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So That Changes Things....

So about 5 months ago someone mentioned my shaking, I had noticed it but I didn't think it was bad enough for others to see it.
So after noticing it getting worse, I went to see my doctor. I had a few tests and today he told me I have an Essential Tremor. Now that doesn't sound bad.
Then he explained to me that it can't be cured, it will be with me forever, and it will get worse. Already i was beginning to notice small difficulty doing simple tasks, my writing looks shaky and i spill things constantly. Because it developed already over the past 6 months, it will continue to progress. He said it will spread to my head, neck and even voice, changing the way I speak.
In bad cases people with Essential tremor can't walk, talk properly or preform simple tasks at all. It's very similar to Parkinson's disease.
I have beta blockers to try and control it. They dont stop the shaking, but they calm it down but I'm not meant to take them daily, meaning I have to choose what days of my life I shake less.
So this is my life. 24 and being told that I'm going to shake 'like a ******** dog' (to exactly quote my doctor) for the rest of my life. And it's going to get worse.
Missmemzy Missmemzy 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 6, 2013

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I went to essential tremor treatment and it took to a "story" that I hope could help us with such a "blessing" can benefit from. It gave a good description of my situation and referred to a "natural" pill treatment (Betenton).

I am a very avid believer that my GOD, (the Creator) put a cure for every malady we suffer from on the earth, and am wondering if anyone has heard of or tried it (Betenton). I know people have been cured of ailments through "natural means", whether called vitamins, pills, natural medicine or any other name.

I have been on several medications for this problem but none have had any noticable effect, and I have hopes of being able to sign my name legibly!

I went to essential tremor treatment and it took to a "story" that I hope could help us with such a "blessing" can benefit from. It gave a good description of my situation and referred to a "natural" pill treatment (Betenton).

I am a very avid believer that my GOD, (the Creator) put a cure for every malady we suffer from on the earth, and am wondering if anyone has heard of or tried it (Betenton). I know people have been cured of ailments through "natural means", whether called vitamins, pills, natural medicine or any other name.

I have been on several medications for this problem but none have had any noticable effect, and I have hopes of being able to sign my name legibly!

I don't understand how your essential tremors is so severe? I have had essential tremors my whole life or at least since I was 4. My mother thought I had Parkinson's Disease and got me tested.
My voice hasn't changed and over the years I can't say it has gotten progressively worse. Although some days are harder than others. I knock stuff over and anything tedious I can't do. It's frustrating.

I am 26 so we are close in age. If you ever need support you can message me. I hope yours gets under better control I know it can't be easy just being diagnosed.

I feel sorry for you. I'll send you love.

Thanks. :) it means a lot that I have some support. :)