So, for the record- I'm newly diagnosed (mostly bi-lateral tremor- postural and resting), no rigidity or slowness of movement yet. I haven't told my family yet as no one has picked up on it so I want to just enjoy the window of 'normality' while I can.
Anyway, I went boxing training last night for the first time in months which was great- I had been knee deep in my own misery and needed to get out- I got through the session well and I knew that there'd be a price to pay as my tremor gets so much worse when I use my hands intensely. As expected, my hands were shaking all over the place, but most prominently- it felt like there were sand bags tied to my hands (particularly my less-affected hand) so, when I tried to brush my hair from my forehead, my hand only reached my eyes. They didn't lose strength, I could still carry things but there was a delayed reaction. This lasted most of the evening and even today my hands feel heavier.
BUT today my tremor is 80-90% less apparent, I had peace, I could sit in college and enjoy the serene calm of stillness. So, I'm wondering has this happened to anyone else? Is it just the normal ups and downs of tremor or is it possible that intense exercise actually results in this side-effect?
Thanks for reading.