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Dr. Prem Gupta
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Tremor (Overview)

Tremor = involuntary alternating movement affecting muscles.


Dr. Prem Gupta
1,154 doctors shared insights

Tremor (Overview)

Tremor = involuntary alternating movement affecting muscles.


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Can you treat tremors and nervousness in grave's disease?

Can you treat tremors and nervousness in grave's disease?

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

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In what way can I treat bodily tremors and shaking?

In what way can I treat bodily tremors and shaking?

See a neurologist: There is a possibility that these are related to anxiety. However, neurologist can discern and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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How is an intention tremor treated?

How is an intention tremor treated?

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

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

Yes: The medications help control the symptoms. Doctors commonly used are Propanolol and primidone ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for essential tremor?

What is the best treatment for essential tremor?

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

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Are there any promising treatments in the pipeline for essential tremor?

Already: There are few effective medication already for essential tremor. You can visit with a neurologist for the most appropriate one for your case. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for essential tremor?

Is there a cure for essential tremor?

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

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If a person have tremor in hands and head then what should he do to get rid of it?

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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Grandma has drug-induced tremors? Which drugs cause it?

Grandma has drug-induced tremors? Which drugs cause it?

Too many to name: 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

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I was given metaclopramide for nausea, took two tablets snd developed akethisa, panic, tremors this ha been going on for two months?

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

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Can you prevent essential tremor?

Treatment not cure: There are medications available for essential tremor, such as Inderal (propranolol) and mysoline. Alcohol will suppress the tremors. Taking medication, if tolerated will prevent the tremors, as long as the medication continues to be taken. ...Read more

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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

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Who gets essential tremor?

Who gets essential tremor?

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

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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

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Is essential tremors curable? Is it genetic or caused by some injury later in life?

Is essential tremors curable? Is it genetic or caused by some injury later in life?

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

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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

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What meds help with tremor?

?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

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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