Magnesium, CoQ10, Botox
Thank you to everyone for your contributions to this site. It has been so helpful knowing that I'm not alone & that there are solutions to help (other than all the meds that seem to make my symptoms worse)
- magnesium (250 mg every am)
- coQ10 with lunch
- Botox injections every 3 months
This combination has relieved my symptoms to the point of being able to resume my life! NO caffeine trying to eliminate all chocolate :( Life is good!
Hello everyone, The tremour in my hands has become more difficult as I got older, I can't do cursive writing and have trouble with holding spoons. However, I have started taking Mega Magnesium complex tablets and this seems to have helped. Tremours have slowed considerably and I don't feel as though I'm shaking all the time. Hope this information helps. Regards Sharron from Australia
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
Sharon, how long after taking Mega Mag did you start seeing any results? Also, what's your dosage intake?
The combination of Magtein and Theanine seemed to be working for me, then per suggestion of dr., I put them aside to try UNDA homeopath drops instead. After a relapse, I'm back to taking Magtein and pinch of Theanine bulk powder. At night I take Neuro-Mag, a lemon flavored powder containing vit d3, calcium, and magnesium threonate. Progression has been slow but steady.
It's been a little more than a year since my last post and I'm still striving towards eliminating ET. I'm following recommended supplements - Theanine Serene & Magtein. Theanine Serene is so potent, I can only take half a pill before bedtime which knocks me out for the night.
Magtein, I only take 1 capsule during the day, it makes me really tired.
I'm now going to order Acetyl L Carnitine - I've been hesitant due to some of the reviews and concerned about possible jittery reaction. Henceforth, I'm hoping for positive results to share in my next post.
Mucuna Pruriens (Velvet Bean)
Mucuna Pruriens has almost eliminated the very noticeable shaking of my neck/head and hands for 15 years. Doctor said he thought it was "essential tremors", not Parkinson's but I'm not so sure. I suspect he was influenced by my otherwise excellent health. Even if I have ET, MP may help this symptom for those with Parkinson's.
After one brand of MP (Herbs Forever) had no effect after months of use, I persevered and ended up finding two excellent products online. I tried both for comparison and found them to be equally effective: Barlowe's Elixirs and Keter Wellness. With each, improvement was noticeable in less than a week; I followed the dosage on the bottle - two capsules per day. If I don't take the MP for several days, some shaking returns.
I was so embarrassed for so long and now people don't stare at me any more. There is just a little trembling left in one hand and a little flair up under situational stress.
I am having tremor of my hands and I was tested for Parkinson and the neurologist said it is not but could be essential tremor. He suggested some medicine but I refused as I already take medicine for Diabetes cholesterol HBP and I didn't want to damage my Liver and Kidneys.
After coming across this website I started on ACV and BSM. I also saw Mucuna on the introduction page and saw Susan's comment. Just went and bought Mucuna Powder according to their website we can use one tea spoon in warm water or in some juice etc.
My question to Susan-- Are you using any other supplements with it? Any answer will be greatly appreciated
I have had tremors since I was a kid (30 yrs), they started to get really bad a few years ago and that's when I was diagnosed with ET. After months of trying different meds that didn't work or I could take because of the side effects, and also dealing with doctors and their "you just have to deal with it" attitudes. I took back control of my health. I spoke with a naturalist and an allergist. After some tests, a lot of research and some prayer this is what I changed.
I went gluten free, caffeine free, aspartame free (any sugar substitute) I take Lecithin 1200mg, Acetyl L-Carnitine 500mg, L-Lysine 500mg, GABA 1500mg, Calcium 1000mg, Magnesium 800mg, Norwegian Salmon Oil 2200mg plus a multivitamin.
I have been doing this for almost three months and I am mostly tremor free. The tremors will start up if I get upset or angry, but very mild. Definitely something I can live with. The diet was difficult at first, but when I realized the difference it was making... It isn't so hard any more.
Remove Electrical Devices Near Bed
I have had shaky hands for the past 2 years. I made dietary changes like cutting out caffeine, sugar and artificial sweeteners, but that didn't help. A few weeks ago I saw a naturopath who asked me if I slept with a clock radio next to my bed as EMF exposure was showing up in his scans as the cause of the shaky hands. I don't have a clock radio next to my bed, but I do have a white noise machine that I sleep with. He suggested that I remove the device from my bedside table and place it at least 5 feet away. I did and 3 days later my tremors stopped and haven't returned.
