AzB Silver Member
Do any of you guys suffer from essential tremors, and if so, do you do anything that is effective in their reduction? Mine seem to be pretty severe for the first 1/2 hour or so, then seem to settle down some.
My tremors have gotten slowly but steadily worse over the last 10 years or so. It's gotten so bad in my left hand that playing pool is starting to lose its appeal as I have no soft touch at times. And forget about being jacked up. :frown: Alcohol works decent to a point but then my game goes downhill as I get drunker. My niece the pharmacist says propanol is the answer but I'm not thrilled about lowering my perfect blood pressure. Some friends have me extremely curious about CBD oil as it seems to have no side effects. I'm going to see my doctor next week. I'll report back his diagnosis and any progress I have.
Thank you for the advice. I'll see how it goes with my doctor but Rush is a possibility. I'm to the point where I have to do something or consider not playing. Let's face it, having to time your stroke between shakes isn't exactly fun.Hello Jeff,
I feel your pain regarding shots with a soft touch! That is where the tremors seem to hurt you the most.
Everyone persons level of tremors is different and my first doctor did not treat me correctly at all. The propranolol he prescribed was not a time release so after a while it had no effect. IMO the time release is the best option as the effect of the medication last a full 24 hours.
My second doctor who told me about that situation was Dr. Christopher Goetz at Rush. He is the director of The Movement Disorder clinic and a great guy and doctor. When he and his staff did my initial assessment they did an exam along with a video taping of my issues.
The good news for me is I have not needed a higher dosage than he prescribed four years ago. My tremors have remained in check and I still play at a fairly high level. If you can get in to see him I'd highly recommend him.
Good Luck, wish you all the best!
Thank you for the advice. I'll see how it goes with my doctor but Rush is a possibility. I'm to the point where I have to do something or consider not playing. Let's face it, having to time your stroke between shakes isn't exactly fun.