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Functional tremors: Anyone had this?

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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.

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Hi, @grammlyn – This Mayo Clinic article talks about functional movement disorders https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/movement-disorders/symptoms-causes/syc-20363893

In contrast, this other Mayo Clinic article addresses essential tremor https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/essential-tremor/symptoms-causes/syc-20350534

Has the primidone been helpful with your symptoms?

How did they determine that you had Essential Tremors? My husband has bad tremors in his hands, pretty much all the time. His doctor first prescribed Primidone and that did not help him at all. His doctor has now changed his medication to Propranolol HCI ER 60mg. He started this med a couple weeks ago, but it doesn't seem to be helping his tremors either, so what is next? Anybody know?

They're not. My neurologist told me that they are not the same. I had an MRI and he said they were not essential tremors.

I believe I have essential tremors. It’s my right hand as well. I have an appointment in a few weeks with a Movement Specialist for a diagnosis.

How can I wean off Primidone 50 am and 50 pm?