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Getting the shakes

Discussion in 'Post-Exertional Malaise, Fatigue, and Crashes' started by thefreeprisoner, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. I am wondering if this is just me.

    When I have used up my energy bank for the day, my body seems to tell me by giving me the shakes. Like when you're trying to hold up a book for a long time and your muscle is ready to give out, it starts trembling - I get that all over but particularly my upper body.

    Does anybody else get this?

    Rachel xx
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  2. Mithriel

    Mithriel Senior Member

    I don't know if it is the same thing, but I am very disabled by abnormal movements, intention tremor and paroxsysmal dyskinesia. It seems to be a rare complication of ME. I also have dystonia.

    Maybe more like you describe sometimes I just quiver. I think it is to do with lactic acid build up.

    Twitching of the muscles is very common, sometimes you can watch stomach muscles bouncing :Retro smile:

    I use baclofen which is a muscle relaxant. It has made my movements more manageable, and gabapentin has cut them down too.

  3. Oh that's really made me feel better, reading your post - thank you.
    I see that what I call 'the shakes' are part of the clinical definition for 'ataxia' which I see everywhere as a physical symptom of ME.
    I am not going mad... hurrah!

    Rachel xx

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