Essential tremors: any ideas on coping and managing tremors?

Posted by jmb73 @jmb73, Aug 23, 2019

I saw my neurologist yesterday and he said that I have essential tremors. He said they will get worse and progress to my other hand. Do any of you have this and if so is there any way I can slow the progress. He said it will probably take 3 years to get really bad. I am on Gababentin for fibromyalgia and restless leg and that is one of the drugs that is for these tremors. I am dropping things from my left hand and he said that will get worse too. I am buying plastic glasses as I dropped a real glass in the dishwasher- what a pain that was to get all the glass slivers out of the dishwasher. I would appreciate any ideas on coping with this and how I can manage it. Thank you

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I have been diagnosed with Essential tremors. Left hand is worse than right and some shaking of head . I have been prescribed
Primidone and Propanadol 2x a day.
I also use a special utensil to eat fuel to weakness in my hand. My neurologist wants me to see a Motion doctor. Has anyone gone to one and what did they do to help?
I hate to add another doctor but will it will help. My sister also has essential tremors but not as bad. I was told that they are generic but I don't know any relatives that ever had it. Thank you

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I have been diagnosed with Essential tremors. Left hand is worse than right and some shaking of head . I have been prescribed
Primidone and Propanadol 2x a day.
I also use a special utensil to eat fuel to weakness in my hand. My neurologist wants me to see a Motion doctor. Has anyone gone to one and what did they do to help?
I hate to add another doctor but will it will help. My sister also has essential tremors but not as bad. I was told that they are generic but I don't know any relatives that ever had it. Thank you

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Hello @purpleturtle. You will notice that I have moved your post into an existing discussion on Essential Tremors, which you can find here:
– Essential tremors: any ideas on coping and managing tremors?:
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/essential-tremors-1/
At Mayo Clinic, you may find more information when searching for Movement Disorders in place of Motion Doctors. I have provided a link for you to learn more about the type of care that is offered to see if this is the direction you were advised on before sharing more.
– Movement Disorders: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/movement-disorders/symptoms-causes/syc-20363893

How long have you been living with essential tremors?

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