I’m about to propose an out of a box thought that you may all think is completely crazy ....
I apologise in advance if anyone thinks this is any way offensive or belittling symptoms so just say so if you do.
There is a lot of talk about trying to stop tremors. What medications and supplements work etc. I don’t have Parkinson’s but just care for my husband who does. My understanding from his point of view is that mild tremors are unpleasant and exhausting and embarrassing out in public. Stronger tremors are disabling but he never really gets that bad yet.
The thought is they should be kept to a minimum or eliminated if possible.
Hubby has been trying a device called apolloneuro which is supposed to reduce anxiety by producing vibrations at various frequencies which science says will regulate heart rate variability and thus relieve the feelings of anxiety. It feels to me to be rather like a cat purring. It seems to help soothe him. There are a few similar devices around that are healing at certain frequencies.
That got me thinking whether these internal tremors could be actually serving a purpose for the body. Much like a fever is unpleasant it is used by the body to get an infection under control. What if these vibrations produced by the body are actually a way of soothing and controlling heart rate variability much like a cat sometimes purrs when it is stressed. If so, does that mean it is not a great idea to try and stop these mild vibrations occurring? Are we causing more anxiety trying to fight the tremor as we perceive it is a bad symptom? What would be effect of embracing the mild tremor as the body’ way of regulating heart rate and just be accepting of it?
Are the some of the more disabling out of control tremors caused by medication side effects?
Ok, jump in and shoot this down as nonsense if this seems ridiculous. But if anyone with mild tremors wants to try a thought experiment where they try and convince their brain that the tremors are healing for the body and natural, and serving a purpose I would be interested to see if that makes a difference to anxiety levels, further reducing the tremors.