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Body vibrating!
Jan 25, 2007
I've had this really weird problem for some time now. Iím a poor sleeper at the best of times, but sometimes I wake up during the night (sometimes more than once) with a fast vibration happening in my body. It feels the same as violent shivering when youíre very cold, or like a cellphone vibrating, but Iím not cold or in any way uncomfortable.

Eventually it subsides Ė can take over half an hour. At first I thought it was my heart (after all, what ELSE can vibrate inside your body...), but the funny thing is, if I feel the pulse in my neck, I can feel a normal pulse as well as the shaking. My doctor says itís impossible for you to have a normal pulse and fibrillation at the same time though.

He did an ECG, which was normal, and doesnít know what it is, and got me to try an antifibrillant drug last night, on the basis that if it stopped then it was fibrillation! It happened again last night though.

I've tried getting up and walking around, and my heart doesnít seem to be in any kind of distress. Itís quite worrying though, as no-one knows what it is.

Anybody got any ideas?

Thanks
Re: Body vibrating!
Jan 25, 2007
[QUOTE=lamac;2762750]a dream...seizure...night terror....there are so many possibilities...I am curious to hear if you figure this out.

Lamac[/QUOTE]

I can't remember which sites I saw it on, but I would appear to be not QUITE the worldís only sufferer... hereís a couple of quotes from others, which illustrate it quite well:


ďFor the past 5-6 weeks I wake up several times a night with a vague
sensation of rapid (my guess would be 200+ /min , regular vibrations that I
cannot pin to any specific part of my body. If I'm laying on my back I feel
them there, if on my side I feel them there. Sometimes if I'm sitting I
feel them in my feet (less common). It is always where I have pressure on me
where I feel them, and they are so light I probably would not feel them when I'm
up and about unless I am sitting quietly in a chair. Whatever it is us usually
happening when I awake, but often stop suddenly.
I was worried they could be atrial fib / flutter, but when they happen
it does not affect my ventricular rate at all. At night when this happens
my rate stays a regular 48- 52 / min (which is normal for me). Everything
I have read indicates either atrial fib or flutter would effect my
ventricles in some way so this is leading me to believe this may not be
heart related at all. Do you have any ideas as to what it could be?
As I said there is no pain, and I cannot feel any specific muscle twitching.Ē

(Thatís it exactly, except mine doesnít seem to be affected by pressure, and is rather stronger than that guy. And I do feel mine is kind of chest-centred. But Iím not totally sure).


ďI am 34yrs old and for the past 12 months I have suffered with what I would describe as flutters in the chest when I go to bed at night. They used to occur only if I had had a night out eating and drinking alcohol. For the past 2 months they occur every night, and may even wake me 3 or 4 times a night. They often settle if I change position and are much worse when on my right side . I am now becoming concerned. My Dr suggests that it may be due to pressure from a possible hiatus hernia. Should I be worried?Ē

And:-

ďSometimes when I'm falling asleep I seem to vibrate--the location isn't clear, perhaps it comes from the chest, but I can't find specific muscle groups that are doing it, unless they all are somehow. The frequency is maybe 5-7 Hertz and the amplitude is similar to a vibrating bed in a motel, though the frequency of my
vibration is, subjectively anyhow, slower than those beds. When I change position it goes away. I would guess that it's my heart, but when I take my pulse I find that it's regular and normal feeling. I'm told though that the pulse is a poor indicator of what the heart is actually doing. I don't seem to have any other symptoms, but it's kind of worrisome.Ē


Again, thatís it Ė except with me it NEVER happens when Iím falling asleep; only when I wake up from a dream (which can be 1-4 times a night). And it doesnít go away if I change position.
Re: Body vibrating!
Jan 26, 2007
You are describing to the T what I could not. I had the same thing - and after trying to explain it to all of my doctors (I have seen more than one about this) have ALL told me it's anxiety attacks. I've been prescribed Ativan, and it didn't work. They bumped up my dosage, and it still wouldn't work. They tried to bump it up again and I refused to take it (Ativan is extremely addicting and withdrawls can lead to seizures)

*edited* I've been reading about people suddenly waiting up because they stopped breathing (like someone placed their hand over their mouth/nose), and heart pounding as if they ran a mile. This would happen once in a while either to start my vibrations, or DURING the vibrations.

My "vibrations" stopped, but I did wake up last monday freaked out because I couldn't breathe. *end of edit*

I'm 26 female. I have quit smoking over the past month- and they have actually stopped.

It it really makes me wonder if it's nicotine induced. Do you smoke?
Re: Body vibrating!
Jan 29, 2007
[QUOTE=Tamaralynn;2765345]You are describing to the T what I could not. I had the same thing - and after trying to explain it to all of my doctors (I have seen more than one about this) have ALL told me it's anxiety attacks. I've been prescribed Ativan, and it didn't work. They bumped up my dosage, and it still wouldn't work. They tried to bump it up again and I refused to take it (Ativan is extremely addicting and withdrawls can lead to seizures) [/QUOTE]

Well, I've suffered from anxiety/depression all sorts of thing sall my life (I’m just twice your age), and I know the difference. When this has happened, I've just woken from a dream, and have felt calm and relaxed... it's a physical thing, not a mental or emotional one. For SURE.

[QUOTE=Tamaralynn;2765345]*edited* I've been reading about people suddenly waiting up because they stopped breathing (like someone placed their hand over their mouth/nose), and heart pounding as if they ran a mile. This would happen once in a while either to start my vibrations, or DURING the vibrations.

My "vibrations" stopped, but I did wake up last monday freaked out because I couldn't breathe. *end of edit*

I'm 26 female. I have quit smoking over the past month- and they have actually stopped.

It it really makes me wonder if it's nicotine induced. Do you smoke?[/QUOTE]

No, but I used to, when I was your age, and got the waking up without being able to breathe thing then! So there may well be a connection with that one. I stopped 18 years ago though.
Re: Body vibrating!
Jan 29, 2007
I know what you mean by physical (not emotional).

Mine was the same. I was sleeping perfectly fine, then it was like waking up to something sending tiny electrical currents to every nerve ending in my body (vibrating), it'll go for a while, then once in a while it just stops--- and i kind of freak out because it feels as if my heart just stopped beating... then starts humming again then eventually peters off after 30 - 60 minutes (Is this what you were feeling?)

This was why I belived Ativan wasn't working for me, because it wasn't an actual panic attack. I have a friend who suffers from these, she sweats, and feels like running and hiding, she feels she can't breathe (during her entire attack) and starts to physically shake.

I didn't get that. I'm not freaked out *unless that vibrating stops for a second or two, then starts again - making me think it's my heart that was fluttering then stops* I was always relaxed and calm when it hit.
Re: Body vibrating!
Jan 29, 2007
[QUOTE=Tamaralynn;2770139]I know what you mean by physical (not emotional).

Mine was the same. I was sleeping perfectly fine, then it was like waking up to something sending tiny electrical currents to every nerve ending in my body (vibrating), it'll go for a while, then once in a while it just stops--- and i kind of freak out because it feels as if my heart just stopped beating... then starts humming again then eventually peters off after 30 - 60 minutes (Is this what you were feeling?) [/QUOTE]

Yes, something like that. Best thing I can describe it as is like shivering, except I wasn't cold. And Iím now pretty sure itís nothing to do with my heart. The Doc gave me some anti-fibrillation drugs, which I took with trepidation for a few nights Ė no change whatsoever. He said if that happened, it wasn't my heart.

If you push two fingers gently into your carotid artery when it happens (just to either side of your windpipe Ė you can get a strong pulse there) and feel carefully, I believe you'll find you have a normal pulse. If you're the same as me! I think itís some weird muscular tremor thing.

[QUOTE=Tamaralynn;2770139]This was why I belived Ativan wasn't working for me, because it wasn't an actual panic attack. I have a friend who suffers from these, she sweats, and feels like running and hiding, she feels she can't breathe (during her entire attack) and starts to physically shake.

I didn't get that. I'm not freaked out *unless that vibrating stops for a second or two, then starts again - making me think it's my heart that was fluttering then stops* I was always relaxed and calm when it hit.[/QUOTE]

Try the pulse thing! See if it IS your heart.

Good luck
Re: Body vibrating!
Jan 30, 2007
That was the first thing I would feel for (my pulse to see if it matched the vibrating/pulsing throughout my entire body) and it seemed to beat normally in compairson.

I used to drive hubby nuts when I would jump out of bed, waking around trying to get it out of my system (if you get up and walk around, it tends to wane off a little quicker). I was worried about it being high blood pressure, but when I went to the doctor - everything was fine (even for a smoker, as my doctor would put it). :dizzy:

I got it last night, I was hoping my quitting smoking had nixed it - but at least it seems to have helped it from not happening quite as often. Before I quit, it seemed to happen almost every other night.

I got fed up with trying to take Ativan for it (as I said before it didn't work) and would just lie awake in bed until the vibes stopped.

I got it at work one day about 4 months ago (which was strange because I had never had it in the day - and haven't since then) and it lasted the entire freaking day. Nothing seemed to stop it, the worst of it was along my spine and into the back of my head (it felt as if I was sitting against one of those vibrating chairs until the area got numb). I was very pale, and security was called to bring me to the nurses office.

And all I'm told from the doctors is that it's anxiety attacks. Yet none of their stupid medicine is working. And it doesn't seem to match up with anything my friends have.
Re: Body vibrating!
Jan 30, 2007
Another idea is possibly the nerves... The best way I was able to describe it to my hubby is when you trip or fall backwards - and your nerves kind of tense up (imagine that feeling continuing and not stopping for at least 30 minutes).

Like I said, if you get it again, try getting up and walking around a little bit - sometimes that helps.

I've also tried adjusting my pillows so my head rests a little higher - and that can help make it less uncomfortable/annoying.

I'm going for a physical on Tuesday, and I'll mention it to another doctor - and see what she says. I'll let you know
My problem is similar, and I am deperate to find others who have it too. I too ahve Resless Legs Syndrome, and period limb movement disorder, but this is different from others who have the two disorders above. I have virtually constant vibration in my left leg (95% in left, 5% in right leg.) I have a profound case of insomnia, with generally 30- up to 2 hours of sleep a night. Had insomnia for 6 years already, but the tremors in leg is fairly new. Just had a brain scan, but they will probably find nothing. I am desperate to find others who have the same sensations in their leg.
Re: Body vibrating!
Feb 13, 2007
This is great!:blob_fire Finally, someone is going through the same weird thing that I'm going through on most mornings! I experience vibrations when I wake up in the mornings, but only when I'm laying on my stomach. For years, I thought that we were having tremors from small earthquakes, but a few days ago I realized that it wasn't the earth vibrating, but it was ME! It's good to see that I'm not alone with this and I hope that someone here can tell me what is going on. The vibrations last about thirty seconds and then they stop. About thirty seconds later, they start again and this goes on until I sit up. It doesn't seem harmful and I find it interesting. This morning, I lay there just to see if I will feel the vibrations and sure enough, I felt them. With so many people experiencing the vibrations, I'm surprised that doctors aren't aware of this. Thanks for starting this thread.

Coco
Re: Body vibrating!
Feb 14, 2007
[QUOTE=cocolicious1;2798521]This is great!:blob_fire Finally, someone is going through the same weird thing that I'm going through on most mornings! [/QUOTE]

Yup... it's a strange one, all right. I WAS worried, because I thought it was my heart. But it definitely isnít. I have spent week scouring the internet, and doctors either admit to not having a clue what it is, or resorting to their catch-all ďitís anxietyĒ.

I can assure anyone reading this quite categorically that it isnít anxiety Ė it happens to me when I've just woken up, and am feeling calm and relaxed.

However... is anyone else out there on any kind of drug? Iím looking for any connection, however tenuous. I take 75mg Dothiepin/Prothiaden/Dosulepin at night to help me sleep.
Re: Body vibrating!
Feb 16, 2007
[QUOTE=Hogweed;2799151]Yup... it's a strange one, all right. I WAS worried, because I thought it was my heart. But it definitely isnít. I have spent week scouring the internet, and doctors either admit to not having a clue what it is, or resorting to their catch-all ďitís anxietyĒ.

