Patient Comments: Tremor - Treatments

What treatment has been effective for your tremor?

Comment from: Maria b, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 30

I made an appointment to a neurologist and he said I have Parkinson's. But I checked with another specialist and he said the tremor I got is not Parkinson's. So he prescribed to me a drug called primidone 250 MG. I been taking it for the last 3 years, but no result. I also suffer with diabetes but I do not need insulin.

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Comment from: charlie5517, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: December 12

My psychogenic tremor began four years ago with very slight movements in my fingers. Now both hands and sometimes feet shake all the time. I can still eat with utensils fairly well but the shaking is very distracting to me and somewhat embarrassing. My neurologist says there is no medicine to help it, and the only course is to get talk therapy called 'conversion disorder' therapy. It has been hard to find a therapist who does this therapy, and I have not yet started on this therapy with any of the therapists I have found.

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Comment from: Barbie, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 01

I am 72 1/2. Within the past 2 years I have noticed increasing hand tremors, especially noticeable in the morning. Sometimes I take 1/2 of a Valium tablet, and it helps; but on the other hand, I don't want to develop a dependency. (They do make me drowsy.)

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Comment from: santi, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: May 30

I"m 20 years old, I have problem with my hand. My hand is always shaky when I start working in the laboratory because I"m learning in college major chemistry education, it is so embarrassing but I don"t know what I have to do. I was prescribed fluoxetine 20 mg but nothing changed. I keep having same problem and the side effects of drugs gave me diarrhea, and I am increasingly tired, nauseated, and sweatier.

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Comment from: Preshy, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 21

My tremor started when I was 16 years old, pretty young. It has got worse over time and I was just diagnosed with benign essential tremor last year. I was already on Neurontin (gabapentin) for my severe anxiety (1200 mg a day). I was advised to take 300 mg more a day to control it. It didn"t seem to work. I"m so embarrassed and I"m a makeup artist and I really want this new job but I"m afraid my tremor will ruin my chances.

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Comment from: andrewboy86, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: January 13

I am currently 27. When I was 18 I had gotten in a car accident, I had received a TBI (traumatic brain injury), since then I have had a very noticeable tremor on my right hand. The doctor called them "intentional tremors". It affects my ability to write, eat and any other tasks that require fine motor control. I tried going to a Parkinson's doctor and they started me on beta blockers to try and treat my condition, but that did not work. I did not go back to the specialist for this because I am too nervous to try other treatments. I am worried the side effects will be worse than dealing with the tremor.

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Comment from: jill, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 20

I have familiar essential tremors and I take 50 mg of B vitamins and it has cured my tremors. I was on a search for something natural and it repairs the nervous system which helps neurotransmitters to work more efficiently.

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Comment from: onlyrusty45, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 16

l been having involuntary head shaking tremors, it hurts my neck and down to the third vertebra below my shoulders this has been going on for two years but has begun to get more noticeable and worse. A lot of people stare at me. It is very hard to do anything I even get cramps in my arms and hands and legs. I have epilepsy and diabetes type 2 and high blood pressure and sleep apnea on top of it, my mom was battling Parkinson's before she died of a heart attack.

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