Author Topic: severe shaking all over body and internal shaking and vibration/nausea  (Read 10779 times)

[Buddie]

Can anyone tell me how they deal with the severe nausea and stomach pain and also what causes your body to shake severely all over on the outside and inside and on the inside there is a constant vibration everywhere?  Also my muscles are all tightening up and in spasm and I don't feel anxious...it's like my body is doig it's own thing and I can't control it with relaxation or anything....Help!!  [...]
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[Buddie]

Re: severe shaking all over body and internal shaking and vibration/nausea
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2007, 04:33:22 pm »
Hi
I dont know if this is scientifically proven, but I liken all the symptoms your having to adrenelin run amok. Everything your feeling is produced by too much adrenalin. I'm not sure whether GABA has a regulatory function with adrenalin, but I am sure that to much adrenalin can cause your symptoms.
Has anything change in your taper? have you been in a stressful situation. All I can say is these feelings should level out. I felt the same way.
TC
Bobers
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[Buddie]

Re: severe shaking all over body and internal shaking and vibration/nausea
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2007, 04:51:17 pm »
Hi [...],

I'm sorry you're having such a rough time.  I had nausea off and on during my taper.  I tried Chamomile tea, peppermint tea, small meals, etc. to try to cope.  There were times I had to force myself to eat.  I don't know where you are in tapering but it got a lot better for me toward the end of my taper.  My appetite came back with a vengance!

I had a lot of shaking, twitching and internal tremors also.  My husband would wake me up at night because I was shaking and twitching in my sleep so bad at times. 

I agree that adrenalin plays a part.  If something would upset me and I got worked up I would have episodes of sweating, twitching, shaking for hours after.  When I cut my dose of Ativan in half last year and was really bad, I had a lot of internal tremors.  Right above my stomach (not my heart) and it would feel like something was in there vibrating away.  That was before I knew what was wrong with me and it really freaked me out.

Hang in there.   :thumbsup:
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[Buddie]

Re: severe shaking all over body and internal shaking and vibration/nausea
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2007, 04:54:39 pm »
Hi,

I replied to your PM.

I had the trembling. I had it for a while after quitting too. I'd sometimes think that I had my phone in my trouser pocket (set to vibrate). I was often diving into my pocket to answer a non-existent call! :crazy:
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[Buddie]

Re: severe shaking all over body and internal shaking and vibration/nausea
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2007, 04:55:07 pm »
I've had similar experience with Doctor-induced fast tapers in the past. Here are some things I tried for the symptoms you have with varying degrees of success:

Nausea - Ginger Tea
Colonic spasms - Enteric coated peppermint oil, fiber supplement
Muscle spasms - exercise, exercise and more exercise followed by a long soak in  a whirlpool bath. If a whirlpool bath isn't available, a regular bath with some lavender oil/powder can help.
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[Buddie]

Re: severe shaking all over body and internal shaking and vibration/nausea
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2007, 10:17:03 pm »
Thanks to everyone who replied.  I have tried the enteric coated peppermint tablets and they burnt my stomach and I burped them for over 24 hours...I have delayed gastric emptying so i took them after dinner and they sat and dissolved in my stomach and gave me a really bad time.  I am tapering from Klonopin after a c/t....I have been in tolerance to the klonopin since I was put on it...they didn't give me enough to cover the c/t...it should have according to ashton's numbers but it didn't...so the shaking has been bad for the last 5 months...I was put on the klonopin on 5-22 at 1.5...I am now at .0526.  I must say the symptoms have been there all along even at the full dose and I have been very ill this whole time...not working and very sick....the shaking is getting worse.,..it is there no matter what I do and the internal vibrations are bad all the time too...as is the jaw pain...so if I am in tolerance withdrawal (which i am) I don't know what to do or if there is anything to do...I have cut down enough that if the symptoms were going to improve they would have....has anyone else been in severe fullblown tolerance withdrawal and if so, what did you do?  Thanks, [...]
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[Buddie]

Re: severe shaking all over body and internal shaking and vibration/nausea
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2007, 12:47:50 am »
I have tried to answer my cell phone too thinking it was the vibrations only to find out it was myselfThat was vibrating.  Listen [...], if you have any kind of esophageal symptoms, peppermint is not good to use.  It basically relaxes the sphincter muscle where the esophagus enters the stomach, thus you can exazerbate reflux.  I have experienced this too.  Peppermint is very good, but not good for anyone who has a tendency toward reflux and especially delayed gastric emptying.  Try some ginger tea, or ginger soda (organic made with real ginger).  Sometimes that helps. 

Another thing...I do not believe there is such a thing as tolerance withdrawal while tapering because one who is experiencing wd is already tolerant (because the benzo receptors have already down regulated).  Now I will stand corrected if I am wrong, but many people become fearful of becoming tolerant and it really is a mute point.  But again....I could be wrong and am open to what ever the mods say.  I have studied this some, too.   You probably just weren't given what would have been an equivalence on your crossover and you are suffering the consequences which will improve slowly.  I am unfamililar with your story, but I thought you were tapering from klonopin and not valium, so am perplexed when you say, "they didn't give you enough to cover the c/t according to Ashton's manual."  Please correct me on this. 

On the positive side, the delayed gastric emptying might improve once you are through withdrawal, so that is something to be hopeful for.  I guess they say the key word here is patience.  this is a process of recovery, no different than any kind of surgery, though admittedly it can take longer.  Time is the issue for you right now...not further cutting.  This is only my opinion, and of course I hate to give advice and have it be wrong.  [...] will know for sure.  You will get through this, that I know.  Just hang in there and call on me when you need some support.    Janus
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[Buddie]

Re: severe shaking all over body and internal shaking and vibration/nausea
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2007, 01:12:48 am »
Thanks...
I appreciate your input....The c/t did a real number on me and the Klonopin dose should have been high enough...( I was put on the equivalent of 30 mg of valium which is more than what I c/t'd from) but the c/t was so bad and horrid and the symptoms were so bad and out of control that the Klonopin didn't touch it and I stayed sick on the full dose of Klonopin before I started to taper...what I have understood is that no amount of benzos would have helped as the withdrawal was so full blown and I didn't get reinstated until 3 or 4 weeks off....I have been told because of that I have been in tolerance and the benzos do not effect me or help....that is why the symptoms have continued being so bad from the get go and there is no stabilization....most people stabilize somewhat to a point...my symptoms are like a c/t now minus the psychosis....it is very bad and I don't know if anyone has been this severe day after day for 5 months 24/7 and came out of this and I still have to taper more Klonopin...Please pray for me....I'm not sure my body can take it...Love, Lori
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[Buddie]

Re: severe shaking all over body and internal shaking and vibration/nausea
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2007, 01:15:48 am »
So did you reinstate on the klonopin or stay on the valium?  Janus
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[Buddie]

Re: severe shaking all over body and internal shaking and vibration/nausea
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2007, 01:22:07 am »
Okay, now I think I know what you are saying.  You were put on 1.5 mg klon. which would have been equivalent to 30 mg. of valium.  Listen, sweety, this will go but it is going to take a while.   Yes, I have heard of this before.  You might want to look up Alison Kellagher on the internet.  She went through a ct withdrawal and it was horrendous.  After 6 months she started to experience "some windows."  Eventually she became herself again, and went back to school and is now a practicing psychologist treating only benzo patients.  So hang on to that thought.  She herself is a prime example that you can get through this.  She wrote her master's thesis on "intrinsic health."   that means the body has it's own knowledge to heal, and you need to believe this despite all you are going through.  I encourage you to type in her name and read her story.  If you can't find it I'll try to again.  there is hope.  Janus
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