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Sudden onset of tremors and stuttering after surgery

BoxermommaBBoxermomma Posts: 3
edited 02/20/2015 - 7:50 PM in Recovering from Surgery
I am a 54 year old woman. I had a shunt revision surgery done back in duly of this past year. Less that 2 days after surgery I started having tremors and stuttering. I have been to 3 different neurosurgeons and 2 neurologist, and they tell me it is anxiety. I find that funny since the only time I do not stutter is when I get angry.

Now they want me to wait until May to see a movement specialist. I don't have a life. I don't leave my home except to go to the doctor. My head hruts most of the time, and all they say is "The shunt is working fine." I don't care about the shunt. I want to know what they did to me that cause this to happen. I have never had a stuttering or tremors issue before. HELP.


  • itsautonomicitsautonomic LouisianaPosts: 1,807
    Boxermomma, they are saying you went from no anxiety to anxiety enough to have tremors and shuttering after surgury ? I always look at the conicidence factor in my case and it always came down to either thats the biggest coincidence Ive ever had or something more is going on. Things like depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia and many other things are easy for a doctor to say when nothing else can be found since they are so vague. If you feel something more is going on you must not stop looking, but treat the axiety and if that helps maybe they were right, if not then you know .
    Many of us had anxiety because of a larger issue going on, it was not the axiety is causing the issues.
    Do your due dilegence, trust you know your body and question everything if it does not fit. Advocate for yourself and you will be suprised what will be revealed trusting your body and instinct.
  • That doesn't sound right. I feel bad for you and hope you find a good doctor who can help. These surgeries and the body are so complex. Prayers and best wishes. Try to stay positive. It must be very frustrating. Could it be a reaction to the anesthesia?
  • Consider medication effects. Post-surgery (3 times now) I've had trouble controlling body temperature for over a week after coming out of surgery, and I'm told it is a combination of withdrawing from surgery drugs and effects of narcotics and muscle relaxants.

    That said, a spinal cord or other neurological infection can cause LOTS of strange effects and they're hard to detect.
  • BoxermommaBBoxermomma Posts: 3
    edited 12/27/2015 - 12:07 AM
    Well, it has been almost 2 years now, and I am still trying to find answers, and fighting trimmers, stuttering, and my headaches are worse.
    neurosurgeon resigned on me. he said that he felt that I didn't trust him anymore. So, along with all the physical crap, I have had to try to find a new doctor, and no one wants to touch me. (really makes me wonder what they did) I even got someone to refer
    me to [edit], and they don't want me.
  • Boxermomma,
    are you in the U.S.? what part of the country?

    Your experience sounds miserable. 
    I don't have constant pain like you do. Similarity is, a neurologist told me my occasional stuttering and twitching/spasms are psychological.

    I had a craniotomy 2 years ago. My neurosurgeon says when I have significant Neuro fatigue or  sinus congestion, those symptoms will appear. Neurologist refused to believe him!

    It's a shame that it can be so hard to find a professional to take your symptoms seriously. I've heard it often.

    i wish you well...
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