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Doctor insights on: Why Do Some People Get Intense Trembling And Twitching When Nervous

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Can heartburn cause nervousness?

Can heartburn cause nervousness?

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 more

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Dr. Donald McCarren
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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

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Why do some people get intense trembling and twitching when nervous?

Why do some people get intense trembling and twitching when nervous?

Adrenaline: When we get nervous, anxious, or even afraid or excited, our bodies release adrenaline. Depending on how sensitive one is to adrenaline, one can develop trembling and twitching. People with generalized anxiety disorder or panic disorder sometimes describe trembling. Also, people with essential tremor can worsen their tremor when anxious or nervous. ...Read more

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I have bouts of rapid heart rate, shaky hands, nervousness, & a feeling of internal trembling through my chest, back/abdomen, & random chest/side pai?

 I have bouts of rapid heart rate, shaky hands, nervousness, & a feeling of internal trembling through my chest, back/abdomen, & random chest/side pai?

Get checked out: Although a 26 yo woman is unlikely to have life threatening cardiac issues your symptoms are certainly nothing to take lightly. See you health care professional and get checked out. You may have an easily treatable arrhythmia that is curable. ...Read more

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Does subconcious anxiety exist? Trembling upon waking, eye twitching, jaw locking upon waking. I don't feel stressed or anxious, but my body disagrees

There isn't a : Subconscious anxiety. I would guess that you may clinch or grind your teeth at night. That can go up with anxiety but not dependant on it. That would cause the jaw issue and is called bruxism or TMJ (tmjd more precisely) the trembling, hard to answer; headaches? The med. Treatment for bruxism is Clonazepam at night, perhaps a dental splint. I would go in, it may be something else; gd luc. ...Read more

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Trembling right upper lip for two months only after workout and lasts for couple of minutes only. Generalized muscle twitches especially on calves.M30?

Trembling right upper lip for two months only after workout and lasts for couple of minutes only. Generalized muscle twitches especially on calves.M30?

Get evaluation: The medical term for muscle twitching is "fasciculation". It can be caused by electrolyte imbalance (sodium, potassium, calcium) as well as by a number of medicines. Since it is a new phenomenon, you should see your physician to have himher evaluate it. ...Read more

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I have irregular heart beat but Mid sentence my heart was almost twitching. It felt like shivering fast beats.what kind of irregular beats is that?

I have irregular heart beat but Mid sentence my heart was almost twitching. It felt like shivering fast beats.what kind of irregular beats is that?

Extra beats: probably a common condition known as symptomatic PVCs or PACs. These are extra beats that reset the cardiac cycle and as such have with them a "compensatory pause". The associated symptoms of palpitations and brief breathlessness can be unnerving to some people. If continue to bother go get bloodwork and a 24 hour Holter (device you wear for 24 hours to assess heart rhythm. Any primary care can do ...Read more

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What do I do if I get the runs from nervousness during a trip?

Symptom or underlyin: Unless medically contraindicated: take half dose immodium-ad prophylactically prior to trip. But the real issue is the underlying anxiety about travel/flying, conflict with travel companions. All trips? Vacation? Business? Family reunions? Examine with greater attention to the details what the contributing ingredients may be. ...Read more

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How to get rid of nervousness around other people, especially at parties?

How to get rid of nervousness around other people, especially at parties?

Go with a friend: Many people are nervous in large social situations especially whe there a lot of strangers. It's not necessary to talk to everyone. You can smile and use some prepared small talk. Have a good time and don't drink too much. ...Read more

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Any ideas to get rid of nervousness at conferences?

Any ideas to get rid of nervousness at conferences?

Several!: Meditation, with practice, can reduce your anxiety very quickly and help you to focus. Long acting benzodiazepines, like clonazepam, can reduce your baseline anxiety at the same time. Lastly, for discrete performance anxiety, Propranolol can block a lot of the physical symptoms and essentially trick your brain into believing you are not anxious. ...Read more

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I get nausea from nervousness about going to school. What is a good remedy?

I get nausea from nervousness about going to school.  What is a good remedy?

Going to school : A lot of nervous kids have separation anxiety due to high level if norepinephrine they have school phobia and they get sick a lot they can't have sleep over they worry about their parents if patents get late in picking them and they grow up to be anxious adults . Treatment is to not quit school but go to school not going to school will make it worse. ...Read more

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Anything that I can take that will get rid of nervousness from a speech but not make me sleepy after?

Anything that I can take that will get rid of nervousness from a speech but not make me sleepy after?

Speech nervousness: Medication called "beta blocker" such as a low dose of Inderal (propranolol) (propanolol) is frequently used very eficiently to calm the heart rate and trembling before and during a speech. It is quite fast acting and short lasting so after the speech, the body rapidly returns to it normal state. If you are solid and healthy, without a heart problem, it most often work quite satisfyingly. ...Read more

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I get side affects when i consume coffeine; nervousness and chest pain. Is it bad to take it once in a while when i need to stay awake?

I get side affects when i consume coffeine; nervousness and chest pain. Is it bad to take it once in a while when i need to stay awake?

No.: The health effects continue to be debated. Generally seems to be a good thing. Sounds like you might be sensitive to the effects. You may have to adjust your dose to prevent those effects.... ...Read more

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How to get rid of nervousness before speech?

Performance anxiety: Performance anxiety is helped most by practice and rehearsal. Toastmasters can be a forum for this. Relaxation exercises help. I will often prescribe a low dose beta blocker as Propranolol that helps prevent tremors and increased heartrate, but it can't be used with asthma. Benzodiazepines need to used very cautiously as they can sedate and cause memory problems is used excessively. ...Read more

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Can I get a pill to treat nervousness without a prescription?

Can I get a pill to treat nervousness without a prescription?

NOT BY THE USUAL : Legal means. Anti anxiety meds require a licensed physician. There may be some homeopathic treatments available at your local health food store though, non prescription. ...Read more

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Anything that I can take that will get rid of nervousness from a speaking in front of a group?

Anything that I can take that will get rid of nervousness from a speaking in front of a group?

Absolutely: Nervousness when speaking in front of a group is very common. It's sometimes called "stage fright". If it is interfering with life in a major way, consider learning some strategies to manage the problem. Some people benefit from joining a toastmasters club, some use self-help tips available online, others contact a clinical psychologist to learn anxiety or stress management techniques. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Weyeneth
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Trembling (Definition)

Trembling = visible muscle tremor which may be associated with a ...Read more