Diann Shaddox Foundation for Essential Tremor
I have had familiar tremors since 2008 and was on primidone and propractinol but propractinol made me to drowsy to drive so was taken off.My general Manager at a optical chain first noticed my tremor when I was making glasses he noticed head motion in yes motion and hands shaking.this made it harder to make glasses and my performance suffered which resulted in many disciplinary's verbal and written.after about 2 years I finally had enough and filed a disability discrimination lawsuit but did not know the time limits and I was to late.But because of the lawsuit I have been basically been blacklisted in the optical field by this large optical company.So since then I got accepted into the operating engineers. 2 years ago but have noticed that with stress and the cold my tremors have gotten worse even with primidone.my family doctor tripled my dosage of primidone until I can see my neurologist in 2 weeks and she also limited my work abilities to being not able to climb ladders and scaffolding in addition to not running heavy equipment which is a primary job function of a heavy equipment operator.So now don't know what to do .If I should file disability if the neurologist says I cant run heavy equipment any more or at age 47 start all over again trying something different even if my tremors get worse again and I start getting disciplinary's at a new job again?Also I would like to go to a support group but there is none around the Champaign/Urbana ILL area.
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