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calming tremors

Jacob Akira Sarasohn stigs at cats.ucsc.edu
Tue Sep 28 19:20:49 EST 1993


A general question for those up to date in Neurology,
Particularly recent advances in drugs or techniques
that can calm tremors.
Several years ago, I was in a car accident that
caused a stroke in my rt. occipital lobe blah blah.
I regained most of my left side movement but severe
low frequency but high amplitude tremors took over
my left arm, mostly in my shoulder.  All the nerves
are fine, it's all from the brain.  It seems to be
coming more of a problem as I near the graduation date
of my college years and am experiencing more stress??
perhaps... I don't know, but sitting in classes listening
to lectures and concentrating more on pinching my arm 
between the desk and the wall to stop it from shaking than
the lecture is extremely annoying.  I'm wondering
if anyone knowledgable in the area has any suggestions,
drugs that might help, procedures short of throwing the
arm underneath a train.  It's not good for anything but
keeping me from falling asleep and embarrasing me in
public, as it doesn't move so well.  I saw a neurologist
several years ago and he just smiled a lot and asked if
the whole thing depressed me.  I don't hope for much,
but you never know what can happen in a year or two.
Thanks for your time.



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