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What symptoms are typical of baseline essential tremor?

What symptoms are typical of baseline essential tremor?

Postural tremor: Typical essential tremor is marked by a postural tremor (present when holding a position, but not at rest) that is worse with stress and caffeine and better with rest and small amounts of alcohol. When diagnosing essential tremor, it is important to make sure that there is no increased tone, stiffness, numbness, weakness or other symptoms suggestive of an alternative disorder. ...Read more

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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


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I have physical symptoms of tremors lightheadness ill feelings. Been tested for almost everything possible. All normal. Idnt feel anxious. Anxiety?

I have physical symptoms of tremors lightheadness ill feelings. Been tested for almost everything possible.  All normal. Idnt feel anxious. Anxiety?

Anxiety: Anxiety is a subjective state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety: insomnia, sweating, palpitations, tremors, and fatigue. See you pcp for the referral. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of essential tremor?

What are the symptoms of essential tremor?

Shaking alone: The hallmark of essential tremor is shaking without any other signs or symptoms that would suggest parkinsons or another cause. The shaking is typically worst with movement or sustained posture (not at rest) and is exacerbated by stress. It is usually first seen in the hands or arms, but can involve the head or other parts of the body. While there is no cure, medications can reduce symptoms. ...Read more

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Have you ever had a patient who had body tremors and other physical symptoms such as lightheadedness with all normal work up?

Have you ever had a patient who had body tremors and other physical symptoms such as lightheadedness with all normal work up?

Serious sign: Lightheadedness on mild physical exertion is a serious sign. See your family physician, perhaps also a cardiologist. Echocardiogram (in addition to a 12- lead ekg) is indicated. Your cardiologist may also consider a stress test, if everything else is normal. Never exercise if you are dehydrated. ...Read more

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Is lithium used to treat anxiety physical symptoms such as tremors, lightheadedness, and just general ill feelings?

Is lithium used to treat anxiety physical symptoms such as tremors, lightheadedness, and just general ill feelings?

No: Lithium is not a first choice for treatment of anxiety. It is used more often for bipolar disorder. Talk to your doctor about treatment options. Take care! ...Read more

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Other than propranolol what would you advise to use for essential tremor as i find it has helped ease symptoms very little if at all?

Other than propranolol what would you advise to use for essential tremor as i find it has helped ease symptoms very little if at all?

Essential tremor: The other commonly used drug for essential tremor is called primidone. You should see a doctor who has experience managing the condition to have the best options presented to you. ...Read more

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Is there a significance of having tremors only on one side? I am seeing Neurologist in 2 weeks, after having many tests. Many symptoms 10 mos.

Is there a significance of having tremors only on one side?   I am seeing Neurologist in 2 weeks, after having many tests.    Many symptoms 10 mos.

Often, yes.: What you're describing is a "unilateral" (one-sided) finding. Tremors are usually a result of something going on in the brain. Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis or a hereditary condition "benign familial tremor" could be the cause. I can't say whether this tremor will stay localized or if it's the first sign of something progressive. It's a good question; ask your neurologist. ...Read more