Originally Posted by ladybud
This drug is quite sedating and would not be my first choice to try. Some people do well on beta blockers, which are not sedating and do not affect your thinking and ability to function. I would ask about trying that first and see how you do on a low dose. They are usually prescribed for heart and BP problems, so can slow heart rate, lower BP, and may affect exercise tolerance, but are better tolerated and work well for ET.
Thank you; I was thinking the same thing. I already take an alpha-beta blocker, Coreg or Carvedelol, and I used to take Metoprolol. I think I will have no problem asking the cardiologist to switch to a pure beta blocker and kill two birds with one stone. BTW, my tremor is rather mild,I have no problem at all with shoelaces or belts, and the only problem is my handwriting and my computer mouse, as well as using a long lens on my camera which is now remedied with VR capability (vibration reduction).
Thank you again for your reply.