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Default Medicines to help with tremor

Hey, so I have been having some difficulty with a tremor lately. The only medicine that seems to somewhat help with it is Xanax, which is a little problematic since it causes me to worry about tiredness and long-term adverse effects from Xanax. The Xanax takes the edge off of anxiety and shakiness, of course, but I worry about becoming dependent on it. Is there any other medication that you guys can think of that can help with tremor/anxiety? I almost have more fear about taking the Xanax than I do in regular life without the Xanax. Hopefully, that makes sense. I don't know if it's because doctors have beat it into my head that Xanax is terrible or what. Or that there's a stigma around taking Xanax in the medical community. I don't know. But it seems to help with my tremor; that's all I know. I appreciate any ideas.
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I use propranolol. I take it twice a day and it helps.
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Default Re: Medicines to help with tremor

My former pdoc once offered to put me on Klonopin. But I don't know as that would be any different than Xanax.
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Default Re: Medicines to help with tremor

Propranolol is a blood pressure med that targets the physical symptoms so it might be a better alternative
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Default Re: Medicines to help with tremor

i knew a dude who was given neurontin (gabapentin). I don't know if its very effective, but its far less a problem, long term, than benzodiazepines.
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Default Re: Medicines to help with tremor

Beta-blockers, topirimate, gabapentin.
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Default Re: Medicines to help with tremor

I tried a beta-blocker (propranolol) once at my doctor's suggestion, and it made me lightheaded after engaging in physical exercise. I wonder if the dose was too high.
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