Jess came up with a new, nasty, rather scary symptom last night. I don't think it is so much related to the shaking, though of course I am not positive. It is a problem that I had esp as a teenager/twentysomething. The muscles/ligaments/tendons in her back, arms, shoulders, hands ALL became super tight and rock hard. It was literally like an iron rod where the muscles etc... should be flexible. Her hands were esp hard for her to handle as the tight muscles etc... pulled her fingers into hyperextension. Instead of how you hold our your hand and your fingers are straight or curve toward your palm, her fingers were bowed back. Twice I had to actually bend them for her because she couldn't. She couldn't even put medicine in her mouth or hold a drink when she needed one. I hate this because I know EXACTLY how it feels. My hands were not as bad as hers with this symptom, but my legs were often much worse. I missed over a half day a week in high school because my legs would spasm this way and I couldn't put weight on them. I know that they didn't do much for me but rx muscle relaxers, cortisone and occasionally pain medications and shake their heads in confusion. I did call the doctor, but wanted to know if any of you have had/seen this kind of thing and what if anything the docs called it or how they treated it? Thanks. I really just wish I could wave a wand and take this all away from her.