I can assure anyone reading this quite categorically that it isnít anxiety Ė it happens to me when I've just woken up, and am feeling calm and relaxed.

However... is anyone else out there on any kind of drug? Iím looking for any connection, however tenuous. I take 75mg Dothiepin/Prothiaden/Dosulepin at night to help me sleep.[/QUOTE]

I'm not on any meds, but I'm highly stressed, have allergies, not very active, and about 10 pounds overweight. I'm wondering if those things have anything to do with it. Has anyone spoken to family members about this? Maybe it's hereditary.
Re: Body vibrating!
Feb 17, 2007
[QUOTE=cocolicious1;2804399]I'm not on any meds, but I'm highly stressed, have allergies, not very active, and about 10 pounds overweight. I'm wondering if those things have anything to do with it. Has anyone spoken to family members about this? Maybe it's hereditary.[/QUOTE]

Hi Ė just for comparison purposes, Iím 52, about.. ermÖ 40 pounds overweightÖ have a very allergic nose (in that I get bad hay fever every summer, and perennial rhinitis most of the time, and am naturally a VERY stressy person. But at the moment my life is very calm and relaxed, has been for many months, thank God Ė and when it happens, I am usually feeling very relaxed, having just woken up.

So I donít *think* itís to do with stress, but of course these things can operate un an unconscious level. Interestingly, the last few days, thereís been occasions when Iíve woken up without it happening!

Oddly, I have a suspicion it may be to do with heat. Last night I left the central heating on by mistake, woke up and it didn't happen. Iím one of those people who can bathe naked in snow without discomfort, but I wonder if in fact this is a kind of shivering? Thatís certainly what it feels like, though I don't feel cold.

But I normally sleep naked, with my bedclothes pulled down to my waist. Maybe, although I donít FEEL cold, my bodyís thermostatic mechanisms conclude differently, and make me shiver?

I think I might be onto something hereÖ anybody else think it feels like shivering?
Re: Body vibrating!
Feb 19, 2007
[QUOTE=Hogweed;2804596]Hi Ė just for comparison purposes, Iím 52, about.. ermÖ 40 pounds overweightÖ have a very allergic nose (in that I get bad hay fever every summer, and perennial rhinitis most of the time, and am naturally a VERY stressy person. But at the moment my life is very calm and relaxed, has been for many months, thank God Ė and when it happens, I am usually feeling very relaxed, having just woken up.

So I donít *think* itís to do with stress, but of course these things can operate un an unconscious level. Interestingly, the last few days, thereís been occasions when Iíve woken up without it happening!

Oddly, I have a suspicion it may be to do with heat. Last night I left the central heating on by mistake, woke up and it didn't happen. Iím one of those people who can bathe naked in snow without discomfort, but I wonder if in fact this is a kind of shivering? Thatís certainly what it feels like, though I don't feel cold.

But I normally sleep naked, with my bedclothes pulled down to my waist. Maybe, although I donít FEEL cold, my bodyís thermostatic mechanisms conclude differently, and make me shiver?

I think I might be onto something hereÖ anybody else think it feels like shivering?[/QUOTE]

You may be onto something. I also haven't experienced the the vibrations over the past couple of days. Oddly enough I was a little disappointed. Body temperature may have something to do with it. I am going to pay more attention to how warm I am upon waking up and whether or not I experience the vibrations. Anyone else have any input on this? Hogweed, you may have figured this whole thing out.
Re: Body vibrating!
Mar 25, 2007
I know this topic is a little old but I experience the same problem..it has been going on for about 3 years and my doctor has no idea what could be causing it...I have noticed a few similarities between a few of us..I have horrible allergies and I am overweight also..My doctor has done every type of blood test out there to rule out diabeties,ms, and I've had an Mri to make sure my brain is ok..which it is..I took meds for restless leg syndrome..not that..plus I even went the anxiety route and that didn't help any..It's the strangest sensation..like my insides are vibrating..I notice it a lot more when laying done..there are some nights I don't really notice it but others where it makes it impossible to sleep...mine started after I had my son..I remember laying in bed thinking my husband was moving around or rolling over when it happened for the first time..I have noticed it not being as bad when I exercise..but now I sometims wonder if something happened when getting my epidural when having my son..does that sound like a rational idea? it's so frusterating..but I am glad that I'm not the only one
Re: Body vibrating!
Mar 29, 2007
Hi!

Boy was I relieved to find this post!
Over the past couple of weeks I've been waking around 4am with my chest vibrating. A couple of times I've almost gone to the hospital to have it checked but I did fall back to sleep and when I woke it had stopped and I didn't think about it anymore.

This afternoon I was sitting in the kitchen and couldn't figure out what was vibrating. Then I went to my office and when I sat in my chair I could still feel the vibration. Like someone else said, it feels like a minor earthquake vibration.
It's been going on now for about 2 hous and it's driving me crazy! I also feel lightheaded.

Like others have mentioned, I am about 30 lbs overweight and 55 yrs old. I'm reluctant to call my Dr. because he's been trying to figure out for the past 3 years what the pain I have in my upper abdomen is. No one has been able to figure that one out and this one sounds even more weird!

Someone mentioned meds.........I'm taking Gabapentin (generic for neurontin) for nerve pain related to Shingles which I developed a couple of weeks ago (at least they could diagnose this one!). I also take thyroid medication which now that I'm thinking of it, I forgot to take this morning. Is anyone else on those meds? Also, I only got 2 hours of sleep last night as I was in Atlantic City and stayed up all night!! Just thought I'd mention these details to see if anyone else has had similar situations. This is the first time I've noticed this during the day. Hope that doesn't mean it's getting worse!

Sure hope we can find some kind of connection here........ Love this getting old stuff!

Annie
Re: Body vibrating!
Mar 30, 2007
[QUOTE=Annie1951;2890948]Boy was I relieved to find this post! [/QUOTE]

Welcome to the Shakers Club!

[QUOTE=Annie1951;2890948]Over the past couple of weeks I've been waking around 4am with my chest vibrating. A couple of times I've almost gone to the hospital to have it checked but I did fall back to sleep and when I woke it had stopped and I didn't think about it anymore. [/QUOTE]

Letsí try and see if we can establish common factors for all of us?

1. With me, it ONLY happens a few seconds after I wake up. If I wake up several times, it happens each time.

[QUOTE=Annie1951;2890948]Like others have mentioned, I am about 30 lbs overweight and 55 yrs old. [/QUOTE]

2. Iím about... ahem... 60lbs overweight. But itís all muscle. Honest.
3. Iím 52.

[QUOTE=Annie1951;2890948]Someone mentioned meds.........I'm taking Gabapentin (generic for neurontin) for nerve pain related to Shingles which I developed a couple of weeks ago (at least they could diagnose this one!). I also take thyroid medication which now that I'm thinking of it, I forgot to take this morning. Is anyone else on those meds? [/QUOTE]

4. I take Trandolapril (ACE Inhibitor for blood pressure) and Dothiapen (Dosulepin, Prothiaden) which is a mildly sedative antidepressant.
5. I drink too much.

Anybody else what to vote?

Keep shaking
Roger
I have seasons when I experience vibrating in my neck and head at night. Last night it occurred several times through the night, 4 or 5 times. I can feel the vibrating in my neck with my hand. I am 54 yr old and take no meds. Weight is ok. I have had 8 children. I thought the vibrating was caused by pinched nerves and just move into another position. I prefer a flat down pillow but find a thicker one usually helps. Also upping my sublingual B vitamins usually helps. I have not seen a doctor. I just found this thread today!
Re: Body vibrating!
Mar 12, 2008
[QUOTE=ninemia2007;3482512]I'm pretty sure it is a problem of overactive neurons (sympathetic). The tremor you are describing isn't real, it is perceived as real by the brain (but you can't actually locate it). Neurons are overexcited in the brain. It could very well be [B]diet [/B] related (check for choline rich foods). Nicotine, caffeine and other stimulants will worsen things up. For improved sleep, you can have a tryptophan rich (your choice) light snack 1 hour before bed.[/QUOTE]

Ermmm... no. my girlfriend can feel it if she touches me.

Foods have no effect.
Re: Body vibrating!
Mar 14, 2008
i just found this site -- i can't believe so many people are experiencing the same thing i have! Mine started a year ago after fasting for a colonoscopy. I was having a lot of bizarre symptoms but the only thing that showed up in testing was a slightly high c-peptide count. I've been following a hypoglycemic diet since then and it's helped tremendously -- no sugar, alcohol, white flour, balancing proteins, carbs, and fats. I've been sleeping much better, not having "panic attack-like episodes", no shaking, numbness, etc. The only thing i have left is this vibrating. It was under control until i was sick and didn't eat much for 2 days, but usually when i get out of whack it takes a few weeks to get back to normal.
I've had very mild hypo symptoms last last couple of years -- like orange juice keeping me awake at night, losing my temper with the kids if i had a glass of wine with dinner, etc., but nothing severe. I've also had recurring abdominal pain, but i've never seen that symptom included with my others until i came across a post in this thread. Now i'm thinking they might all be related. The only other one i have that hasn't fit in is blood in my urine every time i've had it tested in the last year. But everything checks out okay.
Re: Body vibrating!
Apr 14, 2008
[QUOTE=ninemia2007;3483101]Well, I had very similar symptoms a few months ago and I found them to be very well correlated with a choline supplement I was taking (lecithin). My doctor did ask about my diet and suggested I lay low on all type of stimulants, even extra calcium (pretty much a diet for hypertension).
It did the trick for me. Although, mine was never perceived from an outsider and it came on and off all throughout the day as well.[/QUOTE]

I too, am greatful for finding others with similar experiences. My vibrations started 8 weeks ago and I think they are related to two things; I sprained my cervical spine one day before taking one very small dose of a generic Prozac (2-3mg). In about 2 hours, I could hardly hold my head up, my face was stiff, my jaw was stiff, and I believed I was having what is called a dystonic reaction from the Prozac. This means that your muscles contract and can become stiff, usually in the upper neck and head area. It is unusual from Prozac, but can happen. I started taking benadryl (which helps with dystonic reactions) and it did relieve some of the stiffness. I went to sleep that night and woke up vibrating. I have been having this vibration since then. Initially it was all day - I felt like I was standing on a vibrating pad at times, that someone had turned on low. If I lay against something, I could feel it in my back and neck and even into my chin. It was driving me crazy. If you touched me, it could not be felt by someone else.

When I saw the Ortho doctor, they thought the cervical sprain alone could have caused the stiffness of my facial muscles and neck, but I believe the medicine played a role, compounding it. She sent me to PT. The PT said that my "vibration" were my trapezius muscles having spasms. After 4 weeks, the MD did an MRI, and found some slight disc protrusion at Cervical-5-6, but no compression of the spinal cord (probably a normal finding for my age 51). I asked her about the "vibration" being normal (because I needed reassurance), and she said it wasn't, but that I could wait three months and go to a movement disorder specialist in Neurology. I found a Neurologist and went that week. He says I do have a slight tremor, but could not explain the vibration feeling. He did not think it was a systemic problem, like MS or Parkinson's. I then went to my family doctor who gave me a very low dose Valium (.5mg), which I tried once to help me sleep. It did help, but then I had muscle twitching in my eye for 24 hours, and was afraid to take it again (after the first bad experience with the generic Prozac). Both told me not to return to PT, as it was possibly aggravating the situation.

At about week 5, I noticed that the vibration started to feel less during the daytime, but continued to wake me up at 4am. When I would reposition myself in bed, or try to stretch the back muscles, it definitely diminished the vibration feeling. So, again I was left feeling that it was related to muscles. As the vibration diminished, I noticed that I began having intermittent twitch-like feelings in different muscles usually when I was relaxing (not noticeable to another person, but again, more of a feeling, a sensory thing).

