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I was reading back on an earlier discussion of nebulizing and Elizabeth commented on using Albuterol for 14 yrs and got the shakes. but hers lessened with time.
I have not used albuterol that consistently at all, in fact years without it. I'm on Symbicort and before that Advair. Been on a drug like that for 20+ years, to give u some history.
But about 2 years ago I noticed my hand shaking while using the mouse. I'm on the computer most of the day typing and so this appeared consistently and gradually gotten a bit worse. So I learned to hold my left hand over my right hand to steady it at first. THEN I found the left hand shook like when trying to put on mascara and now I can't hold the mirror in my left hand to fix my hair with the right hand as the BOTH shake when trying to do that - I'm right handed & even playing cards I couldn't lay something down without my hand shaking. I asked the Pulm dr. and he said the inhalers can do that. THEN I noticed my head sort of shaking a slight bit as I'm sitting typing. Nobody sees that I don't think and it's hardly often. And more recently I was sitting down and leaned over trying to pick up a mug of tea and my hand shook terribly and the tea sloshed all over the place and I screamed for help for my husband to come and try to control the mug but the damage was done by the time he got there but he saw what happened. so sometimes it happens and other times it doesn't and sometimes it's worse than other times.. This may be just part of some peoples' aging process and I'm trying to pinpoint whether it's the inhalers or possibly something else.
Anyway I want to know if anyone else who uses the steroid inhalers or Albuterol or maybe even Spiriva which is not a steroid but similar to albuterol has these same symptoms. I don't want to go and have my head examined as you can imagine but want to know if it's more common and that I'm not the only one!!! : ) AND if nobody does have the same type symptoms then I'll just know I'm aging weirdly.
Oh, and if anyone has an idea for a solution let me know please.
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