Cathy’s Story I was diagnosed with essential tremor 15 years ago at 50 years of age. My primary care physician sent me to a neurologist to be sure my symptoms weren’t Parkinson’s. They weren’t. The neurologist prescribed a couple of medications, but the side effects were worse than the tremors at the time. We finally settled on a beta […]
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Kiahna’s story I first started to notice changes in my movement around 18 years old. I was trying to pay with cash at a self-checkout and my hands were shaking so badly I couldn’t get my money into the machine. Being so young I didn’t think to pay much attention to what was going on […]
Anna’s Story Hello… where to begin this story with essential tremor. Let me start by giving a short bio. My birth name was Sarah Brock, and then changed in July 2009 to Anna (Enya) Brocein. Born on the Gulf Coast of Texas in a small coastal town in 1962. I had three much older siblings. […]
Jennifer’s Story One day I went to put on nail polish and my left hand could not stop shaking for me to do so. This moment completely scared me. I couldn’t stop the shaking no matter what I tried. I inquired with my primary doctor who then referred me to a neurologist. He then did […]
Four to five years after undergoing focused ultrasound (FUS) to treat their essential tremor, patients are continuing to endure benefits. In this podcast, Dr. Rees Cosgrove, director of epilepsy and functional neurosurgery at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, talks about the study and the enhancements made to FUS.
By Mark Honeyman My journey to DBS surgery was a long time in the making. I’ve battled essential tremor since I was a young boy. When I was 12 years old, I had to give a speech for one of my classes, and I noticed that my hands were shaking far more than even the […]
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By Steven Bellows, MD1 and Joseph Jankovic, MD1Parkinson’s Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic, Department of Neurology,Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas (www.jankovic.org) When people come to their doctor for evaluation of a tremor, two common possible diagnoses are essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease. Essential tremor is a common condition that may start at any […]
Cala Trio continues to be an effective therapy for managing essential tremor, according to a recently released study by Cala Health. Liana Hennum, head of health economics outcomes research for Cala, talks about other positive outcomes revealed in this study.