I Have Benign Essential Tremor

Benign Essential Tremor anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Benign Essential Tremor. You're not alone. 49 People

    Not Diagnosed

    I've always thought I've had a problem. My hands shake all the time when they're suspended, it is noticeable, but when I pick something up, my fingers go haywire. Picking up a full cup of coffee is a nightmare, and I spill it most of the time. Picking up something and doing...
    silentintrovert silentintrovert
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Sep 28, 2013

    At times, my right wrist will tremble a lot

    when I go to do anything. only started to notice it after my friend pointed it out as I was putting in my lenses. and when I'd finish a drawing and my wrist would be trembling like mad when I extended it. thought I had flapping tremor for the longest time
    SammiSakura SammiSakura
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 7, 2015

    Teen With Et

    Hey! I'm 16, and I've had essential tremors for the majority of my life. It disrupts my life on such a regular basis... I can barely do daily tasks. Presentations are horrific, I have a quiver in my voice, my handwriting isn't in any identifiable language... I build model...
    jacenv13 jacenv13
    16-17, M
    6 Responses Feb 14, 2012

    Voice Tremors

    I have been diagnosed with benign essential tremor.  It affects my voice, especially in nervous situations.  It shakes and people cannot understand what I'm saying.  Especially difficult since my work involves sales which involves a lot of talking.  Taking...
    earthquake104 earthquake104
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Nov 24, 2009

    Recently Diagnosed

    Hi, I've just been diagnosed 2 years ago with Benign Essential Tremor after suffering the shakiness for 5 months. Everybody kept saying is was anxiety. I am finding it hard to come to terms with and accept that I will have this for the rest of my life. Does anybody else feel...
    justsam1968 justsam1968
    41-45, F
    2 Responses May 13, 2012

    Me And Essential Tremor.

    Hi!, I'm 53 years old and have had benign essential tremor all of my adult life. I'd wasn't  given a diagnosis until early last year. I've been on two different drugs since  but unfortunately they haven't worked in. Im finding that my shakes which affect  both...
    yapyap56 yapyap56
    51-55, M
    18 Responses Jun 22, 2010

    I get up to pour myself some water in the

    middle of the night die to my trembling hands I drop the water I attempt the process for the next 10 minutes with similar results before giving up and drinking from the tap WELL **** YOU TOO HANDS **** YOU **** YOU **** YOU
    shiftu shiftu
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 8, 2014

    The Shaking Superpower

    When I was 20, I found out that I had tremors, the same day I found out I had Asperger's and Anxiety Disorder. For years, I would just randomly start shaking randomly and I would just think I am just nervous and what not. The shaking would just come up randomly, no matter what I...
    superherojustin superherojustin
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Aug 4, 2013

    Essential Tremor 3rd Generation

    I am a 59 year old female. I have been dealing with essential tremor in one way or another for about fifty years. My grandmother, my mother and myself. The Inderol LA helps but does not eliminate the tremor in my hands and my head. I was allergic to the primidone. I read on the...
    rnwfreeman rnwfreeman
    56-60
    6 Responses Dec 28, 2010

    I shake at least 75% of the time.

    I can't write anything by hand, have a full cup of tea or even scratch an itch on cheek (I end up getting poked in the eye) without my tremor screwing things up. I hate doing anything in public that involves my hands being even part of the main focus as I'm scared people will...
    scottdominic94 scottdominic94
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 15, 2015

    Pretty Much Sucks.

    I've had hand tremors and all-over twitchiness for several years now but only have recently gotten any sort of diagnosis. Of note is that "essential tremor" is a catch-all term when a cause is otherwise unknown. I'm only 21 and can't hold a camera steady to take a decent picture...
    somethingpurple somethingpurple
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jul 2, 2010

    question about ET related cognitive

    symptomes: Hi! I am 27 years old and I had ET since I can remember. Beside the ET im also diagnosed with ADD and some minor speech difficulties( tip of the tongue phenomenon-failure to retrieve a word from memory). It is known that neurological disorders are usually accompanied...
    ben988 ben988
    26-30, M
    Jun 13, 2015

    Shakey Beginnings

    Although I was only diagnosed a few years ago, I have been dealing with ET since childhood. My tremors weren't as obvious then so when my mother would criticize me for holding a pencil differently than the customary position, I couldn't explain to her why it was the only way to...
    Mkmack Mkmack
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Oct 30, 2013

    Mrs Sandra Cannon

    i have had b e t for about 50 years  i have tried the beta blockers but the cure is worse than the disease.i wonder if you can get disability living allowance .does anyone know of anyone who has got it for this condition.
    sandracannon sandracannon
    61-65
    1 Response Mar 14, 2012

    Self Diagnosed/appearing At Age 18

    I'm pretty sure what I am experiencing are essential tremors. I don't know for sure without a diagnosis but I know they are tremors of some kind and chances are they are essential tremors.My tremors are definitely benign. Nicole has been noticing them at lunch.They get worse...
    chrysalid chrysalid
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 12, 2012

    Hello...

    i am a teenager and i have essential tremor. i have had it since i can remember, and i just hate it so much!! i can't do the thing that 'normal' teenagers can do, like go on dates. its frustrating. not many people know about it - only my close family and 2 of my friends. whenever...
    cloclo123 cloclo123
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Nov 7, 2011

    The Beginning Of My Life With Essential Tremors

    Why hello there, I am 14 years of age, and was just recently diagnosed with Essential Tremors. I still have MRI's, ect. set up for appointments, to make sure there isn't anything else with my tremors. About 8 or 9 months ago my tremors started very slight. I would just ignore...
    llxImaMonsterxll llxImaMonsterxll
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Jun 4, 2013
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