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Danner
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posted 03-04-2000 01:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Danner   Click Here to Email Danner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have had IBS for many years and have recently developed a tremor in both hands. I am 53 and there is a familial history of hand tremor (an Aunt) but I wonder if others with IBS have developed tremors. Comments?

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posted 03-04-2000 03:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Homebound   Click Here to Email Homebound     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi! I don't think I've ever heard of that being connected to IBS.

I too have family memebers that developed that in their 60's or so. But they didn't have IBS. I'd talk to your doctor though to be sure!

Jennifer

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Hi Danner,
I have IBS-D and have had it for many years. I have never heard of hand tremors being associated with IBS. But, of course, I'm no expert !!

I also have hyperthyroidism - which causes increased bowel movements and hand tremors. Tremors are a definate symptom which you should have a doctor check out. A simple blood test would check your thyroid function. Good luck to you!

ZeldaZ
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posted 03-07-2000 06:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ZeldaZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My grandfather had episodes of hand tremors. Some, but not all, of his children did too. And now, some of their children, as well, have the same condition. I have IBS-D. I've never experienced tremors but occasionally will get intense cramping in my right hand, however, it is only when I'm being observed in a public situation, i.e., writing a check, etc. So, needless to say, I never order soup in a restaurant! Just thinking it might happen, can cause it -- typical IBSer logic.
There is a condition called dystonia that causes spasms, tremors, etc. and it seems to be caused by overactivity in several areas of the brain. It has a genetic origin.
Perhaps there is a Mind-Gut-Hand Connection, too.

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