Weakness and shaking (no fatigue)

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Hi everyone, for the last couple days I’ve been feeling a bit strange. No nausea or sick feeling, a feeling of weakness and shaking. I don’t have any symptoms of anything else. The right side of my neck at the bottom, it feels like a lymph node is enlarged but that’s about it. I don’t have fever or anything and it kinda makes me panic in a way. I get worse or sometimes it gets started whenever I get a bit hungry. Could be lack of nutrients? About a week or so ago I got diagnosed with pleurisy and I was prescribed antibiotics and steroids. I took my last dosage of those Sunday and that’s when it pretty much started. It’s an on and off feeling, it’s not constant. Seems to be only when I get hungry and I’ve been a bit more hungry than I have been lately. I don’t really feel tired. Any advice or help? Thanks.

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    It may be a reaction to the antibiotics and steriods. Try yoghurt to build up your good gut bacteria again which can get disturbed after the medication.  Don’t worry.
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      Thank you! You’ve helped me a lot on here and you always make sense. I appreciate that. Doctor said it was nothing to worry about.
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      Much depends on what is causing the weakness and shaking which your doctor will diagnose. I am not a doctor so can’t tell you what the root of your symptoms is. Once you get a diagnosis, this will determine your course of treatment.

      However, since you have been on antibiotics, it is advisable to take yoghurt to rebulid the good bacteria in your gut. Antibiotics are known for stripping out good gut flora.  All you can do is to try the yoghurt to see if it helps and if it doesn’t see your doctor again. 

      Your symptoms may also have been triggered by your anxiety.  If anxiety is the root cause, tackling it is key to getting well.  Relaxation therapy can help with this.

      Try both these solutions and don’t worry because your doctor has told you your symptoms are nothing to be concerned about.

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