I Physically Shake When I Get Upset

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    My Story

    When I get really emotional, like let's say a nasty breakup or something that was unexpected. I get so emotional, I cry, shake, get really really cold. It could be 80 degrees in the house and I would be cold.
    Gataki Gataki
    22-25, T
    2 Responses Jan 2, 2009

    Like An Earthquake

    The night my ex dumped me for another guy, I was shaking so bad that I couldn't even talk straight. Someone probably would have thought I was having a seizure with how much I was shaking. Because I don't shake, I tremble. When something hits me so hard to break me down, I...
    TheKidiKehT TheKidiKehT
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 28, 2009


    I get shaky. Really shaky. My hands and body tremble and my face gets red at the slightest problem lately. When a cutomer yells at me at work. I shake. Even at the slightest disagreement on the phone - I shake (and thank god they can't see me). I have to do something. This is no...
    wendieee wendieee
    Dec 10, 2012

    I Shake a Lot When I'm Angry.

    I really shake if someone makes me angry.. the only way i can get rid of it is to run. Running hurts though! I don't really like running. I get angry on my bike if some **** shouts at me out of their mate's car as thay pass me, and then I have to ride really fast for a bit.
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Feb 28, 2009

    Like Now....

    Right now, I am really upset. I am really scared., and I am cryign and shaking and ita not a good thing. i just am so scared. i only shake when i am so scared and upsert that im going to lose someone.... :'(
    deleted deleted
    Jul 28, 2009

    It Shows!

    I would have a hard time trying to hide it from people if I was upset about something because I do have a tendency to get shaky. If I get ultra pissed though, then my voice might actually break up, that's a really bad thing, lol.
    deleted deleted
    Feb 16, 2011

    Muck Of A Mess

    Rattlesnakes watch out- I'm pretty sure that when upset I could make all of those slinky reptiles envious. I don't just shake when I'm upset but I also shake when others get upset- be it at me or someone around me. I don't know why but even if none of it has anything to do with...
    Linxer Linxer
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 24, 2010

    Shakking Bad

    when i get mad beyond comprehension or when i almost get into a physical fight my body literally shakes and tremble i get a crazy look in my eyes and my heart beats fast
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 22, 2012

    My Shaky Hands

    Do you know how hard it is to try and put on contact lenses when your hands won't stop shaking, or how impossible it is to eat. Before you can get the food to your mouth all the food has fallen off your spoon or fork. It also quite embarassing when you go out in public. I had...
    HurricaneLeia HurricaneLeia
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 12, 2010


    Yes... when I am really upset, I shake A LOT! And I hate it, because I don't like others seeing how upset I really am. I can hide it in my face, my voice, and my words. But, I can't hide the shakes! :-o And it's very pitiful, when I light a cig and my hand is shaking so much...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 28, 2009

    All the Time....

    I seem to shake when I get nervous or upset. I can just feel my heart pounding. I cant help it I have tried but I mostly shake in my heads. I almost when I get angry get teary eyed.
    firestarterfairy firestarterfairy
    22-25, F
    Mar 14, 2008

    It's Massive.

    You know the pain is incredible when you can't stop shaking when you cry and get upset. This is what I think. It's almost unbareable.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks
    26-30, F
    Feb 11, 2009

    Only When It's Serious.

    When i'm seriously upset i shake and act insane. I claw at myself sometimes and have been close to tearing out my hair. I cry, shake, huddle up and most often just want to be left alone because my mind's warzone has just erupted in fire and smoke. I'm not like this too often...
    candiipup candiipup
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 22, 2009

    Somebody You Used To Know

    To know somebody so well and instantly loose respect . Grew so close and then they say you wasted their time . Well that's what happened to me tonight . After reading these messages my heart was shaking fast and my body was jumping . Is this normal ? It happens a lot . And it...
    breex33 breex33
    Feb 4, 2013

    I Can't Stop It....

    it's like what i'm feeling is too much for my body to process....
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    10 Responses Mar 4, 2008


    I shake because anxiety attacks are triggered when I'm really upset or angry. I also get sweaty palms, light headed or a headache, and feel like I'm suffocating or my heart is going to burst from my chest. However, I also shake when not having an anxiety attack when I'm upset. It...
    Knabble Knabble
    18-21, F
    Sep 24, 2011


     Sometimes when I am angry i just can't stop twitching. It's definitely strange. It kind of takes my mind of of being upset sometimes. Also whenever i need to call the cops or deal with them i get very weak legs and start shaking. There have been times when i could not...
    Tacit Tacit
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Mar 20, 2008

    Tremble, Tremble

    When I get upset, whether it is mad or sad, I shake.  An anxiety response or adrenaline, I'm not sure.  My voice even trembles.  I'm not sure how noticeable it is to other people but I can feel it through my whole body.
    darlene darlene
    41-45, F
    8 Responses Mar 16, 2008

    Especially True At Times

    For me this is especially true when I read or see on the news the brutal and horrid treatment of women and children. Many times by a member of the family or close friend. I also know that in some instances men are abused by their spouses also. I can and do visibly shake. I even...
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    1 Response Oct 5, 2008
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