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Feel like my body is shaking but not showing, after my neck burns and chest feel heavy?

Feel like my body is shaking but not showing, after my neck burns and chest feel heavy?

Exam: Although this may be a manifestation of internalized stress or anxiety:
any sensation of chest heaviness requires a full cardiologic evaluation.
Certainly blood tests to rule out metabolic issues or endocrine disorders are necessary.
Never ignore chest heaviness. ...Read more

Shaking (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Sometimes when I lay down to sleep. When I close my eyes I feel like my body is shaking. Not sure?

Sometimes when I lay down to sleep. When I close my eyes I feel like my body is shaking. Not sure?

Hypnic Jerk: It is a common benign involuntary muscle twitching as your body is going thru muscle relaxation. Since it is involuntary, you have no control over the movement. ...Read more

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When I'm falling asleep I feel like my body is shaking and vibrating and I feel weak and sometimes nausea?

When I'm falling asleep I feel like my body is shaking and vibrating and I feel weak and sometimes nausea?

Myoclonus: Physiologic myoclonus is a jerking or twitching associated with the onset of sleep. Sometimes it's forceful enough to wake the person up. This is a normal phenomenon. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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My sister is shaking in her sleep. Her whole body shakes (like she's cold) for 1-2 second. She does this 1-5 times a minute. Should I be concerned?

My sister is shaking in her sleep. Her whole body shakes (like she's cold) for 1-2 second. She does this 1-5 times a minute. Should I be concerned?

Could be normal: This could be normal movements in her sleep when she is dreaming. There are also abnormal sleep movements that are not dangerous necessarily but could be interrupting quality sleep. She can have a sleep study to evaluate this further. ...Read more

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I'm shaking a lot, I feel fine but my body is shaking from inside out, hands R the worst. I feel like I am like nervous or something but I'm not.?

I'm shaking a lot, I feel fine but my body is shaking from inside out, hands R the worst. I feel like I am like nervous or something but I'm not.?

Tremor: Involuntary tremors can be caused by an overactive thyroid, certain medications, nicotine or other substances or by neurological disorder. One form of the latter is essential tremor that runs in the family. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat you after nonneurological causes have been ruled out. ...Read more

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When I'm drifting off to sleep it feels like my body starts shaking, I can't move no matter how hard I try or speak I have to let it pass before imove?

When I'm drifting off to sleep it feels like my body starts shaking, I can't move no matter how hard I try or speak I have to let it pass before imove?

Many Causes: There are many possible causes for the symptoms described in this question. At heathtap we are not here to diagnose or to treat, but to educate and enlighten those who pose questions. The best way to diagnose any issue related to sleep is to schedule an appointment with a sleep specialist. This is an md with special training in this field. They often use sleep studies to help determine the cause. ...Read more

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This morning when I woke up, I felt weird, and I was hot too. A minute later, my whole body was shaking, but mostly my hands and I felt like Puking?

This morning when I woke up, I felt weird, and I was hot too. A minute later, my whole body was shaking, but mostly my hands and I felt like Puking?

Sounds like: A viral "prodrome". (pre event) the hot may be a fever and the shaking a chill...It can also signify a bacterial (more serious) infection.
1. Take your Temperature
2. Increase your fluid intake
3. if you start VOMITING and the fever is high contact your PCP (or whoever is "on call")
4. If high fever/chills/vomiting/ and you cannot reach a Medical Professional GO To ER!
Hope this helps
DR Z ...Read more

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I was at work, standing at the register, and my heart started beating too fast. Felt like it was shaking my whole body and I almost passed out.3 minutes?

I was at work, standing at the register, and my heart started beating too fast. Felt like it was shaking my whole body and I almost passed out.3 minutes?

Anxiety-maybe: I would not completely discount a rhythm problem here. If if is a recurring theme go see your doctor and ask that a 30 day event recorder be placed. With this device you can record transient episodes to see if there is any rhythm disturbance at such times. Good luck ...Read more

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Can't stop shaking and have extreme body aches and weakness?

Can't stop shaking and have extreme body aches and weakness?

Seek cause: This must be addressed and the cause found. You give me only a few hints, but I'm considering a variety of dangerous possibilities from hypoparathyroidism to rhabdomyolysis. Please get seen by a competent physician now. ...Read more

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While sleeping sometimes my body starts shaking and can't control it. What is wrong with me?

While sleeping sometimes my body starts shaking and can't control it. What is wrong with me?

Qualify further: Witnessed shaking/movement while asleep may mean different possibilities...Are you aware of the shaking or not...If you are aware of it, then you may not be asleep or was it witnessed by bed partner? ...Read more

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I HAVE UNPLEASANT MORNINGS DUE TO WAKING UP AND FEELING MY BED SHAKING, ROOM SHAKING, OR BODY SHAKING.?

I HAVE UNPLEASANT MORNINGS DUE TO WAKING UP AND FEELING MY BED SHAKING, ROOM SHAKING, OR BODY SHAKING.?

