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shivering upon sudden waking

for as long as I can remember, when I have been woken suddenly out of a sound
sleep I shake and shiver all over. it is an odd sensation because it feels like
I am shaking inside, too. it passes fairly quickly as I wake up more fully.
upon trying to find an answer to this, I see all kinds of answers that make no sense to me. I am not frightened when I wake. I am not anxious. I am not cold,
ill or stressed out. I am on one medication and I do not drink alcohol.
I had my thyroid irradiated 13 years ago for Grave's disease, but my thyroid levels
are all in normal range on .0125 levothyroxine daily. besides, I have done this
since childhood. it happens more frequently now because I do have a young son and
have the 'Momma Sensor' that awakens me suddenly if he even whimpers in the night.
also, I do not have any sleep disorder, i.e., apnea, nightmares, somnambulance, etc.
I would just like a reasonable answer to this question. this is not a mental
health issue.
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replied April 17th, 2010
Shivering sensations in my upper body at night
This also happens to me several times a night. During these episodes, the shivering sometimes stops for a second or two and starts up again. I don''t know if this wakes me up or this happens because I wake up, but it does make for a night with little sleep. I checked by heart rate during one of these episodes and the beat seamed strong and normal. Thank goodness it doesn''t happen every night, but it has happened for the last 3 nights.
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replied April 28th, 2010
I too wake up from a sound sleep and m tumy and my legs are shaking almost uncontrolable, i last for about 20mins. sometimes my husband has to hold my legs inorder to help me o stop them from shaking. This only happens at night, never during he day. I have no idea what is causing his, can anyone help? My doctor just wants to put me on an antidepressant
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