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Tremor = involuntary alternating movement affecting muscles.
Tremor = involuntary alternating movement affecting muscles.
Tremor mean shaking? Thought I had tremors but google said it involve shaking and I'm not shaking. More like jumping under skin or my foot will jerk.
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. ...Read more
ET medications: Intention tremor is usually associated with essential tremor. There are a few medicines that can help with this. The most potent are probably primidone, Propranolol (and other beta blockers), and topiramate. You can also try non-medicinal techniques such as using heavier objects (i.e. Bigger pen when writing), and bracing your elbow. See a movement disorders neurologist. ...Read more
Yes: The medications help control the symptoms. Doctors commonly used are Propanolol and primidone ...Read more
Essential tremor: Possibly propanolol (dosis has to be gradually increased) or primidone. 50% pts do not response to medical treatment. Brain stimulation there is for very frustrated pts. Some tremors may improve after drinking alcoholic beverages. ...Read more
No cure: Some patients require only intermittent tremor reduction, such as when attending a meeting or engaging in a social activity. For these patients, a cocktail or beer prior to the activity may be sufficient. An alternative is Propranolol (10-40 mg) approximately one half hour prior to the event. Alcohol consumption is not an appropriate maintenance therapy for patients who seek tremor reduction throu. ...Read more
Neurologic consult: First it would be important to determine the cause of the tremors. If they are related to medication you are currently taking, changing medications will see an improvement in the tremor. You should see a neurologist and be evaluated. The neurologist should be able to tell you what type of tremor you have, and the types of treatment options available including medications and possibly dbs/surgery. ...Read more
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Are you sure they are drug induced tremors and not just some associated with advanced age?
If you would like to submit the names of the drugs, we could then look to see if any are prone to cause tremors.
Also, a movement disorder specialized neurologist would be very helpful in this case. ...Read more
I was given metaclopramide for nausea, took two tablets snd developed akethisa, panic, tremors this ha been going on for two months?
Metaclopramide: Metaclopramide (reglan) can cause motor restlessness (akathisia) as well as acute dystonic reactions such as involuntary limb movements, facial grimacing, torticollis, oculogyric crisis, tongue protrusion movements, etc. It can also cause parkinsonian symptoms like tremor. It's hard to imagine these continuing for months after only 2 tablets & no other meds -- but possible. See your doctor. ...Read more
Long drive triggered vertigo for past10days. Dramamine helping. Last night started shaking / tremors/ (no cold) . Went to emergency. Test were fine. BP was high170/90. Was fine today. Shaking is back tonight. Traveling to asia in 3 days. Is it anxiety?
I am suffering from hand tremors, I feel nervous while taking tea or coffee when surrounded by a group of people as my hand shakes how to avoid this?
See a neurologist: Your description of tremors indicate that you have essential tremors. If your other family members also suffer from tremors then it will be familial tremors. Neurologist can diagnose and treat your tremors with medications. ...Read more
Anybody: The condition is usually genetically determined but may not appear in all generations because of reduced penetrance of the gene. The tremor starts imperceptibly, often in one limb (usually upper) but almost always is bilateral. This is an action tremor, often functionally impairing. This can begin in the 20s or 30s but is most common in the 40s or later. Medications may help. But there is no cure. ...Read more
Have ortho static tremors. Am interested in any advice I can get about this because there doesn't seem to be very much known about this.
Orthostatic tremor: Orthostatic tremor is a rare neurologic disorder which is typically diagnosed by a neurologist by using an EMG (electromyogram) to demonstrate the presence of high frequency (12-16 hertz or cycle per second) muscle activity in the leg muscles. The condition occurs specifically with standing and may be responsive to medications including Clonazepam or depakote. The disorder may exist in isolation. ...Read more
Unfortunately no: Essential tremors differ from parkinsons in that they often worsen with action & can be heriditary. Different drugs including beta blockers & anticonvulsants have been tried but results are variable & not very encouraging. ...Read more
As a normal healthy male is it safe to take beta blockers? I take 2/3 x 40mg for benign essential tremor? Am at risk of diabetes
YES: Betablockers are relatively safe. They are contraindicated in asthma and chronic bronchitis and rarely cause nightmares! Betablockers are the choice medication for benign essential tremor. You can take the minimum dosage that make the tremor acceptable and even not take it any day that you like (e.g. When you are at home!) it is a control not a cure. ...Read more
?diagnosis: We have plenty of meds for tremors, but each is indicated for specific causes. Do you have resting tremor, maybe parkinson's, or tremor when your arms are upright, essential tremor, or perhaps incoordination tremor, cerebellar problem? Need to get diagnosed, as these are all accessible to control with appropriate meds. Do you have a nearby experienced neurologist? ...Read more
Tremors: Action tremors occur with movement, such as writing, drawing, or making gestures with the hands. Intention tremors occur with postural movement, such as when you hold your hands straight away from your body, as in pointing. Essential tremor causes these. Hyperthyroidism, changes in blood chemistry and medicines may also cause these. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Tremor cause: Please see: http://www.Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/tremor/detail_tremor. Htm there are many causes of intention tremors, ranging from drug side effects s to toxins like mercury and others,, to strokes, and metabolic conditions like thyroid conditions, and some inherited forms as well. There are treatments, but first you should discuss them with your doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more
Tremors has many etiologies, it can be side effects of some medications, or a symptom of some systemic disorders like hyperthyroidism, it can be a benign disorder like essential tremors, it can be a symptom of parkinson disease if ocurred during rest.
You need to check with your neurologist to figure out the cause and then the treatment depends on the etiology. ...Read more
First have diagnosis: If the tremors are indeed only from alcohol withdrawal and not underlying familial or essential tremors, then you need to detox from alcohol and stay away for ever. If however you have essential tremors which subside temporarily with the use of alcohol then treatment is appropriate medication. See a neurologist. ...Read more
Shaking Hands Or Tremor (Definition)
Shaky hands is a symptom in a person's hand or hands has a tremor (shakiness or small back and forth movements). Shakiness can be present at rest, all the time, or only when the person is trying to use his hands. Causes include, brain problems, nerve problems, muscle problems, medicine effects, drug abuse, etc. ...Read more