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Forum Name: Hypertension

Question: Disturbing symptoms - vision, hand tremors, hyperactivity


 charlier - Sun Oct 14, 2007 1:02 pm

male 30 yrs old 6'1" 175lbs auto mechanic fathers dad had diabetes i have left arm ulnar nerve damage (top of left hand numb for last 3 months)and right arm carpal tunnel have had a vasectomy.other than that I thought I was very healthy. Any time I do something I end up having to go as fast as possible even if I try to go slow. slight activity results in what I feel is an excessive pulse-pounding heart and it takes a while for it to stop. when I go to sleep at night I might lay there for 10 minutes until my body starts to relax. I am a worker bee I always have to be on the move doing things as fast as possible. the only way I can do something slow is to do nothing at all.a lot of times when I am trying to sit still or do some fine hand control movements (reading a newspaper) my hands shake I have stopped drinking coffee for 2 weeks now and been watching my diet thinking i I might have a blood sugar problem with no change. I have noticed blurry vision in the last month and I have always had excellent eyes (although I have been doing a lot more welding at work - maybe unrelated) any ideas of what may be wrong I can't seem to slow down and I feel as if I have been more irritable lately not good for my family and pets
 Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:20 pm

User avatar Hello,
This must be very difficult, not knowing the cause of your symptoms.

Of course there is no way to know for sure from here but I wonder about some type of anxiety disorder. You may want to consider being evaluated for something along these lines. Anxiety or other behavioral disorders can cause physical symptoms and can be successfully treated. Call for an appointment with a mental health professional for this.

Since you also expressed concern about blood sugar fluctuation, it might be good to have a general physical exam, mentioning these symptoms to your doctor. Some people have diabetes or hypoglycemia without knowing it and these things can be serious if left untreated. Visual disturbances should always be checked out as well. Tremors, like you describe can also signal some underlying problem so an exam is your best course of action.

Good luck.

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