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Why do essential tremors respond to alcohol? Does everyone with this condition respond to.Alcohol?

Why do essential tremors respond to alcohol? Does everyone with this condition respond to.Alcohol?

Nobody knows: The neurophysiology of both alcohol and essential tremor are both elusive. The response to ethanol and to Propranolol are distinctive features of essential tremor, but since no one knows what it truly is, the diagnosis could still be made if there's no amelioration on alcohol. Don't overtreat or worry greatly about this common illness, and good luck. ...Read more

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Why does consumption of stimulants stop my tremors? Same with alcohol, why does it stop tremors? Is this abnormal?

Why does consumption of stimulants stop my tremors? Same with alcohol, why does it stop tremors? Is this abnormal?

Familial Tremor?: An essential or familial tremor occurs when you are trying to do something. It tends to improve with relaxation and alcohol use. I am not sure why stimulants would improve it, but the association with alcohol is well documented/reported. Typically, most tremors are worsened with stimulant use. There are better treatment options than alcohol, of course, such as beta blockers--which can help. ...Read more

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So I was told I have an essential tremor and alcohol will stop the shaking but it actually makes them worse any suggestions I just want them to stop?

So I was told I have an essential tremor and alcohol will stop the shaking but it actually makes them worse any suggestions I just want them to stop?

Be skeptical: Alcohol does temporarily assist tremors, and caffeine may accentuate, but your best control measures might be Primidone for drugs, and weighted bracelets for stability without drugs. If too disabling, in rare cases, deep brain stimulation has been employed, but really a very last resort. ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause insomnia, body tremors at night while trying to sleep? I have a feeling like im falling down when im asleep , thats why i get up

Can alcohol cause insomnia, body tremors at night while trying to sleep? I have a feeling like im falling down when im asleep , thats why i get up

Alcohol can : Certainly cause insomnia. The tremor may or may not be related to alcohol. Don't know how much or how often you drink but if it is causing problems in your life - it needs to be addressed. ...Read more

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I'm taking 50 mg of atenolol per day ( 2-25 mg pills per day). I take this for essential tremors. Can I drink alcohol on this?

I'm taking 50 mg of atenolol per day ( 2-25 mg pills per day). I take this for essential tremors. Can I drink alcohol on this?

Great question: Always ask a Dr about these things when they prescribe. It increases the effects and can dangerously lower blood pressure. So, generally avoid mixing but if you do plan a holiday drink keep it to one small one and prepare by having someone you can rely on if needed. Try to talk to your Dr for advice specific to you. Have a good holiday season! ...Read more

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Checking what i told my sponsor for medical accuracy - is it mild alcohol withdrawal or anxiety to have tremors while waiting to post bond for dui?

Checking what i told my sponsor for medical accuracy - is it mild alcohol withdrawal or anxiety to have tremors while waiting to post bond for dui?

DUI: Dui is due to alcohol intoxication in which blood or breath alcohol level is over the legal limit. Shakiness can be due to anxiety. Tremors can be due to withdrawal. Please see a psychiatrist for diagnosis and treatment, and continue to follow with aa and your sponsor. ...Read more

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I have moderate tremors and unsteady hands that seems to worsen with alcohol use. I'm cutting back to reduce the issue, but wanted what else i can do.

I have moderate tremors and unsteady hands that seems to worsen with alcohol use. I'm cutting back to reduce the issue, but wanted what else i can do.

I don't see any med': Listed for your depression. I am wondering why a 21 year old male drinks so much. Are you being treated for your depression or are you self-medicating with alcohol? If you drink excessively for that reason - you really need to get psychiatric assistance. You need a full medical exam at this point. Sounds like you need to stop drinking - not just cut back on it. Take care. ...Read more

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At rest & active tremors for a yr now. No drug or alcohol use except clonzapeam 0.25mg & celexa (citalopram) 10mg. Had tremors b4 starting celexa (citalopram). Clonz making it?

At rest & active tremors for a yr now. No drug or alcohol use except clonzapeam 0.25mg & celexa (citalopram) 10mg. Had tremors b4 starting celexa (citalopram). Clonz making it?

