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What is the best treatment for essential tremor?

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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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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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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Need advice on what is the the best way to control essential tremor?

Need advice on what is the the best way to control essential tremor?

Essential tremor: Not to recommend excessive alcohol, but if your tremor transiently stops when you consume it, then any of the typical medications we prescribe can help but they all (propranolol, primidone, gabapentin, clonazepam) have side effects. There are natural remedies, less effective often. I avoid skullcap and valerian but they are recommended by many. Check my other answers on tremor for others. Dbs. ...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. 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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I have essential tremor at the early age of 17.Medication is ruled out, as i can't concentrate. How can I reduce the tremor this in social situations?

Are you sure?: How sure are you that you have essential tremor? It is fairly rare at 17. Please be sure you have seen a capable neurologist or even a neurology specialist in movement disorders to confirm this diagnosis. There are many causes of tremor and lets make sure you correctly diagnosed first. ...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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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