Post # 1
Ughh. Okay, I’m a big crafter. I love to make things with my hands. The only problem is that EVERYTIME I do a craft, I get really shaky and a tad nauseated. I know, this sounds crazy. Trust me, I know. I just got done making three diaper cakes. It took me an hour and a half. Towards the end of the last cake, I started feeling a little nauseous and my hands started shaking slightly. I was able to finish up and clean up my station. But, now I don’t feel well. It is the same feeling you might get if you hadn’t eaten in a really long time. Except I have definitely eaten today! It is really starting to freak me out because this happens every. single. time I do a craft. The more tedious the task, the worse it is. It took me ten months to do my favor jars for the wedding because I could only get through about five of them at a time before this happened to me. If I try to fight through it and keep working, my hands start shaking so bad that I can’t achieve precision. Does anyone know what this could be? It is so strange, and it is hindering my productivity!
Post # 3
Are you always standing for these crafts? If so, it could have something to do with your circulation or a vascular issue. Also, if it feels like hypoglycemia, it could be even if you have eaten. Do you eat a lot of sugar and carbs? If so, try and cut back on them and see if that helps.
Post # 4
Could be a concentration thing? I know when I’ve been concentrating on a detail of something or the computer for a long time (or anything with fine print), especially when studying, my eyes do a weird flicking motion where i briefly look away from whatever it is, then back, involuntarily. I thought I for sure had a tumor or something (jk, I’m being dramatic) until I told my mom and she says hers do the same thing. Seems like your problem could be similar?
Post # 5
I think I know what it is. I get like that too when I am in a groove writing research papers. I figured out it is because when I concentrate and get really into something, I hold my breath! Yeah, I didn’t notice until I started mentioning things to others, and they said they noticed I often hold my breath and then sometimes gasp all of a sudden. I NEVER noticed this, but now I conciously have to breathe while I concentrate or I get dizzy, shakey and naseous.
Post # 6
Could it be a glue or paint or something that you use with fumes?
Otherwise, it might be that your eyesight needs testing.
Or maybe you’re allergic to work and need a minion?
Post # 7
Post # 8
@nicci218: I know. My first reaction was “Isn’t breathing supposed to be automatic?” Hahah. After being more concious about it my body “learned” to breathe properly again.
Post # 9
@SillyStacey: I hold my breath when I walk. I noticed it because I passed out one time when doing physical exercise because I hadn’t been breathing. Whoops..
My hands do this too. It’s really hard for me to focus on what I’m doing after doing it for a set amount of time. (I also have low blood sugar, so that’s partly it…although it happens when I have eaten, as well).
Post # 10
@Pinksapphire: i have also been told by my FI he has noticed me not breathing sometimes while concentrating on tasks. Also are you low in iron, get fatgued easily?
Post # 11
I have hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and have a similar reaction if I eat too many carbs and not enough protein. Think back to what you’ve eaten today, maybe that could be it? For instance, the last time it happened to me I had hummus, pita bread and vegetables for dinner, along with 2 beers. Way too many carbs.