the last week I the medicine is… read more

posted over 1 year ago

I Am Curious To Know If Anyone Is Experiencing Increased Episodes Of Being Off Balance?

I Am Curious To Know If Anyone Is Experiencing Increased Episodes Of Being Off Balance?

A few months ago I was getting out of bed and went to take a step and my leg folded up under me. I ended up with a bruised tailbone from a wood floor and took a chunk out of my ankle. Since then I have continued to notice at times I feel off balance. I have also noticed tremors in my left thumb. Anyone else having similar symptoms?

A myRAteam Member said:

Yes, we have to go slower.

posted over 1 year ago

Posts

Posts

Can you edit a post after you've posted? My hand was shaking, I hit the wrong button, 1 post became 2....lol. These hands just are not working today.

A myRAteam Member said:

lol I do the same thing, My fingers just jump at random lol

posted over 4 years ago

Has Anybody Taking Methotrexate Experienced Double Vision Or Diplopia ?

Has Anybody Taking Methotrexate Experienced Double Vision Or Diplopia ?

seeing two of everything side by side. sudden onset.. All tests for tumors , haemorrhage , cholesterol. thyroid , liver , kidney , electrolyte etc ... show no problem

A myRAteam Member said:

Definitely see an eye doctor. RA causes vision problems, double or blurry vision & eventually loss of vision do to cataracts. I had cataracts at age… read more

posted about 2 years ago