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
Tremor, or uncontrolled shaking, is a highly disabling symptom of multiple sclerosis which is often associated with a more advanced disease course. Tremor, an involuntary, rhythmic, muscle movement caused by repetitive contraction and relaxation of paired muscle groups, has long been recognized as a feature of MS. The French neurologist Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot (1825-1893) categorized it with nystagmus and scanning speech (Rascol, 1982).
A study published in the open-access journal Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements reviewed recent advancements in the understanding of tremors in MS. The review explores the prevalence and clinical features of tremors in MS, including physical cause of tremors, and treatment methods, including surgery and/or prescription medications.
Reviewers searched MEDLINE with the terms “multiple sclerosis” and “tremor,” published between January 1966 and May 2012. My own search revealed articles dati...
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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