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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 body is shaking and im feeling cold what shoud i do?

My body is shaking and im feeling cold what shoud i do?

First of all: Take your Temperature...Sounds like a viral "Prodrome" (The period after viral infection just before the fever(viremia)) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...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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What happens when someone hangs themselves as a joke & gets off by themself? Why do they start getting so stiff & start shaking a lot & gasp for air?

What happens when someone hangs themselves as a joke & gets off by themself? Why do they start getting so stiff & start shaking a lot & gasp for air?

Dangerous: This person is endangering his/her life. It's high risk behavior, possibly fueled by alcohol or drugs, and qualifies for emergency medical help. You might call the local ER and ask what to do for this person if he/she is a friend or acquaintance. You don't have to give your name. You might even call 911 same as if you saw someone walking on the railroad tracks or wandering in traffic. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I stop uncontrollable shaking all day?

See a doctor: Uncontrolled shakiness could cause by many things. You better see a doctor and get a full check up. ...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