Magnesium: Fatigue, anxiety, and tremor are all symptoms of magnesium deficiency. Calcium can block the uptake of magnesium. Poor stomach acid, low 25-oh vit d, chronic stress, caffeine use, and exposure to loud noise predispose to magnesium deficiency. Topical magnesium oil and green vegetables with supplemental taurine to enhance mag uptake, stress reduction, and gentle exercise can help. ...Read more

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Does alcohol cause insomnia?Im on amitryptyline and take a glass wine and next day i couldnt sleep, can't relax its feels like tremor when try to sleep

Does alcohol cause insomnia?Im on amitryptyline and take a glass wine and next day i couldnt sleep, can't relax its feels like tremor when try to sleep

Alcohol insomnia: Yes alcohol can cause insomnia, especially as it wears off. You can get a rebound effect. Also some people get paradoxical reactions. So where a substance can relax many people, there are some people who become more anxious. And you are taking prescribed medication that could be interacting. You should speak to your prescribing doctor who will probably advise you not to drink alcohol. ...Read more

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I got out of rehab for alcohol and Ativan 4 days ago. While I was in rehab I was started on neurontin 600 mg tid, abilfy 5 mg qd, vistaril 50 mg q4 hrs prn, baclofen 20 mg q hs, naltrexone 50 mg q hs. I've been having tremors and I'm very dizzy when I st

I got out of rehab for alcohol and Ativan 4 days ago. While I was in rehab I was started on neurontin 600 mg tid, abilfy 5 mg qd, vistaril 50 mg q4 hrs prn, baclofen 20 mg q hs, naltrexone 50 mg q hs.  I've been having tremors and I'm very dizzy when I st

Incomplete question: Unfortunately your question was cut off. To provide you the best response I will need to know the complete question. You are on some potent medications that might make you dizzy but don't stop without checking with a physician. You should have had a followup appointment. ...Read more

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Are head tremors be associated with nystagmus?

Are head tremors be associated with nystagmus?

Tremors: Abnormal head movements can be associated with nystagmus. This can be a sign of something very serious so i would recommend seeing an eye doctor as soon as possible for further evaulation and treatment. ...Read more

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Why does my head shake every once in a while. Like a small tremor.

Why does my head shake every once in a while. Like a small tremor.

See neurologist: Time for an evaluation by a neurologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have full body tremors and lately my head has been violently shaking and I have little control over it. What to do?

I have full body tremors and lately my head has been violently shaking and I have little control over it. What to do?

Seizure?: It is certainly possible that you may be experiencing involuntary body movements from a seizure disorder. If there is a family history and or if you are noticing this to be worse after sleep deprivation, then a possibility is called Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy or JME. The movements can be jerky and associated with extreme clumsiness. Another possibility is tremor alone usually controlled. ...Read more

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When i get nervous or upset i start shaking really bad. I start having complete body tremors especially bad with my head.It started almost a yr ago.

Most tremors worsen-: In the face of increased stress, anxiety, fatigue, or caffeine tremors of any sort tend to get worse. Of course, this could also have a psychological explanation as well.Your primary doctor should make a decision as to whether or not they should send you to a specialist or just try some simple treatments on their own. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing pain in one side of the body and very light tremors, also some pain in the head. Can you help me?

Headaches: There are many possibilities and you must see a neurologist as soon as possible. The diagnosis can range from multiple sclerosis to a tension migraine. The physical examination is important. ...Read more

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Can a sphenoid cyst cause head tremors?

Can a sphenoid cyst cause head tremors?

No: You are probably referring to cyst in sphenoid sinuses. Such cysts are asymptomatic unless they keep growing in size and lead to compression of nearby organs. ...Read more

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Could head tremors have psychological cause?

Could head tremors have psychological cause?

What kind?: If by "head tremors" you mean literally a rhythmic shaking of your head, no, probably not. There is a small group of mostly benign neurological conditions that can cause this (usually easy to distinguish by the rate). Late in life, katharine hepburn suffered from one kind. If this is what you mean, ask your doctor to refer you to a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have head tremors worse at night when laying down. Can GABA help?

I have head tremors worse at night when laying down. Can GABA help?

GABA: "GABA" may help but there could be other issues. Please see your Primary doctor as soon as possible. Please keep me informed. ...Read more