So, I am still trying to figure this out - I am wondering about the choline thread because dystonic reactions from medicines like Prozac, can be related to too much acetylcholine to dopamine ratio in your system (medicines that block dopamine change the normal ratio), and can be treated with anticholinergic medicine. Benadryl had helped initially for me. I don't know too much about muscles, but I believe that actylcholine is involved. I agree that the doctors seem puzzled and unfamiliar with this symptom, which makes it all the more anxiety producing.

I think it is a good idea to try to find a common thread, if there is one. I'm wondering if anyone else could have had a potential injury, over stretching of the back or neck muscles, and/or are on any medicines that block dopamine (or increase actylcholine). Has anyone found a medicne that helps (like the person who took the antibiotic), because that might give us a clue as to what is drivng the symptom. I have no family history, and don't smoke, and rarely drink, and take no other meds. I resumed my omega three fatty acids (flaxeed oil) because it seems to relax me.
Re: Body vibrating!
Apr 20, 2008
I visit a couple of menopause message boards now and then, looking for answers for my strange symptoms, and you'd be shocked at how often the "inner vibration" is mentioned on these boards as a side kick to peri menopause or menopause itself. I know that some or all of you are too young for menopause, but menopause is a time of messed up hormones, and women in general have constantly shifting hormones. My inner quivering started about two years ago, and I'm 52, and my periods are now becoming irregular. This symptom was very unsettling at first (the quivering) but once I read its probably hormones that are at the root of it, I stopped worrying. Just something to think about. Hormones can cause all kinds of really strange, disturbing things to happen to a woman's body. You will find out when you hit menopause, believe me!
Re: Body vibrating!
May 10, 2008
[QUOTE=zelda54;3557003]I am experiencing the body vibration, but only when I am trying to fall asleep. You're right; it does feel a little like shivering. One site I read recently suggested there may be a link between body vibration and restless leg syndrome. I have a mild form of that. Does anybody else have this going on?[/QUOTE]

Hi all my fellow vibronauts! I too have this weird thing and have been trying to figure it out. I seem to get it when I am soaking in a hot tub and start to drift off. It also happens when falling asleep or waking up. It is mostly in my chest area. There is no anxiety but I can certianly see how it could trigger a panic attack. I also suffer from restless leg syndrome but strangely enough I haven't had it for a while but the chest vibrations seems to be happening more often. A couple of weeks ago I got it while soaking in the tub and it just made me want to cry it is such an icky feeling. Just a week ago or so I woke up with it and it felt like my heart was going to beat out of my chest. It is not a painful feeling though. I have a sneaking suspicion it has to do with stress. I wonder if it is because we get ourselves so tense and then we allow our bodies to relax and the nerves all come alive! I am so happy to find others who have this vibe syndrome and only hope we can find out what it is. It seems that is what most of us want...an explanation.
[QUOTE=MiriamOLong;2880947]I know this topic is a little old but I experience the same problem..it has been going on for about 3 years and my doctor has no idea what could be causing it...I have noticed a few similarities between a few of us..I have horrible allergies and I am overweight also..My doctor has done every type of blood test out there to rule out diabeties,ms, and I've had an Mri to make sure my brain is ok..which it is..I took meds for restless leg syndrome..not that..plus I even went the anxiety route and that didn't help any..It's the strangest sensation..like my insides are vibrating..I notice it a lot more when laying done..there are some nights I don't really notice it but others where it makes it impossible to sleep...mine started after I had my son..I remember laying in bed thinking my husband was moving around or rolling over when it happened for the first time..I have noticed it not being as bad when I exercise..but now I sometims wonder if something happened when getting my epidural when having my son..does that sound like a rational idea? it's so frusterating..but I am glad that I'm not the only one[/QUOTE]

Hi Miriam,
I believe you and Hogweed may be suffering (and that may not be the right word) with the same thing I'm going through. I haven't found a doctor yet that seems to understand this. You may have to look beyond science and I think you'll find a more suitable answer. My (major) vibrations tend to come when I'm very relaxed, other than that I think I'm vibrating at a lower level all the time. Not to offend anyone's religious beliefs, but I believe these are 'spiritual vibrations' that everyone has but for some reason, our frequency has been increased. It's very hard to deal with or even accept (because it sounds crazy) but at least look into it because this coincides very much with the spiritual belief of reaching one's 'higher self'. Now, I'm neither spiritual nor religious but I do believe in (God and) an afterlife and some sort of spirit realm. Take what you will from this, but please don't underestimate what the human mind is capable of and the idea of an evolution of consciousness because no doctor will ever be able to resolve this for any of us. Regardless, I hope you are able to find peace with what is going on. Take care and God Bless.
[QUOTE=Hogweed;2762545]I've had this really weird problem for some time now. Iím a poor sleeper at the best of times, but sometimes I wake up during the night (sometimes more than once) with a fast vibration happening in my body. It feels the same as violent shivering when youíre very cold, or like a cellphone vibrating, but Iím not cold or in any way uncomfortable.

Eventually it subsides Ė can take over half an hour. At first I thought it was my heart (after all, what ELSE can vibrate inside your body...), but the funny thing is, if I feel the pulse in my neck, I can feel a normal pulse as well as the shaking. My doctor says itís impossible for you to have a normal pulse and fibrillation at the same time though.

He did an ECG, which was normal, and doesnít know what it is, and got me to try an antifibrillant drug last night, on the basis that if it stopped then it was fibrillation! It happened again last night though.

I've tried getting up and walking around, and my heart doesnít seem to be in any kind of distress. Itís quite worrying though, as no-one knows what it is.

Anybody got any ideas?

Thanks[/QUOTE]

Hi Hogweed,
I know this is a very slow response to this original post, but I deal with a very similar condition. As many of you have done, I've consulted a physician, but I also spoke to a spiritualist who believes this is much more etheric than physical. My condition started immediately after a visit to a gravesite so I'm curious if the rest of you had done something similar or had any religious or spiritual experiences right before this condition began. Just curious.
I had to reply to this thread. I experience something similar on an off & on basis. Sometimes if I am awakened suddenly I will feel for several minutes like my entire body is vibrating. My heart is not racing or anything and if I hold my hand up it isn't trembling. After a few minutes it goes away, but feels really wierd.

I do have sleep apnea and GERD and am supposed to use a bi-pap, but don't. This vibrating started years ago before I developed either condition. I've had it for at least 5-10 years. I never thought to even mention it to my doctor since it isn't painful, just irritating and wierd.
Re: Body vibrating!
Jul 30, 2008
Hello to all

After going through most of the posts here, I'm not sure I have the same thing
as many of you. However, it is closer along the lines to what I am going
through than any other site I've visited.

I have this vibrating feeling that has been going on for more than a year now.
It seems to be coming from my hip area, and it feels like my lower body
is vibrating like a tuning fork. This constant buzzing could last days
or weeks at a time. Most times it's just an incredible annoyance.
But there are times where this buzzing/vibrating feeling becomes VERY
strong and it's hard to concentrate on anything else.

I have gone to my Dr. about this and we are going through a series of tests
to try and weed out as many possibilities as we can. So far they have found
nothing.

Anyway, I did notice most people talking about a vibration in their chest
and that this mostly happens while before/during/after sleep. This doesn't
seem to be the case with me. Anyone else out there experiencing anything
remotely close to the same thing I am?
Hello,

I am experiencing the same problems with the vibrations. Mine have been going on for a few years now.

Unfortunately, they seem to be getting worse. It started with just the sensation in my legs when I went to bed, but now I feel it from head to toe and I am starting to feel it 24/7.

It feels just like most of you are describing...like a vibrator going off.

I am not on any medications. I have been under a lot of stress and my diet probably isn't the best.

I had a doctor years ago tell me that it was restless leg syndrome. More recently a gyn suggested dehydration and lack of exercise.

I have "Googled" body quivering as well as body vibrating. Once you wade through the "romantic novel" entries there are a lot of mentions of magnesium deficiency.

I have started taking Magnesium supplements just in the last few days. Last night I started trying to workout every day and increase the amount of water I drink. Last night when I went to bed, the vibration did not seem to be as bad, but it woke me up at 3:30am and has been vibrating ever sense.

I don't think that there has been enough time to tell if the magnesium supplements are going to help and certainly I haven't been working out long enough to make a difference.

Has anyone else read anything about deficiencies that may cause this?

I'm very glad to find other people who are having the same problem. At first, I thought it was an external problem, but the problem continued after I moved, and I now know that it is me that is vibrating.
THANK GOD! other vibrating people like me!!

The original poster of this problem describes this so well...it is exactly the same for me. I thought it was my heart for a while but then when I took my pulse it wasn't! It does seem to be a common theme that it happens when you are lying down and/or asleep.

I am 44 and am NOT overweight and on no medication. I think mine has been happening for about a year. I did start to worry that I was growing a second little heart inside somewhere!!That is what it feels like. The comforting thing is it does not hurt and doesn't seem to be causing to be causing any major problems but it is a bit disconcerting that the docs don't have a clue what it is. It does feel like some sort of fast muscle spasm but exactly which muscle is spasming I really haven't a clue!
I'll add my vibrating story to th mix. For me, I believe some form of it is actually anxiety caused. I remember when I was a kid and really dreading getting up and going to school the next day, I would wake up in the morning and a few seconds later have the vibration feeling in my chest. And I had it this year a lot, because I'm having other health issues that have really cranked up my anxiety levels.

But, when it started for me this year, it came with a virus I got in January. I was having an impossible time getting to sleep, because just as I was drifting off, I felt like I was falling and I'd get the vibration in my chest at the same time (probably caused by tensing up, as Tamaralynn said way back in post #10). It took hours for me to finally get worn out enough to fall asleep. Since then I have had it off and on in the mornings, pretty much just as the original poster described it. I'm in my early 40's and if anything, I'm underweight. Until this year I was in pretty good shape.

So, it does seem to be an issue with the sleeping/waking phase. Just like Hogweed, mine will start a few seconds after I become conscious in the morning. I also sometimes notice it will start just before I drift off to sleep - which usually wakes me back up :( I know for me some it is due to anxiety, but I see for a lot of people it is not. As best as I can figure it would seem to be either a muscular or nervous system issue - maybe interconnected?

Here are some of my other conditions to see if anyone is similar:

pyloric stenosis
mitral valve prolapse
optic neuritis
neck spasms
scoliosis - non corrected
tinnitus

sheesh - never mind what I said about being in good shape :jester:
Re: Body vibrating!
Sep 27, 2008
Hello! So great to find I'm not alone. I have this very same problem. My chest feels like someone implanted a vibrator right next to my heart. Pulse is usually normal, sometimes slightly elevated if it sneaks up on me and I panic a little, thinking I'm having a heart attack, because, of course, I AM waking up when it happens, and I rarely think straight when half asleep. It seems to happen only at night, while I'm trying to fall asleep I'll get partway there, then wake up with a vibrating chest, and have to move around in bed until it stops. Seems to occur only when lying on my side. I don't have any pvcs/pacs that I know of, but I am kinda chubby though. I'm 24 and female. Fairly healthy, aside from some costochondritis (inflamed cartilage in the rib cage), very minor carpal tunnel, and a few minor joint pains I've inherited from my mother >.< I do take a rather long time falling asleep, usually an hour or more. Does anyone else have this issue, or constant minor fatigue? I'm curious. I think I may have low magnesium again, I ~was~ getting serious shooting leg pains while waking up, again, and the first time this occurred, my doc said it was magnesium deficiency. I take magnesium supplements and it totally disappears. However, this is the first time I've had chest vibrations, and it's been going on... hmm... maybe a month? I'm going to try a daily multivitamin. I'll let you guys know (in a few weeks - these things take time to work) if it seems to help with the chest vibrations. Thanks!

-Kate


*Edit* Ardentoo, PLEASE let us all know if your plan seems to be working! All too often on forums, I've seen people formulate plans, then disappear O.o I don't know you, so I can't say if I think you will. I suppose I figure that, perhaps, by saying this, your chances of poofing on us go down? Hehe.
Re: Body vibrating!
Sep 27, 2008
No, I won't go poof!! I was diagnosed several years ago with hypomagnesmia(sp?)...magnesium deficiency that was causing a malabsorption problem.

