My tremors are mainly in my right hand and sometimes right leg. Most recently my left hand has started shaking a little also. I tried Tremodone which I ordered on line but it seemed to make my tremors worse so I quit taking it. My brother's health care provider gave him Xanax for nerves and anxiety, and he suggested it might help me. That is why I asked if Xanax might help me with my tremors which seem to have started with extreme stress. I don't go out in public unless absolutely necessary because my trembling is very embarrasing. I sit in the car and wait when I take my mother and brother on their errands and appointments. My stress level on a daily basis has risen to an enormous level since my early retirement at age 62 in 2008 when I automatically had to become a car service for my mother (85) and brother (56). Every time my phone rings, I start shaking. I get so stressed knowing I am their only transporation to the store, wash clothes and other misc. errands. My brother is on a suspended license for three more years. Just recently a health care professional started taking my brother to some of his appointments which helps a little. I live in a nice quiet townhome and had planned to finish my novel after retirement, then my whole life suddenly changed. Once in a while I drink a glass of red wine in the evening which seems to help relax me, but I don't have a clue if that is going to help me in the long run. I apologize for the lengthy details, but hoping it may give some insight into why my tremors started. Thank you in advance for any advice you may give.
it sounds to me that your doing this all alone, and that you need some other help from family, does your brother have a spouse, or children of his own that can help out, what about the handi van, sometimes as mean as it may sound you may have to say ok, we have to limit these drs, errands and outings to the grocery store to 1 time a week. its good to be of some help and service to loved ones when they are in need but all in all you have to take care of yourself, you need to be able to relax and not always be the one to be a taxi, what about other siblings? do you have other siblings that can help take some of the load off of you, and if so why are they not already offering some assistance is my question
Dear Gypsy Eyes... my, you have a lot going on. Bless your heart.
Re: your tremors... I would first get an evaluation by a physician to find out the reasons for your tremors. Tremors are caused by Parkinson's disease and other neurological causes. You could have even had a mild stroke. I do not mean to scare u. It is very possible that they are from your nerves with all that u have going on??? But I think it is essential to know what is causing them. Yes, Xanax would help if they r from nerves because u r stressed out. But usually tremors, especially widespread such as u r experiencing are usually from another cause. I highly suggest that u get a good physical from your physician.
I hope that your stressors are diminished soon. Your body rebels when we have too many stressors in our lives. Listen to your body. It talks to you to try to achieve a state of normalcy.
Good luck my friend. You must take care of yourself first and foremost. Be well and my best wishes. Pup
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