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Martina asked in HealthWomen's Health · 2 months ago

I was just working when all of a sudden I start shaking and sweating out of nowhere. I also felt really weak.?

I started shaking followed by weakness, fast heartbeat, sweating and a slight headache as well as nausea. It's really cold outside, so I'm confused as to why this happened. This happened literally out of nowhere. I went to sit down for a moment and I felt better. Should I be concerned? I'm only 20 years old but this happens a lot at work and it's starting to irritate me.

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    Think back. Had you eaten anything within the previous hour or two when these feelings occur? Was it sugary and high-carb (pancakes, a doughnut, toaster pastry, like that) or full-out sugary (candy)?

    Your description sounds like a hypoglycemic reaction, which is low blood sugar levels. I've had those a handful of times, always when I try to engage in light physical activity after eating something sweet. My main symptoms were feeling weak and jittery, a rapid heartbeat, and feeling unsteady or unbalanced. It usually passes in 30-40 minutes.

    Here's a medical page about low blood sugar:

    (Unless you have diabetes, you want to exclude that word from any searches you do for hypoglycemia.)

    If you think it might be a hypoglycemic reaction, it's safe to experiment by eating meals that have relatively low sugar just before or during work. If this stops happening, that was probably it.

  • 2 months ago


    At least one trip to the doctor.  It's important to get a good diagnosis.

    Go to youtube and look up "mindfulness",  Also look up breathing exercises and meditation.

    Music will save you.

  • 2 months ago

    So get a checkup. Your job is not to try and make a diagnosis, it’s to try and get appropriate care. Could be a multitude of things

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