Reading Orchid today, I was struck once again by the breadth of
experience and expertise out there. So, it occurs to me to ask for
input with a kinda different problem.
Anybody out there know of an association between metalsmithing and
tremors? I have a lifelong “benign essential tremor”–meaning my
hands, or other parts, tend to shake under some conditions. But for
the last maybe 6 months, the trembling has progressed into a real
flaming pain. So far, no diagnosis from a neurologist (more
bloodwork Monday). My doctors pooh-pooh metal toxicity–apparently
my symptoms don’t match up right. And, apparently, accurate testing
for metals is a big production (and not necessarily covered). By the
way, I’m 51, but I shake like my 90-year-old father-in-law. I also
have Fibromyalgia and Mitral Valve Prolapse.
I’m not asking for medical help-- just serendipitous
Might be better to respond off-forum, since this isn’t really
Anyway, thanks for listening! --Noel