I have had familial tremors and migraines as long as I can remember. I started taking 15mgs of Inderal at the age of 16. I am now in my 40's and am up to 160mgs twice a day to control my shakes and migraines. The older I get the worse they get. Is there a better medication I can take in smaller doses?
It is so embarrassing working in the public and everyone staring like you are having dts from drugs or alcohol! Not to mention the daily headaches! My mom was given Lyrica for migraine prevention and tremors! Has their been a study on this and how well does it work?
Like mother like daughter I guess! I inherited both from her! I just want relief from migraines and tremors! Help! Thanks, Glinda.
Yes, essential tremor is very familial. I have a left hand tremor, same as my father had. Primidone may be an alternative or add-on med for the essential tremor. There have been small Migraine studies with Lyrica for Migraine. Perhaps a two-fer might be accomplished with topiramate, which can help migraines and has been published as reducing essential tremor.
John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
If you need help finding a Migraine and headache specialist,
visit our listing of Patient Recommended Specialists.
About Ask the Clinician:
Dr. Krusz is a recognized expert in the fields of headache and Migraine treatment and pain treatment. Each week, he and Lead Expert Teri Robert, team up to answer your questions about headaches and Migraines. You can read more about Dr. Krusz or more about Teri Robert.
If you have a question, please click HERE. Accepted questions will be answered by publishing the answers here. Due to the number of questions submitted, no questions will be answered privately, and questions will be accepted only when submitted via THIS FORM. Please do not submit questions via email, private message, or SharePost comments. Thank you.
Please note: We cannot handle emergencies or diagnose via the Internet. Please do not ask us to diagnose; see your physician for diagnosis.
We hope you find this general medical and health information useful, but this Q & A is meant to support not replace the professional medical advice you receive from your doctor. For all personal medical and health matters, including decisions about diagnoses, medications and other treatment options, you should always consult your doctor. See full Disclaimer.
Published On: September 11, 2012