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Intention Tremor (Overview)

An intention tremor gets worse as you try to reach for something. The tremor may be minimal or nonexistent at rest, but becomes worse as you try to reach out for something.


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What causes intention and action tremors?

What causes intention and action tremors?

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

Intention Tremor (Overview)

An intention tremor gets worse as you try to reach for something. The tremor may be minimal or nonexistent at rest, but becomes worse as you try to reach out for something.


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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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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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What is the definition or description of: intention tremor?

Gets worse with use: An intention tremor gets worse as you try to reach for something. The tremor may be minimal or nonexistent at rest, but becomes worse as you try to reach out for something. ...Read more

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Intention tremor, can anyone help a surgeon?

Intention tremor, can anyone help a surgeon?

Topiramate: Cerebellar tremors are very poorly responsive topiramate start very slow 25 mg and only increase very slow every 2 weeks------buspur has been tried, isoniazid, zofran (ondansetron) also studied. ...Read more

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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