I’ve been diagnosed with functional tremors. Anyone else ever had this diagnosis.
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I also shake and clinch up to where my muscles hurt and my teeth
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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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.
i ALSO HAVE THOSE ALSO GOT A APPT THIS COMING fRIDAY FOR BLOOD WORK BARB SHOYLD GET TO mayo they diagnosed me when I did not know I had hertiary hemochromotosis
I would go to the Mayo Clinic but they’re too far. I am treated at Columbia Presbyterian in NYC which is a very reputable hospital. I have autonomic small fiber neuropathy. I have had a skin biopsy to confirm it. My doctor’s believe they are essential tremors but a Movement Specialist will have to diagnosis it. I go on September 8th and you pretty much know that day upon examination.
Diagnosis was in March of 2021. Right side only. Gone through pt and different meds. Still staying positive,looking for 2nd opinion on this.
Allow me to introduce you to fellow members living with functional tremors, like @dianecostella @pollysparrow @nadolski @nemo and @douglasebaker to name a few.
I'm glad to hear you're staying positive and see you're considering a second opinion. Should you wish to consult Mayo Clinic experts, you can self-refer or ask your physician to submit a referral. See more information here: http://mayocl.in/1mtmR63
Thank you, I will keep it in mind. I have an appointment with a movement specialist Wednesday, the 8th at Columbia Presbyterian. I will see what she has to say.
@dvdlyo7519, welcome to Connect.
So glad to hear that the shaking hands have lessened or even stopped. Have your meds been changed? Or has something else changed? Less stress perhaps as @nemo suggests?
What is connect? I have Essential Tremors and Neuropathy and together they are driving me nuts. Anyone else have them?
Hello @kskill39, I see that you joined Connect at the end of 2020 but only recently started posting on the site. What is Connect is a great question! A great place to start and get familiar with how Connect is organized and learn more about this patient to patient online community where we can learn from the each others experiences is the About Connect: Who, What & Why page – click here to visit the page: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/blog/about-connect/
Your first two posts were in the Essential tremors: any ideas on coping and managing tremors? discussion here: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/essential-tremors-1/
Since you mentioned you also have neuropathy, you may want to check out some of the discussion listed in the Neuropathy Group here: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/neuropathy/
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