Anyone experiencing tremors should remove all electrical devices from the bedside and see if it makes a difference. I can't believe how easy the cure was.
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
My husband can tell when he runs out of Riboflavin in his supplement container. I've been giving him 400mg daily in 2 divided doses as suggested by a member of a FB group on ET. This is the only thing so far that he has been able to notice an improvement.
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
If you suffer from essential tremors, you might consider riboflavin. Riboflavin alone seems to mitigate this condition as I was seemingly going into full blown Parkinsons before I took this and only this. The b-complex was not therapeutic btw. I hope this post helps someone!
I had had some shakiness in the past few years, most notably when I was hungry, nervous, or angry. I'm now 9 weeks pregnant and it had gotten much worse. I was very frightened that perhaps I had a neurological problem. I tried to isolate possible problem, and decided it could be one of the following: Thyroid, neurological damage, blood sugar, blood pressure, vitamin or mineral deficiency, or an anxiety disorder.
My husband and I have been doing Dr. Batman's "Water Cure" for nearly a year with spectacular results. That is simply drinking half your body weight in ounces of water, and dissolving a few pinches of sea salt on your tongue daily.
Well, I realized perhaps it was really due to drops in my slightly low blood pressure, and I read up on how to raise it. Salt. I realized since I got pregnant, I'd reduced my salt intake because I wasn't sure if it was good for my baby.
So I started taking the pinches of salt again, and that awful daily shaking is GONE GONE GONE. I am so happy. My hands are steady again, that horrible shaking has ceased. I only take a few pinches a day.
For the record, the shaking was like an intentional tremor, so if I was drinking from a glass, or trying to lay a sheet of paper on a pile, it would really tremble. If I was trying to do something, like say, plug a charger into my cell phone, or put the key in the ignition of my car, it would tremble and make it hard to do. I am a 40 year old woman in overall excellent health.
I think you have nothing to lose, and quite possibly everything to gain, by trying sea salt. It's cheap and if it works, you'll be happy. I don't have any definite reason WHY I was shaking but I do know it has STOPPED since the very day I began the salt again. I don't know if it will help everyone, or anyone but if it does help anyone, that would be wonderful.
My Experience after 9 days of taking Theanine Serene with Relora, Acetyl L-Carnitine and Magtein for my tremors. I've been very consistent with my new supplements, and am still, very hopeful as it just hasn't been that long since I started them on the 8th of this month (Oct. 2018). I haven't noticed a continuous, steady difference in my tremor yet, but yes, some improvement. I am still reading as much as I can on deficiencies. One thing that is most noticeable in improvement, is that I feel more calm, but not knocked out or sleepy.
Some reading may remember that I have several issues going on, and trying to take something for each. Some sups as you know, work on several areas, so I am so glad for that as money doesn't grow on trees;)
My daily dosages:
Theanine Serene (source naturals ) 2 x per day
Acetyl L-Carnitine (same brand @ 250mg) 1-2 per day (label says 4 per day)
Magtein (just started this one which I received on 10/16/2018) 1 X per day
other supplements I take for other issues (but some help w/tremors I hear):
B50, D3, Alpha Lipoic Acid (tinnitus/ringing in the ears), Blackstrap Molasses (spleen), Coconut Oil (for iodine, and other benefits of EVCO)
For those out there like me, that are working hard to replace what our bodies are lacking in nutrition, I wanted to add a "post" I found here that was very helpful to me in understanding how supplements work, or this person's opinion on it. I am believing on it because I know that it takes a long time to get into bad shape, so I figure it isn't going to happen overnight, getting some healthy balance and working-order, back into my organs:
Posted by Cindy (Illinois, Usa) on 05/13/2016
(Crescent City, Ca)
I wanted to just add that I did get my Magnesium Glycinate, 400mg (2 tablets equal 400mg) I took 2 early today at 2:18 pm. I figured if I was going to have a bad reaction (diarhea, etc.) I'd rather have it during the day. I had nothing at all except felt more calm after I took them. That could be my other supps kicking in that I took in the a.m. too though. I'm just glad to report no ill effects, and it looks like I'll be getting enough Magnesium now with what I get in this new glycinate, as well as what I get in my Theanine Serene. I plan to try it first thing in the a.m. before a meal and see how it goes. 500 mg was suggested but 2 of these are 400, and I also take Magtein, and the Serene.
