Shakes :/

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TheCommonBeef, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. TheCommonBeef

    TheCommonBeef New Member

    Jul 28, 2012
    I am an avid long range shooter but I have a serious problem if I focus on a taget longer than 15 seconds my head begins to shake uncontrolably. I do have random body twitches and often completely pass out when I stand up. I dont do any drugs and am not on any medication and the doctors say I'm as healthy as an ox. Is this common? Am I doing something wrong? Should I get a new doctor? lol
  2. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

    Jan 20, 2004
    Any old war wounds? Shrapnel in the skull?

    There's something out of wack somewhere.

    A different doctor would be in order if it were me. More than likely it will take someone other than a general practitioner.

    I recommend a university hospital.

    Oh, are your skivvies too tight???? That'll do it too.:D

  3. gbp

    gbp Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    i would seek a second opinion if i were you
    not to be an alarmist but doctors have been known to make a mistake or two
  4. bigbuck

    bigbuck Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2009
    Too much Viagra ? Just kidding.
    Really no laughing matter , I would definately see a specialist of some kind .
  5. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2001
    When I read this post the other day I figured that it was a joke posted by a first time LRH poster.

    However, if you are really suffering from the symptoms stated then I would suggest you seriously follow Dr. RoyInIdaho's advice. I would.
  6. Nimrod1203

    Nimrod1203 Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2011
    as far as the shakes, my father has intention trimmers. basically the opposing muscle groups fight when you focus on something, causing a steady side to side shake. now as far as the passing out...stop drinking so much! honestly, see a specialist.
  7. B4Dan

    B4Dan Well-Known Member

    Jun 6, 2012
    Don't focus on a target for more than 7 seconds and don't ever stand up, problem solved! Some states are legalizing that 5 leaf plant saying its a wonder drug, maybe?
  8. BearDog

    BearDog Well-Known Member

    Feb 8, 2012
    Assuming your DR is right, and you are as healthy as an ox, you may just be too tense behind the gun?? Not saying that you are nervous or anything, but if your scope height is too high causing you to not be able to comfortably rest your cheek on the stock, or you are trying make super small adjustments while getting on target without using something like a sandbag to do so, or maybe you are just holding your rig too tight. I could easily see how any of those would create you to shake a little, then all of a sudden youre playing mind games with yourself and end up shaking like hell. If you don't do so already, I would try getting a cheek piece and firing out of something like a lead sled. A set up where you are as relaxed and comfortable as possible. If that doesn't work, I would get a second opinion from another DR. Have you ever been tested for Hypertension, Anemia, diabetes or an inner ear problem???