Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Good. It's still a good idea, though, to review your medication list with your doctor to see if any of the medicines you take could be causing your tremor.
Okay. Now some questions about your thyroid. That's a gland that sits just in front of your lower neck. It makes a hormone called "thyroid hormone," and when it makes too much (a condition called hyperthyroidism), tremors are common.
On the other hand, many people have an underactive thyroid (a condition called hypothyroidism). As a treatment for hypothyroidism, these people must take a replacement form of thyroid hormone. If their dose is too high, they can also have tremors.
So, here are three questions about your thyroid:
1. Do you take thyroid hormone?
2. Have you been told your thyroid is overactive (or that you have hyperthyroidism)?
3. Do you have any of the following symptoms (that could be due to hyperthyroidism)?
- Unexplained weight loss
- Heat intolerance