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I have a reduced control in my right hand. Struggling to write

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I have a reduced control in my right hand. Struggling to write correctly. Feel the hand is a little weak.happes from time to time. I am 48 year old male
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Since how long are you having this problem?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Do you have any other medical problem?

Customer:

I have high cholesterol. I have had this issue a few times in the last 6 months. I do suffer from panic attacks from time to time, I have a cold at the moment. I had a full medical in the summer and no issues were identified. It is probably fair to say that I suffer from stress. I would consider myself to be unfit

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Are you on anything for your stress?

Customer:

No but have to say that not really that stressed

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I personally think that medications that help with stress may help you.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Does anyone in your family has this problem?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Or in other words do you have any family history of such problem?

Customer:

No family history of this issue.

Customer:

Do you think that this hand issue is merely stress

Dr. Shahzad MD :

yes I think it is either stress or you are having what is called as 'essential tremor' for which you will require treatment with propranolol.

Customer:

Can you explain 'essential tremor' and what is propranolol - does it require a prescription

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Propranolol is a medication that basically reduces the heart rate but is also used to treat essential tremor that you are having. Essential tremor is a tremor that one has when performing some activity like writing.

Customer:

So in short my heart rate is too fast due to stress

Dr. Shahzad MD :

No

Dr. Shahzad MD :

This particular medication helps with heart rate but in your case it is used for the tremor.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

It is a prescription medication.

Customer:

I am inclined just to let it pass

Dr. Shahzad MD :

But it has been six months like you mention

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Mention essential tremor to your GP.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I think he should be able to either give you a prescription for it or refer you.

Customer:

I just get from time to time and it passes

Dr. Shahzad MD :

ok, if it is not bothering you then you may not require any treatment for it.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

So then I agree that you can let it pass.

Customer:

Many thanks for all your help

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You are most welcome
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