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Quaking, shaking and other strange sensations

Hollyk Community Member March 03, 2011
  • Hi guys; it has been a long time and I hope that everyone is the best they can be!

     

    Just a stupid question; has anyone ever been woken up to feeling like their in the middle of an earthquake; just to find out that it's you, not the earth?  It started out in the beginning several years ago with just a sensation that someone was "shaking the bed, couch, ect."  I woke up the other day with a full body sensation-as if I was in an earthquake.  My body wasn't shaking-but I had the sensation that it was...very strange; and not one of my regular symptoms.  

     

    This seems to happen mostly when I am lying down; but I've had movement sensations while sitting down.  The sitting down sensation is always a feeling like someone is shaking their leg or shaking the furniture.  When I wake up in the morning and lay down at night the "buzzing" sensation starts out like electricty running through my body's circutry.  It isn't painful-just weird.

     

    I hope everyone is doing well! Take care and God Bless!

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  • Lisa Emrich
    Health Guide
    Mar. 09, 2011

    Hi Holly,

     

    I get something very similar to what you describe.  For me, it is most noticeable right when I am waking up in the morning.  It doesn't so much feel like an earthquake but more like the inside of my body (just under the skin) were laying on top of a vibrating clothes dryer.  Kind of a combination of fast internal shaking, vibrating...

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    Hi Holly,

     

    I get something very similar to what you describe.  For me, it is most noticeable right when I am waking up in the morning.  It doesn't so much feel like an earthquake but more like the inside of my body (just under the skin) were laying on top of a vibrating clothes dryer.  Kind of a combination of fast internal shaking, vibrating (almost buzzing), and jiggling.

     

    If I'm tired, it is much more noticeable.  If my MS symptoms have been acting up, it seems to happen more.  As I fully wake up and my attention is taken elsewhere, I forget about the vibrations. 

     

    I don't think that I've ever felt this sensation when I've been up and moving around.  But I will sometimes feel it when I'm lounging on the couch and feeling relaxed and tired.

     

    I should note that this odd sensation is different than the vibrating/buzzing I get in various parts of my body at any given time.  Those feel almost as though they come from an external source (which obviously isn't there).  These other swirling/vibrating sensations come from inside.

     

    • Nancy
      Nov. 22, 2011

      Does anyone remember the jumping beans? That is what I feel like sometimes that just under my skin are a bunch of "jumping beans" It sure feels weird.

    • Lisa Emrich
      Health Guide
      Nov. 22, 2011

      Hey, that's a good description!!

  • Anonymous
    syla
    May. 15, 2014
    I have been dealing with this sensation of shaking for over 2-3 years now. I have no idea what causes it but it does raise some concerns. Though I did find this when I was googling symptoms in a forum "No, seriously what is going on is *Hypnic jerk*. Do you ever wake up suddenly to a falling sensation and a strong muscle twitch just after you have fallen asleep...
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    I have been dealing with this sensation of shaking for over 2-3 years now. I have no idea what causes it but it does raise some concerns. Though I did find this when I was googling symptoms in a forum "No, seriously what is going on is *Hypnic jerk*. Do you ever wake up suddenly to a falling sensation and a strong muscle twitch just after you have fallen asleep or feel your bed was shaking? These strange sensations and muscle twitches are known as a hypnagogic myoclonic twitch or *Hypnic jerk* If this has happened to you on more than one occasion, do not worry, you are not alone. Close to 70 percent of all people experience this phenomenon just after nodding off, according to a recent study at the Mayo Clinic. Most experts agree that this is a natural part of the sleeping process, much like slower breathing and a reduced heartbeat. The occurance is well known and has been well documented. However, experts are still not completely sure why the body does this. The general consensus among researchers is that, as your muscles begin to slack and go into a restful state just as you are falling asleep; your brain senses these relaxation signals and misinterprets them, thinking you are falling down. The brain then sends signals to the muscles in your arms and legs in an attempt to jerk you back upright. This misinterpretation that takes place in your brain may also be responsible for the *falling* dreams that accompany the falling sensation or the feeling that your bed is shaking. These *dreams* are not really normal dreams, as they are not produced from R.E.M sleep, but rather more like a daydream or hallucination in response to the bodys sensations. While this phenomenon happens to most everyone, studies have recently begun to link occurrences of *Hypnic jerks* to sleep anxiety, fatigue, and discomfort. People who are having trouble sleeping or cannot get comfortable in bed appear to experience the sensation more often throughout the night. It is especially more common with people who are trying to fight falling asleep or have deprived themselves of sleep for more than 24 hours. Researchers believe that the lack of sleep from sleep anxiety or sleep deprivation confuses the muscles and the brain. The muscles continually attempt to relax and shut down for rest, while your brain remains awake creating continued *misinterpretations* of falling or loss of balance which causes the body to jerk and shake the bed. Scientists and researchers continue to study sleep twitching and jerking in a small capacity, but state that the sensation is completely normal for our bodies and is *of little medical significance*. Our bodies go through several procedures of shutting down and preparing for an extended period of rest. *Hypnic jerking* is just one of them. It does not appear to cause damage to the body and poses no danger to our physical well being.""
  • Eva
    Eva
    May. 03, 2014
    Hi my name is Eva. I have been puting up with these same symptoms for at least 5 years or longer now. It scares me so much sometimes! Sometimes it very faint. I can barely feel it. Other times it's really noticeable. It never happens when I am awake. Only when I first wake up. I can't believe that so many other people have this too! I never heard anyone else...
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    Hi my name is Eva. I have been puting up with these same symptoms for at least 5 years or longer now. It scares me so much sometimes! Sometimes it very faint. I can barely feel it. Other times it's really noticeable. It never happens when I am awake. Only when I first wake up. I can't believe that so many other people have this too! I never heard anyone else ever talk about this problem. Is there any meds or anything to help curb this sensation?? Thank you for any answers.
    • Hollyk
      May. 03, 2014

