The shaking sickness is a condition similar to epilepsy.
The shaking sickness causes its sufferers to twitch, tremble, and have violent seizures. Such seizures are often treated with dreamwine and leeching, with the belief that they are caused by bad blood resulting in rage.
Member of House Targaryen have historically not been afflicted by diseases such as the shaking sickness.
When people started to die of a mysterious sickness at Dragonstone, Maester Culiper determined it was not the shaking sickness. It turned out to be poisonings by Androw Farman.
A Game of Thrones
Robert Arryn, the young Lord of the Eyrie, suffers from the shaking sickness.
A Storm of Swords
When Edmure Tully, Lord of Riverrun, meets a Frey girl with a twitch, he wonders if she has the shaking sickness.
A Feast for Crows
During a shaking fit, Robert kicks Ser Lothor Brune and wets himself.
Sansa Stark comforts Robert when the boy's hand starts shaking while descending the Giant's Lance.
Robert Arryn, Lord of the Eyrie, stood in the doorway, clutching a ragged cloth doll and looking at them with large eyes. He was a painfully thin child, small for his age and sickly all his days, and from time to time he trembled. The shaking sickness, the maesters called it.—thoughts of Catelyn Stark
Perhaps a pinch of sweetsleep in his milk, have you tried that? Just a pinch, to calm him and stop his wretched shaking.—Petyr Baelish to Colemon
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 34, Catelyn VI.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 35, Catelyn IV.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 80, Sansa VII.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 10, Sansa I.
- ↑ Fire & Blood, The Long Reign - Jaehaerys and Alysanne: Policy, Progeny, and Pain.
- ↑ Fire & Blood, Birth, Death, and Betrayal Under King Jaehaerys I.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 49, Catelyn VI.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 41, Alayne II.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 23, Alayne I.