Enhanced Physiologic Tremor

Etiology

  • Action tremor which is normally present in everyone, enhanced by meds or other stimuli

Risk Factors

  • Can occur at any age

Symptoms

  • Not progressive
  • Symmetric action tremor
  • Can affect arms and legs
  • Made worse w/exposure to particular meds (e.g. SSRIs, valproate, prednisone, b-agonits), caffeine, smoking, anxiety/stress, other
  • No other assoc neuro sx

Physical Exam Findings

  • Action tremor
  • Symmetric
  • Can vary in degree based on timing exposure to particular stimuli