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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...
Try diff meds. Propranolol and Primidone are first-line, but other seizure medications are tried as well - such a Gabapentin or topirimate. Read more...

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...

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...
Rare. Typically not--usually in presents at earliest in the teens to 20's--all the way to the 70's. I would be certain to rule out other neurological disorders with a pediatric neurologist. Also, some medical conditions can mimic essential tremor, such as hyperthyroidism. Best of luck, rmh :). Read more...

What is the definition or description of: benign essential tremor?

See below. Benign essential tremor is a neurologic movement disorder characterized by involuntary fine rhythmic tremor of a body part or parts, primarily the hands and arms (upper limbs). Read more...
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...

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...

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...

Whats 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...

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...