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I Start Shaking When Im Nervous
Well..it may cause..: For example: heartburn can be perceived as a possible heart attack and thus can cause the person to be nervous/anxious/scared, but this just means it can trigger those symptoms, not causing the anxiety disorder itself. Having underlying anxiety disorder and having certain illnesses can make the anxiety worse over time. If severe/persistent, you can develop anxiety/depressive disorder. Consult doc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What's the difference between tremors and nervousness? Don't the both of them involve shaking? What else?
Exam and f/u recom: Check w/ your doctor for an exam & tests if needed. Diff causes and types of tremors. Some are benign tremors can increase with stress. Many tremors are related to a neurologic response. Thyroid disease, some drug exposures/withdrwl can result in tremor like sxs. Oder patients, Parkinson's along with other conditions. Muscle twitch & shaking may seem like tremors, may occur when not a neuro tremo ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My grandmother is 88yrs old. She has been complaining of lightheadedness, nervousness and shaking. She went to the hospital and they said she was ok.
Not okay: From your description, it doesn't sound like your grandmother is okay. At the very least, she's very anxious. If the er doctors examined discharged her, they must have given suggestions for follow-up care. Were medications prescribed? You could call her physician and ask for help. Also, er doctors (like any of us) can be wrong. If you're concerned, return to er for a recheck. ...Read more
Beta blockers: Beta blockers such as Propranolol are commonly prescribed for presentations. You can't take if you have asthma. Relaxaton therapy, rehearsal also help. Benzodiazepines like Xanax (alprazolam) or Klonopin may help as well but can cause sedation and dependence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just started (2days) on low dose of thyroid med having flushing , nervousness, shaking , chills and sweating. Should i continue?
That's the way it is: People differ to the degree of physical experience they have from emotions and some folk are especially sensitive to bodily sensations. You might be. But emotions are physical. The nervous system and brain exchange messages with all other parts of our bodies. The emotions you name are not the happiest - perhaps it could help to talk to a therapist to protect your body from things that trouble you. ...Read more
I'm struggling with a sense of constant nervousness and alertness. I can't seem to calm down ever, even in my own home. What's going on?
Anxiety, eval needed: Symptoms include those described, as well as restlessness, agitation, worry, problems with sleep. Many factors contribute: life events/stressors, medications, caffeine/substance use/supplements, and medical conditions. Anxiety not tied to anything is referred to as generalized anxiety. Recommend seeing a doctor for eval to rule in/out anxiety vs medical conditions. A link about anxiety is attached ...Read more
To V stress: Talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or Progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cure for nerves: Anxiety is a normal part of being human, so there is no "cure". Many people can be taught ways to better manage their anxiety through cognitive and behaviorally oriented therapy. There are also anti-anxiety meds that are effective. You can be helped with psychiatric or psychological therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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