I have been diagnosed with benign essential tremors. I head shakes as though I 'm shaking my head no. Some days it's not bad; however, on some I can feel it. It was brought to my attention about 4 years ago. After that, family members began to tell me how they had noticed it.
GrammyKay, I'm having trouble with this discussion board. I sent you a long msg, but it was on a different screen than this, so am wondering if you got it. Please let me know if you got my msg. If not, I'll send it again. Ardie K.
I too have essential tremor but have had the surgery and am now 95% better on
my right side. I have the left side scheduled to be done in October. I can't tell
how much this has changed my life. Do you have a hospital with good neuro.
department? I was so sick of people asking me why I was so nervous, spilling
coffee, receiving change was a nightmare! You can get this fixed!! katsgotit
Yes I had head tremor, forearms, hands, and with this surgery the head tremor is
100%gone. The procedure is called deep brain stimulation or DBS. Mine started
when I was in my 20's and slowly it got worse. I'm 66 now. I hope you can find a
cure too. None of the medications worked well but I know there are many out there.
Maybe one of them would work for you. Don't give up! I started to give up being with
people or doing things I liked...that's when I went for help. katsgotit
I have generalized dystonia and blepharospasms plus and pain dysregulation. At first they thought I had Young on-set Parkinsons, but I noticed none of those people at the group complained of pain. After i almost lost my eyesight, could not talk, barely move from the spasms they found out I have dystonia. Had many surgeries, doing better, meds are awful, i stick with very little and get the shots. To afraid of the surgery right now.
Better make that 2011, lol I 'm forgetful as always just not shaking.
ncgrama, I am 67 and on medicare. Medicare covered it all. Do you have a
medical center near by? I'm thinking Duke university. I had to go to Seattle (Swedish Hospital) about 3 hours from here. One of the drawback of living on the edge of nowhere. If there is anything you would like to know, just post me.
I have what has been diagnosed as a benign tremor in my left hand. The whole side is weaker and it causes me not to be able to balance my right and left sides.s..what is a benign tremor?