I was diagnosed with essential tremor a few years ago. First I was just glad I knew what it was, but it began to bother me last year, so I went again and he subscribed me Propranolol (bčtablocker).
Works pretty good I must say, tremors aren't gone, but at least it's better. The main reason I wanted the medication though was because of my trembling/twitching mouth (I don't know a better way to describe it).
Everytime I get nervous and I laugh, my mouth starts to twitch like crazy. The Propranolol (3x40mg a day) doesn't seem to help with this. People notice this, so sometimes I just don't laugh (makes me look arrogant) or I try to act like I didn't hear it or I look away. Just because I don't want to be embarassed.
This is really getting to me because I have a very social life. When it's my birthday I try to drink enough (alcohol seems to solve this trembling mouth problem - that's why I think it's partly my condition essential tremor / partly a form of social anxiety - before I have to open any presents.
I'm always anticipating situations where I will have to laugh and my mouth twitches will get noticed. It's really starting to ruin my life, because laughing is one of the most important things people should do. I don't want to be drunk to be able to laugh normally...
Does anyone recognize this? Please help me out. Thank you.