How can tremors be treated in an elderly patient?
Get examined and evaluated by a neurologist
I have gone through your question and understand your concern.
Acute onset tremulousness needs to examined by a physician or neurologist.
Possibility of drug induced ataxia or cerebellar involvement or basal ganglia involvement can be there.
Brain imaging maybe required.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Do get back to me for further queries.
Dr N Kumar
We have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow and I’m expecting an MRI or CT scan and a referral to a neurologist. We’ll see what occurs tomorrow morning. It does not seem to have bothered his walking although he does us a cane for balance.
He does take a lot of medications for nerve pain (Gabapentin), Zoloft and Risperidone for depression, Baclofen for muscle pain and disc damage from his motorcycle accident at 23 causing the amputation and Oxycodone (he breaks them in half and takes 4-5 halves a week).
Thank you for your kind response. XXXXXXX is also a Vet and seems to have is psych meds under control by them.
He has the added problem of gastroparesis which seems to be under control by doing his back exercises which cause his stomach to operate fairly normally and using a food journal to track what he can and cannot eat. Erythromycin helps with stomach emptying.
So onward to the new challenge.
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