Uncontrollable Shaking


Uncontrollable shaking can happen when your arms, hands, legs and even your entire body may feel shaky or like they are trembling.

Some people who experience anxiety more often than others may have a difficult time trying to keep their anxiety and symptoms under control. Biochemical changes that affect the brain, and nervous system, and a wide range of other systems in the body cause these unpleasant symptoms like uncontrollable shaking.

Anxiety changes body chemistry

This biological change produces an out-of-balance body chemistry, which is the reason for the many symptoms anxiety disorder brings. The biological change also affects the persons thoughts and emotions, since both are influenced by the brain, and nervous system. Symptoms may become deeper rooted, or entrenched, and will probably vary from moment to moment.

Uncontrollable shaking or trembling caused by panic is scary, and it could immediately send a signal to the brain that something other than an anxiety or panic attack is wrong. However, a constant tremor that is not associated with other emotional states could be a sign of a serious medical condition and should be looked at by a health care provider right away.

Other symptoms associated with uncontrollable shaking

Other symptoms that are associated with uncontrollable shaking could be: numbness or tingling of the arms, hands, or feet. weak legs, feeling dizzy or lightheaded. It's difficult and even frustrating to understand the symptoms you may have, but there are answers. Understanding and learning about your anxiety disorder will help you overcome your symptoms.

By learning as much as you can about anxiety disorders, you will be able to overcome your fears, and live a normal life. What I have listed here is a very short list of causes that can be associated with Anxiety and Trembling or uncontrollable shaking. It is very important that you contact your health care provider to determine the cause of your uncontrollable shaking or trembling. Your health care provider will be able to diagnose you properly.

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