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Does Your Body Shake When You Talk About Trauma?

BlueWeepingRose

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Last night my body was shaking as I was talking to my Mom about my father, and the SA that's he's done to me when I was a child. I didn't want to tell her about the shakes, because she's stressing out a lot as it is. Does your body shake when you talk about trauma? This is the first time it's done this. It freaked me out though and it took awhile to calm down.

I'm glad I had that moment with my Mom though. She told me she can tell I'm improving since I've been in therapy. It's exhausting with all these different feelings and triggers though.
 
I was shaking yesterday when triggered and I think disasssociated whilst at the dentist.
I view it as my body in shock and being scared. Even though I was numb to any feeling.

I think it is a normal reaction, as your body remembers things.
 
A couple times I've talked about my trauma, and my jaw started to tremble uncontrollably. Now that I write this, I wonder if it was maybe normal crying, as that's something I don't have that much experience with.

I was shaking yesterday when triggered and I think disasssociated whilst at the dentist.
I view it as my body in shock and being scared. Even though I was numb to any feeling.

I think it is a normal reaction, as your body remembers things.
The "adrenaline" they combine with "freezing" can make you shake.
 
Yes definitely for me I was triggered but carrying on with tasks and I took a video clip of the sauce that was simmering on the stove for my friend and the whole video was

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If you can see the squiggly lol
 
Peoples bodies naturally shake with fear, rage, anxiety, excitement, adrenaline, exhaustion, cold, fever, certain neurological conditions, as well as in response to certain medications, as well as suddenly being without certain medications IE addiction.

So if I’m talking about certain kinds of trauma? I’m smooth as silk.

But if I’m talking about other kinds of trauma? Where my fight/flight response is kicking in? Or I’m drowning in guilt/shame/anxiety? Or I haven’t slept in 3 days? I’d shake less laying naked on an iceberg.
 
Does your body shake when you talk about trauma?
for me, sometimes yes. in situations like the one you describe. and i think of it as progress, actually. i often feel very disconnected from my feelings when talking about trauma, but the shaking is a signal that they are there and i have access to them. the last time i really remember shaking so much was when i was mentioning a part of my story to a close friend for the first time- one who I knew was safe to have feelings with.
 
It's completly normal, it's because of anxiety. I sometimes numbed out, dissociate, or shake too.
So glad your mother supported you with that phrase. Almost made me cry (; I wish you the best!
 
I start to tremble and shake when I have past thoughts on my mind of abuse etc is it the PTSD ? Symptoms
As my whole body legs and stomach flutters and tension of my muscles etc please give me information on this thanks
 
Last night my body was shaking as I was talking to my Mom about my father, and the SA that's he's done to me when I was a child. I didn't want to tell her about the shakes, because she's stressing out a lot as it is. Does your body shake when you talk about trauma? This is the first time it's done this. It freaked me out though and it took awhile to calm down.

I'm glad I had that moment with my Mom though. She told me she can tell I'm improving since I've been in therapy. It's exhausting with all these different feelings and triggers though.
Trauma recall is triggering, but remember to check your surroundings, you are safe in the moment, the past is not in the room or wherever you are, you are okay. You have a right to talk about your experiences, it is healthy. Talking is airing the ugly truth so it can't keep harming. Trembling is a common response, and will subside over time, but keep your allies and therapists close. I am 56, and things are rough sometimes- pretty often. I get the shakes when blindsided. Basil helps, and chamomile, beets and lentils, all these have calmative compounds that really help sooth the stress. You got this.
 
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