Hand trimmers

Old 05-18-2016, 06:12 PM
  # 1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 75
Hand trimmers

I am a 32 yr old man has been a binge drinker for nearly 10 years. Never been an everyday drinker but when I would I blacked out 90% of the time. I have been trying to quit for 4 years with many relapse. Today I sit here in my Dui class with shaky hands and a foggy mind. I haven't drank since March this time. I know that I have done damage to my nervous system and brain function but I wonder if any of it can truly be corrected by staying sober. I am self conscious about my hand trimmers, in my mind I feel like I look like I have early stages of Parkinson's disease. Has anyone else had this problem & did you find a solution?
Free2B84 is offline  
Old 05-18-2016, 06:32 PM
  # 2 (permalink)  
REsoberALITY's Avatar
Join Date: May 2016
Location: MI
Posts: 626
Hello Free, I also had hand tremors that started about 5 yrs ago. Difference in our habits is that I was an everyday 12-15 or more drinks for probably almost 10 yrs before I quit last August. I went from hand tremors, to mild anxiety, to high anxiety and panic attacks (which led me to where I am now) 9 months sober today. The tremors are gone (for the most part) and my anxiety is moderate at times and very mild on a more regular basis now. I too know my brain is still healing and believe this will get even better for me if I don't drink. I'll also add that I believe I may an underlying anxiety issue but I've never really been diagnosed due to the fact that I was always too drunk to notice. Hope this helps you some.
REsoberALITY is offline  
Old 05-18-2016, 06:36 PM
  # 3 (permalink)  
Anna's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Dancing in the Light
Posts: 61,678
Good for you for being sober since March. That's great and I hope you continue. It's possible that the shaky hands will ease up with time, but I'm sure you know the best thing you can do is to stay sober. Have you talked to your dr about this problem?
Anna is online now  
Old 05-18-2016, 07:00 PM
  # 4 (permalink)  
bona fido dog-lover
least's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: SF Bay area, CA
Posts: 99,877
If you are still having tremors, I'd suggest seeing your doctor for a complete check up.
least is offline  
Old 05-18-2016, 07:15 PM
  # 5 (permalink)  
FLCamper's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Florida
Posts: 874
Have they improved at all? I'm with the others - a trip to a Dr. will ease your mind.
Congrats on quitting! That's a great accomplishment.
FLCamper is offline  
Old 05-18-2016, 10:23 PM
  # 6 (permalink)  
Do your best
Soberwolf's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 67,046
Tremors suck mine got better with time and speaking with a dr
Soberwolf is offline  
Old 05-18-2016, 10:52 PM
  # 7 (permalink)  
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 506
I was a daily drinker for the last five years. I am just short of 8 months sober now. My shaky hands were really embarrassing. It has definitely gotten better over the last 8 months. I've noticed it happens more in the mornings before I've had something to eat, and it definitely happens when I'm anxious or nervous. I think it's good to see if there are patterns that set it off. It does get better! Congrats on your sober time, and keep on keepin on!!
grizzlybearblue is offline  

Currently Active Users Viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:11 AM.