Old 01-26-2009, 02:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
Join Date: 2008
City: Montreal
State: Quebec
Country: CA
Diagnosed: 00/0000
Posts: 74
perplexed is on a distinguished road
Default Can dehydration or medication cause minimal hand tremors?

My husband is still undiagnosed - had 2 clean EMGs but severe swallowing and saliva-pooling problems. No muscle weakness or atrophy, negative Babinski.

My question is this; this morning I noticed his right hand trembling slightly. Is this a symptom to report to the doctor (who doesn't call back in any case)? Anyone heard of it being reaction to dehydration (he is mainly drinking Boosts and Ensures, which don't hydrate a lot), stress, sleeping medications (which also aren't working).

Another question: all the sleeping pills he's been prescribed work for the first hour,then he wakes up and is up all night.

Any suggestions?

Thanks to all for reading this,

perplexed is offline  
Old 01-26-2009, 03:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
Extremely Helpful Member
olly's Avatar
Join Date: 2008
City: uk
State: uk
Country: uk
Diagnosed: 11/2007
Posts: 2,791
olly is on a distinguished road
Default hi erica

you should definatly report the tremor to his neuro.
is it a action tremor or when hes at rest?
what sleep meds is he taking?
i take zopiclone,have done for some years with no problems.
it all depends on the type of sleep meds,some are just to send you off to sleep while others have a more long term effect to keep you asleep.
i think its valium and other antidepressant drugs they use to help you sleep for longer.
these are called benzodiazepines drugs and include diazepam,lorazepam,oxazepam.
zopiclone just send you off,since stopping my amitrptyline anti depressants that i took on a night the sleep med is not as effective.
please tell his neuro or gp about the tremor as soon as you can.
olly is offline  
Old 01-27-2009, 11:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
lostinlouisville's Avatar
Join Date: 2008
City: louisville
State: ky.
Country: us
Diagnosed: 00/0000
Posts: 243
lostinlouisville is on a distinguished road

I have a real bad tremor in right hand. Maybe about a year now, mostly when rest, I have been in ER. twice for kidney problems, from stone to UTI. They treated me both times for dehydration,which they said was the cause of my kidney problems, I am a diet coke and coffee drinker, no wonder I dehydrate easy, don't know if this contributes to hand tremor and have cut back on caffeine and take in more citrus drinks, do not notice difference in tremors though, just thought I would weigh in on this, hope you find answers soon.

lostinlouisville is offline  
Closed Thread

atrophy, back, diagnosed, muscle, night, problems, reading, saliva, stress, swallowing, symptom, undiagnosed, weakness

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads for: Can dehydration or medication cause minimal hand tremors?
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Symtoms only in left hand since 2 1/2 years - hand surgeon suspects MND Untertph Do I Have ALS? Is This ALS? 5 03-16-2015 07:51 AM
EMG was Clean muscle biopsy showed minimal amount of denervation with some reinnervat shawnh Do I Have ALS? Is This ALS? 18 12-23-2014 09:35 PM
tremors netimus Do I Have ALS? Is This ALS? 2 07-11-2014 05:02 PM
Clonus vs. Tremors RooRoo General Discussion About PLS 15 05-19-2014 09:35 AM
Tremors anyone? Port General Discussion About PLS 18 04-14-2014 03:56 AM
Fingers crossed for minimal changes! ruthiep Current Caregivers (CALS) 13 01-21-2012 11:47 PM
Tremors Bad Balance People With ALS - "PALS" 6 12-30-2010 10:33 PM
Fasciculations/Tremors Just J Do I Have ALS? Is This ALS? 0 11-23-2007 01:13 PM
Nausea/Dehydration Sammantha General Discussions About PBP 1 11-09-2007 02:46 PM
excessive dehydration Brentt General Discussion About ALS/MND 4 06-03-2007 07:57 AM

Go to the top of the page

  ALSforums - Get help and support with ALS/MND