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why do my hands shake involuntarily? it happens when I'm trying to do something precise, like pour sugar in my cup.

it also happens after I've eaten something, so my blood sugar isn't low....and I do drink, but I've ruled out delirium tremors. I had eaten something tonight, and then when I went to bring my chicken wings to the table, I dropped them on the floor. When I had to drive because my gf was too tired, my anxiety was through the roof. I feel like my anxiety goes hand in hand with my shaky hands. But I don't know the cause.


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This may be an advanced warning sign of Parkinson's!  If it continues through the next day or so, you need to see a doctor.

Now that I've got you worked up, it really might not be that bad.  Are you getting enough sleep?  Drinking a lot of coffee?  These are the most common causes of shaky hands.  Lack of sleep may also contribute to anxiety.  

If this is not the case, you may want to evaluate any prescription or recreational drugs that you use.  I remember trying an MAOI once, and my hands got shaky, I was sweating like mad, and got really anxious.  I was even on the lowest prescription dose!  Many chemicals interact with our nervous system, and it all comes down to genetics.  You may need to stop drinking entirely to get a full and correct evaluation.

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