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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Tremors
Answer: Essential tremor tends to increase with age, I'd try increasing your beta blocker first. It certainly is working for the migraines and is "killing two birds at once".
Answer: Benign tremors are generally inherited and are also called Benign Familial Tremors. Hard to
know the cause, but they are generally improved with beta blockers or ethanol. The beta
blockers apparently work because they have a similar side chain to ethanol (the ol part). Some
patients discover that they won't get the shakes if they drink which is absolutely true(also
diagnostic). However, the beta blockers are not addicting and will usually have the same effect.
There is no cure, just treatment.