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Tremor - hand; Hand tremor; Tremor - arms; Kinetic tremor; Intention tremor; Postural tremor
For tremors caused by stress, try relaxation techniques like meditation, deep relaxation, or breathing exercises. For tremors of any cause, avoid caffeine and get enough sleep.
For tremors caused by a medication, talk to your doctor about stopping the drug, reducing the dosage, or switching medications. Do NOT change or stop medications on your own.
For tremors caused by alcohol abuse, seek treatment and support to help you avoid alcohol.
Severe tremors may interfere with your ability to perform daily activities. You may need assistance with these activities. Take precautions to avoid injury during activities such as walking or eating.
Assistive devices may help with everyday activities, including:
Buying clothes with Velcro fasteners, using button hooks
Cooking or eating with utensils that have a larger handle
If you suffer from insomnia, your body’s sleep and wake cycle may be to blame. If there are no underlying medical conditions causing this problem, there are natural things you can do to help regulate your inner body rhythm. These natural remedies may be all that is needed to get your body’s cycle back on track.
The first thing to understand about the sleep and wake cycle is the hormone called melatonin. It is controlled by light exposure. It is what helps regulate your sleep and wake cycle. The body naturally secretes more of this hormone in the evening, when it starts to get dark, so your body can relax and sleep. The body produces less of this hormone during the day when it is light outside.
Melatonin production is a natural design of the body. It keeps you alert when you need to be alert, and it helps your body shut down when it’s time for rest. The problem is that today’s modern life can disrupt the production of melatonin. Your body may not know wh...
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 (ET) 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 ET. There have been small <igraine studies with Lyrica for Migraine. Perhaps...
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