Diagnosed with Essential Tremor 8 yeas ago. Tremor in left hand /arm only. Magnesium helped initially. Worse with anxiety or stress. Started taking 10mg Propranolol with some affect but not eradicated. Resting tremor but tremor worse when arm fully extended Some days more pronounced than others. Twitching left index finger, thumb and ring finger during this time.
About 18 months ago diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and excellent response to thyroxin but last test showed need for increased dose.
Taking 200mg Zoloft for last 12 years, after starting on 50 mg in 1996.
About 12 months ago noticed decreased flexibility in left hand. Unable to tap with left foot or left hand with same speed or flexibility as right which is unaffected. Noticed stiffness in left leg lately when walking but that only lasted a few days. Can still stride out for my morning 40 minute walk.
GP noticed reduced arm swing on left side.
Emotions are all over the place since her concern, prior to that had reduced Zoloft to 150mg without problems.
No smell problems, no constipation, sleep well. If I settle in bed with arm in right place, tremor stops and only restarts when I move.
What to do next?