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Essential tremor over-the-counter essential tremor control?

Essential tremor over-the-counter essential tremor control?

Maybe: If you look at tremor getting worse with caffeine or stimulants, and better with alcohol or sedatives, you might consider that otc preps, such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or dramamine could sedate and thus subdue the tremor. Maybe some homeopathic remedies can help. I am being creative here, as there is no real formulary of alternative meds for essential tremor, but why not try the above. Might work. ...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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What is the best treatment for essential tremor?

Essential tremor: Possibly propanolol ( dosis has to be gradually increased) or primidone. 50% pts do not response to medical treatment. Brain stimulation there is for very frustrated pts. Some tremors may improve after drinking alcoholic beverages. ...Read more

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Are there any promising treatments in the pipeline for essential tremor?

Already: There are few effective medication already for essential tremor. You can visit with a neurologist for the most appropriate one for your case. ...Read more

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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?

Other drugs may help: Other medications that are useful in treatment of essential tremor are primidone, Gabapentin and memantine. Essential tremor is also sometimes treated by botulinus toxin injections and deep brain stimulation. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for essential tremor?

Is there a cure for essential tremor?

No cure: Some patients require only intermittent tremor reduction, such as when attending a meeting or engaging in a social activity. For these patients, a cocktail or beer prior to the activity may be sufficient. An alternative is Propranolol (10-40 mg) approximately one half hour prior to the event. Alcohol consumption is not an appropriate maintenance therapy for patients who seek tremor reduction throu. ...Read more

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I have essential tremor. Its gotten worse over time - i can't eat soup with a spoon. Wine helps, but i'm a mom. Is there anything natural to help?

No: See movement specialist. Essential tremor that severe can benefit from primodone or propanalol and use of weighted spoons, fork and knives and weighted wrist cuffs. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can essential tremor be treated with medication?

Can essential tremor be treated with medication?

Tremors: Some medicines used for blood pressure such as Propranolol (inderal). Best to talk to your pcp. ...Read more

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What should I do to help with an essential tremor?

What should I do to help with an essential tremor?

See a neurologist: Medicaations are available to treat essential tremor including Inderal (propranolol) and mysoline. You should see a neurologist who can provide yoiu with the most up to date medications. ...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