This was a scary moment.
Yesterday, I woke up from a deep sleep all shivering. It was like the temperature has suddenly dropped below 0 degrees.
The first thing I did is checked the temperature somehow. The temperature was around 8 degrees outside and room temperature should be around 19.
But the pain was so bad. It was so bad like electricity is running through my body. Like I’m inside an ice tub.
I tried to calm my nerves and stop the shivering. But all sorts of thoughts started coming into the mind.
I concentrated on my breath and tried finding a rational explanation for this.
Such times your brain just start bombarding with all the negative thoughts and emotions and possibilities there could. Remaining calm in such situations is the biggest thing. Whenever I feel like I might have a panic attack, I start focusing on my breath and thoughts and try to answer each of those thoughts rationally. And it works.
There were so many thoughts but I tried to answer all of those rationally and slowly I was back in control But the shivering was still there.
After observing the shivering and the way it was shivering I bought it down to below explanations:
- Low blood sugar
- I didn’t ate any food that day apart from the milk in the morning.
- Did a lot of intense programming and analysis work that requires mental strength (glucose)
- I did a 5KM running that day after work
- Excessive exertion
- Definitely mentally exhausted
- Might be physically exhausted from the run
- Viral (probably covid)
- There was no sign of viral infection since I didn’t had any fever, but sometimes fever comes in late so this was still a possibility.
And I live all alone.
It took me great strength to get up from bed to pull out the extra covers. My entire body was shaking but there was no other option.
Turned the radiator to the max.
I also turned on the lamp and faced it towards my bed for some extra warmth.
I also put on the sweater.
And then I just did breathing exercises to calm the nerve.
Slowly and steadily after about 15 minutes, shivering stopped.
And maybe 5 minutes after that, I was asleep. This indicates that I was indeed exerted.
The next morning I was feeling lousy, tired and a bit like a hangover. I was quite certain that it was because of the low blood sugar. I had a moderate breakfast with my beginner skills. Took a day off from work because I was feeling tired and my head was heavy.
Cooked lunch early yesterday and then again slept for 3-4 hours (this was not what I wanted, I just laid down for a quick nap). This took my entire day away. Felt a bit frustrated for the wasted time. But I think it was required. My body needs rest and I should spare some time specifically for my body.
I hope it will never happen again.