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A 43-year-old member asked:

When i am nervous i start shaking really bad and i can't stop. is there a household way to stop this?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Shaking: There are several causes possible for this, e.g. A drop in your blood sugar. Call your doctor for a checkup to see what is causing your problem so you can receive proper treatment.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Write down what is going on whenever you find yourself so nervous you start shaking. Ask others you trust if they have ever seen you shake and what was their perception of the situation. Are there certain situations most likely to make you nervous? If there is nothing noteworthy or stressful going on when you get nervous and shake, a good medical exam is in order. Counseling can help clarify it.
Dec 28, 2011
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Hold object/fabric: Try to have a object that you can bring with you to a place you feel good- maybe pick up a rock in the park or beach and when you feel stressed hold that object and transfer your thoughts to the place you were when you found that object see whether this relaxes you. The other choice is to have a fabric like blanket when you go to pray and wrap this around you at the time of stress.

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