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Hello. How long have you had these tremors?
Do these tremors occur at rest, or when you are doing things?
Did you have a CT scan? Do you have the report?
The MRI is a much better study for looking at the brain.
As for your tremors, there are many types. Most are benign, essential tremors.
Tremors need to be evaluated by a neurologist to make an accurate diagnosis.
Please let me know if you have more information or questions you would like to go over.
The tremor of Parkinson's is typically a rest tremor, meaning it occurs when one is not doing anything, and are distracted. It usually fades with movement and activity.
So you notice it primarily when you reach for something? This is an intention tremor or a postural tremor most likely.
There are different categories, but most are benign in nature. Heightened emotion, stress, fever, physical exhaustion, or low blood sugar may trigger tremors and/or increase their severity. Onset is most common after age 40.
See if you can get an appointment with a neurologist if you haven't seen one yet.
He or she can pinpoint the type of tremor, rule out other possible causes, and suggest a treatment plan.
Essential tremor may be treated with propranolol or other beta blockers (such as nadolol) and primidone, an anticonvulsant drug.
Eliminating tremor “triggers” such as caffeine and other stimulants from the diet is often recommended.
Physical therapy may be very helpful as well.
Did you have any follow up questions about this?
I would suggest you get an MRI scan of the brain. This will provide lots of details. It should give more information about what those "blobs" may have been and whether there are any more of them now. This would be important in terms of ruling out central nervous system processes such as MS.