Recently I had some sort of mental breakdown Shocked and I'm trying to drag myself up out of this. One thing i can't figure out though....I shake (tremble) constantly now. ESPECIALLY right after I wake up! Even a 10 minute nap is enough to greatly increase the shaking. This is a very disturbing feeling which can often lead me into an anxiety/panic attack almost immediately upon waking. I don't use any kind of caffeine and the only meds I take are xzanx and things of that nature (not a lot, usually only half a pill).
has anyone else had this??? It scares me bad!! Please help, tell me this happens to us nervous types a lot and I'm not the only one!
(FYI-I've had panic attacks as I'm waking but usually it's the racing heart. I've had shaking/trembling upon waking but it was only occasionally and only after very heavy sleep. This is constant!!) Can a severe mental break/meltdown/burnout cause some sort of actual nerve or neurological damage, maybe?? Shocked
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replied May 22nd, 2008
Extremely eHealthy
I sounds like you are very responsible with taking what you are on. And that is the best thing of all. IMHO, this really does mimic anxiety of some sort at it's worst in you. Don't talk yourself into anything neurological right away. This is part of setting yourself up for a worse anxiety then you have. Let a professional diagnose you and then you can hang that anxiety up to dry. We all are to fast to say " I must have this, because I match most of the symtoms". Just remember that. Wink
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replied June 8th, 2008
I have the exact ame same thing it is really weird to feel this way when waking up it lasts all day and all night. I do take prozac and have been for about 3 weeks doe anyone think this could be wh i am so shaky? I have an mri on tuesday so i will let you know how that goes.
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replied November 10th, 2009
Constant shaking
I have had constant trembling for 8 months or so now. The movements are tiny and it feels at times like my whole body is vibrating. If I squat down like i'm going to sit in a chair it becomes more obvious as my muscles begin to tremble. I am in very good physical condition and eat well. I think I may have had a anxiety attack or minor nervous breakdown that brought this on. I'm not sure if it has gotten slightly better or I am learning to live with it. I take Inderol once in a while and it helps a little bit. Inderol is used to treat performance anxiety and high blood pressure. It is not anxiety, although my anxiety makes the problem much worse. I think it may be time for me to visit a neurologist. I also read that some shaking problems can be brought on by thyroid issues.
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replied February 19th, 2010
Trembling like a leaf
I have had anxiety for the past 16 years. It has dominated the most part of my life. My nerves have been a complete mess from the time that it all began years ago, although my symptoms became worse during stressful periods in my life. When I say stressful, I just don't mean your ordinary stress. I have lived through a 10 year abusive relationship and then my second relationship started out fine for the first few years until he got diagnosed with Bipolar after the fith year of our ten year marriage. He went on drugs and i suffered from horrible verbal and emotional abuse. so, YES, I'm shaking like a leaf and wish that I had a support group for once in my life. My heart races when I sleep and I wake up tired. Then as soon as I get up my heart races and all day it races and I constantly feel like I'm tired,jumpy,shaky and losing my mind. I did have a three year period when it went away, but that was when my life was more stable and healthy. My doctor is sending me for another thyroid test in a weeks time. I'm sort of hoping that if it is a thyroid problem this time, that all he'll have to do is give me a pill and it will go away. Sometimes I feel so doomed that I feel like I bring all the negative things that happen on to myself. My lifes a snowball of bad relationships, anxiety and trembling. I have had the longest nervous break down in history and I still haven't found my way out.
