I am wondering if anyone can connect to this. I have these big involuntary body shakes and jerks that come when I am anxious or very tired at the end of the day. They can last for some time and feel quite violent when they do. I also get them in the middle of the night if I wake up and find myself in that half wake/half sleep state. When they happen in the night I am awake and aware what's happening around me but I am in a different state/place, my ears are often blocked and I have a whooshing sound that stops me from thinking. I have had this since I was about 15 (I am 46 now and was diagnosed with PTSD about 8 months ago) and have only really started to pay attention to them and try and figure them out. They start as a feeling in my chest and stomach and it's like a build up of energy that the shaking seems to temporarily work out my system, and then it begins to build again. I know they are linked to dissociation and re-experiencing my childhood traumas and as a child I used to actively seek them and get comfort from them, as an adult I move between being frightened of them and searching for them as I did as kid. I thought I would reach out here as I have not read anything that I can fully connect with on line and would love to know how other people manage them. Thanks for reading.