Essetial Tremor Or Parkinsons

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I have had tremors for two years now. I was first told it was "probably" Essential tremor now the Doctor doesn't know which one it is as I have symptoms of both. I have high blood pressure, an anxiety disorder, and now this. I could have a test to see which one it is but my wonderful insurance company doesn't cover it all. I can't afford with two youngsters to pay the leftover cost. The tremors can get bad but it only my left hand and lower arm so far. But the tremors can get bad making typing which I do alot of for my job no fun. I shake so hard I hit other keys. I need someone to talk to about this as I don't want to burden my wife with it. But I struggle somedays keeping a positive outlook knowing this is only going to get worse. How does everyone here deal with the tremors? Any ideas to slow them down? I am on Metoprolol but that doesn't seem to help the tremors, my blood pressure yes.

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    hello Chris,

    I also have a tremor caused by Ataxia from a hospital stay. I take vitamin B both regular and time release in the morning and just regular before bed. You can't OD on it but if you take to much it could give you lose stool.

    I also take Propranolol, which is also a blood pressure medication twice a day on an empty stomach. it helps a little with the shakiness. I don't know if changing the medicine will help but it may be helpful.

    I hope this helps!


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