I also wanted to mention I have ordered chicory root as an alternative to coffee. I only drink 2 cups in the a.m. but the lady at the Wild River market (health food store) says she knows a gal that comes in and 1 cup was bothering her and when she quit that, her tremors disappeared completely. Who knows what other sups she may take as well, but I figure it is worth a try and I truly don't enjoy the coffee that much anyway. I just hope the chicory tastes ok, good reviews from a few folks on Amazon, but many mix it with coffee which I'm not going to do.
I am hoping to "not" have that jittery, sickie stomach feeling tomorrow about 11 or Noon'ish. Not sure what is causing it, so will try elimination process to see if maybe the acetyl L-carnitine could be it. Trial and error right? Or, trial and success!!
(Crescent City, Ca)
For anyone that might be following my progress, I wish I could just edit and add to my post, but by replying to it seems the only way so here I am again:)
I slept good lastnight, no nightmares, or waking up every, 2 hours. I didnt take anything of my supps before bed, and no ginger tea. I did everything earlier in the day, most of supplements in the a.m. I think I can put in a picture below of a list of what I am taking for Essential tremor so I will try to do that for those who dont know where and how I started this journey;) I have trouble navigating the site, but learning.
Yesterday I bought Magnesium Glycinate because I believe it will be easier to take larger doses of it for me. It was suggested I take 500mg of Magnesium before breakfast but I was afraid to do my citrate form do to possible diarrhea. But this a.m. at 5:30 I took my glycinate before anything to eat, as suggested. 400mg in 2 tabs, and I took the citrate, 1 cap to equal 500mg. I will let you know how that works for me.
Yesterday I took 2 of my new Mag-glyc. right away at 2:30 on an empty stomach, as I didnt want complications during the night, if there were to be any. No problems at all. I also did not have a headache in the night as I had the last couple of nights, and not sure which supplement, or something I ate may have caused that.
Anyway, lets see if I can plugin a pick of my list for folks to see what I am up to;) Denise
Systemic Candida and Essential Tremor Link
Does anyone suspect a link to systemic candida and essential tremor?
For tremors try taurine, an amino acid.
(Seattle, Wa - Usa)
I have also heard that if you eat something with a lot of MSG in it that taurine is good for helping those awful symptoms as well. Worth trying anyway!
Taurine, L-Theanine, Magnesium
Taurine may be the key to essential tremors!
About a year ago I developed shaking of both hands (action tremor). This developed suddenly and I was experiencing some other symptoms as well that led my doctor to believe I could have Hyperthyroidism. Tests came back negative for Hyperthyroidism, but I do have antibodies against my thyroid, so the doctor started me on Selenium and a Gluten-free diet. I also had pretty severe iron-deficiency anemia, and mild B-12 & vitamin D deficiency. I felt better after those things were corrected, but the tremors continued as well as the foot/leg cramps and eyelid twitching I had been experiencing. This led the doctor to believe I could be Magnesium deficient. I began taking 460mg of a high quality Magnesium Glycinate supplement. The cramps & twitching resolved (other than occasional cramps), but the tremors only improved a little.
At this point, I was frustrated, upset & worried that I had developed Essential Tremor. I have no family history of ET & come from a very large family; I even knew my extended family & no one had ET. It's possible for it to develop in someone without a family history of course, but I'm in my 40's & wanted to be sure I tried to thoroughly get to the bottom of this before resigning myself to the ET diagnosis.
I started doing some research & came across information about l-theanine being helpful for tremors, so I began taking 200mg twice daily. This helped a lot, but the tremors weren't completely gone. The doctor suggested increasing my dosage of Magnesium, but I have trouble tolerating the higher doses (even of the glycinate).
During my research, I found the Earth Clinic website & was encouraged by the tremor-reducing suggestions. I added 500mg of Taurine once/day a few days ago & my tremor is 99% gone! In fact, if I wasn't so sensitive to it, I wouldn't know I had it at all. It's too early to assume that the Taurine, l-Theanine, Magnesium combo will continue to work, but I'm very encouraged!
