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Brain excessive activity, i.e. constant spins and ET

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 4, 2008
  • 07:14 PM

Few years ago appeared a symptom that drs cannot fully diagnose. My brain sort of spins or has an abnormal activity (which I define "spinning"). I have checked with psychiatrists, neurologists and nose, eye, ear drs. I have been told that probably is an anxious symptom, and I m in medication (Zyprexa), folic acid , and imipramine. I ve been checked thru electro encefalogram and found nothing. However the symptom is fatigating and doesn t allow me to concentrate. Although I have been diagnosed with essential tremor, the combination of
the spinning and ET are bringing difficulties on my working habits, such as poor concentration and an increasing inability to properly write, also fine movements of my hand seem to worsen everyday. I simply can t take notes because of the tremors in my hand.
I guess I have a degenerative sickness but I am looking for an advise on how to control:
a) the spins b) the tremors in my right hand while writing or eating. I am now 60 yrs and the ET I have had it since my teens, although I didn t know the specific ET term - to which I know there is no cure. Perhaps due to my age this is worsening but I would like to hear different opinions. Do you think Zyprexa is worsening my ET ? I take for mood disorders ..... should I ask for different medications. The tremors in my hand come and go......how to lower the head spins to a stand still .......

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  • Hi jorgeAs you probably know, benign essential tremors are distressing and often runs in families. Did either of your parents or other family members have this?Regarding the spinning/vertigo problem that you have, is there anything which makes it worse or better? If you move your head, ie, bend down, does it make it worse? The reason I am asking this is because there is a specific condition which is little known about whereby a piece of "debris" is trapped in the inner ear, causing debilitating vertigo symptoms on certain movements. It can be cured by means of a very precise manoevre to move the debris to a part of the ear canal. Sounds strange and complicated, but it usually works first time.Elisa
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