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Functional tremors: Anyone had this?

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I have had functional tremors for 18 months. I usually shake at my hands and feet. Not as bad when first diagnosed. I take Ativan 1 milligram when I have a tremor. Tremors usually don’t last very long but they are very exhausting as my hands and my legs and my feet tighten up. Doctor tells me It can stay with me for the rest of my life or I can just go away. Doctors don’t seem to know too much about functional tremors. Tremors seem to come on with stress.

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I have Essential Tremors. My right hand shakes and I take 50 mg of Primidone. It definitely does help. Don't know if Functional and Essential Tremors are the same thing.

Do these tremors come while you are sleeping and are you aware your having them? Are You responsive during these tremors? If you have these while sleeping do you begin to vibrate or shake the bed. Heavy breathing? Just asking?