The first step in finding a solution to sleep problems with fibromyalgia is understanding what is causing the problem. Please read: The Fibromyalgia Sleep Dilemma – Part I: Identifying the Problem Since more than 75% of people with fibromyalgia have some type of sleep dysfunction and since good quality sleep is essential for the body to repair, restore and refresh itself, finding a way to improve our sleep is key to reducing FM symptoms. To Sleep, Perchance to Dream... A dream (albeit a daydream) of most FM patients is to experience a good night's sleep. But just how to do that can be quite a challenge. Following are some tips on good sleep hygiene practices that are recommended by sleep experts. Daytime and Evening Behaviors That Can Influence Sleep
Expose yourself to lots of sunlight early in the morning. The light will help set and maintain your body's circadian rhythms.
Try to get some exercise each day, but not too close to bed...
Drug-induced tremor is involuntary shaking due to the use of medication. Involuntary means you shake without trying to do so. The shaking occurs when you move or try to hold your arms, hands, or head in a certain position. It is not associated with other symptoms.
Tremor - drug-induced
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Drug-induced tremor is a simple nervous system and muscle response to certain medications. Drugs that can cause tremor include the following:
Anticonvulsants such as valproic acid (Depakote), and sodium valproate (Depakene)
Bronchodilators such as theophylline and albuterol
Immunosuppressants such as cyclosporine
Mood stabilizers such as lithium carbonate
such as caffeine
Tremor - familial
Treatment may not be necessary unless the tremors interfere with your ability to perform daily activities.
How well medicine works depends on the individual patient.
Medications that may reduce tremors include propranolol, Mysoline and other anticonvulsants, and mild tranquilizers. If tremors are severe and do not go away with medicine, surgery to implant a deep brain stimulator (DBS) in the brain may be an option.
Caffeine (in substances such as coffee and soda) and other stimulants should be avoided because they can make tremors worse.
Alcoholic beverages in small quantities may decrease the tremors, but drinking should be carefully monitored to avoid alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence , especially if there is a family history of alcohol problems. How alcohol decreases an essential tremor is unknown.
A familial tremor is not a dange...
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