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Essential Proplus Medication
Should be OK, but: Ask your doctor first... It should be ok... ...Read more
Yes: The medications help control the symptoms. Doctors commonly used are Propanolol and primidone ...Read more
Essential tremor: I get that question a lot and honestly do not have a great option for you. Sometimes magnesium can help, dosing with mg malate 400 mg per day if tolerated. Some people have used herbs like lemon balm, passion flower, and lavender and there are advocates for a number of homeopathic remedies. Deep brain stimulation is an excellent treatment if you are willing to consider. ...Read more
I am 39 & with essential hypertension since 18yrs. Also type 2 dm. I am not on regular medications. I am getting occasional left sided chest pain. Why?
I have essential tremor at the early age of 17.Medication is ruled out, as I can't concentrate. How can I reduce the tremor this in social situations?
Are you sure?: How sure are you that you have essential tremor? It is fairly rare at 17. Please be sure you have seen a capable neurologist or even a neurology specialist in movement disorders to confirm this diagnosis. There are many causes of tremor and lets make sure you correctly diagnosed first. ...Read more
I have acne what should I do id like to think about an essential oil if possibe but I will take a prescription or OTC medication?
I have essential tremor. I take propranolol as medication but obviously it does not help me so much. I heard there is no cure for this. Is it true?
Essential tremor 80 yr male taking lots of risks climbing ladders driving 180 miles in a day. Focused on cleaning house Could this be due to low amount of dopamine found in MRI scan 2yrs ago and refused medication as wanted a normal life without drug?
Treatment not cure: The best and most effective medications for essential tremor reduce the tremor by 50% at best. There is no medication that is 100% effective. E.g. Propranolol may require very high doses to be effective but then produce unwanted side effects. This is a constant battle for patients! Check out: www. Essentialtremor. Org for best information and products to use other than drugs. ...Read more
80 yr old fit male always had low blood pressure Have essential tremor from MRI and lower than normal Dopamine levels I did not want to take the medication which most likely turn me into zombie, could propranolol 2x10mg aday be ok with my low BP?
Need more info: It sounds like you are in the process of being evaluated for a potentially complex problem. Would need more information to make any useful suggestions. Consider an inbox consult for a second opinion. ...Read more
Hard to say.:
By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. Many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. 'course the people who sell them make big $$$. Check https://nccih. Nih. Gov/
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There has been: Some research with it's use for parkinsonian tremors, but currently no research to suggest effectiveness in benign essential tremor. ...Read more
Hydroxyurea: Anagrelide not used much anymore due to the increase in fibrosis in the marrow. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I'm 23 & have had an essential tremor since 9 years but would rather not take drugs, would a gluten-free diet help? & any other natural remedies?
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more