Feeling jittery

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History - anxiety and panic attack for 20 years. Male-mid 40s. Separated from my wife for year and half. Not my discussion.

I feel jittery and jumpy. (Not like I do when I have anxiety). I feel on edge and fidgety. Sometimes I feel dizzy.

Late afternoon is the worst. I have to eat something to feel better. Doesn't happen every day but maybe 2 times per week. When this happens my hands shake bad. They normally shake a little but noticeable where I can tell. I do drink coke maybe two times per day. Caffeine free sometimes.

I don't know if all of this another form of anxiety. Not sure if it's my blood-sugar level. No history in my family.

It is just very frustrating. I want to feel normal and not have to worry when I go out that I might start to feel this way with no food around.

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    Two cokes equals sugar, a no  no with anxiety attacks, jitters, etc. There is a wonderful tea that is a natural sedative...pure chamomile tea (from the flowers.) They usually come in a double tea bag, if not, use two. Truly amazing.

    A good snack for needing to eat something is a banana or an avocado, very calming. Also, a piece of toast and some milk.

    Do stay away from sugar drinks...they make it worse. You will probably be hearing from others with ideas.

    You really might want to google foods that soothe anxiety, Jay. Hugs

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      Hi. I agree with Jay. Plus coke is full of caffeine. For me I had to cut all caffeine as it was onever of my triggers. So no coke or coffee for me. I do drink tea but I drink Tetney red bush tea. You take it with sugar and milk like normal tea but it's very good.

      I would get you gp to give you a check up to rule anything out and if you get the all clear then you know where to go from there. Good luck

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    Blood sugar levels doent mean you are a diabetic so that has nothing to do with genetics. Absolutely get rid if the caffeine, sodas poison anyway. Complete poison .i agree what everyone said. Eat steady every couple of hours. High protein meals or snacks. Carry around protein bar.  And as soda is dehydrating drink a lot if liquids. Water, fresh juice diluted with water. Always get a physical and bloodwork before assuming anything. The coke, coffee has to stop. It sounds like a blood sugar thin mixed with caffiene. Thats fixable at least. You can eat red apples for energy.yes it works.


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    Are you on any medication? I am in the same boat as you and had the same life experiences. I feel awful and have this tight band around my head all the time and headache. Hope you get some answers mate
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