ASK THE GP: Will cannabis oil stop me from spilling my mug of tea? Dr Martin Scurr answers your health questions

For the past 18 years, I’ve suffered with essential tremor, which has got worse and severely affects my ability to do many things.

On several occasions, I’ve had to call my wife for help to remove a mug of coffee or tea, as I’m unable to control the shaking.

I tried the beta-blocker propranolol (120mg) daily, but it wasn’t effective and caused side-effects such as breathlessness. My GP tried me on an epilepsy tablet, which also proved unsuccessful.

Is it possible cannabis oil would help?

P. Ryan, Newport, Gwent.

Essential tremor is the most common of all movement disorders and can be so severe that it causes significant problems, as you have described.

While it’s not known what triggers the condition, it is typically treated with beta-blockers, which are thought to work by blocking certain nerve impulses.

Beta-blockers are usually effective — but it

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