How Do I Stop Shaking?

“Shaky Shaky” asks: I am having issues with trembling and shaking. I am not sleeping very well, I have a lot of anxiety, and I haven’t been eating very well either. Are there any medications that I can take for tremors? Please help!

Hello, Shaky Shaky. First of all, there are some medications that do help shaking. Most commonly, physicians will prescribe propranolol, primidone, clonazepam, alprazolam, diazepam, lorazepam, gabapentin, topiramate, and mirtazapine for shaking. However, I think there are some lifestyle changes you can make first, and if this does not resolve the shaking, I would see your doctor to get information on potential medications and see what his or her opinion is.

Getting eight to nine hours of restful sleep is going to really help. Also, you want to avoid stimulants like caffeine and nicotine. These things can make you feel extremely jittery. Getting the proper amount of sleep and avoiding stimulants will help you to be less shaky.

Secondly, you really need to find a way to treat the anxiety. You should try meditation and relaxation exercises. There are also medications that are used to treat anxiety. You may want to speak to your psychiatrist about them.

Another thing you can do to stop from shaking is to make sure you are eating a healthy and well-balanced diet. Make sure you are getting enough fruits, vegetables, and proteins. These are great ways to make sure that you will no longer have issues with shaking.

You should always visit your doctor though and discuss your medical issues with him or her. You might have a unique situation that we would have no way of knowing from your website question. While our advice is general and good advice for everyone, it may not be taking into account your specific circumstances.