Hi there. The head shake thing that im experiencing is not the kind that others would notice. It's sort of something that only i could feel. It starts with that feeling of my head shaking then followed with other symptoms.
I've actually confided in a few people and asked them whenever i was having it (prior to being on meds) if my head was actually shaking or trembling or making any movement but all of them told me that i looked perfectly fine. Because of that, some of them didnt actually believe that i was having difficulties to talk and that it's all 'in my head', so it's frustrating really.
I'm 32 and i've had this for a few years now. I do have supportive family and friends who totally believe me, but sometimes it's just tiring facing the same thing over and over again and most of all, i'm tired of being afraid whenever i have to attend meetings. But i dont want to depend on medications anymore.
When you said that your eyes tend to focus on people's movement, are saying that it's similar to you freezing or staring at people without realising what you're doing?
I read your earlier post when you said that the head shake starts whenever you make eye contact with people right? Actually that's also something that i notice could trigger my head shake although mine is not noticeable by others. However, it only happens during my work meetings. Whenever it's my turn to talk and if i happen to make eye contact with others before opening my mouth or if i do that mid-sentence, i'd experience the head shaking symptom, i feel dizzy, neck tensing up and my mouth will automatically clamps up.
Nowadays, i try not to look at others much while talking but im not sure how long i could keep up with that style without alerting others that something is not right with me. The trick doesnt work so well during introductions and when i'm asked with questions though..so yeah.
From your post, i could guess that you're still young. Have you tried to get help? Do your family and friends know about this? Do get help and talk to someone you trust (if you haven't already). I pray that all of us will get better or if thats too much to ask, atleast we could all learn to deal with this problem that we are having.