Dianne has lived with essential tremor since the 7th grade. Until recently, she was afraid to go out in public. But the final straw for her came when she noticed a group of boys standing in the lunch line, imitating her shaking head.
Bryan was diagnosed with essential tremor in 1995. Years later, when his neurologist suggested Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation for Essential Tremor, "He told me [it] would change my life," says Bryan. "I was ready for it."
For more than 10 years, Morrie lived with the frustrations of essential tremor. His medications helped somewhat, but eventually they became ineffective. They also caused unpleasant side effects.
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