Hand tremors

Posted by basketcase @basketcase, Dec 8, 2018

Hi Im not sure if this has been discussed before please point me in the right direction if it has. I ve been having hand tremors for a few years now and I reckon its getting worse. I have been on Chlolipmarine Hydrochloride for about 20 years for anxiety, depression and obsessive thinking. They have always worked for me but i think one of the side effects is hand tremors. Ive had blood tests and all ok there. the Doctor suggested coming off the CH and trying Sertraline, which I did but just felt like sleeping all the time, so back to CH. Its like Ive got too much adrenaline! It is worse in company and at work even though Im not stressed or anxious. As Im typing this my hands are shaking. It doesn’t stop me doing anything but its annoying and I often have to drink holding the cup or glass with both hands and my writing is awful. My Uncle had awful hand tremors but was also on antidepressants, my mother too but less so. Any advice would be most welcome.

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@basketcase l had hand tremors but it was due to my ammonia levels being high. Or now it could have been from my medication interacting and of course some psych meds and also seizure meds. But l am off of alot of meds and l hadn't had tremors in awhile. I had it so bad one time l couldn't sign admission papers to the hospital so they thought l was having a stroke. I got quick service but then everything checked out. Because it would happen and then later l would go back to normal so it could have been medication. They didnt know but of course you got the mental diagnosed and l was just resting at home before it happened. I am just wired differently so diagnosing me sometimes can be very challenging. Man will finally figure out that there are no 2 bodies alike. I had several doctors see that but the patient does know his or her bodies. We just have to have the doctors understand that. That's why l was so blessed to get my second opinion at the Mayo Clinic because its helping others in my state and l learned so much l am helping others search. And l seeing them getting miracles. Write down you symptoms when it happens and what your doing at that time. Foods you eat and all meds, supplements and when you see your doctor you can explain everything. .y husband use to even take pictures of me when my hand tremors, slurred speech, falling and so forth and we showed it to the doctors. Now you have some doctors who will explore and some who won't then after that just follow your instinct weather to continue with that doctor.You have rights too for good care and someone who respects you. And now l have all good doctors. Praise God!!!

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JUST AN EXCELLENT POST! SHOULD BE SENT OUT TO EVERYONE!
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@sundance6

JUST AN EXCELLENT POST! SHOULD BE SENT OUT TO EVERYONE!
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you are referring to my post or another post, let me know thank you!!!

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@coolnacart1892

Hello, everyone, I’m not responding to any particular person. I came across these posts and glad I did. I’ve been diagnosed with ‘Benign Essential Tremor’ AKA ‘Familial Tremor’ by a neurologist. It started several years ago, and was mild at first and only in one hand. Fast forward about 7 years and it’s in both hands, and noticeable, especially when I’m eating or doing things that require dexterity. I also have mild tremors in my head, which only my doctor has noticed so far. My father has it in his hands too. His followed the same course of intensifying over time, and is especially self-conscious when eating, and that only makes it worse.

For the time being, I’m not taking medication specifically for the condition other than 5MG diazepam occasionally to mask the tremors when I’m around people, as long as I don’t need to be alert for driving, and that helps some. I have chronic pain from degenerative disc disease, and don’t want to add another medication. The doctor has offered deep brain stimulation, which doesn’t appeal to me either.

I’d like to follow this forum to learn more about the condition. Thanks for reading.

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I have Essential Tremors (along with COPD, ALPHA1, AND TAKE WARFARIN FOR PEs) and am taking Clonezpam because the other drugs will mess with either my INR or COPD. i just read about a newer treatment, from MYCHART at UW MADISON, MADISON WI. it is called NEURAVIVE, and consists of brain ablation with ultrasound guided by MRI. Mayo Rochester is a treatment center and I will be going up there tomorrow 8/5/19 for other things but hope to talk to someone about this….. will advise. This is FDA approved and covered by MEDICARE.

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@waterboy

I have Essential Tremors (along with COPD, ALPHA1, AND TAKE WARFARIN FOR PEs) and am taking Clonezpam because the other drugs will mess with either my INR or COPD. i just read about a newer treatment, from MYCHART at UW MADISON, MADISON WI. it is called NEURAVIVE, and consists of brain ablation with ultrasound guided by MRI. Mayo Rochester is a treatment center and I will be going up there tomorrow 8/5/19 for other things but hope to talk to someone about this….. will advise. This is FDA approved and covered by MEDICARE.