Sorry for the long post, but if I can help anyone going through a similar situation, I want to be detailed as to what is working for me in case someone is going through the same thing.
*A positive side effect of taking the l-theanine & taurine is improved mood & less anxiety/stress.
my ET has improved some since starting Magnesium back in Oct. 2019. Due to finding info here on Earth Clinic. Mine gets worse under stress though, real bad. For example, I like playing games, video games, but only single-player puzzle types. I ran across one I really loved, but unfortunately, it had a small part that timed you. I didn't think much about it and started the timer, then I would try and get to this little door before it slammed shut. There's a "puzzle" piece behind the door. Anyway, I was trying so hard because you can't move on with the game til you do each part of it, no skipping. My hand on the mouse was shaking so bad I couldn't even click the button each time I tried again. I even tried holding it with the other hand. I was crying and frustrated so bad but I wouldn't give up, stupid of me I know. So much of mine is triggered by my brain. I'm learning some calming techniques, like just sitting in my chair with nothing on except a beautiful nature video and soft music playing. But I have recently read about Taurine again, and going to try it. The article said 3 grams a day, that I read, so I just took 1 gram to start out. I take the Mag. glyconate as well, have the L-theanine but don't take it at this time.
I have to be careful because although some things that have been a help to me with one issue, make another issue (like tinnitus) worse. Trial an error, and then try again:)
- Hello Kellie,
I don't know if you will get this or if you are on EC anymore but I so loved the info, and how thorough you were. I suffer with ET and haven't found anything that has helped. But I also have not stuck with anything very long because of side-effects I felt may be caused by some of the supplements that were suggested in other posts.
I would love to know how you are doing today if you do get this, and know that I am following your regime starting tomorrow a.m. as I've found taking any supplements is best for me in the a.m. I have Taurine and L-Theonine. I don't have the right dosages (your dosages) but I will try the ones I have. I have already used Magnesium Glycinate in I think it was 400 mg and that was twice a day. I tolerate it very well. I still take Magnesium Chelate at night and a.m. and notice I sleep really well from the nightime dose. So I'm not afraid to try your suggestion of more, or I should say your Doctors suggestion. I tolerate Magnesium very well but it alone has not effected my ET. I shake bad with my head, and my hands.
So I will try this, and stick to it even if I get some side effects that are not horrible as I may adapt if I hang in there ;) Thank you for your post and if anyone at all is reading this, please feel welcome to share any progress you may have made with your ET.
(Crescent City, CA)
Does anyone have feedback on these brands for the Taurine, Magnesium and L-Theanine?
- Life Extension
- Source Naturals
These are the brands I gravitate to when buying, as long as I can afford the price. NOW is a "goto" for price, but it's always hard for me to know if something is really working, and "which" something. I'm pretty focused on my tremor as it seems to be getting worse. Been on magnesium for maybe 2 years steady, but not the other 2 as I dropped the ball on searching for an answer to my ET's.
Head shaking, maybe not when asleep, but every waking minute my head is shaking. My left hand shakes at times, like when too focused on carrying a cup of coffee for example. It's like as if my thoughts control the shaking, or high-anxiety or stress situations. I think of stress as emotional pressure, or mental. I shook so bad when in a Math class test, I couldn't begin to think or calculate answers but my homework was A's. The head-shaking feels like the same thing only it's much worse than the left hand.
Anyway, I'm going to order Taurine as I already have NOW brand of L-theanine. I'll start lower than the lady above did just to see how I tolerate it. I don't take drugs of any kind so seems like even supplements can give me weird side-effects if I'm not careful. I mean that I don't tolerate some things, and definitely turn down prescriptions for several years now.
Feedback appreciated, and very welcome!
(Crescent City, CA)
I feel very hopeful after trying Taurine last night before bed. I have already been on Magnesium Citrate as I tolerate it well, and feel it is absorbing better into my system. I also want to mention that I follow the Keto Diet, and will post in the Type 2 Diabetes board here at EC.
