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A 24-year-old female asked:

Spasms are a common symptom of essential tremor?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Not usually: Spasms unlikely to be caused by essential tremor, and more likely due to other causes.
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 52 years experience
Frequent other causes include dehydration, calcium and/or magnesium deficiency.
Apr 2, 2013
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
No : By definition, tremor should be the only predominant sign/symptom of et. A person could tense up their muscles in a conscious effort to control the tremor and that could be perceived as muscle spasm.

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