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- Postural tremors. You shake when you sit or stand, but not when you lie down.
- Intention tremor. There’s no shaking when you’re at rest. It starts when you try to reach or grasp something or move your hand or foot to a precise spot. This is the most common form of MS tremor, and it usually causes the most problems in day-to-day life.
- Nystagmus. This type causes jumpy eye movements.
- What Causes Tremors in Multiple Sclerosis?
- Tremors happen because of damage to nerves that control body movement.
Treatment for MS TremorsThese problems are one of the hardest MS symptoms to treat. Drugs don't work well for everyone with tremors. Some people have found relief from medicines for other conditions, such as:
- Acetazolamide (Diamox), which treats a type of glaucoma and altitude sickness
- Anti-anxiety drugs buspirone (Buspar) and clonazepam (Klonopin)
- The antihistamine hydroxyzine (Atarax, Vistaril)
- Isoniazid (INH), a drug for tuberculosis
- Primidone (Mysoline), a seizure medicine
- Propranolol (Inderal), which treats heart problems, high blood pressure, and migraines
Other Ways Tremors Can Affect You
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