Shake That Booty?
November 5, 2011 1:00 PM Subscribe
Why am I almost always trembling, shaking, or shivering?
posted by DisreputableDog to health & fitness (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I don't usually notice when I'm trembling or shivering, but other people often do.
Sometimes I'm suitably bedecked in warm clothing or in a warm room though I am often cold and use my comforter randomly sometimes in the summer. The only other thing I can think of having to do with being cold would be if I once-in-a-while accidentally brush the back of my hand against some cold metal, glass, or some plastics; it can be a cooler temperature for other people but borderline painful for me and worse if I'm sick.
I shake whether or not I drink caffeine (I've abstained for a few weeks at a time and will still tremble.) If I do drink a lot of caffeine or some sort of relatively powerful energy drink, my shivering often becomes even more pronounced and almost half-sleep twitchy with random jerks of the hands, fingers, and muscles in my face.
It usually shows in my hands, if I'm holding something out, whether that be a decent weight can of soda/ Arizona tea or whether it's something much lighter, like a pen.
I'm interested in figuring out why this is happening, and if it's possible to stop. It doesn't really interfere with my life except to make some people think that I'm exhausted, drinking caffeine, or even, rarely, taking drugs.
This has been happening for years. I'm 23 and female. More recently, I've been taking Women's One vitamins, which make me feel more energetic but I haven't noticed whether they make a difference in this.