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I'm really shaky and it's scaring me.
« on: February 29, 2012, 08:56:23 PM »
Hey all,
I was driving and noticed that when I had my foot on the brake, my leg started to shake. Almost like someone had pushed some trigger point. It went away for a bit. But now both my legs are shaky and I'm feeling shaky. I already ate, so I doubt it's that. I also feel like someone is pinching the soft part of my left shoulder/neck. I'm really scared. I don't know what to do. I don't know if it's my anxiety that exageratting this. Or if I'm suffering a stroke or heart attack or I dunno. :( Please help me.
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Re: I'm really shaky and it's scaring me.
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012, 09:11:18 PM »
Hey all,
I was driving and noticed that when I had my foot on the brake, my leg started to shake. Almost like someone had pushed some trigger point. It went away for a bit. But now both my legs are shaky and I'm feeling shaky. I already ate, so I doubt it's that. I also feel like someone is pinching the soft part of my left shoulder/neck. I'm really scared. I don't know what to do. I don't know if it's my anxiety that exageratting this. Or if I'm suffering a stroke or heart attack or I dunno. :( Please help me.

Hey there :) I just want to let you know that I get this symptom when I am driving ALL the time.  This is a panic attack.
I can't drive anymore, because everytime I drive this is the symptom I get everytime I drive, so yeah...... I cant drive :(
Don't worry though, I get this all the time.
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Re: I'm really shaky and it's scaring me.
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012, 09:25:58 PM »
Hello, this happens to me after I have a lot of anxiety, my hands tremble. It's the adrenaline running through your body. If you've had  a lot of anxiety lately that may be why.
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Re: I'm really shaky and it's scaring me.
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2012, 09:28:13 PM »
If you were having a stroke or heart attack, you wouldn't be posting right now.

I think you might be experiencing anxiety.  I've had this happen and of course, when it does, the anxiety just builds on itself and gets worse.  Try to get a handle on it before that happens.  Do you know how to do diaphramatic breathing to help you relax?  I think you could really benefit from that.
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Re: I'm really shaky and it's scaring me.
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2012, 09:39:47 PM »
Hey everyone,
Thanks for your advice so far. Well, I'm guessing since I'm writing right now-- it's not a heart attack or stroke.  ;*)

Is it possible that anxiety causes extreme muscle tension? Because I just had my mom try and massage my shoulders and the pain in the area, and it's like massage a brick. It's so tough, but it hurts so bad :(
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Re: I'm really shaky and it's scaring me.
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2012, 10:31:28 PM »
Oh yes it can cause muscle tension!!!! I had anxiety and I noticed that my whole body was sooo tense especially my legs!!! Having anxiety is like running a marathon, and soon your body starts reacting to it. Muscle twitches, shaking, stomach trouble, headaches etc etc. Well you are very lucky that your mom is giving you a massage, hope it makes you feel better.
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Re: I'm really shaky and it's scaring me.
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2012, 11:47:08 PM »
Stress can cause extreme muscle tension.   :happy0151:  Keep having your mom give you a massage and work your muscles and deal with your stress, girl!!!!
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Re: I'm really shaky and it's scaring me.
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2012, 12:18:31 AM »
Amen to the muscle tension!  My doctor was so shocked at how tight my shoulders were that she gave me some muscle relaxants.  All the result of anxiety... along with a lot of my headaches.  Can you relax in a hot bath?  It will help with the muscle tension.

Also, my ex got his first panic attack while driving; it scared the hell out of him because it seemed to come out of nowhere.  Same thing happened to a former supervisor, so it's actually pretty common.
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Re: I'm really shaky and it's scaring me.
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2012, 01:35:25 AM »
Hey everyone,

Thanks so much. I was really starting to think that I had some kind of muscle tissue hardening disease-- that apparently felt better with massage. lol. :-* I think I may need to use a meat tenderizer mallot to soften the shoulder area.

It probably also doesnt help that I had a stressful (non-school) related experience today. I posted it in the GAD thread (heres the link: http://www.anxietyzone.com/index.php/topic,52001.0.html ) If you could stop over there to give me your opinion, it would definitely ease that stress. :)

Thanks again everyone.
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