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I know that there are several other people on this board that also have problems with anxiety, so... Every so often, today being an especially bad day, I just shake uncontrollably. It's not so much visually noticable...but kind of like when you are really cold and cannot get warm. Does anyone else have this happen to them and what do you do to stop it? I see a vicious cycle coming on here...to the tummy!
 
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I get that all the time!!! Usually right after a really horrible D attack. I just jump into bed and throw the covers over me. It doesn't help that I live in Detroit. The coldest place on earth!!
 
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I also feel shivery when I have alot of anxiety -- nothing warms me up. You might try exercise, which would warm you up and hopefully vent some anxiety as well.xev
 

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Hi I had the shakes real bad at Sam's Club. I had just got out of the hospital, and thought I was going nuts. The shakes and panic attacks stopped after the Doctor got me on Paxil. The side effects from Paxil are not any fun. Do a search on Paxil and read the posts, then decide if Paxil is right for you. I would never of taken Paxil if I knew the side effects.Tim
 

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Yeah I've had this on some occasions, not very often though, thank goodness! The only way I can describe this is it's like the shaking you do at a funeral! You are not really cold just emotionally upset. So I guess it is anxiety. When I do get it I try to pay attention to my breathing, believe it or not, & I try to slow it down until I can get by myself. Once by myself I put on the old walkman & pop in one of my favorite soothing tapes & "get lost" in the music. Usually subsides after that. Hope this helps!BQ
 

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That's a great thing to do in the situation BQ.In biofeedback, you learn to control your temperature. Your thoughts can affect you body, as we with IBS well know. In biofeedback, they hook your fingertips up to a monitor that shows your finger temperature. The point of biofeedback is to learn what it takes to raise the temperature of your fingertips. The monitor shows you how you can affect physical changes through relaxation. Next time you feel somewhat anxious, feel your fingertips. You will notice they are cold. In times of stress, the body slows the flow of blood to the extremities, causing this cooling of fingers and toes.The first thing to learn is not to fear it. Second, look at it as a sign that you are stressed, and you need time for yourself. Learn relaxation, perhaps Mike's hypnotherapy program, and you will learn to relax your body. This will help you deal with stress, anxiety, and IBS. With practice, you can learn to relax yourself within minutes.Tim, if you don't like Paxil, there are other drugs that may cause you less side effects. Talk to your Dr. about it, there are a few choices in drugs that effective for us.AZ[This message has been edited by AZmom1 (edited 02-02-2001).]
 
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Yeah, I have had the shakes too. Also like yours, you can sense it, but probably others cannot. I tried Zoloft, Buspar, Paxil--which I could not stand any, the side effects were terrible! Then, my doc put me on Klonopin, a very small dose of 0.5mg daily. This drug is usually given 3 to 4 times daily with higher doses. Within two days I felt better. The only thing with Klonopin is that it is addictive, so without it I'm lost! I did get off of it for a month just to see how I would do, but I felt so much more functional with it, so I figured hey, if it works, why not?!
 

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Hi I tried to go off Paxil very slowly. I had to go back on Paxil before I killed someone. I take 60mg. a day 80mg is the maximum amount per day.The Judge and Jury may not go along with a Paxil defense. Just kidding I think??Tim
 

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I've have bad anxiety while I'm away from home. My gas is normal but as soon I'm around strangers, it is so bad. I was even thinking of dropping out of school. is there anything to eliminate the gas.------------------
 
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