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Uncontrollable shaking?

Hi All, I have a condition that made me sick a few days ago and it causes severe anxiety to form. I've gotten checked out from several doctors and they all said that the symptoms that I'm having are not from the condition but contribute this shaking and muscle pain from anxiety, and also the fact that I am starting a new job on Monday (Sep 16). However, ever since Sunday (Sept 8th). I cant get no more that 3 hours of sleep at a time because I wake up shaking uncontrollably. Has this happened to anyone else and if so, how did you combat it?
Category: Anxiety 9 years ago
Asked 9 years ago

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Dear Toshia333, Without knowing the specifics of your condition and whether or not it's truly contributing to your anxiety, it sounds to me like you're having a bout of situational anxiety. Were you having these feelings before you accepted the new job (before the 8th)? Starting a new job is always stressful because it involves change. Unfortunately for us, the anxiety prone, change isn't usually our friend. You're probably having a rush of mixed emotions, self-doubt and intrusive negative thinking right now. Will I do a good job? Will I get along with my new boss and fellow coworkers? What if I mess up? Did I make the right decision? The "what ifs" and second guessing are surely going to make even the most steadfast person anxious to some degree. But for the anxious individual, Fuggidaboutit!! Try to remember that anxiety secondary to change is completely normal. The only difference is that our bodies simply overreact to the adrenaline produced by all of our worry and fear. Fear, anxiety, fear. It's a self-perpetuating, never-ending cycle. Hence the shaking, muscle pain and insomnia. Take a deep breath. Take two deep breaths. Tell yourself that what you're feeling is okay. That it's normal. That, in fact, it'd be abnormal not to be anxious about starting a new job. Make a deal with yourself not to get anxious until after the first week. That will give you enough time to adjust, give it a chance and make a decision based on fact rather than fear. It may not be the job for you. If not, that's okay. Then again, you may absolutely love it. My grandma has a picture hanging in her kitchen next to the sink. It's a picture of a rocking chair. It says, "Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but doesn't get you anywhere." So true. For me too. I wish you all the best. -AA
Answered 9 years ago

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