Recently, I started taking a low dose of magnesium supplement, and I believe that it did help the vibrations. The cramping in my legs is definitly better.

I've upped the dosage of magnesium to 400mg of elemental magnesium. If you look on the bottle it will tell you how many milligrams it has and then how many of those are elemental magnesium. It is the elemental magnesium that is important.

I expect that it will take a month for me to see any real results. I have increased my water intake and am still working out 4-5 times a week.

I don't post on the lyme board, but isn't lyme disease spread only by ticks? If so, I'm sure that isn't my problem.


[QUOTE=Chikazz;3743451]Hello! So great to find I'm not alone. I have this very same problem. My chest feels like someone implanted a vibrator right next to my heart. Pulse is usually normal, sometimes slightly elevated if it sneaks up on me and I panic a little, thinking I'm having a heart attack, because, of course, I AM waking up when it happens, and I rarely think straight when half asleep. It seems to happen only at night, while I'm trying to fall asleep I'll get partway there, then wake up with a vibrating chest, and have to move around in bed until it stops. Seems to occur only when lying on my side. I don't have any pvcs/pacs that I know of, but I am kinda chubby though. I'm 24 and female. Fairly healthy, aside from some costochondritis (inflamed cartilage in the rib cage), very minor carpal tunnel, and a few minor joint pains I've inherited from my mother >.< I do take a rather long time falling asleep, usually an hour or more. Does anyone else have this issue, or constant minor fatigue? I'm curious. I think I may have low magnesium again, I ~was~ getting serious shooting leg pains while waking up, again, and the first time this occurred, my doc said it was magnesium deficiency. I take magnesium supplements and it totally disappears. However, this is the first time I've had chest vibrations, and it's been going on... hmm... maybe a month? I'm going to try a daily multivitamin. I'll let you guys know (in a few weeks - these things take time to work) if it seems to help with the chest vibrations. Thanks!

-Kate


*Edit* Ardentoo, PLEASE let us all know if your plan seems to be working! All too often on forums, I've seen people formulate plans, then disappear O.o I don't know you, so I can't say if I think you will. I suppose I figure that, perhaps, by saying this, your chances of poofing on us go down? Hehe.[/QUOTE]
Re: Body vibrating!
Sep 27, 2008
Lyme disease? But I don't have any rashes that I know of, nor am I presenting with a fever, or headaches. My lymph nodes are not swollen. I did have a spate of vertigo a few weeks ago, though. Perhaps the pain in my ribs is presenting as costochondritis when it's really the arthritis caused by lyme disease? I rarely go into the woods or even walk on my lawn without shoes, but I don't usually wear anything but open-toed birkenstocks and my handyman just came down with lyme disease about two weeks ago. However... he was sick as a dog. I'm just not sick like that. The fatigue has been going on for years. I just don't know. I should probably get tested just to be safe. Best to rule it out. I'll keep you all posted.

*edit* Btw, I'm 24, so menopause can't be it. Unless I'm a freak >.<

*Edit 2* Ardentoo, the ticks that spread lyme disease can be as small as the periods in this sentence, and many, if not most people, who come down with it, don't remember being bitten. Can't hurt to get tested. According to what I read, more than one in four infected don't even get the accompanying bullseye-like rash. My handyman didn't.
Re: Body vibrating!
Sep 28, 2008
[QUOTE=ardentoo;3743560]...Recently, I started taking a low dose of magnesium supplement, and I believe that it did help the vibrations.[/QUOTE]

Probably a coincidence as symptoms can come and go...

[QUOTE]The cramping in my legs is definitly better.[/QUOTE]

Probably not a coincidence...mg supplements help alot of people with leg cramps/spasms.

[QUOTE]...I've upped the dosage of magnesium to 400mg of elemental magnesium.... It is the elemental magnesium that is important.[/QUOTE]

Whats also imporatant is that you ingest at least twice as much calcium as magnesium or the body won't be able to use the mg.

[QUOTE]...I expect that it will take a month for me to see any real results....[/QUOTE] It may take several months to several years to restore a severely depleted level of mg...and the typical blood test that the labs use, aren't accurate to say the least.

[QUOTE]I don't post on the lyme board, but isn't lyme disease spread only by ticks? If so, I'm sure that isn't my problem.[/QUOTE]

Yes, lyme is spread by ticks...why are you so sure it isn't your problem?

Bethsheba
Re: Body vibrating!
Sep 29, 2008
Thanks for the info regarding the calcium. I didn't know that.

I'm thinking that lyme isn't my problem based on not being a person who has been out in a wooded area, or even outdoors much except to work in my flower beds. I have no pets, and don't believe that I have been around any ticks. I also have not had any rashes.

My symptoms are the vibrating sensation and cramping in my lower legs and feet.

Thanks for any other info you can add.

BTW, to post a link to a thread, right click with your mouse and copy the url that is in your browser, then paste it into a thread. I would appreciate any links as well. I'm not familiar with the forums as I found this site by 'Googling" body vibration.:D


[QUOTE=bethsheba;3743781]Probably a coincidence as symptoms can come and go...



Probably not a coincidence...mg supplements help alot of people with leg cramps/spasms.



Whats also imporatant is that you ingest at least twice as much calcium as magnesium or the body won't be able to use the mg.

It may take several months to several years to restore a severely depleted level of mg...and the typical blood test that the labs use, aren't accurate to say the least.



Yes, lyme is spread by ticks...why are you so sure it isn't your problem?

Bethsheba[/QUOTE]
Re: Body vibrating!
Sep 29, 2008
Welcome to the boards, ardentoo!! Glad you've joined us...my apologies for not noticing that you are "new"...and my thanks for explaining the link thing!

[QUOTE=ardentoo;3745533]Thanks for the info regarding the calcium. I didn't know that....[/QUOTE] I didn't know it either until after my problem went away...there's quite a bit of info about the ratio and the types of magnesium supplements to take on the restless leg and sleep disorders boards.

[QUOTE]...I'm thinking that lyme isn't my problem based on not being a person who has been out in a wooded area, or even outdoors much except to work in my flower beds. I have no pets, and don't believe that I have been around any ticks. I also have not had any rashes...[/QUOTE] From what I know, you don't have to be out in a wooded area and you don't have to have pets, and it's hard to know whether or not you've been around ticks because they are almost too small to see....and if you've been bitten by a tick, you are "lucky" to get a rash because at least half of the people bitten don't get one. I live in a relatively large urban area and 3 professional women who live and work in the same city I do were diagnosed with lyme...they didn't do the outdoors thing and I don't know if they gardened...but they got lyme.

Although TN isn't considered a high risk state, cases of lyme have occurred there...I suspect that there are many cases but doctors/patients aren't even considering the possibility so the numbers are probably understated.

I've been reading the boards for about 18 months now, and this is the first time I've seen any type of explanation for the vibrations...if you find any other explanations, do let us know.

Take care and good luck with those legs!!

Bethsheba
Re: Body vibrating!
Sep 30, 2008
Hey guys. Went to the doc today. He said he doubts that it's lyme, but he's a really good guy, and a standup doc, and said he'd be happy to have me tested, if only so I can rest easy. Gotta love a doc like that. No arguments, just "Well, if it helps you sleep easy, then let's do it!" He did say he really thinks the vibrating is anxiety, which was something I was totally expecting to hear, but I can hardly fault him for not being a lyme specialist. Took his time listening to my heart and lungs, said it sounded fine in there. He said test results will be in either wed or thurs, today being tues. He, being the good man that he is, also ordered some extra bloodwork without even being asked, to rule out a few other possibilities, but I was tired (it was an early morning visit and I'm a night owl), and I don't remember what all he ordered. I'll let you guys know how it goes. On a side note, I slammed my thumb in a door. It's turning a lovely shade of purple under the nail. Yay me. At least purple is my favorite color. The back of my hand is turning purple too, since I have difficult, hidden veins, and the nurse was digging the needle around trying to get enough blood. It's a life-long curse. At least the wounds match ;) You guys take care now, talk to you all when I find out more!

Oh, and Ardentoo, you might as well get tested, it's always better to play it safe, really. It's a simple blood test. Bye now :)
Well, my wounds don't match anymore, my hand has turned a rather dull blue/green/yellow while my nail is still a lovely purple. Anyway ;) If my test comes back negative I'll wait a while, see what happens. I know the tests are unreliable at best sometimes, but my family already thinks I'm turning into a hypochondriac. I rarely get sick, but lately it's been one thing after another, which is why I'm worried, but they're rolling their eyes at this point. If I get worse after a while, I'll go see a lyme specialist. Fretting about these things can make you see symptoms that only exist in your own mind. No point running from one doc to another unless things get a bit more serious. Still waiting on those test results, should know by tomorrow. Cross your fingers :) If it's not lyme then perhaps we all might have to look into other possible causes. What fun O.o
Thanks for the welcome! I'm relieved to see others with the same symptoms. I thought I was going nuts.

I've started taking a calcium supplement to make the 2:1 ratio between the calcium and the magnesium. I really do think there has been some improvement. I still vibrate, but not as often.

Do the bites from the ticks look like mosquito bites? I've had several of those, sometimes I see the offending mosquito and sometimes I don't, but the bites look and feel like mosquitos.

Would you please post the link to these other forums that you've mentioned? I would like to check them out.

When my vibrating got worse and seemed to be from head to toe instead of just in my legs, I googled both body quivering...which brought up many romantic novel posts...LOL...and body vibrating. That's how I found this site and several articles that mentioned virabtory sensations in relation to magnesium deficiency.

I'll report back as I have any more progress with the vibrating or find out anything new. Thanks for sharing the other info. I really appreciate it.


[QUOTE=bethsheba;3745570]Welcome to the boards, ardentoo!! Glad you've joined us...my apologies for not noticing that you are "new"...and my thanks for explaining the link thing!

I didn't know it either until after my problem went away...there's quite a bit of info about the ratio and the types of magnesium supplements to take on the restless leg and sleep disorders boards.

From what I know, you don't have to be out in a wooded area and you don't have to have pets, and it's hard to know whether or not you've been around ticks because they are almost too small to see....and if you've been bitten by a tick, you are "lucky" to get a rash because at least half of the people bitten don't get one. I live in a relatively large urban area and 3 professional women who live and work in the same city I do were diagnosed with lyme...they didn't do the outdoors thing and I don't know if they gardened...but they got lyme.

Although TN isn't considered a high risk state, cases of lyme have occurred there...I suspect that there are many cases but doctors/patients aren't even considering the possibility so the numbers are probably understated.

I've been reading the boards for about 18 months now, and this is the first time I've seen any type of explanation for the vibrations...if you find any other explanations, do let us know.

Take care and good luck with those legs!!

Bethsheba[/QUOTE]
Good luck with your tests. Your doc sounds like a great guy.

I've recently had bloodwork done, and my heart checked out. Everything was normal except my cholesterol was a little high. I got a chest xray and urine test all at the same time. I'll try to check around to see if there are any places that specifically test for lyme, but if the blood tests are unreliable, how else can they tell?



[QUOTE=Chikazz;3746924]Hey guys. Went to the doc today. He said he doubts that it's lyme, but he's a really good guy, and a standup doc, and said he'd be happy to have me tested, if only so I can rest easy. Gotta love a doc like that. No arguments, just "Well, if it helps you sleep easy, then let's do it!" He did say he really thinks the vibrating is anxiety, which was something I was totally expecting to hear, but I can hardly fault him for not being a lyme specialist. Took his time listening to my heart and lungs, said it sounded fine in there. He said test results will be in either wed or thurs, today being tues. He, being the good man that he is, also ordered some extra bloodwork without even being asked, to rule out a few other possibilities, but I was tired (it was an early morning visit and I'm a night owl), and I don't remember what all he ordered. I'll let you guys know how it goes. On a side note, I slammed my thumb in a door. It's turning a lovely shade of purple under the nail. Yay me. At least purple is my favorite color. The back of my hand is turning purple too, since I have difficult, hidden veins, and the nurse was digging the needle around trying to get enough blood. It's a life-long curse. At least the wounds match ;) You guys take care now, talk to you all when I find out more!

