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I just got diagnosed with Essential tremors and am taking 60mg of Inderal 3 times a day, but even at 180 mg total (plus 30 mg of lisinopril), I don't notice the tremors completely stopping. They're still there. I'm afraid to increase the amount of Inderal because I've been checking my blood pressure and pulse rate daily, and it's perfect right now.
The neurologist really wants me to stick with Inderal, and increase the dosage because I did suggest Primidone. The physician assistant said they like to stay with one drug at a time. I even asked if I could just stop taking the Inderal and take Primidone for a month to see if it helps more, but the physician assistant doesn't want me to change yet.
Anyway, I'm making an appointment with the physician assistant today. It's so embarrassing and hard to accept. I deteriorated very quickly in January for no reason and could barely communicate, talk, write, and all of my appendages were shaking in a strange pattern. I'm glad it's not MS, but there aren't any great medications for it either.
What do you think of Primidone? I do have a nausea issue...
Thanks again, this is all new to me and people at school where I teach were saying I was on cocaine or was crazy. It was really humiliating, so I saw an attorney today about discrimination and harrassment. He recommended I stop hiding my medical condition so I will disclose to them that I have the Essential Tremor condition. Today was a good day though and no one would notice that I had the condition....it's weird.
Again,if you think I should try the Primidone since I don't want my blood pressure lowering more, please let me know so that I can discuss it at my next appointment.
Guess what?! After sending an emailing the rules of HIPAA and HHS to the pain management doctor just yesterday (Monday), I received a call early this morning (in less than 24 hours) saying that the doctor reviewed my file (after two months), they added the addendum, and are emailing and mailing me my records today.
I still might add my own addedum if I disagree.
Like I said, you were so helpful and better than an attorney!
Off to the psychiatrist to find out how to slowly get off of Clonazepam in case I need it to work with another tremor episode.
Thank you again!