The 'shakes' group
These nouns refer to undesirable physical or mental states or symptoms, or to physical problems of some kind. Some of them are always or typically preceded by the: see Section 14, meaning group 43. (Agonies and cramps also occur in a singular form with no determiner.)
agonies bedsores blues cramps crow's feet DT's giggles goose bumps goose pimples hiccups hysterics jitters nerves nits piles runs shakes shits sniffles split ends stretch marks withdrawal symptoms worms
I had a lot of stomach cramps and chest cramps.
Hiccups are very common and perfectly natural.
It was such a shock I had hysterics.
Then I started getting the shakes.