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Tremors... And Guess what my doctor told me to do?

Feb 29, 2016 11:58 PM

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???

Mar 01, 2016 12:30 AM

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.

Mar 01, 2016 12:52 AM

Yes I have heard of it...it is a real form of treatment for a non-alcoholic.

Mar 01, 2016 7:24 AM

For tremors, no I've never heard of that but can't do it any way. Significant family history of alcoholism.

Mar 01, 2016 1:20 PM

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.

Mar 01, 2016 6:37 PM

Alcohol no marijuana yes ?it is just another type of treatment...

Mar 01, 2016 7:11 PM

I drink when I go out to eat with family or friends so that I can stand the pain and sit there for an hour with everyone.

Mar 01, 2016 7:24 PM

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! 🙂💕🙏🌼

Mar 01, 2016 7:45 PM

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.

Mar 01, 2016 8:18 PM

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.

Mar 01, 2016 8:25 PM

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.

Mar 02, 2016 12:14 AM

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.

Mar 02, 2016 3:05 AM

I had tremors from pain alcohol was mentioned but not getting drunk. He said a drink or two. I don't drink and I mentioned most of my millions of medications say not to drink with them.

Mar 02, 2016 12:52 PM

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. 🙂💕🙏🌼

Mar 02, 2016 6:36 PM

You know Shammagren that doc never said anything about me drinking while on my meds! I am sure I am not suppose to drink with some of mine either. IS HE TRYING TO KILL ME???

Mar 02, 2016 6:39 PM

Flappy was brian surgery ever discussed? It is freaking me out that almost everyday there is a new medical problem. Doc said mine will get worst when I am stressed or tired.

Mar 02, 2016 8:55 PM

No surgery was ever mentioned. My neurologist was actually disappointed that Mayo clinic didn't find anything different than he found. Lol

Mar 07, 2016 9:31 AM

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.

Mar 09, 2016 7:54 PM

Anti-seizure medication? This is depressing. I think it maybe effecting my leg...but I am not sure. If my leg is involved I do not think it is the type of tremors the doctor thought.

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