How to Manage Tremors
When living with tremors, you are bound to encounter a lot of challenges, changes, and major adjustments. So, how do you manage them? What are some steps you can take to work on your health and keep your well-being at the forefront of your mind? We have a few ideas for you to try to see what works best for you and your needs.
Know what you have
It is helpful to know exactly what it is you have when discussing tremors. There are varying degrees and conditions that can cause changes, so it is best to get to the bottom of what exact issues you are facing. There is the common misunderstanding of essential tremor vs Parkinson’s disease. If you are unaware of the difference, now is the time to educate yourself on the differences. Research each condition, then talk to your doctor to obtain a diagnosis. By understanding what you are going through, it is easier to ask for help when you need it.
Be patient with yourself
Patience is key when it comes to changes in our lives, but especially medical adjustments. Things like losing our hearing, moving slower, developing tremors, and not being able to do some of the things we are used to doing on our own can be hard to process. That is why it is best to allow yourself the grace to adjust and be kind to yourself. At the end of the day you are all that you have. You want to be sure that the person you spend all your time with (aka you), is treating you with respect. If you find that you are getting overwhelmed with your circumstances, treat yourself to a self-care spa day to remind you that you are only human and you can handle tough things.
Get the help you need
When dealing with medical changes, it is best to get professional help and guidance. No one will know your medical history better than you and your doctor, so be sure to see them frequently and update them on new developments. With their help you can work out a treatment plan and make sure that you are as comfortable with your changes as you can be. And don’t be afraid to send them a thank you note to remind them just how thankful you are for all their hard work and dedication to your health.
Ask your family and friends for support
Another great resource to have on your side is the support of your family and friends. Don’t be afraid to reach out to them to inform and educate them on your current situation, but to also get their support. If they know what you are going through you will be able to lean on them when you need the help. Changes can bring you closer to your loved ones if you allow it to happen.
Work on your physical fitness
Getting out and about, working on our physical fitness, and focusing on your physical and mental health can be a game changer when it comes to taking proper care of ourselves. When we work on ourselves, we are ensuring that we are investing in our future and helping to alleviate other ailments from forming. Drinking the proper amount of water, having a balanced diet, and getting up and moving are all things that can have a positive impact on our current struggles.
Remember that you are never alone in this journey. Reach out to your doctor, family, and friends, and let them help you along the way. You are stronger and more capable than you may realize, so let it show.