What's causing my crazy energy and how can I calm it down?
June 16, 2012 5:33 AM Subscribe
What's causing my early/mid-afternoon surge of lots and lots of energy?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (8 answers total)
I'm usually a pretty relaxed person, energy-wise-- I have anxiety, but physically I'm pretty chill, can sit for long periods of time with no problem, am generally full of good posture and appropriate body language when everyone else is lolling over the table with exhaustion in meetings, etc. For the past two days, however, I've had a large surge of twitchy, super-caffeinated-feeling energy in my arms and legs that goes on for five hours or so, starting maybe in the late morning and lasting through the mid-afternoon. I find it really hard to sit still and moderately hard to focus on my work. I can run up flights of stairs that normally make me a bit tired with no problem at all, I feel like jumping around at all times, and I don't really like it-- I have actual work to do, and today I postponed a meeting due to "illness" because I was so preoccupied with the energy surge, what was causing it, and also I couldn't sit still! I had some seriously sugary cookies yesterday, but not today.
prone to anxiety, so am dwelling on this a lot
feeling a little fuzzy-headed, but I think that's a consequence of my nervousness about the energy
at an office job all day
feeling normal about myself aside from this, sleeping fine, eating normally--not acting manic, is my point
a caffeine drinker
on any drugs aside from vitamins, though I did take .5 mg lorazepam on Wednesday to fly
feeling it strongly now that I've walked home from work, though I still have more nervous energy than normal
It's really distracting and also (as I mentioned!) makes me feel nervous that something bad is going on. YANMD, etc., but have you experienced this before? How can I get it to calm down? I'm not very active right now, aside from walking a few miles a day--is this just a sign that I should be working out more? Throwaway email: firstname.lastname@example.org