I am researching various behaviours patients exhibit when wounded, for a game project.

Apparently, when going into shock, people will sometimes shake violently? I wondered how often this happens if so, and how long this persists for (normally). I was wondering if this symptom was due to pain, or perhaps a feeling of cold?

  • 2
    I spent 15 years in EMS. Never saw what you're describing. Where did you hear this?
    – Carey Gregory
    Commented May 6, 2017 at 4:03
  • 1
    By any chance are you referring to seizures that someone might mistake for violent shivering?
    – Carey Gregory
    Commented May 6, 2017 at 16:49
  • 1
    @CareyGregory Checked with my source for more details. It appears that it's just that blood loss lowers your body temperature, and if you get too cold you might start shivering (which makes the bleeding worse). This, of course, won't occur in a warm environment. A friend of mine actually did suggest that seizures may be triggered by going into shock, so interesting you bring that up. That sounds like a very complicated case to treat. Thanks.
    – Johnny
    Commented May 7, 2017 at 4:40


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.