Click below to read another published article of mine on treating Benign Essential Tremor and the side effects of those medications. Here is a brief excerpt:
…Benign Essential Tremor is the most common movement disorder worldwide, affecting between four and 40 people per thousand.
Benign Essential Tremor is a slowly progressive disorder, but it does not lead to any serious or life-threatening illnesses. For some though the symptoms can be severe enough to make daily living very difficult.
Symptoms of Benign Essential Tremor include uncontrollable, rhythmic shaking, severe tremor upon wakening, and neck pain for those with head tremors. The tremors can get worse when holding objects or when the patient moves the affected body part against gravity.
Although Benign Essential Tremor is an incurable disorder, there are some prescription medications that will reduce the shaking. As in all illnesses, these drugs work better for some people than others. With any prescription medication you take, there is a chance of the side effects being worse than the actual illness. Depending on how severe the BET symptoms are will determine the treatment route the physician will take.