I read a similar question but want to ask mine because I think it is unique. I have been eating primal since early December with great results, etc. At this point, I think I am more paleo plus red wine (or maybe that's just called primal minus dairy). Prior to the switch, I had some pretty severe hand tremors that were worse after drinking too much, too much caffeine, but also sometimes just there for no reason. It was pretty pronounced and people commented on it all the time. My brother also has this and his shaking is directly related to caffeine consumption.
My question: I have noticed they are back pretty strong for the last two days. I ate some corn products, sugar, vegetable oils and who knows what other frankenfoods during Easter but have been strict since then. I had one glass of red wine last night. Is this related to something I am putting in my body or something that is missing from my body? I can't tell if these are "aftershocks" from the Easter debacle or if I am missing out on an essential nutrient.
My stats: I am a 29 year old female, 5"6, 121 lbs, active, cook very frequently, eat organ meats and tons of leafy green vegetables, take fish oil, glucosamine, vitamin d, and occasionally magnesium. Stress is probably just as much as anyone else and sleep has actually been pretty good lately. I have been incorporating a little more fruit in my diet the last two weeks (maybe an entire papaya in a week plus a carton of berries and maybe a banana or two). I drink two cups of coffee a day.
PH, in your opinion: is this Essential Tremor, diet related or a deficiency of nutrients? Or all of the above?
Maybe it's just the latest Paleo fad but I'm going with -
Consult your physician, or a neurologist. Shaky hands could be anything from hypothermia to a brain tumor. (IT'SSSS NOT A TUUUUMOR)
Regardless of diagnosis, I'd get your Vitamin D blood level tested & make sure you are in the 50-60 ng/ml range or a bit higher. Seems to help with neurological issues that involve inflammation.
Also worth testing your progesterone level via salivary assay. Same function re: inflammation/brain.
It would be worth finding a naturopath and having a look and paying for bloodwork yourself. I agree could be anything. Does sound like essential tremor though. Does the magnesium have any effect? In me, it acts like a muscle relaxant.
Sounds like Essential Tremor to me (the post you are probably referring to is the question I posed). I am just barely starting to notice it in myself, and do find that when my blood sugar is low, that is when I am more prone to some slight shaking. How is your blood sugar doing?
FYI, the medical treatment is beta blockers, for what that's worth. I prefer to approach these things from a diet perspective, but if it is really bothering you, I know that helps my father quite a bit.