I was diagnosed with ET 6 wks ago and am taking Primidone. The side effects are still quite strong. My tremors are just as active, mostly on the left side. Because of the constant tremor my arm feels "dead". My voice patterns are also affected. I'm also very tired and easily frustrated. Should I stick with the meds or request a change?
22 Dec 2009
If the side effects are really troubling you please see your doctor and discuss what is best.
Please see the link below. It has reviews made by people who have used it. You may find it useful.
- Primidone Information for Consumers
- Primidone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Primidone (detailed)
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