Anonymous asked in HealthAlternative Medicine · 1 decade ago

Natural alternative to inderal?

I have essential tremors but I'm young and don't want to take inderal (propranolol) all of my life, also it makes me feel not myself a little and has unwanted side effects. Right now I have stopped taking the medicine, but it's really difficult socially not to have any help.

So far I've tried: magnesium supplements, B-100 complex (with 100mcg B12), daily exercise, yoga, kava (great but expensive). Any ideas would be great!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Tremors are involuntary, shaking movements of any part of the body. It usually affects the hands, lower arms and head. Tremors may occur at any age but more commonly affect the elderly.

    Natural and holistic treatments such as herbal and homeopathic remedies can control involuntary muscle spasms, shaking hands, twitches and tremors effectively. Homeopathic ingredients are safe and gentle to use on the body without being addictive.

    Carefully selected ingredients such as Stramonium, Mag. phos., Agaricus muscarius and Tarentula can help to calm the nervous system and improve the stability of muscular function. In addition, herbs such as Melissa officinalis (Lemon Balm), Lavandula augustifolia (Lavender) and Passiflora incarnata (Passion Flower) support the health of the nervous system and help to maintain a calm, balanced mood.

    The following homeopathic remedies are effectively used if their symptoms are indicated.

    Mercurius: Weakness of limbs, trembling of extremities, especially hands. Paralytic agitans. Lacerating pain in joints. Cold and clammy sweat on limbs. Oily perspiration. Tremors everywhere in body. Weakness with trembling from least exertion. All symptoms are aggravated at night, warmth of bed, Damp, cold, rainy weather and during perspiration. Complaints increase during sweating and rest. All symptoms always associated with weariness, prostration and trembling. Slow in answering questions. Memory weakened and loss of will power. Skin always moist and freely perspiring. Itching worse warmth of bed.

    Zincum-Metallicum: Violent trembling (twitching) of the whole body especially after emotions. Twitching in children. Chorea. Paralysis of hands and feet. Trembling of hands while writing. Lameness, weakness, trembling and twitching of various muscles. Feet in continued motion, cannot keep still. Worse touch, between 5-7 pm., after dinner, better eating, discharges.

    Rhus Tox: When the tremors start with pain which is relieved by motion. There is stiffness of the parts affected. Numbness and formication, after overwork and exposure. Paralysis; trembling after exertion. Limbs stiff and paralysed.All joints hot and painful. Crawling and tingling sensation in the tips of fingers. Worse during sleep, cold, wet rainy weather and after rain, night, during rest, drenching and when lying on back or right side. Better warm, dry weather, motion, walking, change of position, rubbing, stretching out limbs.

    Gelsemium: Centers its action on nervous system, causing various degrees of motor paralysis. Dizziness, drowsiness, dullness and trembling are the hallmark of this remedy. Trembling ranks the highest in this remedy, weakness and paralysis, especially of the muscles of the head. Paralysis of various groups of muscles like eyes, throat, chest, sphincters and extremities. Head remedy for tremors. Mind sluggish and muscular system relaxed. Staggering gait. Loss of power of muscular control. Cramps in muscles of forearm. Excessive trembling and weakness of all limbs. Worse by dampness, excitement, bad news. Better by bending forwards, profuse urination, continued motion and open air.

    Argentum Nitricum: It is complimentary to Gelsemium. Memory impaired; easily excited and angered; flatulence and greenish diarrhea.Inco-ordination, loss of control and imbalance with trembling and general debility. Paralysis with mental and abdominal symptoms. Rigidity of calves. Walks and stands unsteadily. Numbness of body. Specially arms.

    Agaricus Muscarius: Trembling, itching and jerking, stiffness of muscles; itching of skin over the affected parts and extreme sensitiveness of the spine. Cannot bear touch. Jerking and trembling are strong indications. Chorea and twitching ceases during sleep. Paralysis of lower limbs with spasmodic conditions of arms. Numbness of legs on crossing them. Paralytic pain in left arm followed by palpitation. Stiffness all over with pain over hips.