Oh, and Ardentoo, you might as well get tested, it's always better to play it safe, really. It's a simple blood test. Bye now :)[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=Chikazz;3747615]Well, my wounds don't match anymore, my hand has turned a rather dull blue/green/yellow while my nail is still a lovely purple...[/QUOTE]

Sounds like an artist's pallate, :D!

[QUOTE]... but my family already thinks I'm turning into a hypochondriac. I rarely get sick, but lately it's been one thing after another, which is why I'm worried, but they're rolling their eyes at this point.[/QUOTE]

Yes, this I understand quite well...I went from excellent health to being mentally and physically crippled, and financially broke when I was being treated for hypertension. I experienced almost every symptom on the fibro symptoms list only to have my symptoms disappear within 24 hours to 6 weeks after I stopped taking medication. People don't realize that you can become "crippled" literally overnight, and that you can be "cured" almost as fast....until it happens to them!!

[QUOTE]...Still waiting on those test results, should know by tomorrow. Cross your fingers :) [/QUOTE]

Am keeping my fingers crossed and hope all goes well!

Oh, and another woman posted on the menopause board that she had a vitamin b12 deficiency and one of her symptoms was a vibrating pubic area...that's only the second explanation I've seen for the vibrations, tremors, what have you.

But again, good luck!!

Bethsheba
Hey guys. Blood tests are in. Lyme was negative. Electrolytes/metabolic/potassium/glucose levels were all normal (sans-fasting). strep was negative, and I'm still unsure why he swabbed me at all... Oh well, can't hurt to be thorough. I know testing negative doesn't mean much, but I'm gonna let it stand, at least for a while. My cholesterol came down nicely and my blood pressure is still an eensie bit high, but still within the normal healthy range. I'm just gonna relax and see what happens. I'll follow up with you guys in a while, esp if there are any changes. If my health happens to deteriorate, I don't want my subconscious having a hand in it. Worrying about these things can cause symptoms, and then you're just as sick, but it can't be treated with an antibiotic. Take care, my new friends!
Re: Body vibrating!
Oct 15, 2008
Budren,

Welcome to the boards, and thank you for the info you shared in your post. Although I am quite familiar with the condition you speak of (I have posted repeated on this board and on the restless legs boards for example), it is the first time I have seen the term fasciculation associated with the symptoms...

I know that there is a difference between restless legs and periodic limb movements, and I wonder how the info you share ties in....perhaps they are really all the same condition...will research this further.

That said, I would question whether the tremors caused by a nutritional balance are really similar to the symptoms posted by people with vibrations. I have had the nutrional deficiency (had almost 500 movements per night according to my sleep study) so I can speak from personal knowledge regarding that condition.

Only someone with the other condition could offer insights I suppose...but my understanding with the vibrating, purring, motor, whatever, is that the symptoms are evenly paced, and not sporadic like the ones I've experienced with mg deficiency. I'm not describing this very well and I hope others will clarify the vibrating, purring, etc. better.

But again, I think the tremors of magnesium deficiency are somewhat different than what these posters are expereincing.

Bethsheba
Re: Body vibrating!
Oct 23, 2008
Well hi to everyone :) Isn't it great when you think you've got something really bizarre and you research it and find that actually you're not alone and better still that something that was worrying you like mad turns out not to be serious. Well, it can't be can it if all you folk are all still around.

I have had this body vibration for quite a while, like some of you, it was a while before the penny dropped that it wasn't external! It started when I had been having panic attacks and when I gradually overcame them it stopped too.

However, it has started up again recently without any of the other panic/anxiety symptoms, well, not at the same time anyway. For me it starts when I lie down in bed sometimes. I generally fall asleep, but have started to wake up about an hour before I usually do, hot and sometimes sweating and vibrating. I feel it in a line from my chest downwards but I can't feel it externally no matter where I put my hands. I am usually lying on my back, though I start off on my right side when I first get into bed. Like most of you I tend to feel for my pulse (an old habit anyway from the panic attack days). Often my pulse is pretty regular and not overly fast but a bit faster than usual. I generally have a pulse about 52 - 54 when resting. I don't know how to deal with it so I just lie there hoping to go back to sleep. About an hour later I get up and it stops. I find it unsettling although I have just about accepted that it isn't going to kill me (I hope anyway lol).

For the statisticians among you, I am 57, about 42 lbs overweight, have pulsatile tinnitus in one ear (which makes taking your pulse really easy!) and pretty healthy. My best guess about this is that it is stress related, I have had so many different symptoms for stress that I just count this in as one of them. In recent weeks I have been having a "lump" in my throat in late afternoon/early evening which goes off before bedtime. I have hot flushes though I am way past the menopause and my sleep is more disturbed than it has been for quite a few months. We have a heated bed though it's turned down pretty low, and I don't wear night attire.

For about a year I have been taking Wahl Magnesium B because I understood it helps the nervous system, but didn't know about taking calcium with it (guess who will be in the shop this weekend buying some??)

Sorry this is long, hope it helps. I will be keeping an eye on this thread you can be sure of that!
Re: Body vibrating!
Oct 25, 2008
[QUOTE=Sooperb;3772489].... I've had panic attacks since I was in my early 20s and I lived in central London then so not many deer ticks there I wouldn't have thought![/QUOTE]

Ticks carrying lyme disease (and the coinfections borreliosis, Babesiosis and Ehrlichiosis) have been found in London's parks. There is very helpful info "out there" regarding lyme disease in the UK and in Canada.

Although deer ticks can carry lyme disease, other types of ticks can carry lyme as well. The type of tick carrying this disease (and other infections) depends on where in the world you live (lyme has been found on every continent except Antarctica, I believe).

Lyme disease and co infections can remain dormant in the body for years, sometimes decades before causing problems and that is just one of many reasons it is overlooked.


You shouldn't assume that you haven't been bitten by a tick...

some ticks are very, very small
ticks can fall off the host after feeding
ticks can be everywhere (there is some info suggesting they fall off migratory birds in flight)

Despite living in a high risk state for lyme, I'm far from an expert on lyme disease. But I do have to say that I've been reading various boards (sleep, menopause, etc) for about 2 years now, and although the symtoms you describe are commonly seen, the only diagnosis, treatment, and "cure" I've read about for body vibrations/shakes/tremors/purring/motor symptoms were for Lyme's disease.

Bethsheba
Re: Body vibrating!
Oct 31, 2008
Chikazz,

All of the symptoms you are experiencing are commonly exhibited by those with lyme disease, and you live in a state that has lyme in epidemic proportions!!

Some things to keep in mind...sometimes people with lyme who are put on antibiotics feel WORSE before feeling better because of the herx reaction. [I]And two weeks on an antibiotic, given your symptoms, is not long enough![/I] I would strongly encourage you to visit/post the lyme boards for more info...given your symptoms, it's possible you have chronic lyme, and more agressive treatment may be necessary.

Few gp's have the knowledge and the experience to diagnose and to treat lyme...a lyme literate medical doctor should be consulted in these cases.

Bethsheba

PS If my doctor was going to do more bloodwork, and I was in your situation, I would insist on tests for lyme from Igenex Labs in CA. All tests for Lyme are not foolproof, but Igenex has a better track record than most.
Re: Body vibrating!
Oct 31, 2008
Knee and shoulder problems early on are very common in my family, but lately they've been ridiculously bad. Up until about late July, I was okay. It's possible my immune system had been suppressing it, if it is Lyme. I will tell my doc I want to continue the antibiotics for at least a month, is that long enough to see any results? I don't like the idea of being on an antibiotic longer than necessary.
Re: Body vibrating!
Oct 31, 2008
[QUOTE=Chikazz;3778665]...I will tell my doc I want to continue the antibiotics for at least a month, is that long enough to see any results? I don't like the idea of being on an antibiotic longer than necessary.[/QUOTE]

You might want to post on the lyme boards...I have no personal experience with this...only knowledge from what I've read others' experiences to be. I know where you're coming from about being on meds longer than necessary, but I think more info from those in the know (people who have received treatment for their symptoms and those who have had their symptoms go away permenantly) may be of benefit to you.

Bethsheba
Re: Body vibrating!
Nov 11, 2008
I had read this post a little bit ago and don't have time to read what has been said since but wanted to tell you my experience in case it helps.

I started vibrating, whole body but most in arms when trying to fall asleep. I would not be asleep yet but close and I would start to vibrate. If I opened my eyes or moved at all, it would stop. I could keep doing this, start, stop, etc until I would just let it continue, then it would get more intense. When it got intense it would scare me so I would try to scream or move or anything but I would be paralized. It would take me about 60 seconds to finally break out of it. One time, it was so bad that the cartilage in my nose was vibrating so severly that I could hear it externally and after I was able to "snap out of it" my nose and arms were very sore from the vibrating. Once I let it get to that severe state, it wouldn't happen again that night.

I know that I actually am moving because my husband has felt it. He said it was about the fruequency of the electric hair cutter things. I also have a problem with quivering sometimes. It seems to happen differently than the vibrating but my husband can feel that also.

Due to many unknown health problems that I have they have put me on prozac. I took only 5mg the first 2 nights because I tend to have severe side effects from meds. I didn't so I started taking 10mg and now 20mg. Since starting the 10mg, I have not vibrated once. It's been about 2 wks I think. Not sure if this is coincidence but sure seems like maybe that stopped it.

I hope they don't come back, it is a very weird feeling!
Re: Body vibrating!
Nov 13, 2008
I hope you like it, Bethsheba. I gave you credit for the idea of posting there. And I agree, it's probably a good idea to point it out. Here's the link:

[url]http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?p=3793155#post3793155[/url]

My concern is that I might scare them. >.< I don't want to cause a panic, but not many people know about Lyme, even where I live, unless they test positive or have a gp doctor who knows about it (not common, but it does happen).
Re: Body vibrating!
Nov 14, 2008
[QUOTE=Chikazz;3793160]I hope you like it, Bethsheba. I gave you credit for the idea of posting there. And I agree, it's probably a good idea to point it out. Here's the link:

[url]http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?p=3793155#post3793155[/url]

My concern is that I might scare them. >.< I don't want to cause a panic, but not many people know about Lyme, even where I live, unless they test positive or have a gp doctor who knows about it (not common, but it does happen).[/QUOTE]

Chikazz,

Thank you so very much...yes, you might scare them [I]but if you do they may remember what you told them.[/I] I've found that many simply "blow it off", and believe me, [I][B]I have offended many[/B][/I], but there are people out there who are [I]desperately[/I] seeking info and embracing it. Chikazz, it is possible that your one post may save one life...and if it does, who cares what the others think.

I live in a high risk area also, and I find, too, that many are ignorant....it is the beginning of hunting season here and I suspect many will be transporting the critters back into the communities. I think there was more awareness in my state (I'm in the Midwest) when they discovered the disease 30+ years ago, than there is now. Sad and scarry.


I hope and pray that you well do well with treatment. I will not be able to provide you with any "electronic" support, but please know that you will always be in my thoughts and prayers. You're a strong and brave young woman to speak up and out when you're struggling with your health. Undoubtedly, you will do well in life.

My computer has crashed so I won't be returning regularly...but again, I''ll be thinking of you.

Bethsheba
Re: Body vibrating!
Nov 21, 2008
UPDATE!!!

Well, a fair bit of water under the bridge since my original post, and some developments... maybe. Looks like cardiac explanations have been ruled out, as far as anybody in the medical world can ever rule anything out definitely... I have concluded that my night-time/waking trembling/vibrating of the upper body is caused by a neurological problem in my neck Ė probably some kind of pressure on nerves coming out of the vertebrae. Much of the evidence is circumstantial, but thatís better than nothing at all!

