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28 December 2003 @ 02:15 am
I was trying to fall asleep when I noticed that my left foot had a tremor. I tried to tell myself at first that it was probably just the vibration from my floor fan several feet away. It's not, though. It's real and it's incredibly distracting. Once I noticed it, I couldn't stop. Now I am up again, and of course rather than simply writing this off as an idiopathic anomaly, I harnessed the power of the Internet--o tempora, o mores!--to feed my hypochondria, logging on and then googling tremors to determine the most likely cause. MS? Parkinson's? Arthritis? All three, perhaps.

Somehow I don't think there's anything you can take for a tremor. Maybe a glass of wine to dull my brain so that I pay less attention to the fibrillation... fibrillation... fibrillation. (It's very rythmic.)

I'm going to die someday. This bothers me.

ETA: I boggle at the boyish, high-pitched voice of Seth Green in "Radio Days" versus his low mellow voice when he hits his prime in BtVS. Boggle, I tell you.
Lynda Carter Is My Goddess: effin nurseeffinfine on December 28th, 2003 02:52 am (UTC)
mortality sucks
Foot tremor might be a simple electolyte imbalance - sodium, potassium, magnesium. Try eating a banana.

Or it could be a virulent bacteria melting the myelin off your peripheral nervous system. Either way.

ETA: Yes, I have Showtime, but, no, I haven't seen "Radio Days" in forever. Must. see. Baby!Oz!
torchflambeau on December 28th, 2003 03:33 am (UTC)
Plain physical fatigue will do you a nice line in tremors, you know. Sleep might help with that. *mwah*
Spikewriterspikewriter on December 28th, 2003 09:16 am (UTC)
I boggle at the boyish, high-pitched voice of Seth Green in "Radio Days" versus his low mellow voice when he hits his prime in BtVS.

It was a boggle when I realized that boyish little red-head was Seth Green, especially since Radio Days is one of my favorite films and one of the few Woody Allen films I actually like.
Josselin Kohljosselin on December 28th, 2003 11:04 am (UTC)
I am bothered by death, too.
ineke on December 29th, 2003 03:05 am (UTC)
Self-diagnosis by internet -- and the accompanying hysteria -- is apparently this huge problem. We've become a nation of hypochondriacs. I've done it a few times myself -- stiff neck? Meningitis, obviously. Pfft!
gimmespikewelcome_to on December 29th, 2003 08:43 pm (UTC)
I have a tremor in one of my hands. Just a little shake. I am too paranoid to actually want to know why I have it. But, it is a handy scapegoat for my typos. So, if you are prone to random, clutzy tripping over pieces of lint (( it's *evil* lint)), now you can blame it on your tremor. See? No wories babe!
The Alpha Betadiluvian on January 7th, 2004 02:49 pm (UTC)
If it mostly happens in the evening (and/or when you're lying down) it could be a variant of Restless Leg Syndrome. It's a nuiscance but not harmful. I take Zanaflex at bedtime and it works fine for me.