Hang in there, anxiety is draining and can make you feel trapped and discouraged from everyday life; Time does heal everything and so does a change of environment, therapy and cleaning out your life every now and again. Smile
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replied June 10th, 2010
I too have been going through an extreme amount of anxiety and stress for the past month. i too take .25 mg of xanax and also lexapro. the constant stress and anxiety is producing adrenalin and even when your body's at rest and not panicking your body is so use to panicking that even though your minds not your body is still producing those chemicals causing the tremors (shaking)
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replied June 10th, 2010
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Those of you who are on new medications I would definately call your doctor right away and let him know. I am a little concerned about the trembling upon waking. This could be due to so many medical things so it's important for you to see your doctors. You may be waking with extremely low BP. I also have anxiety attacks for several years, I usually feel when they are coming on and take a xanax before it gets out of control. Chabin, your racing heart could be a symptom of hyperthyroidism, make sure you are seeing an endocrinologist. The guidelines have changed and so many women are going undiagnosed because doctors are going by the old standards. Chabin have you had any weightloss lately? Sometimes dehydration will cause shakiness or trembling so make sure you are drinking enough fluids, non caffinated. I suggest all of you see you doctors and if they can't find anything see a specialist. It took me a year after gaining 35lbs feeling tired, cold all the time, dry skin, hair loss until I finally went to see an endocrinologist who was so kind, considerate, and put me on synthroid immediately. After taking the synthroid for 3 weeks I was still feeling so tired, like I could sleep 24 hours a day. I had a complete CBC with every other blood test he could include. It turns out I was and am vitamin D deficient which was causing the extreme sleepiness. Well I want to tell all of you to keep pursuing doctors until you come up with some answers, so many times our regular family physicians tend to overlook so much.
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replied June 15th, 2010
how long are you in that situation?
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replied June 15th, 2010
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CopterNadle,
Could you plese tell us who you are referring to? I found out I had hypothyroidism about 3 months ago. I have my next appt. with my endocrinologist next week. I am still sleepy all the time and am probably sleeping 16 hours a day at least. I hate feeling this way. How ever I had a very major surgery 3 weeks ago, had 12 inches of my bowel removed. I have an appt. with my surgeon in about 10 days. However I think my endocrinologist will be better able to find out what the problem is. He will have be go through a battery of blood tests again to see if my meds have to change. I might be on to low of doseage of synthroid.
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replied June 16th, 2010
Shaking
I can tell you shaking does suck as I have whats called a essential tremor. One thing is to try to realx and not take everything so seriously and clear you mind of any negative thoughts. sunny One thing I have done to help me with that is to look for a hobby. I myself have started my own business is and atmepts to end one of my biggest anxieties and that is working for someone else. The main thing is to take a day at a time.
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replied May 28th, 2011
i am so scared and going through the same thing, i have had constant anxiety since march this year, in regards to the shaking, i find my muscles are all shaky when i use them, like if i bend down im shaky, if i lift my leg and go to bring it down it shakes, any one expereience this? this has been for a month straight,i find my teeth chatter lots to, like if it slighly bite down they chatter slightly, im so scared, pleas someoe tell me they are are going through this, ohh and constant twitching all over body, but i dont know if its from the celexa.. hellpppp
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replied September 9th, 2011
I also have this. I have a pretty much constant rumbling in my head like distant traffic, and a trembling when I stand in a line or simply stand. I also notice it most when I wake up. It's like my nerves are twitching and my muscles too.
I think I shallow breathe all the time. When I pay attention and take deep breaths then I think this helps. Of course, when I'm asleep then I can't remind myself to take deep breaths. I suspect that this is why it is worse on waking. I'm going to try deep stomach breathing for an hour or so to see if this stop the trembling. I've never attempted it for such a long time. I'll let you know how things go.
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replied February 15th, 2012
trembles
I have recently been diagnosed with having polymyalgia after constantly going to my doctor over the last few years with aches and pains of all sorts. He eventually done a full set of blood tests which he was able to diagnose me. I am now taking steroids for the next 18 months and after a short time of being on them i am feeling great. My only problem now is i have constant trembling 24 hours a day. My doctor does not think this is a reaction to my mediation and is trying to find out why this is happening as the first time i had these trembles was before then. It subsided but has returned and feels like its not going to go away without help. Does anyone else know what these trembles are and why Thetre's would just start for know reason. I am not stressed or suffering anxiety? ??
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replied April 11th, 2013
anxiety
Im 16 and I deal with the same thing sort of. When I'd wake up I'd be shaking like crazy and my heart would be racing. Possibly because I slept on my back but the thing is that I had such bad anxiety I couldn't sleep on my aide or stomach without a panic attack or something. Worst two years of my life. This was back when I was 13-15 and even suffered from separation anxiety at ages 8-12. Its been a rough 8 years but once I was put on celexa and intuniv. That made a huge difference. I still suffer from anxiety attacks under too much stress and I shake badly but they usually pass pretty quickly. So none of you guys worry there's hope. Im free to email so just let me know if you need anything and I'll send you my email.
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