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Hi, I have a non-essential tremor but am concerned. My hands shake very badly at times that it can make it difficult to write, get food out of a bowl?

Hi,  I have a non-essential tremor but am concerned. My hands shake very badly at times that it can make it difficult to write, get food out of a bowl?

Go see ur Family Doc: If resting tremor, then we need to worry about Parkinson's disease. If intention tremor ie w/activity, then may improve w/beta blocker. Check out http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/739106 for more info. Then go see your Family Doc or Neurologist. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Farbman
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Essential Tremor (Definition)

Essential tremor is a condition that involves an involuntary shaking movement caused by a brain disorder. The shaking is usually visible in the hands, but may also be seen in the arms, head, and eyelids. The voice may be affected as well. Although the shaking is involuntary, it also occurs during voluntary ...Read more


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Whats benign essential tremor?

Whats benign essential tremor?

Action tremor: Also called action tremor , senile tremor, or familial tremor, this is shaking, usually in the upper extremities associated with activity as opposed to a rest tremor as seen in parkinsons disease. Sometimes it is a central tremor presenting as head bobbing. "essential" means the cause is unknown. There are various medications that can help reduce the tremor. ...Read more

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What is benign essential tremor?

Common type: These are tremors that occur on attempt to use hands such as eating with spoon or writing or trying to hold a cup as opposed to the tremors of parkinson which occur at rest and disappear with action. Benign is misnomer but these are not life threatening. ...Read more

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Benign essential tremor in young children?

Benign essential tremor in young children?

Second opinion: Unless your child was diagnosed by a pediatric neurologist, i would reccommend a second opinion. ...Read more

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Is there benign essential tremor in young children?

Is there benign essential tremor in young children?

ESSENTIAL TREMOR: Benign hereditary tremor is bilateral slow course or fine affecting the head , hand, or voice. The tremor is minimal or absent at rest and tends to increase with age. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: benign essential tremor?

What is the definition or description of: benign essential tremor?

Postural tremor: Usually hereditary and benign, it is a tremor of arms, lesser head (no-no type), perhaps legs when elevating or sustaining limb. Often self-limited, but can be assoc on occas with parkinsons, and we now have found some pts with this who have peculiar cognitive and gait problems due to frontal-cerebellar projection problems. ...Read more

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Medicine prescribed for benign essential tremor (sounds like myciline) 50 mg bid?

Mysoline (primidone): Primidone is old medicine which break to phenobarbitol, it helps essential tremors, usually taken starting 50 mg. ...Read more

Dr. Prem Gupta
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Tremor (Definition)

A tremor is an unintentional trembling or shaking movement in a part of the body, and usually occurs in the hands. It can occur in healthy individuals, but tremors are also present in brain diseases ...Read more