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Shaking (Overview)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine effects, drug abuse, etc.


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

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

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. ...Read more

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Shaking (Overview)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine effects, drug abuse, etc.


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Sometimes I feel like the room/ground is shaking. It feels real, but only I feel it. It lasts minutes to an hour. Happens when I'm just relaxing.

Sometimes I feel like the room/ground is shaking. It feels real, but only I feel it. It lasts minutes to an hour. Happens when I'm just relaxing.

Vague: Could be some reaction to meds, could be some type of muscular or nerve issue. Difficult to determine without a history of your symptoms and an exam/tests. If this is a common occurrence, I would keep a journal and note when this happens, and what you ate and drank that day, activities, etc. ...Read more

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I woke up shaking cold and then I was feeling hot still shaking I don't know what's wrong with me?

I woke up shaking cold and then I was feeling hot still shaking I don't know what's wrong with me?

Infection?: You probably have an infection of some kind. Take Advil for aching and fever, drink plenty of fluids. If fever and chills continue tomorrow, or you get other symptoms such as headache or vomiting, go to ER. Good luck! ...Read more

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My temp is getting very high since yest and now it's 103f, i don't know what to do/i'm so cold and shaking...What should I take ?!

My temp is getting very high since yest and now it's 103f, i don't know what to do/i'm so cold and shaking...What should I take ?!

Go to the Doctor: I am sorry but a fever that is increasing and is at 103 degrees is an emergency. You need medical attention now to determine the cause of your fever. ...Read more

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My vision sometimes starts shaking randomly. Help?

Difficult to say: It is normal for there to be minute repositioning movements that are involuntary. This is called physiologic nystagmus. Other types of eye movement disorders are also possible. In order to know whether your eye movements are normal physiologic nystagmus or abnormal requires an eye exam. ...Read more

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Can a baby recover from shaking baby syndrome?

Can a baby recover from shaking baby syndrome?

Depends: This causes brain hemorrhage and recovery obviously depends on how severe that is. Of course, it should not happen in the first place because it is a form of child abuse. ...Read more

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Why do I start shaking really badly when I get even a little bit nervous?

Why do I start shaking really badly when I get even a little bit nervous?

Great Anxiety: For you it would help when you notice you are starting to be nervous to take a few minutes to take deep breaths and focus on your breathing in and out slowly and you will start to calm down and will not shake. ...Read more

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What causes constant shaking?

What causes constant shaking?

Requires evaluation: Medicines, drugs of abuse, toxins, medical & neurological conditions may cause tremors. Essential tremor is progressive and may be familial (others in the genetic family have it). Obtain a good medical/neurological evaluation. ...Read more

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Could a baby recover shaking baby syndrome?

Could a baby recover shaking baby syndrome?

Usually has: some sequella from mild to severe depending on severity of damage done. ...Read more

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Why have I been shaking? I drinks a bit.

Muscle weakness: More than likely after the fracture your muscles became week from lack of use. You will need rehabilitation and physical therapy. Other possibilities could be that you had neurologic damage with the fracture. Your physician can help you get this properly evaluated. ...Read more

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