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Review for International Essential Tremor Foundation, Overland Park, KS, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I was a dentist for thirty five years before I retired. Towards the end of my dental career I noticed that I had a slight tremor of my right hand sometimes after a difficult extraction of a tooth. After retiring I continued to have a slight tremor after doing any difficult or tiring activity that I would do with my right hand. I remembered that my father had some similar difficulties with his hands when he was very old. I realized that I had Essential Familial Tremor, but wasn't sure what to do about it. I looked it up on Google and somehow found out about the International Essential Tremor Foundation. Reading about the IETF, I decided to sign up for the Tremor Talk and make a donation. I have found the magazine very informative and and helpful in many respects. I read in the current issue of Tremor Talk that there will be a ET seminar in Philadelphia ( I live in Bucks County ) sometime in the near future and I hope to attend when the date is available. In the meantime I plan to see a Neurologist about medication for my tremor. Although my family doctor has prescribed Propanolol, the dosage is very small and she did not suggest building it up to higher levels. I hope to get more effective treatment from a Neurologist. Thank you for all you are doing to help those of us with E.T. Barry C. Platt, D.D.S.

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