Alice E. Thilges
Essesential Benign Tremors are familial (inherited). I was middle-aged before I began having intermittent problems writing and doing thngs that required precision actions w/my hands, like drinking from cup or glass which caused shaking hands. My younest sister began quite young in her 30's. Neurologist told her that it is a problem in the Thalamus Gland in the brain. She could not tolerate the drugs and the surgery is radical so did not do that. I am 70 and mine have now reached the point that I never know if I can write, or if I do, can only do it for a few sentences. My lower jaw sometimes feels trembly and I spill or drop so many things. One just must adjust to the inconvenience of the problem---I had a signature stamp made and my bank made arrangements for me to use it on my checks---but one must be most careful to protect the signature stamp from being stolen or lost!!!! Clerks are usually great to fill out your checks when shopping if you can fill in your signature. I keep updating my signature changes at bank as my writing deteriorates. Frustratig, but beats no hands at all---Peace!!