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Night shakes

Posted by Lizzie on February 14, 2003 at 03:14:36:

Several times a year I awaken with shakes. Legs tremble uncontrollably, then the body shakes for a good half hour. This seems to happen if I have too much caffeine, or am constipated, need to have a BM, or if Im overheated at night with an electric blanket. Why does this happen? I hate it. I also suffer with anxiety. I quit coffee, have a cup of tea in the morning (yes I know it has caffeine) and last night I had chocolate mile and a BIG chocolate candy bar. Could these things have caused my shakes? Can I do anything to stop them?



Re: Night shakes

Posted by Sue on February 14, 2003 at 09:47:11:

In Reply to: Night shakes posted by Lizzie on February 14, 2003 at 03:14:36:

Lizzie, it sounds to me as though you might be hypoglaecimic (low blood sugar). Things with sugar in cause a peak in your blood sugar for a short time, and then it goes very low, which will make you shaky. It could also be causing, or contributing to, your anxiety. Find some good information on how to keep your blood sugar steady - book or web site - and I'm sure you will see the difference.

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Re: Night shakes

Posted by Happygal on February 14, 2003 at 19:56:45:

In Reply to: Night shakes posted by Lizzie on February 14, 2003 at 03:14:36:

Hi Lizzie,

Sounds to me like early dysautonomia. Read the archives on dysautonomia and the article "How to be Healthy" for the instruction on how to overcome the problem.

It seems like my nervous system found every way possible to shake until I decreased my stress and the three-legged stool is giving me the best help possible.

Best wishes,
Happygal

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Re: Night shakes (Archive in dysautonomia.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on February 15, 2003 at 05:54:06:

In Reply to: Night shakes posted by Lizzie on February 14, 2003 at 03:14:36:

Hi, Lizzie.

I totally agree with Happygal. Since this is a common cause of hypoglycemia, I also agree with Sue. Be happy that your bopdymind has chosen this relatively benign way to try to get your attention!

Go to the glossary for any unfamiliar terms and at least get started on SR. The entire wellness cascade will eventually be what you want to do but for now just learn about SR, bracing, dysautonomia, hypoglycemia and wellness.

Let us know what you learn.

Walt



Re: Night shakes (Archive in dysautonomia.)

Posted by Lizzie on February 15, 2003 at 07:55:21:

In Reply to: Re: Night shakes (Archive in dysautonomia.) posted by Walt Stoll on February 15, 2003 at 05:54:06:

I looked up both hypoglycemia and dysautomnia and neither list the symptoms I was having.



Re: Night shakes (Archive in dysautonomia.)

Posted by Happygal on February 15, 2003 at 08:08:35:

In Reply to: Re: Night shakes (Archive in dysautonomia.) posted by Lizzie on February 15, 2003 at 07:55:21:

Hi Lizzie,

Where did you look them up? Look them up on this website (glossary and read the archives) for accurate information. I don't know about hypoglycemia (I previously had that and the PWFD helped it), but I definitely know it's true about dysautonomia -- Walt definitely is the only person I've found who knows anything about it.

Best wishes,
Happygal



Re: Night shakes (Archive in dysautonomia.)

Posted by Bev on February 15, 2003 at 13:41:00:

In Reply to: Re: Night shakes (Archive in dysautonomia.) posted by Happygal on February 15, 2003 at 08:08:35:

Wouldnt the archive on the web be more informative than the archives here? All the archives here are people posting a question and not getting full answers. To this day I have found nothing solid in the archives as far as a wellness program. If Dr Stoll has a wellness program why doesnt he post it on here? Going to the archives is like finding a needle in a haystack, constructive questions with half~baked answers!



Re: Night shakes

Posted by Naya on February 15, 2003 at 15:03:28:

In Reply to: Night shakes posted by Lizzie on February 14, 2003 at 03:14:36:

Hi! The chocolate is a stimulant and the sugar in the candy bar also can contribute to hypoglycemia. You may possibly be allergic to chocolate. Hope this helps a little.

Naya

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Re: Night shakes (Archive in dysautonomia.)

Posted by Happygal on February 15, 2003 at 20:41:02:

In Reply to: Re: Night shakes (Archive in dysautonomia.) posted by Bev on February 15, 2003 at 13:41:00:

Hi Bev,

That's a good question. I personally spent about 25 years looking in many different places for the answer to my health problems with not much result, including everywhere else on the web -- no luck there, at all!

After I found Walt's website, it only took about 1-1/2 years for me to study enough to learn to follow the wellness program AND get better. I am so grateful that the information is there, even if not well presented!!!!!!!

There is no question that the process of learning on this website takes a lot of digging. Yes, I agree with you, the archives are not organized, but while you're looking through them you'll learn a lot about all aspects of health so it's not time wasted.

The wellness program is outlined in the article "How to be healthy." You'll have to dig at this point for some of the specifics.

Actually, I too was wanting more organized information, so I decided to help Walt write a book about the wellness program. However it's not ready yet so the archives are the best that are available until then.

Persist and learn how to do this. It's the best information available that I know of.

Best wishes,
Happygal

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