ďBadĒ necks run in my motherís side of the family. She and I get a lot of pain and stiffness etc in the neck, causing bad headaches sometimes. As I've got older (now 53), I have gradually developed:

- various problems with tingling in my fingers, the worst of which is like an electric shock in the fingertip when I press a computer mouse button
- bad pain down the sides of my arms from the shoulder when I move my neck in particular directions (exactly like sciatica, but in the arms instead of the legs)
- brachioradial pruritus (Google it) Ė an intense (actually intense doesnít begin to describe it) itching down the same part of my arms

I am absolutely convinced that whatever neck problem is causing these symptoms is also responsible for the shaking whatever's pressing on the sensory nerves is perhaps pressing on the motor nerves too..

Ummm... no, there's no cure for any of it.
Re: Body vibrating!
Nov 21, 2008
Sorry, I didn't mean to disappear. I just got really busy and haven't had a chance to follow up on the links that one of you was kind enough to leave.

I'm still vibrating, but not as much. I'm still taking the magnesium supplements with B-Complex and calcium. There was a point where I thought that the vibrating might be external, but I've ruled that out.

I've looked into Lyme literate doctors here, but haven't located one yet.

My problem is that I'm not currently working and not insured, so finances are a problem. I'm thinking also that anxiety may be part of my problem. The vibrating seems to happen mostly in the early AM.


[QUOTE=Chikazz;3790830]Doc now agrees it might be Lyme :) Antibiotics made me worse at first, now I'm better. Still chest pains, just as often, but no vibrating now, and the non-chest random sharp pains are less frequent. My knees and shoulders even seem a little better. Had ankle pain for a while after starting antibiotics, seems gone now. Doc gave me two more weeks of doxycycline, and said that he's going to recheck my blood when I've finished it. If I'm still having any kind of problems by then, I'm being sent to an infectious disease specialist. I can wait that long, especially since the antibiotics seem to be helping.

Hmmm, where did Ardentoo go? She promised not to disappear ;)[/QUOTE]
Re: Body vibrating!
Nov 30, 2008
Read this all the way through maybe you can ask your doctor if you have this

[url]http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/hyperventilation[/url]


[QUOTE=Hogweed;3800331]UPDATE!!!

Well, a fair bit of water under the bridge since my original post, and some developments... maybe. Looks like cardiac explanations have been ruled out, as far as anybody in the medical world can ever rule anything out definitely... I have concluded that my night-time/waking trembling/vibrating of the upper body is caused by a neurological problem in my neck Ė probably some kind of pressure on nerves coming out of the vertebrae. Much of the evidence is circumstantial, but thatís better than nothing at all!

ďBadĒ necks run in my motherís side of the family. She and I get a lot of pain and stiffness etc in the neck, causing bad headaches sometimes. As I've got older (now 53), I have gradually developed:

- various problems with tingling in my fingers, the worst of which is like an electric shock in the fingertip when I press a computer mouse button
- bad pain down the sides of my arms from the shoulder when I move my neck in particular directions (exactly like sciatica, but in the arms instead of the legs)
- brachioradial pruritus (Google it) Ė an intense (actually intense doesnít begin to describe it) itching down the same part of my arms

I am absolutely convinced that whatever neck problem is causing these symptoms is also responsible for the shaking whatever's pressing on the sensory nerves is perhaps pressing on the motor nerves too..

Ummm... no, there's no cure for any of it.[/QUOTE]
I've read your link, interesting, but although it mentions tingling in the arms and around the mouth, that's as close as it seems to get to body vibrating which in my experience is a much stronger symptom than tingling. It could be the reason for all my extra gas though ;)
[QUOTE=Sooperb;3839372]I've read your link, interesting, but although it mentions tingling in the arms and around the mouth, that's as close as it seems to get to body vibrating which in my experience is a much stronger symptom than tingling. It could be the reason for all my extra gas though ;)[/QUOTE]



My problem is that I wake up with my boyfriend in the morning and can't fall back asleep for at least 2 hours. Usually around a certain time i get the body vibrating. Its not just one part of my body, its my whole body and i have never heard of this before until i did a search on google. What does this mean and how does this happen?
Re: Body vibrating!
Feb 23, 2009
Hi All, I have this too. It first started about 2-3 years ago, and I've now come to the conclusion that it is stress related.

It always used to go, but come back again when I was up late cramming for exams etc. Usually started in bed with legs vibrating, then it became whole body.

Currently, I am starting a PhD and have moved in with my girlfriend for the first time. I don't work much, and technically have a cruisy life. Nevertheless, in recent weeks I've frequently had the sensation that the vibrations are about to 'rise to the surface'. I seem to be able to talk myself out of them to some extent, but it is still a very uncomfortable feeling. A doctor once told me "it's just nerves".

I'm going to start exercising and cutting down on coffee etc, but if it doesn't help I believe the only solution is to seek counselling and eliminate the underlying stressors. Personally I think it's because I feel tied down with my girlfriend (not used to perceived lack of freedom), and being so 'switched on' with the PhD thing...

It's good to find similarly symptomed people! Cheers.
Re: Body vibrating!
Apr 17, 2009
This post started long ago, but I was hoping some people check this out.

I'm a 20 year old female. I suffer from anxiety but recently it has gotten much better. I exercise at least 5 days a week. I don't drink caffeine or eat any fast food.
I wake up in the middle of the night and it feels like my body is vibrating. It lasts for a bit but I quickly fall asleep. I'm a very heavy sleeper so not much will wake me up. It's just so strange. My heart doesn't beat fast when it happens and I feel really calm.
I hope someone can figure this out soon!
Re: Body vibrating!
Apr 21, 2009
I have this happen once in a while too. Always thought it was my heart beating a million miles an hour but my pulse would be normal. Mine always come just when I am falling asleep. It's always when I'm really tired, not just normal tired. I realized just now that it could be from being startled awake after I'm almost in the deep sleep. My hubby will suddenly cough or roll over and it jerks my brain back awake too fast so then when I try to get comfortable again, thats when the vibrations start. Does this seem logical to anyone who has this problem when they are first falling asleep? from reading this post it seems like people are getting them at all levels of sleep but mine is at the beginning.
Re: Body vibrating!
May 16, 2009
Has anyone figured out anything on this? I have the exact same thing. Go to bed very tired get electricity feeling throughout my whole body. My head is numb and cloudy and I feel entirely off. I have tried everything from anxiety meds to vitamins. I had a saliva adrenal test that showed low adrenal function, so not sure if that is the root, or a manifest. A lot of people are telling me to look into Lymes Disease? Any ideas? We need to get this resolved this is torture especially when you get those jolts or drops I call them right before falling asleep.
Also, does anyone else have low body temperature like 97 and lower?
Re: Body vibrating!
May 17, 2009
Have you read through the thread, there is a poster who has some links to Lymes disease and symptoms. She (?) is quite convinced that this could be the answer. As I don't remember ever having been bitten by a tick I don't see it as the cause for me. I am more convinced of a stress related link. I have currently been experiencing the vibration again recently and although I am not a stress head at all, I am beginning to think that being affected by stress is not just linked to dreadful things like bereavement, job loss, divorce etc. but can have it's roots in smaller, but just as meaningful causes such as my son being dismissed from his job etc. I have a daughter whose life is often affected by her problems healthwise and because we're close, her problems become my problems too.

So, maybe for me anyway, it's a build up over a period of time that then starts to affect me. Your adrenal glands are the ones responsible for the fight or flight response that is behind panic attacks etc. Perhaps one day the load is too much for your body to cope with and that's when stress symptoms start to appear. I don't have panic attacks any more (fingers crossed anyway) but I do get this vibrational thing. I have searched the net, looked at symptoms and causes of heart disease and have come to the conclusion that as it's not a permanent thing, I don't feel ill or sick, that stress is the most likely factor in it happening.
Re: Body vibrating!
May 18, 2009
I don't know if I have hypo or not, but following a basic diet has eliminated all my symptoms, including the vibrating. There were a lot of things I didn't even realize were symptoms, and I feel better now than I have in years.

The basics of the diet are elimination of sugars, caffeine, white flour. It's a very healthy diet. You restrict carbs, but make sure you get 100-150 grams a day. I also found that I needed to restrict high-glycemic foods. One thing you'll learn is that people have a variety of symptoms and different things work for different people.

I hope this helps. Because blood sugar (released by pancreas) is regulated by the adrenal glands, I'm sure this will at least help you manage your symptoms, even if you continue to look for another cause.
Re: Body vibrating!
May 18, 2009
Part of my reply was cut off this morning.

Since experiencing inner vibrations I've been following a diet for hypoglycemia. The basic idea is not to stress out your pancreas or adrenal glands, so you try to keep your blood sugar as even as possible. To do this, follow the recommendations in my last post. I also forgot to mention eating smaller meals with frequent snacks.

I also meant insulin -- not blood sugar -- released by the pancreas. Sorry.

People who have hypo testify that it can be triggered by stress. I've also had terrible episodes before breakfast, especially after doing any exercise. A numb and cloudy head is another classic symptom. Because the diet is so healthy (I lost 35 lbs and I'm now at a perfect weight and I eat all the time) I'd recommend giving it a try.
Re: Body vibrating!
Jun 27, 2009
I have the same thing except it happens only in the morning when I wake. It is so un nerving that I have to get up and walk around before going back to bed. It will happen in the afternoon if I take a nap so it is only when I am relaxed. I check my pulse in my neck the same as you and it is normal. It started in my chest area but now I can feel it throughout my whole body. After I get up it goes away and doesn't bother me. The Drs have no idea. Let me know if you find a way to make it stop

Mark
Re: Body vibrating!
Jun 30, 2009
I have the same thing!! Except is getting worse and worse all the time. It started in my arms, and now, a few months later, mu whole body vibrates. I feel like my heart will stop, and I will die..It makes me feel nauseous, and nervous. In the morning when I wake is the worse, because I feel soooooo sick too. I also feel exhausted first thing in the morning after a long nights sleep (10 hours, although restless). My muscles in the middle of the night feel like they are seizing up. I toss and turn trying to get comfortable. My right hand is always a little bit swollen when I wake up in the morning, and sometimes a part of me will twitch for a few minutes (usually my mouth).. I have painfull joints, especially my elbow joints. Does anyone have any suggestions?? I have never taken any meds for this, and I have an appt with a neurologist in a couple of weeks.. Can anyone help??
Hey fellow vibbrators. my names Jay illl start on a good note the only good that has come out of this is my girlfirend loves that i vibrate she says when she feels the vibrating it makes things different haha. anyways ill add my stats and thoughts. im 22 under weight and have alot of unknown health problems right now. ill start at the top. my ears have been ringning with a very high pitch and usually comes with disey spells. but both do happne on there own at different times of the day. i have also been folllowing up with my doctor because of swollen lymp glands. i have 3 doctors tell me not to worry about them one was a ears nose and throat specialest. stomach probelms ive always had heart burn problems for years but nothing serisouse untill recently. i major pain in the middle ubber of my abodomen. went down to emergency they did some blood tests examined me everything seemed fine they diagnosed me with either a swollen stomach lining or a virus. then i went to see my doctor and sent me for some blood tests testing for everything u can think of. for the fact stomach problems run in the family so im waiting for a stomach xray. those have been my main symptoms up untill a new one showed up when i was laying down to go to bed i got the vibrating. now for most of my life ive been very fast pased not stop but never really stressed never had any health problems or anxiety or nothin. but recently i havent been able to find a job and the stress has def been adding up and the vibrating kind of flew me over the wall. so thonight i went down to emerg and they thought i was crazy and that nothing in wrong with me at all. so they gave me some lorazepam for anxiety. and yeas its helped with all my anxiety problems but no luck on the vibrating. not to mention i hardely ever get any sleep and i am not active at all. but i am in contact with ticks alot where i go camping and fishing is high in them and we have dogs that go all day hunting so it is really possible that i got bit by one im gonna get that check out tomorrow. another thing i would like to add is thyroid problems could be causeing it to. because the er doctor said i should get my thyroid checked right away. anyways theres my stroy ive been spending every second day in the hospitol with all these symptoms so i got 2 more to go it looks like so ill get back to you all when i find out and if anything changes please let me know
I thought I would add to this long topic.

I am a 47 yr old female. I just started getting this about 6 weeks ago on a semi regular basis.

I also get other wierd things happen as I am falling asleep such as falling sensation, twitching, pulsing, and the vibrations that have been talked about here.

