Tremors

Up to 75 per cent of people with MS experience tremor at some time. Tremor can affect people in very different ways. For some, tremor may be so mild it is not obvious to anyone else.

For others, tremor may be more pronounced, causing a drink to spill, for example, or affecting handwriting. For a small percentage of people, it is more severe, causing limbs to shake so that it becomes difficult or even impossible to eat, drink or get dressed without help. Tremor can be frustrating, embarrassing and exhausting to live with.

While tremor is one of the most difficult symptoms of MS to manage, there are things that may be worth exploring to try to alleviate problems. Rehabilitation and drug treatments, and in some cases even surgery, have helped some people with MS tremor.

There is no single ‘best’ approach, so it is likely to take both time and perseverance to work out what will be of most benefit.

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