Muscle Tremors

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Date Joined Mar 2017
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   Posted 3/20/2017 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys, so pretty much i have a problem. I am 16 years old and for the past couple of years ive noticed that i have shaky hands, not extremely shaky but above average, or at least more than everyone i know. I recently started getting into fitness and ive noticed that when i flex, my muscles shake. For example, if i flex my pectoral muscles (chest muscles) they will shake. Or for example, when i do push ups, if i do them fast then its fine, but if i lower myself slowly, my arms will shake. I really dont know why this happens. Someone told me it could be withdrawal from sugar (i used to eat a lot of sugar) but i started cutting down on the amount of sweets i eat for the past year an a bit. The only other explanation i could come up with is Parkinson's disease and i really hope im wrong about this as im only 16 and ive seen people who have parkinsons and they cant even walk straight and with good posture. Please let me know what a possible cause can be and/or how i can fix this

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Date Joined Sep 2015
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   Posted 3/20/2017 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi MetriX,

It would be best if you voice your concerns to your parents and see a Primary Care Physician/Family Practice Dr.

There is no reason for you to suspect something like MS or Parkinson's Disease. Hand tremors can have a variety reason such as some medications, drugs, alcohol and there is a type of tremor that is hereditary.

When you do push-ups slow you are working the muscles harder which can cause shaking. This is true anytime you are working your muscles, including flexing, and is not something to be concerned about.
Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1985
PTSD diagnosed Feb 2004 (PTSD since age 2), Anxiety/Panic attacks secondary to PTSD.
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