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Diagnosis for Shakiness/Nervousness?

Postby Reflex » Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:59 am

Hi, I'm new to the boards and am looking for advice or insight anyone is able to offer.

For about the past year my body has been suffering from something, my entire body is always shaky, and not simply an essential tremor, and is even more shaky if i use my strength to lift or move something. My heart beats very strong all the time, and even stronger if I do even the slightest physical activity or anything that could seem to cause me anxiety. Now I am a very calm person, and do not fear things of have any kind of mental anxiety or paranoia or anything, I'm a very calm and confident person, yet for some reason even since I have been feeling these symptoms, as soon as something even as simple as an arguement or a scare will make my heart beat hard and fast and I get even more shaky - yet in my head there is no reason for me to be nervous.

This is extremely frustrating, and I have been looking for the solution since it has started. I have gone for blood tests and nothing has come up irregular. I eat extremely healthy, and work out, and have excellent health. The only thing that can calm me down a little is taking beta-blockers, but that doesn't fix it completely.

Things that I have tried and crossed of the list:

-It's not hyperthyroidism (got checked)
-It's not magnesium defficiency (have been supplementing)
-It's not caffiene (I stopped taking all stimulants)
-It's not diabetes (no symptoms of it)
-It's not a heart disease (got an X-ray done, nothing abnormal)
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Postby Julie5 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:08 pm

Panic attacks?

They can be very nasty, and very convincing - ie, you swear blind you are experiencing some real physical attack. Which you are, of course, only it is self-induced.

The problem with panic attacks is that the very symptoms that it presents with are the ones that scare you, and you are then so scared you continue with the panic attack - positive feedback loop.

Have you had a brain scan? (just in case of neurological causes).

Other than that, try yoga, meditation, etc. Personally, I'd say avoid tranquillisers etc - though that said, I know how nice beta-blockers are (!) and how nice diazapam is!

Trouble is, once the doc thinks it's all psychosomatic, they just write you off as a 'nutter' or put you on happy pills. That's why I say maybe have a brain scan and check out anything like, eg, Parkinson's, that might possibly account for your symptoms.

All the best -
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Postby Reflex » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:39 am

Thanks for the advice, although it is clearly not panic attacks that I get because none of these things scare me, and the symptoms are always there, not just during an "attack". I highly doubt it could be parkinsons though, as I am only 23... I will look to get a brain scan, although if anyone else has some ideas of advice I would love to hear it.
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