wobbly legs

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  1. crash1929

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    Ok this is related to a previous post but was wondering if anyone can give advice. I usually play dubs but today played a singles with another 4.5 for a few hours. I noticed after about an hour 15min or so of hard running and playing- my legs got wobbly/shaky and felt weak. I faught through this, but ...Not a good sign. Is there a term for this? How can I get rid of this? My Arms never got wobbly or shacky like that....

    What it feels like in a long point is that I'll be running to a ball and then my legs wiill act like mush and wont listen to my brain....lol. I can walk around and rest inbetween points and get better but then it can, althought not always does, happen again in a long rally.
     
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    well today I was playing early morning, without any breakfast, so I felt those jitters a bit too, so it may just be down to a lack of real energy.
     
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  4. SteveI

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    Hi,

    Are you prone to anxiety issues? That can also present as jitters and wobbly/shaky legs in some cases. You are aslo correct, low blood sugar can give you the jitters and wobbly legs. In any event, it should be watched closely and brought to the attention of your doctor. There is a test they can run for blood sugar tolerance and also test you for diabeties. BTW.. you should be eating (and loading up on water/no coffee) about 2 hours before you play.. and not drinking energy drinks.

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    Going along with SteveI says, you most likely have the "sugar shakes." If you have no other medical problems, then eat a candybar (such as a Fastbreak or Snickers bar) to get your sugar levels back up.
     
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    if its ms I'm f^%$#^&%$. hope its just diet issue. also I'm an asset manager and sometimes the market can get to me so may be that, too.
     
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    As Steve says, even if it's anxiety or diet related, it's best to check with a doctor. I don't know much about MG, but with MS the nature & severity of the disease can vary quite a bit from one individual to the next. With some people like Montel Williams, the sufferer is able to function pretty well most of the time. There can be occasional periods of disability, so it would be best to make sure that you have some sort of disability insurance to get thru those periods.

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    No, just I woke up late (1/2hr before practice) so just had to go on an empty stomach. Absolutely nothing major.
     
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  9. SteveI

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    Hi njjohan,

    So Sorry, my advice was meant to address the OP's post. The OP did not indicate if he ate and if he woke up late, etc. It would seem likely that if one woke up late and did not eat, one might have a lack of energy and get wobbly legs. For the information provided by the OP, I would pay attention to my body and bring it to the attention of a doctor if the condition continues. It could be nothing or something to be concerned about. He did say he was an "asset manager" and having a job in the market could give anyone wobbly legs at this point in time. Thanks for your insights..
     
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    steve,

    thanks for the added perspective.I have been trying to lose weight and on lighter diet and my sleep pattern has been different. thanks all.
     
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