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i need help with severe essential tremors?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See a neurologist: See a neurologist. There are medications which may help to reduce the tremors.

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How can I manage if my baby has tremors?

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Dr. Jin Hahn
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Neurology 39 years experience
Depends on the cause: Tremors may be due to many things such as metabolic or neurological causes. Sometimes they are familial in nature, e.g., essential tremors. Head tremors and shuddering spells occur intermittently, and are usually benign. They require no treatment and improve with age. Unless tremors are disrupting normal motor activities, infantile tremors are not usually treated with medication.
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What is the difference between tremors and Parkinson's disease?

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Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 24 years experience
Sign vs disease : Tremors are a symptom/sign that can have many potential causes. Parkinson's is a disease due to a defined pathology (degenerative loss of Dopamine producing cells in the brain) that usually has a particular type of tremor as a symptom/sign. Essential tremor (aka familial benign tremor) is an even more common disorder than parkinson's, and it's tremor usually looks much different from pd tremor.
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Can you treat tremors and nervousness in grave's disease?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 33 years experience
Yes: The best way, of course, is by treating the graves' disease and getting the thyroid levels back to normal. But that can take time, so if symptoms such as heart pounding or racing, shakiness, or feeling nervous or jittery are causing problems, many doctors give a kind of blood pressure medicine called a bets-blocker to help with these. Examples would be propranolol, atenolol, or metoprolol.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What is happening in the body when a person has tremors?

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Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 26 years experience
Fast muscle activity: Tremor is are rhythmic muscle contraction often involving opposing muscle groups. It is often involuntary and can be often suppressed. Tremors affect hands, arms, eyes, face, head, vocal folds, trunk, and legs. At times the tremor is seen in an healthy person (fear, cold temperature, fever...). Many tremors are treatable and should be evaluated by a neurologist.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Are there any medications that I can take for essential tremors?

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Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 24 years experience
Yes, several!!: Assuming tremor is severe enough to warrant treatment, the usual list of trial & error options are as follows: Mysoline (primidone) , propranolol, topomax, Diamox or similar neptazene, or even Botox injections. Less often used: Neurontin or zonisamide. Finally, if moderate to severe & meds won't cut it anymore, 2surgical procedures: deep brain stimulation of the stn or radiosurgery to vim nucleus of thalamus.

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