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@waterboy– Keep us posted on what you find out. I for one would be very interested in hearing about this new procedure.
Thanks Jim @thankful

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@waterboy and @thankful — I was curious about the new treatment you mentioned so found some information that may be helpful for others. I also hope you can keep us posted on what you find out.

What is the Neuravive Treatment for Essential Tremor?
https://usa.essential-tremor.com/about-neuravive-treatment/

Focused Ultrasound for Essential Tremor: Review of the Evidence and Discussion of Current Hurdles
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5425801/

FDA approves first MRI-guided focused ultrasound device to treat essential tremor
https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-approves-first-mri-guided-focused-ultrasound-device-treat-essential-tremor

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@rigalevin

I have ET for 30 years and getting worse. Recently I started research on CBD oils to relief symptoms. Does anyone have experience with using oils?

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Hi rigalevin,
I’ve just started CBD ABOUT 5 days ago primarily for pain from arthritis and fibromyalgia. I’m giving it time to take affect. I got Charlotte’s Web brand with 100mg and take it 2 times per day. It is NOT CHEAP but supposedly the best!

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Thank you John and others. I had made an inquiry about a product developed by Cala Health called Cala Trio. It is a hand device, like a watch, that apparently helps some with ET in the hands. Has anyone heard of this or been involved in the trial testing? Would appreciate any responses.

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Are hand tremors a side effect of Lexapro?

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@Liane1

Are hand tremors a side effect of Lexapro?

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Hi @Liane1 — Drugs.com has a list of the side effects of Lexapro here:

https://www.drugs.com/sfx/lexapro-side-effects.html

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@jlind

Thank you John and others. I had made an inquiry about a product developed by Cala Health called Cala Trio. It is a hand device, like a watch, that apparently helps some with ET in the hands. Has anyone heard of this or been involved in the trial testing? Would appreciate any responses.

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Hi @jlind. I'm sorry I missed your post. There are some frequently asked questions for the Cala Trio on the company's website here:

https://calatrio.com/patients/frequently-asked-questions/

Did you get the Cala Trio? Has it helped you?

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Hi y'all, I think hand tremors are under the umbrella of Dystonia. I had hand tremors but it went away…and lo and behold, I got Spasmodic Torticollis. Most of my ten aunts, uncles and 1st cousins displayed hand tremors and other Dystonia problems. It originates in the basal ganglia that controls body movements. It can be Genetic.That's my two cents worth because this disease has made my relatives miserable and my Spasmodic Torticollis unbearable at times..

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@jl1

Does anyone have hand tremors? Usually it is just my left hand. I had a particularly active day on Friday so i didnt feel up to much yesterday. So, i really needed to clean today. I picked up the clutter in our living room. Then i got a really bad headache. When i started cutting veggies for supper, my hands started shaking so bad i was afraid i would cut my fingers! I finished but i cut big chunks. Lol

My questions are: (1)When you have tremors is it because you over exerted and (2) is yours preempted by a headache?

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My hands sometimes tremble after I drink coffee. I haven't noticed any correlation with exercise. Peggy

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Does anyone have hand tremors? Usually it is just my left hand. I had a particularly active day on Friday so i didnt feel up to much yesterday. So, i really needed to clean today. I picked up the clutter in our living room. Then i got a really bad headache. When i started cutting veggies for supper, my hands started shaking so bad i was afraid i would cut my fingers! I finished but i cut big chunks. Lol

My questions are: (1)When you have tremors is it because you over exerted and (2) is yours preempted by a headache?

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@jl1

Does anyone have hand tremors? Usually it is just my left hand. I had a particularly active day on Friday so i didnt feel up to much yesterday. So, i really needed to clean today. I picked up the clutter in our living room. Then i got a really bad headache. When i started cutting veggies for supper, my hands started shaking so bad i was afraid i would cut my fingers! I finished but i cut big chunks. Lol

My questions are: (1)When you have tremors is it because you over exerted and (2) is yours preempted by a headache?

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Hello, @jl1 – glad you connected with @pfbacon. Just wanted to let you know I've moved your post on hand tremors here to an existing conversation on the same topic, so you can meet others discussing them. Please meet members such as @johnbishop @oakbourne @jlind @thankful @techi @kathystl and others.

Hoping some of them will have some further input on your questions: (1)When you have tremors is it because you over exerted and (2) is yours preempted by a headache?

jl1 – do you notice any other activities in particular where hand tremors appear for you?

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