Hi there. This is my first post.
I thought it would be better to come here than keep googling everything...that only makes things worse.
I have been suffering from anxiety for the last 2 months, and in particular health anxiety. The thing that I feared had me kept changing over time, but after most of my anxiety symptoms disappeared, one remained - tremoring hands. The specifics of the tremors keep changing too. At first both hands shook, now the left one seems to shake a bit more than the right and my little finger and thumb in particular seem to be the worst digits.
When I complain to friends, sometimes they tell me they can hardly even notice the tremors and that I am worrying about nothing. The tremors are particularly noticeable when my hands are in certain postures (e.g. I seem to cock my left hand and rest on one finger when I'm not typing with it - I don't know why - but this makes that hand shake more noticeably). That makes logical sense since it is under unusual stress.
This is my problem - I have lost all sense of what is normal. I am sure my hands and fingers were never rock steady, but clearly they didn't shake enough for me to notice or care. Now that I keep analysing my hands and fingers I am sure if they went back to normal it would still seem like they were tremoring. I know everyone has a physiological tremor and that anxiety can produce an enhanced physiological tremor (which is not essential tremor or parkinson's), I just can no longer relate to what that looks like.
I wonder if someone who doesn't have tremors at the moment can share how much shaking and movement is normal in various postures so I don't go insane.
BTW - I have a neuro appointment in a couple of weeks, so please, I don't need any encouragement to get this checked out, I am just hoping for some helpful advice in the mean time.