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Why do my teeth chatter when I am really angry?

Asked by DigitalBlue (7072points) December 8th, 2012

When I get mad (not like day-to-day mad, I mean when something really sets me off intensely) I shiver very hard and my teeth chatter uncontrollably. My body acts like it is freezing cold, no matter what the temperature.

I can’t imagine it’s just adrenaline, I have anxiety disorders out the wazoo and nothing makes this happen but rage. Is that… typical? What causes this physical reaction?

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WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Excellent question. I’ll be waiting to see if someone else can explain, since I do the same thing. My whole body shakes, my teeth chatter, and my hands get really cold. It’s weird.

gailcalled's avatar

It’s not uncommon.

Cause is unclear but here is a forum. Anxiety-related also. Getting really enraged can cause most people to feel anxious.,Teeth+Chattering/?a=s

DigitalBlue's avatar

@WillWorkForChocolate I get cold, too, even when it is not cold. It’s a weird sensation, though, like my guts are vibrating.

kitszu's avatar

Rage. Fear. A sense of being out of control. Semi-phobia

gailcalled's avatar

^^^What’s a semi-phobia?

bea2345's avatar

My late mother had an expression: “His teeth chattered with rage.”

wundayatta's avatar

It seems to me that adrenaline makes this happen.

Whenever life gets intense for me, my stomach might start shaking, and if it gets really intense, my teeth start chattering.

kitszu's avatar

Something very close to a phobia but not quite as incapacitating.

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