This only seems to happen as I am falling asleep although the vibration thing has also happened after I have woken up in the middle of the night or sometimes I think it actually wakes me up. To me it feels like a bee buzzing down the center of my body between the chest and belly button area.

It all started with other symptoms that I am attributing to my adjustment on thyroid medication. I go to an endo on Monday but I am sure when I tell him about this he will dismiss it. I have tried ativan 2x so far and that so far has stopped it, but I don't want to rely on that. I don't feel anything when awake and moving around just when I am relaxed to the point of about to fall asleep.

I live in the desert so I don't think it is lyme disease.
Well i have some good news my vibrating seems to have pretty much stopped i went to the emergency the other night cause it just got to unbearable so they figuered it was anxiety as u said they would and they gave me lorazapam and it seems to have stopped. and i can believe that is was stress and anxiety cause i had a huge conversation with my doctor about it and it can do alot to u it was pretty much killing me. every day it seemed i had something new going wrong with me and all my tests are coming back perfect and since things are starting to look up i am feeling 10 times better. i am still getting tested for lime disease tho and my doctor wants to check my thyroids other than that im a healthy young man i just need to reduce my stress. majorly and most of the people here seem to have the same thing in common over weight and not active like my self accept i am acutally under weight because of stress and anxiety i havent really been able to eat but its all gettin better. so i suggest we all get out more trust me it will help and just try to relax youll be fine
I appreciate your post luckyluke777, but it has no productive merrit. I have never taken a drug for this problem, as I rarely take medications at all. And although it sounds very funky to sit in a quiet room and listen to it, it doesn't solve the problem any more than the drugs. There is something wrong with me, and it is becoming dibillitating. My left arm is weak as a kitten, and my joints and muscles are painful. I feel the vibration 24 hours a day, and when I read about others who feel it for 30 seconds at a time, I feel envy. I am scheduled for an MRI in a week, as my dr. feels it is probably spinal cord related. There is a possiblity that a disc has degenerated and is pressing on my spinal cord. I am also going for more blood work to test for Lyme Disease. The symptoms are very similar and its worth a shot. Accepting it, and embracing it as my "body's energy centre awakening", sounds ridiculous. I have a life to live, kids to raise, work to do and this miracle you describe is getting in my way. Thanks for the post though. You are entitled to your say. No matter how useless.
Re: Body vibrating!
Jul 28, 2009
At first it was a running joke, I'm getting a message from the aliens, I'm vibrating! Then the vibs come and go so often I ignore them. Then I find others are experiencing the same thing. Humming sounds just below the xyphoid, now my body vibrates all over. Today its stronger. I would think my hands would be seen trembling but it is not. I just had 5 days of vacation so the stress is low. No new meds, I have HTN. I exercise, have stopped going to fast food places and restraurants totally. Cut down on carbonation, sugars for over 2 years. Take health supplements. Am 53 y.o.. I do not go outside unless I have to because of allergies to everything green here in Arkansas. I do not like the heat at all. The TV's off and the internet is on. I don't play loud music. I live quietly. I sleep well. I know what Lyme Dz symptoms/signs are, I don't have it. I have lived with this buzzing for 3 years now and have not exploded or turned into anything, or disappeared. I do think it is interesting to listen to people talk abt it.
Re: Body vibrating!
Jul 28, 2009
Lucky luke that's an interesting theory, but if vibrating was good for us I doubt so many of us would be bothered so much about it.

Roshea the bit of your post that stands out for me is this : "Am 53 y.o.. I do not go outside unless I have to because of allergies to everything green here in Arkansas. I do not like the heat at all." Surely that situation is enough to have you constantly in a state of some anxiety and stress. Stress is a really mean adversary, just when you have conquered one of its symptoms, it produces another. There seems to be a huge range from sweating and shaking, needing the loo urgently, feeling sick and faint, palpitations, racing pulse, headaches and stomach upsets, the list goes on and on.

That's why I think the vibration is just another outlet for your body to express itself. As I seldom feel ill or indeed have any illnesses, I attribute all these odd quirky symptoms to being anxious or stressed. For me the most annoying part is that I never counted myself in as a worrier or stress head but I think your subconcious is a powerful piece of kit that can work against you quite effectively without you being aware of it. I don't vibrate nearly as much as I used to which I attribute to having recognised vibration as yet another symptom of stress which comes and goes according to what's going on in my life. I often have a lump in my throat and the accompanying phlegm, but that, too, comes and goes; it's probably more of a nuisance than the vibrating as that usually only happens at night. The lump in the throat can come on at any time and I find it really annoying, constant swallowing and clearing my throat and lots of water.

So there you go, my opinion for what it's worth. You do have underlying stress, not going out is not good for you!
Re: Body vibrating!
Jul 30, 2009
When something new comes into many peoples lives many if not most are bothered by it..not because it is bad or detrimental to us but because it upsets the order of the day....it forces change to your routine. Life is only what you perceive it to be from YOUR reference point. Your senses perceive something and you or another establish an opinion on what it is and what will come of it. That doesn't make it so...it is just an established opinion that is accepted as fact. I am not claiming to know what these vibrations are for all who sense it since I can only speak for myself and what has happened to me..I am just trying to explain my experience...if that helps only one person then great...you need not accept my opinion...but be not so quick to judge the truth or falseness of what I speak..rather experience it....the first time I experienced it I was just as " freaked out" as most of you, I awoke in my bed in the middle of the night vibrating so hard I thought the whole room was shaking. I looked over to my wife who has always been a light sleeper who would awake to a pin drop any other night, yet she was still sound asleep. I realized then and there that this "buzzing" "vibrating" was coming from inside of me. I still thought to myself that the vibration was so strong surely my wife could feel the bed vibrating and actually woke her to ask her if she heard something. She then mumbled no and returned to her sleep. This happened over and over and bothered me quite a bit for several years until I read the information of what I spoke of...I tried it...AND IT was the truth for ME. I experienced the same things...so those who dare just to try and experience your vibrations as I have suggested on earlier posts and be your own judge...if nothing comes of it...flush my opinion down the drain..what have you to lose but a night or two of peace and quiet. But if you find that what I spoke of is TRUE...then and only then...your opinion of what life is all about will change...yes it will change because you will understand that some things in life are beyond doctors or medical understanding yet need not be feared. Life is a series of events and experiences and that's all it is or is it? You decide !
Re: Body vibrating!
Jul 31, 2009
[QUOTE=luckyluke777;3961781]You're NOT crazy or SICK...what you're experiencing has been around for milleniums by Bhuddists called Chakras or Kundalini awakenings? You just need to research it and you will see you don't need meds so relax..by relaxing and accepting it as part of you you will come to realize that you can actually control them in their intensity and bring them on by willpower or turn it off by willpower. It is your body awakening...wether you accept the spiritual explanation or not is entirely up to you but you need not worry that anything is wrong with you. Why do you think doctors know nothing about it...because it is NOT a medical problem...meditate on it or just simply when you experience the vibrations again...lie there breathing deeply , just relaxing and accepting it. Experience it.[/QUOTE]

I have to agree with Luckyluke here...I think there is more going on here than Western medicine can explain. I've had my experiences for a little over a year now and they all started after visiting a grave yard (the next day). This is a spiritual "thing". Chakras will cause you to vibrate, especially when they are highly active. Mine tend to be active when I'm very relaxed. And yes, you can control them with a calm mind. I've been through the whole doctor check-up mess. I have no Lyme disease, Lupus, Thyroid problem or anything else they could find. And they STILL tried to give me Xanax. They don't understand it, and that's okay. You need to look to Eastern spiritual philosophy to understand the vibrational state. Kundalini, Astral projection, OBE, they're all part of the energy bodies we all have. I believe some of you are experiencing these energy body 'symptoms'. Good luck.
My few opinias
1 ) i listen to george noory show - they said there that the soul leaves the body sometimes for a few seconds when enter back into body we feel this vibration
2)i also think it could be some pinched nerve somewhere
3)but most likely it is due to stress / im truck driver and when i go to a large city and many stops and need to fight traffic like crazy and get angry and sad if a bad run ,forget my meals ,if next day same thing then i might feel the vibration
4) i was in extreme heat area for few days and stress and got tired of it and rent a room at hotel and woke up in big vibration
5) maybe we are special lets think pozitive / dont worry relax
Re: Body vibrating!
Aug 10, 2009
:cool:This has probably been settled by now Mario, but i'd still like to put in my two cents...

What the vibrating is comes from something called Sleep Paraylsis.

SP is very common and almost certainly a sign of Sleep Apnea. I've been diagnosed with it, and what happens is your mind wakes up before the rest of your body get's a chance to. Usually occurs when you stop breathing in your sleep. That said they have also linked SP with Narcolepsy, but only a neurologist/sleep study specialist can find that out.

Please let me share my quick story about that;

I had the vibrations and suddenly left my body and began to float. I swore I could see everything that went on and that was enough for me. I felt I had lost my mind and possibly had a stroke. I went balling to my GP and she reffered me to a Neurologist.. I went crying to him because the SP wouldn't stop. He asked me do I wake with headaches some times and I said yes, a week later I had a sleep study done and the tests show I stopped breathing 24-50 times an hour! Not only that my oxy dropped to 84%! He said that no wonder I was having SP episodes because I wasn't breathing and my OXY/o2 rate plummeted! My next step is to stop sleeping on my back and to try another study with a mask.

That said, you will find people who insist that that the vibrations only occur when you are about to enter an Astral Plane, or have a lucid dream. Like a gateway into the nether world (from what I understand) I personally don't agree with it, because of the fact of what I've seen and the test results.

Please don't worry and get an opinion by your GP, see what he/she says and then draw your conclusions there. Please hang in there!
Re: Body vibrating!
Aug 11, 2009
:wave: That's interesting Daisy. I am overweight and snore, both signs of the potential to have sleep apnoea. However, my slight variation is that I don't just wake up vibrating, I can start as soon as I lie down, though more often I have dozed off first. How does that equate though with the heart racing and sweating? Do your symptoms include anything like that?

I'm glad that your practitioner acted so quickly and you had such a good resolution. Here in the UK the GP will try medication usually before they will consider sending you for tests. I haven't been because on the whole I realise that what happens with me isn't making me ill or affecting me much on a day to day basis, it was worrying to start with and it's annoying that you get woken from sleep etc. but for me, I have learnt to live with it. I still believe that in my case it's linked to stress.
Re: Body vibrating!
Aug 11, 2009
[QUOTE=Sooperb;4055621]:wave: That's interesting Daisy. I am overweight and snore, both signs of the potential to have sleep apnoea. However, my slight variation is that I don't just wake up vibrating, I can start as soon as I lie down, though more often I have dozed off first. How does that equate though with the heart racing and sweating? Do your symptoms include anything like that?[/quote]

Hello Sooper!

Yes, you might just have sleep apnoea. They say that 1 in 5 people have it and just don't even know about it! Personally I'd really push to get that sleep study done, or atleast get into as much detail as possible with your GP. Main thing is, don't get too hot and don't sleep on your back. If these occur in any position I strongly recommend getting into a sleep study. I used to live in NZ for years and I remember the medicial system very well. It was nice in one way being free but horrible in waiting for specialists or standard testing,

I may not be understanding about your vibrating, but I would think your body fell asleep but your mind is still "on". My Neuro explained that some folks have it at it's worst when they fall asleep, or others (like myself) have an SP episode with a trigger.. in my case if it's I get too hot or i'm totally stressed out or even if I've overslept.

I used to get the heart racing, and I'd remember when it got really bad I would scream in my sleep, beg my husband to wake me up and I'd try to force myself to move, but couldn't. I would rememeber crying to jesus "PLEASE MAKE THIS STOP" but that was all before I understood what aws going on. After the tests and speaking to doctors it's just left me in awe as to what the mind does when we aren't even using it.

