meg Posted September 12, 2008 Share Posted September 12, 2008 so. hi. I've been avoiding posting this issue in the hopes that I could ignore it, but that's not happening, SO: My hands tremble/shake a lot- sometimes more than others-- but I always have a baseline amount of unsteadyness/tremble/vibration/whathaveyou. I'm pretty positive that it's the Lamictal since I'm coming up on a year on 100mg and this started then. It's to the point that it really is a problem. Recently, I drove into Boston to do a Bride's makeup for her wedding (whoo wedding gigs!) and it all went really well-- except for my shaking hands. I'm pretty good at compensating for the shaking, but it was bad enough that the Bride noticed (even though it didn't cause screw-ups, it was pretty obvious) so I had to make a crack about "oh, ya' know-- too much caffine, they make that hotel coffee strooong.."--- then there was this charity fashion show last friday night and I had about 5 models to gogogo-get-done and had to pick looks for them based on the fact that my hands were vibrating rather than what would have looked best. Not okay! It was a big opportunity for me to show off a bit and network and I totally blew it. Same thing at photoshoots (not too many lately, thank goodness) but if I'm focused and zoomed in very carefully on something precise but my hands are bopping up and down, then half the time I ruin the shot...it's embarassing, frustrating, and a waste of time. Last example here-- I was at lunch with my family and some family friends a few weeks ago and I couldn't even follow conversation if I wanted to make sure that the fork made it to my mouth rather than poking me in the face. Keeping the food ON the fork was also an issue. At one point I made the mistake of holding my hand too close to my water glass and it taptaptapped against the side and made it sound like I wanted to give a toast when really I was just trying to hold my damn fork. any ideas? anyone have the same problems with any meds? I *finally* have a decent pdoc and I really need her to take this seriously since it's really screwing up my work and pretty much all around makes me want to scream and/or cry. Oh, and there is no way that I would go off of Lamictal-- it's the only thing that's worked for my depression and I'm staying in remission as long as possible, thankyouverymuch thanks for any input, m Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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