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What are the different types of tremors caused by multiple sclerosis?

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There are several types of tremors related to multiple sclerosis:

  • Postural tremors. You shake when you sit or stand, but not when you lie down.
  • Intention tremors. There’s no shaking when you’re at rest. It starts when you try to reach or grasp something or move your hand or foot to a precise spot. This is the most common form of MS tremor, and it usually causes the most problems in day-to-day life.
  • Nystagmus. This type of tremor causes jumpy eye movements.

From: Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Tremors WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Tremor."

Koch, M. , February 2007. Journal of Neurology

Multiple Sclerosis Society UK: "Tremor."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on September 3, 2019

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Tremor."

Koch, M. , February 2007. Journal of Neurology

Multiple Sclerosis Society UK: "Tremor."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on September 3, 2019

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