I ordered Life Extension Taurine, and they had a good buy on 1000mg capsules so I bought those. I was afraid to take that dose, so I poured out half of the capsule. I took it with my 500mg capsule of Magnesium w/Mag. Oxide, citrate, succinate, Mag. lysyl glycinate chelate. I did not notice when I ordered the final content of the Magnesium. I thought I was ordering Citrate so I am not at all sure about the content but am checking today. I was warned against Oxide by Dr. Berg, but he didn't give a reason.
I slept more hours than I had in ages, one time up to go to the bathroom, but fell right back to sleep. Also, I noticed I had no grogginess, or hangover from the Taurine. Felt good and balanced in the a.m. ready to go. Oh, and I wasn't shaking when I woke up that one time, and not this morning either. I feel calm but not sleepy.
I plan to post again here to keep folks up to date that are interested. I took a Taurine full 1000mg 45 minutes ago, and want to see if it keeps me calmer (lessens tremors) w/o any sort of drowsiness during the day, very hopeful.
I also supplement with B vitamins, C, D, ALA, E, and Zinc but I have been on those, plus the Magnesium months now. Tolerate all very well. No drugs or herbals. Forgot to mention that I have lost 16 lbs since Jan. 2021. I should also tell you that my tremor is pretty bad, as I cannot begin to put makeup on for the last few years, and handwriting is almost impossible. Most of tremor is in my head, shakes side to side, and left-hand is worst, right hand only at times. I don't have Parkinson's, doctors don't know what it is, possibly hereditary but I'm going to break that "chain" if I can ;)
Thank you, I've got the tremor in my right arm and hand and I'm extremely nervous.... I've tried many supplements, with no luck, Thank you!!! I'm going to try the taurine combination... I'll let you know if it works ... thanks again
If those three supplements don't pan out for you or they help, but not enough, you might consider the addition of Citicoline for Essential Tremor (ET) as described in the study link below, which was beneficial for people with ET :
Here is a relevant quote from the study:
' Citicoline significantly improved essential tremor in this small group of subjects. '
Two caveats that I see to this study is the small size group and the fact that the equivalent oral dose used(400 mg/day), is significantly lower than other studies that have used Citicoline at 1000 mg or more per day for other health issues.
I too have found this combination very helpful, it's early days but my tremors have reduced.
I've only been taking the combo for a week, do you have any further updates?
Vitamin Deficiency and Tremors
Essential tremors and vitamin D:
I have a vitamin d deficiency, my level was 15 after 3 months of 50,000 IU once weekly prescribed by doctor about 2 months later I had my D rechecked and it was 14, my Dr. has me on another round of vitamin D and then will recheck he said if not better I'm going to see endocrinologist. My boss mentioned my tremors have gotten worse. Can this be attributed to vitamin D deficiency?
I noticed two posts with vitamin D levels below 20, your vitamin D level needs to be between 40-60 ng/ml, you are deficient. To determine your correct D level the formula is 35 IU times your body weight. And it is essential you get a baseline test of your D level, its called a 25(OH)D test then from those results you can determine how much D you need to take.
(Crescent City, Ca)
Thank you for this post, as I am researching the recommend I got from my PA (physicians assistant) on the bloodwork I had done. It showed D was low (see pic below if interested in the numbers). So she put me on 2000 IU once a day, which is not enough if I multiply my weight (138) by 35 iu as you mention. That would be close to 5000 per day. I'll do more reading today to see if I should take at least 2 per day if not 3 to get my D where it should be.
She also gave me D3 which I don't know what other D's there are at this point of my learning, so I'll check on that.
You likely have a magnesium deficiency that is being exacerbated by the large amount of Vitamin D that you are taking. The same thing happened to me. Vitamin D needs magnesium to convert it into a usable form. The large amount you are taking is sucking up all your magnesium. Trembling and hand tremors are a result. Please research how to take Vitamin D with magnesium.
Denise, I'll have to dig up my records to give you numbers but when I was below normal because I was not outside as much my PCP encouraged me to get the vitamin D supplements. I increased my D by sitting in the sun about 20 minutes a day plus after I read what the NA stated about vitamin D supplements. It reports the body's need for D can be met by exposure to sunlight 10-15 minutes a day several times a week. It also declares that Vitamin D supplement is the most toxic vitamin of all supplements and should be used with caution. Take something outside to read in the morning. I take my Bible. KT