Basically, if you ever get too upset durring these episodes just tell yourself you are safe, you are dreaming, and this will pass. The more you fight it the worse it gets. (Some actually start to hallucinate) Just relax during it and when you do manage to wake up, get up..walk to the bathroom or downstairs and get a sup of water, or milk. You want to do that because if you wake up from an SP episode and you go right back to sleep you will fall right back into another SP. I've heard of some people getting up and rubbing cold water on their legs to kind of "snap" out of it.

OK, I've rambled enough, sorry about that. But one last interesting bit.. My Dr. had asked me if I slept with the TV on, and I said yes.. he then asked if while i'm dozing off do I ever feel like i'm falling, or if sounded very clear, and stereo like before I finally drift off? I said yes, all the time because that's how I know i'm falling asleep. He said that is also a form of SP, because your body is already "shut off" but the mind is still drifting off.

Neat huh? lol :D
Hi guys

Not sure if anyone is following this thread any more, but I've been watching it for months as I have the same symptoms. I was put on Cipralex (escitalopram) in the end by my GP and although anxiety went away (I have fibromyalgia and get anxious), the shaking when I woke from sleep didn't stop.

I just had a sleep study done at St Thomas's Hospital in London, who are just amazing. They recorded my sleep patterns, and the points where I remember waking up vibrating, it showed that I was mid-way through a PLMD patch (periodic limb movement disorder) The consulatant said I vibrated virtually the whole night, sometimes kicking and thrashing my arms and legs. This is apparently thought now to be a CAUSE of fibro.
He told me to stop the Cipralex immediately as SSRIs make it worse! And to go onto, unfortunately, the benzo clonazepam. Having said that, despite the cold turkey off the ssri (I was only on minimal dose and wouldn't recommend anyone on over 5mg do it without doctor's guidance) and the silly withdrawal bits that come with it, I haven't shaken in my sleep or vibrated now for 8 days - which is a miracle!

I have to be monitored as this drug is very habit forming and the research I've found suggests that PLMD returns once you stop it, but right now I'm enjoying my shudder-free evenings and feeling as if I have more energy than in years.

Beautiful as some of the posts here are - being in touch with spiritual realms or whatever - I would urge anyone out there who is troubled by this to just find out what their brain (and arms and legs) are doing in their sleep first!

God's blessings on all who are suffering with this out there :wave:
Great post, I can tell you, this thread hasn't died, it's only sleeping ;).

That's really interesting, lucky you to have had a GP who took you seriously and a hospital with a specialist unit. The rest of us will have to continue to vibrate on. I am pleased that you have had a solution and that you have had some relief.

That said, my vibrating was never that vigorous, it still happens though not as much. An interesting twist now is that I have started having dreams in which something unpleasant is happening; last night it was a group of people punching and kicking Kerry Katona! She then started bleeding and crying that she had lost her baby. This woke me up and as is common now, I was vibrating and my heart was racing a bit, though not as badly as it has in the past.

I have recently had an ecg which showed my heart to be fine and also a fasting blood for thyroid function. There wasn't any concern about the levels although my ALT level was slightly over the higher end of the norm, that, too, apparently is no cause for concern. Ah well, I will soldier on.
Re: Body vibrating!
Oct 18, 2009
I found have also found this thread while researching why I vibrate when I go to sleep and wake up. How amazing to find people with such similar symptoms.

I live in New Zealand, although this all seemed to start not long after I came back from a trip to North America. The day after I got back I developed a low grade fever that lasted a week - but no other symptoms. Since then I have ended up with a bunch of things wrong with me. I started waking up vibrating occasionally. Then a month or so later I had a terrible pain in my teeth/sinus (left side only) that spread to my temple and scalp. Doctor thought Trigeminal Neuralgia and put me on amatriptylene. But ended up with much worse vibrating (not sure if caused by that or just coincidence). I tremble during the day, like having low blood sugar, which is worse whenever I am overtired or overexert myself. I have weird clicking in left ear/inside head and squishy noise when I turn my neck left and right. I get low grade fevers on and off - flushed face and cold hands. Am often exhausted. Have developed sore shoulders (my hands go numb at night, most nights, but think this must be the way I'm lying?). Get cramp in my feet. My glands on the left side of neck are tender. My doctor tried me on antibiotics for a couple of weeks - just augmentin though. Didn't seem to help.

My husband has felt these vibrations. They seem to be in my chest and arms. I too have felt my pulse as it felt like my heart was thumping, but was beating regularly. They seem to last about 10-15 seconds and then, believe it or not, they slow down before stopping. He could actually tell me when they were starting to slow down. Weird eh.

Yesterday after having a busy weekend I spent a couple of hours in the garden and my legs were so shaky it felt like I had gone on a major hike for hours, then found it difficult to stand.

I think these vibration things are a general symptom of something wrong and, like a congested nose can be a cold, or sinusitis, or hay fever etc, these vibrations could have different causes for each of us too.

One thing with me is that most of my symptoms seems to be worse at night, the trigeminal pain was much worse at night (but that has stopped now), the foot cramps, hands going numb, sore shoulders, vibrating...I wonder if something is out in my neck and its the way I'm sleeping... I also wonder about this lyme disease. I hope to see a neurologist in a few weeks so maybe he can test for it. Not sure how that will work here in NZ though as it isn't something you get here. Someone watching this thread commented on the NZ health system - it sure is slow. Even paying for a neurologist takes 3 months to get an appointment. My husband is American and it drives him bats!
Re: Body vibrating!
Oct 22, 2009
Ok so 3 days ago i was vibrating when I woke up. I googled it and found this site and had to join to tell my story. I have found things that link this to mind/body experiences also so I will include them as well.

Twice now I have awoke to the vibrations. once the other day and once about 18 month ago. The first time I thaught it was an earthquake. Funny!

Every now and then I hear my name repeated rapidly in my head while going to sleep. Sometimes I hear noises that I can describe as someone tuning in an am raidio and accelerating beats that eventually become constant noise and then fade or change and so on. Also several times I have been snapped awake while falling asleep by a buzz that starts low and increases by frequency, pitch, and volume, untill it ends with an electrical explosion.

When I was about 8 years old I read my mothers mind from the living room while she was in the bathroom. Basicaly I heard my mothers voice in my head. I asked her what she was thinking about and she repeated the exact sentance I heard (spooky) This is not my imagination!

3 years ago I was using hallucinagenic mushrooms with my live in girlfreind. We were outside on our deck and became scared at some far off sounds (police on bullhorn i think) this started me on a "bad trip" while lying in bed together I was getting messages from a higher power to stock up, grab my guns and head to my dad's to outrun some impending doom on christmass. I got over that little hump but then began communicating in my head with the girlfreind. In my head I told her to pinch my arm if she could hear me. She promptly pinched my arm. she denied it the next day but the conversation we had involved her recent unfaithfull and dishonest behavior. We broke up a few months later. two months ago she told me she had in fact pinched my arm upon my request and can recall the event.

I think i had sleep paralysis twice and also have stopped breathing in my sleep.

Other than that im pretty healthy and sound of mind. Any input?
Re: Body vibrating!
Nov 18, 2009
I finally went to the neurologist for my body vibrations, which I have 24/7. He did brain wave tests on me asleep and awake. He discovered that my brain waves are always in overdrive. There were no indications of any "down time" at all for my brain. Even asleep it was high energy. He put me on Mirtazapine, which is used as an anti-depressant. I am not depressed, and told him so. He advised me that this medication re-aligns the brain chemicals in the brain. Almost like a tune up. He told me he has seen a few patients with vibrations, and they all had the same wave results. He said that this medication kick starts the brain to respond "up and down times" and adjust accordingly. I have been on the meds for 1 week and I already see results. I feel vibrations, but minimally, and only in the tips of my hands. I'll keep you all posted and good luck..
Re: Body vibrating!
Nov 20, 2009
Hi..thanks..I have been going through many other tests throughout the year for these vibrations though...blood, xrays, heat on my spine, ice on my spine, stretching, chiropractor etc. Because it is on both sides of my body, the cause, or source is centrally located. I was tested for MS, Lyme disease, rhumatoid arthritis and other more minor ailments, like strained back, pinched nerves etc. After months of narrowing it down, I was sent to a neurologist. My vibrations effect every part of my life. They are so intense at times throughout the day, that I feel serious nausea. At night I can't sleep. I feel like my heart is pounding but I have a stethoscope and it is normal...My blood pressure however is 155/95..high..I also have pain in wrists, elbows, hips, knees and shoulders. Always on both sides at the same time..My connective tissue seems to lose strength too from day to day. Sometimes my elbows are so weak I can't open a jar or I will blow out the joint its so loose. Symptoms change from day to day. One day its severe, the next my elbows, knees, whatever are normal. I don't know if my "vibrations" are caused by the same thing as anyone else. But I do believe it has something to do with the CNS....If I'm wrong...I'll find out soon enough.. and I'll let you know..:wave: Thanks for the response.
Re: Body vibrating!
Jan 10, 2010
Hi! I am 27 year old female with increasing episodes of "body vibrations". I have a history of SVT, and my cardiac work up (which included an EP study was negative for afib/ flutter, or v-tach. I vibrate all night for the most part, and now have noticed episodes while working in the day. My doctors were quick to blame anxiety, however my girlfriend let them know quickly that she can definately feel me vibrate, and that it even keeps HER awake! I am losing my patience with my PCP's inability to address the issue. The more I complain about it the more he changes the subject and brushes it off. I had an episode two nights ago that included feelings of "donkey kicks to the chest", and went to the ER. Besides anemia, and a high lymphocte/ basophil count, my work up was normal. My cardio thinks this phenomena is musculoskeletal. In reference to the preceding stats, I am not overweight (BMI 17.5), and I have been ammenorheic for three years. I run low Blood Pressures 100/60 average. I am generally cold, but I vibrate regardless if warm or cold. The insomnia is becoming unbearable. I hope this helps, or someone can relate. I guess I am personally looking for a suggestion as to which specialist to give my money to next.
Re: Body vibrating!
Jan 11, 2010
You're NOT crazy or SICK...what you're experiencing has been around for milleniums by Bhuddists called Chakras or Kundalini awakenings! You just need to research it and you will see you don't need meds so relax..by relaxing and accepting it as part of you you will come to realize that you can actually control them in their intensity and bring them on by willpower or turn it off by willpower. It is your body awakening...wether you accept the spiritual explanation or not is entirely up to you but you need not worry that anything is wrong with you. Why do you think doctors know nothing about it...because it is NOT a medical problem...meditate on it or just simply when you experience the vibrations again...lie there breathing deeply , just relaxing and accepting it. Experience it.
When something new comes into many peoples lives many if not most are bothered by it..not because it is bad or detrimental to us but because it upsets the order of the day....it forces change to your routine. Life is only what you perceive it to be from YOUR reference point. Your senses perceive something and you or another establish an opinion on what it is and what will come of it. That doesn't make it so...it is just an established opinion that is accepted as fact. I am not claiming to know what these vibrations are for all who sense it since I can only speak for myself and what has happened to me..I am just trying to explain my experience...if that helps only one person then great...you need not accept my opinion...but be not so quick to judge the truth or falseness of what I speak..rather experience it....the first time I experienced it I was just as " freaked out" as most of you, I awoke in my bed in the middle of the night vibrating so hard I thought the whole room was shaking. I looked over to my wife who has always been a light sleeper who would awake to a pin drop any other night, yet she was still sound asleep. I realized then and there that this "buzzing" "vibrating" was coming from inside of me. I still thought to myself that the vibration was so strong surely my wife could feel the bed vibrating and actually woke her to ask her if she heard something. She then mumbled no and returned to her sleep. This happened over and over and bothered me quite a bit for several years until I read the information of what I spoke of...I tried it...AND IT was the truth for ME. I experienced the same things...so those who dare just to try and experience your vibrations as I have suggested on earlier posts and be your own judge...if nothing comes of it...flush my opinion down the drain..what have you to lose but a night or two of peace and quiet. But if you find that what I spoke of is TRUE...then and only then...your opinion of what life is all about will change...yes it will change because you will understand that some things in life are beyond doctors or medical understanding yet need not be feared. Life is a series of events and experiences and that's all it is or is it? You decide !



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