Tremors from environment or illness?
Hello. I am a 42 year old woman diagnosed with Fibromyalgia about 5 years ago. About 3 months ago, I started having tremors. The first episode was my full body and was so strong that my husband thought the bed was somehow vibrating. About a month later, the tremors returned, and became more and more frequent. They are almost constant now, coming in waves that increase and decrease seemingly at random. Headaches followed. They feel like a sinus infection: pain around the eyes, into the jaw, top of the head, etc. At times, my speech is altered. I stumble over words, like I’m talking with a case of the shivers. I have tinnitus in both ears, and sometimes it sounds like something crackling in my ears. So far, CBC and electrolytes are normal. TSH was normal. I even had a normal MRI (no contrast). I have no known health issues other than the extremity pain that has been attributed to Fibromyalgia. Yesterday, I noticed my husband and 2 teenage children are also experiencing tiny hand tremors. When I asked about any other symptoms, they each admitted to one or more of the other symptoms I listed, but they weren’t frequent so they didn’t think anything of it. They hadn’t even noticed the shaking hands. I noticed when my son handed me a piece of paper, and I immediately checked the others. So far, I haven’t been able to see a neurologist. They are so booked up. The ER doctor I went to last night is a bit baffled. He’s wondering if we were exposed to a toxin, since my blood results are normal so far. I’m still awaiting the results of a tick panel. Another possible clue, but maybe a coincidence is that my cat has had tremors of an unknown origin for 3 years. Multiple vets have no clue why. He did suffer a serious head infection as a baby, but perhaps that wasn’t the cause of the tremors. It may be completely unrelated to the human symptoms, but it’s weird that we are all shaking the same way. Any ideas? I’ve ordered every test I can think of for my home. I’m still waiting for them to arrive.