How Can You Stop Hand Tremors While Painting and Drawing?


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People who suffer form tremors while painting or drawing should attempt relaxation techniques, such as meditation, before starting their creative efforts. People whose tremors do not respond to these techniques take one of a variety of medicines after treatment from a doctor to address the tremors, notes MedlinePlus.

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Some tremors do not interfere with daily life enough to require treatment, according to MedlinePlus. When meditation and other relaxation techniques do not ease or stop problematic tremors, doctors frequently prescribe Primidone, an anti-seizure medication, and Propranolol, a beta blocker. The Primidone can cause nausea, drowsiness or problems with coordination and walking. Propranolol can worsen asthma, slow the heartbeat, cause congestion or lead to fatigue.

Other medicines that address tremors include mild tranquilizers, calcium-channel blockers (blood pressure medicines) and other anti-seizure medications, as stated by MedlinePlus. Some patients have had success with Botox injections into the hand to decrease tremors.

Surgery is another avenue of treatment, particularly when the tremors are severe, says MedlinePlus. Surgical options include the implantation of a stimulating device to send messages to the area of the brain controlling movement as well as focusing X-rays on a particular part of the brain, a tactic known as stereotactic radiosurgery.

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