Today I saw a new physician. And guess what she told me to do for my tremors??? Are you ready for this??? My physician told me to get "intoxicated" and gave me printed instructions on how to do it since I do not drink alcohol. A treatment for tremors is brain surgery which I absolutely refused!! Has anyone else been told to do this???
I never heard of that. I am curious though, did he have a scientific reason behind it. And by the way, are you just saying to have a drink or to get drunk because the latter would be outrageous. I guess if you really wanted to drink, you could say my doctor told me to do it as medical therapy with a slur. Lol. Just kidding. That is crazy though.
WTF?? My tremors are from meds. Meds that tell me not to drink. Sounds like the cure is worse than the disease! Medical cannabis helps me a little - the cbd type that doesn't make you feel stoned. It just relaxes the body and brain, eases nerve endings, and helps with pain. And I don't use it every day, just on the very worst ones, which I thankfully don't have often right now.
Mysisterskeeper, fire your doctor! And find someone else to help investigate what might be going on.
I developed tremors out of nowhere last January (2015). They did lots of tests to rule out MS and Parkinson's. After being sent to Mayo they decided they don't know the cause so I just have tremors. After researching and speaking with others I spoke to my PCP. My tremors worsen anytime I use my hands to grasp anything, and some days are much worse than others. My PCP and I agreed it's likely essential tremors, and possibly familial as well. I found out 3 months ago that my sister has developed them as well. It's also possible both she and I have tremors due to our prior cervical disc fusions. I hope you find the answers soon. Not knowing almost drive me nuts! 🙂💕🙏🌼
I would try having another discussion with the doctor before firing them. I know that there are two sides to every story...I choose to rationally think and re examine the discussion. I read a lot of post in here the minute a Doctor or any healthcare provider fails to live up to the "ideal" then anger kicks in and fire him/her comes out...why is this a solution? Make an appointment , have a discussion. Tell him/her you did not understand the prescribed course and if that is not possible...get a second opinion.
That's just me Teri. It sounds so off the wall & sarcastic, without concern for the patient. Like did the doctor bother to find out why Mysisterskeeper doesn't drink? I don't drink either, mainly because of a huge list of alcoholics in the family. I'd fire a doc who told me that.
Look , I don't know what the patients assessment was, I don't know what the doctor said in total. I am stressing a non victim mode of dealing with issues with the medical community. I encourage questions, adult conversations, and a proactive means of handling stressful and chronic pain. Make another appointment, see how it goes, then make a decision wether to fire or not Fire.
Flappy I researched this alcohol thing...and found it on only one website. The doc says my tremors may be hereditary. Interesting that you said your sister has developed tremors also. The doc said its hereditary among the women in the family. I am not a drinker so I have been weighing it out if it's worth getting intoxicated or not. Certainly have not been out of control. It seems every time I go to the doctors I leave out with a new diagnosis. This was no where near how I thought my life would be at this age.
Mysisterskeeper, my tremors have gotten out of control twice. The first time I went to the ER and that doc said it's from cervical radiculopathy. No other doc will even discuss the possibility, even though I have had 2 neck surgeries and more neck damage. I'm not sure it's not that. The other time my tremors got out of control was when I over used my arm. I was put on tizanidine for about 5-6 months and it calmed down. Since then they're manageable. I've learned to rest when they become agitated. And I agree with you. I would never have thought I'd be where I am physically, or have been diagnosed with so many new problems since 2010. I'm 54 and feel 65-70 most days. Fun ain't it! Not. 🙂💕🙏🌼
I developed tremors in my legs and hands my doctors doñt have a clue. My pain doctors response was "you can't live like this" he sent me to a neurologist and she did lots of painful tests and she still had no clue. But she prescribed Primadone it's a anti seizure medication and thankfully it reduced the tremors. So you might want to ask your doctor about Medications instead of getting drunk.