Always dropping things - Milkmaid’s grip (Chorea)

The other day I had to have scrambled egg instead of boiled for breakfast as between the fridge and the cooker, the egg just dropped out of my hand. Recently too I dropped three items in a row unpacking my shopping. Dropped my ipad in the GarDEN & had to get it replaced. Spent ages making lasagna then dropped it taking it out the oven. How many glasses on the kitchen floor…Used to lose all my crochet needles – first place to look under the sofa where I’d flung/dropped them . Don’t want to hold anyone’s mobile phone in case I drop it

15/5/02 took sertraline 13 days, then amitriptyline 2 days
22/10/02 First movement disorder specialist report noted “subtle choreo-athetoid movements could be detected in her hands and feet…elements of dystonia, myoclonus and chorea
Chorea in Adults Pradeep C Bollu, Updated: Jul 01, 2019

Chorea: “a state of excessive, spontaneous movements, irregularly timed, non-repetitive, randomly distributed and abrupt in character. These movements may vary in severity from restlessness with mild intermittent exaggeration of gesture and expression, fidgeting movements of the hands, unstable dance-like gait to a continuous flow of disabling, violent movements.”
Patients with chorea exhibit motor impersistence (ie, they cannot maintain a sustained posture). When attempting to grip an object, they alternately squeeze and release (“milkmaid’s grip”) …Patients often drop objects involuntarily. …In a busy movement disorder center, levodopa-induced chorea is the most common movement disorder,
Chap.12 Drug-Induced Movement Disorders J.Wojcieszek (Iatrogenic Neurology Jose Biller, Butterworth-Heinemann 1998)

Once symptomatic treatment with levodopa is initiated, patients often develop a variety of new abnormal movements (dyskinesias) that were not present in the untreated condition, such as choreoathetosis, dystonia, stereotyped movements, myoclonus, or akathisia. …Of the various levodopa-induced dyskinesias, chorea is the most common, often beginning as subtle truncal rocking, head nodding, facial grimacing. or worm-like movements of the hand or foot.

Table 12.3. Drugs that May Cause Chorea
Dopamine receptor-blocking agents (antipsychotics, metoclopramide, prochlorperazine, droperidol, domperidone, promethazine) , Levodopa, Antiepileptic drugs (phenytoin, carbamazepine, ethosuximide, valproate, gabapentin; phenobarbital toxicity) Anticholinergics, Amphetamines, Oral contraceptives, Tricyclic antidepressant, Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, Cimelidine, Cyclosporin, Theophylline, Clebopride, Oxymetholone (anabolic steroid), Lithium

Tired of it all Tiggers22 Aug '16
the new symptom is I keep dropping things I was never like this… I struggle with balance so much and gripping thing s

Hopemar11 Oct '17
I drop things out of nowhere, feel clumsy all the time, knock things over, hands are losing their grip…now my hands and arms do whatever they want at night wake up with them asleep.

JonJoe Jun '18
I’ve always been a little clumsy but this is getting ridiculous. My favourite is hurling the Sky remote control across the room when I only meant to pick it up up and put it on the table.

Not yet diagnosed, need advice GemC Jul '20
sometimes I struggle with my hands and they suddenly grip or let go of what I’m holding, meaning I drop things a lot.

Writing on the Wall? Paul1852 Nov '20
…have started fumbling and dropping things- wine glasses, plates etc, whereas before my hands were really steady.

Potential PD & Early Onset Neutrino 25d 3/21
Dropping a lot of items, where i either misjudge my fingers closing, or they work a bit slower, or my grip weakens + much more clumsy with balance issues.