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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!
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 20, 2007
[QUOTE=cocolicious1;2809179]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.[/QUOTE]

Oh, I wouldnít get too excite yet! I've been shaking like a leaf again for the last couple of nights. I guess only the summer will tell me one way or another... have you noticed if you're shaking when you actually wake up, or if it takes a couple of seconds for it to start, like it does with me?
Re: Body vibrating!
Feb 20, 2007
[QUOTE=Hogweed;2809786]Oh, I wouldnít get too excite yet! I've been shaking like a leaf again for the last couple of nights. I guess only the summer will tell me one way or another... have you noticed if you're shaking when you actually wake up, or if it takes a couple of seconds for it to start, like it does with me?[/QUOTE]


I feel it a few seconds after I wake up and I'm lying still. Probably because as soon as I wake up, I'm not aware of anything until I'm focused.
Re: Body vibrating!
Feb 20, 2007
[QUOTE=cocolicious1;2810840]I feel it a few seconds after I wake up and I'm lying still. Probably because as soon as I wake up, I'm not aware of anything until I'm focused.[/QUOTE]

I wasnít focused as a rule either, but I became so determined to examine this that I started concentrating as soon as I wake up, and it definitely takes a few seconds, then it startsÖ of course you realise (as Bugs Bunny used to say) if itís the same for this small handful of us, weíve discovered an entirely new medical phenomenon hereÖ
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
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.
[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'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!
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 30, 2008
Hey guys! Remember me? Well, I was getting worse. Sleeping was getting harder, and although the vibrations seemed to have gone, I had a recurrence a few nights ago. I keep twitching at night, too, and often I'll get most of the way asleep, when I suddenly wake up, for no discernible reason. I'm constantly fatigued now. Also, I'm not sure I mentioned my bout with vertigo in... hmm... late July/early August. Well, I'm going through that again. My costochonritis hasn't gone anywhere, and my hand still tingles. My knees are always hurting, and popping in and out of the joint like they did last year... I thought they were better... I have these new headaches, in my ears and my eyebrows and under my cheekbones. I was getting pretty sick of all this, considering I'm usually a happy bouncy person. So I went to the doctor, and he's put me on doxycycline! He claims to have done it for my sinuses, but it's also one of the antibiotics most commonly used to treat Lyme. Lucky? I've got two weeks worth. If I'm showing improvement by then, I get more. If not, then it's a whole lot of bloodwork and tests for me >.<
[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!
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!
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??
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
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 19, 2009
[B]I have had the exact same vibrations--every morning. Only in the morning and if I take a nap and wake up, the same vibrations. I have discussed it with several doctors and none have any idea. But it sure is bothersome.

Mark





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