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I was just diagnosed with essential tremors. I was given

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I was just diagnosed with essential tremors. I was given clonopine. I am a RN, and would at times knock out an IV. I quit my job. Anything else I need to do? Getting a CT,
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Customer: I have hypertension, taking diltiazem 240 mg qd/ hypothyroid take medicationcytomel and levothyroxine. Insomniac, tamazepam. Bad back: fleril and dilaudid 2 mg
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


You need to make sure you see a neurologist.

To make sure the diagnosis is correct.

Also, you need to make sure your TSH is optimal with the hypothyrodism.

For most people this is .8 to 1, not above.

I would try to streamline the medications: too many of them.

Some of them can cause tremor.

So discuss this with the doc as well.

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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

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Essential tremor is a common occurrence and often considered benign.

However, it is important to rule out any degenerative neurological conditions like Parkinson's disease.

peripheral neuropathy from spinal conditions also can affect the hands.

Hence neurologist should be consulted with soon.
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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


As I said , see a neurologist.

It is important to rule out medication effects.

I am a double board certified US doctor.

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