Anxiety reaction: This sounds like anxiety and/or panic attacks and should be discussed with your physician who may refer you for stress management therapy. Mild tranquilizers maybe prescribed. In the meantime avoid alcohol, caffeine and nicotine. If true shakiness persists throughout the day, your thyroid status, blood sugar and vital signs will also be checked ...Read more

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I have full body tremors and lately my head has been violently shaking and I have little control over it. What to do?

I have full body tremors and lately my head has been violently shaking and I have little control over it. What to do?

Seizure?: It is certainly possible that you may be experiencing involuntary body movements from a seizure disorder. If there is a family history and or if you are noticing this to be worse after sleep deprivation, then a possibility is called Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy or JME. The movements can be jerky and associated with extreme clumsiness. Another possibility is tremor alone usually controlled. ...Read more

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I am running a slight temperature, (99.2), extreme headache, my body is shaking, and I've been blacking out... Any idea?

Infection: Maybe you have the flu, you should get this checked out, especially since you are blacking out. You may need medication. ...Read more

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Three days ago, I woke up with my body shaking. I thought it would've went away by now but it hasn't. What could this be? I'm freaking myself out.

Body shaking: Any other symptoms like fever, dizziness, hunger, loss of bowel/bladder control? Do u take any meds or supplements or use any party drugs? Low blood sugar might cause shaking but should resolve with eating. New onset of type 1 diabetes might be possible. Best u see fp soon for thorough work-up for diabetes, thyroid ds, infection, urinary tract infection involving kidneys, toxic shock, etc. ...Read more

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I'm anthropophobic and every time I try to speak in class when asked a question my whole body starts to shake....anything I can do to stop shaking?

Public speaking is: The number one phobia according to research. There are techniques to help w/that and w/the related shaking. Some professionals may have you shake at home or practice visualization at home prior to the event. A clinical psychologist who specializes in anxiety disorders can be helpful. Your state psychological association or your doc will have referrals. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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When I get nervous or upset I start shaking really bad. I start having complete body tremors especially bad with my head. It started almost a yr ago.

When I get nervous or upset I start shaking really bad. I start having complete body tremors especially bad with my head. It started almost a yr ago.

Most tremors worsen-: In the face of increased stress, anxiety, fatigue, or caffeine tremors of any sort tend to get worse. Of course, this could also have a psychological explanation as well. Your primary doctor should make a decision as to whether or not they should send you to a specialist or just try some simple treatments on their own. ...Read more

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What causes shaking of the whole body while asleep&jot realizing it? I woke up & saw my husband shaking while sleeping, he said he's not hving nightmare

What causes shaking of the whole body while asleep&jot realizing it? I woke up & saw my husband shaking while sleeping, he said he's not hving nightmare

Night shaking: People can be reacting to a dream but not remember any content. But good idea to ask about possible sleep study and physical exam in case an organic cause. If doctors determine it's not organic concern, please consider my training No More Nightmares. People who are moving a lot in their sleep but remember no content often benefit from this training and all the big body movement stops! ...Read more

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I had pain n my chest n then I got caught for breath for about 20 seconds. I was shaking afterwards, since it happen I have aches all over my body?

I had pain n my chest n then I got caught for breath for about 20 seconds. I was shaking afterwards, since it happen I have aches all over my body?

See your doctor: You should see your primary care doctor for an evaluation of your chest pain. He or she needs to make sure your heart and lungs are O.K. Sometimes lupus can cause chest pain. If it is not due to a physical cause, then you may be suffering from a panic or anxiety attack. There is treatment for that condition including medicines and cognitive-behavioral therapy. I hope you feel better. ...Read more

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So the other day I went hiking and at the end of the hike I started shaking in complete body tremors for about an hour and I couldn't figure the cause?

So the other day I went hiking and at the end of the hike I started shaking in complete body tremors for about an hour and I couldn't figure the cause?

Heat cramps fatigue: Most likely you had a heat illness called heat exhaustion. Please google heat illness and get back with me if questions. I am an expert in heat illness. Always be certain you drink enough when you exercise in the heat. What was the temperature during the hike? ...Read more

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Why baby (7 months) is oftenly shaking his body?

Why baby (7 months) is oftenly shaking his body?

Needs evaluation: These symptoms are not typical. I recommend that you take your baby to his doctor to discuss what is going on. Good luck. ...Read more

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When I stood up this morning, I blacked out and my body started convolsing... I have had the black outs, first time my whole body started shaking?

Workup: There are multiple reasons for someone to have blackouts while changing positions. At your age if this has been happening often then you need worked up. It can vary from simple drop in blood pressure (vaso vagal) to some organ malfunctioning (adrenal gland). Also ear problems can contribute to it too. ...Read more

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Hey I m 18 and about 2 months ago I was at work and I started to panic for no reason it got so bad to the point were I was shaking and my whole body?

Classic Panic Attack: This is the typical description of a first experience of "panic attack"... Usually reported as "coming from no where" or "right out of the blue". But even if you cannot identify anything threatening about that context, it is possible there was a symbolic threat... And that is something you'd best explore with a well-trained psychotherapist. If you start to dread future attacks, it will get worse! ...Read more