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

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. Sewa Legha
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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


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What's benign essential tremor?

What's 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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Any effective treatment for benign essential tremor?

Any effective treatment for benign essential tremor?

Do not have to treat: But propranolol, atenolol, primidone, remeron, (mirtazapine) topomax, botox, Klonopin can help. ...Read more

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Is benign essential tremor related to my heat sensitivity?

Tremors&heat: Essential tremors is not affected by heat sensitivity----but essential tremors get worse when nervous, or anxious--so if heat produce anxiety, irritabilty, it can worsen tremors---. ...Read more

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Feel a head tremor even when resting on a pillow. Could it still be benign essential tremor? Cause for concern at my age?

Yes: Yes it can, but can be many things. There are several medical disorders that can exaggerate a physiological tremor. Best to check with your doctor. ...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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I suffer from moderate depression and benign essential tremor and want to undergo brain scans to determine brain disease. Should I and which ones?

I suffer from moderate depression and benign essential tremor and want to undergo brain scans to determine brain disease. Should I and which ones?

Go to your doc: Tests are very rarely abnormal and are usually unnecessary, Your primary doc should do a compete regualar and neurologic exam and refer you to a neurologist if he finds anything. MRI of the Brain with and without contrast are the most common, but without a definite need you'll be wasting money and time. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Valerian root tea: For herbal medicine try Valerian root tea, decrease stress via mindfulness based stress reduction meditations, or hypnotherapy (by a Certified Hypnotherapist) or Tai Chi. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What is essential tremor?

Tremor of aging: It can occur in the wrists/hands or the head and neck (think of kaltheryn hepburn). Although it can cause a lot of problems for patients, it is not associated with a disease that effects someone's lifespan (such as parkinson's). It occurs when one holds the arms out and some with movement, but goes away when resting & supported. (parkinson's tremor is mostly seen when resting & supported.). ...Read more

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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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What is an essential tremor?

Movement Disorder: Essential tremor is a movement disorder that is characterized by a tremor when you try to do something. This is in contrast to Parkinson's disease, in which patients have a tremor at rest. Parkinson's disease also is marked by slowness of movement and stiffness. ...Read more

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Is essential tremor permanent?

Yes: There is no known cure so far. Only control is possible with medications and or deep brain stimulation and at times with Botox injections. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Farbman
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Essential Tremor (Definition)

Kinetic tremor = neurological disorder that ...Read more


Dr. Prem Gupta
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Tremor (Definition)

Tremor = involuntary ...Read more