    Cocculus: Head trembles while eating and when it is raised higher. Knees sink down from weakness. Totters while walking with tendency to fall on one side. Cracking of the knee when moving. Lameness worse by bending. Trembling and pain in limbs. One-sided paralysis worse after sleep. Intensely painful, paralytic drawing. Limbs straightened out and painful when flexed. It shows special affinity for light haired females especially during pregnancy.

    Ambra Grisea: Tremors with numbness, limbs go to sleep on the slightest movement, coldness and stiffness of limbs. The finger nails become brittle and are shriveled. Cramps in hands and fingers. Worse grasping anything. Cramps in legs. Extreme nervous hypersensitiveness. Dread of people and desire to be alone. Music causes weeping. One sided complains call for it.

    Mag. Phos: Trembling; shaking of hands, involuntary. Paralysis agitans. Cramps in calves, feet very tender. Twitching, Chorea, cramps. Numbness of finger tips. Worse right side, cold, touch, night. Better warmth, bending double, pressure and friction. (Take Mag Phos 6X tablets, 3-4 tablets, 8 hourly)

    Bufo Rana: Special action on nervous system. Painful paralysis. Pain in loins, numbness and cramps. Staggering gait. Feels as if a peg is driven into joints. Worse—Warm room. Better bathing or cold air. Putting feet in cold water.

    Tarentula: Remarkable nervous phenomena. Chorea, extreme restlessness and Paralysis agitans. Must keep in constant motion even though walking aggravates. Numbness of legs with twitching and jerkings.Extraordinary contractions and movements.

    Plumbum Metalicum: Paralytic agitans. Paralysis of single muscles. Cannot raise or lift anything. Extension is difficult. Paralysis from over-exertion of extensor muscles in piano players. Wrist drop. Loss of patellar reflex. Pain in right big toe at night. Hands and feet cold. Infantile paralysis and neuritis.

    Conium: Heavy, weary and paralyzed limbs. Trembling and unsteady hands. Muscular weakness especially of lower extremities. Perspiration of hands. Putting feet on chair relieves. Ascending paralysis ending in death by failure of respiration. Worse by lying down, turning or rising in bed, cold, exertion. Better by darkness, limbs hanging down, motion, pressure.

    *** Homeopathic remedy dosage ***

    Select the remedy that most closely matches the symptoms. In conditions where self-treatment is appropriate, unless otherwise directed by a physician, a lower potency (6X tablets or 30C liquid) should be used. In addition, instructions for use are usually printed on the label.

    I suggest that remedies be used as follows: Take 2-3 drops of selected remedy in ¼ th glass of water, preferably empty stomached, 3 doses 8 hourly for at least 3 days and wait for a response. If improvement is seen, continue to wait and let the remedy work. If improvement lags significantly or has clearly stopped, another dose may be taken. The frequency of dosage varies with the condition and the individual. Sometimes a dose may be required several times an hour; other times a dose may be indicated several times a day; and in some situations, one dose per day (or less) can be sufficient.

    If no response is seen within a reasonable amount of time, select a different remedy.

  • 4 years ago


  • 6 years ago

    Inderal is one of a class of medications called beta-blockers, which block the part of the sympatetic nervous system, often known as the "fight-or-flight" system. It lowers both the heart rate and the blood pressure and is most often used for heart disease and hypertension.

    By lowering the sympathetic response to stress, it can decrease the physical manifestations of anxiety. In many patients, the physical effects of anxiety cause a vicious cycle which worsens the emotional aspect, which worsens the physical aspect, which worsens the emotional aspect.... Thus, beta-blockers can help in this situation.

    This effect has not been proven, per se, but is a common use.

    The common side effects of this medication include fatigue, dizziness, insomnia, constipation, and occasionally impotence, although not in every patient. In rare cases it can cause severe skin reactions and worsen underlying heart dysfunction. Generally it is tolerated well.

    If you begin to have problems, call your doctor.

  • pehl
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    4 years ago

    Inderal For Tremors

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  • 5 years ago

    Monitor your blood glucose levels. If you have diabetes, monitoring your blood glucose levels will help keep your blood glucose under control and may help improve your neuropathy.

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