      I don't take any meds for it; not sure what would help it. I've learned to live with it; like the rest of it. I try to stay healthy; But I'm not always good about it. 

    • r_beyer
      Jul. 20, 2014
      Hello all: I have began having the feeling as I wake up that I am in a earthquake. Really strange. I asked my wife if she felt the earthquake and I got this weird look like WHAT R U TALKING ABOUT. Several weeks later I went to see my Dr. and told him what I felt and also got a look like R U Nuts. I read somewhere online it could be connected to the immune system...
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      Hello all: I have began having the feeling as I wake up that I am in a earthquake. Really strange. I asked my wife if she felt the earthquake and I got this weird look like WHAT R U TALKING ABOUT. Several weeks later I went to see my Dr. and told him what I felt and also got a look like R U Nuts. I read somewhere online it could be connected to the immune system BUT my Dr said NO WAY!!! Well as u can see I am not satisfied with his answer and will be searching until I find something I can get my head around. DONT STOP SEARCHING
  • Anonymous
    Sansy
    Apr. 19, 2014

    Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. Hopefully our collective wisdom and insight will help to resolve this for you as well as provide some comfort.  I too have been experiencing the same shaking feelings around the spine early in the morning as I start to wake.  It feels like a car engine revving.  I also have intermittent numbness...

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    Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. Hopefully our collective wisdom and insight will help to resolve this for you as well as provide some comfort.  I too have been experiencing the same shaking feelings around the spine early in the morning as I start to wake.  It feels like a car engine revving.  I also have intermittent numbness at night in my legs mostly on the right side.  This goes away after I rub my leg.  An MRI a year ago has indicated that I do not have MS. I was able to get rid of this shaking sensation for about a year.  During that time a failed dental implant was removed and I went on a gluten free diet.  The feelings gradually went away and I was symptom free for a whole year.  My trigger seems to be sensitivity to gluten. This is not surprising as celiac disease runs in my family.  (Celiac Disease for Dummies is an excellent resource. From this resource I learned that:  Apparently many celiacs do not get upset stomachs! There are over 200 different symptoms. Also, it takes on average 11 years to diagnose celiac disease in North America and 6 months in Europe!  Many celiacs experience joint pain and skin problems as well.  Pain in my hip and fingers disappeared after going on a gluten free diet. However testing for celiac disease is not that reliable and a negative result may mean that a gluten free diet might be the route to exposing any problems.) Well, now that I have been so healthy for an entire year, I decided to get a dental bridge put in.  Two weeks after getting a temporary bridge put in the shaking and intermittent numbness has returned.  In that time I have also discovered that I am now sensitive to dairy products so the journey continues.  I have just started my dairy free journey and am hoping that all the related shakiness disappears once again.  Hope this helps you on your journey.  Best wishes and please provide your insights as we share these experiences. Don’t forget us if you figure this out or have some suggestions!   

  • Anonymous
    Toby
    Apr. 15, 2014
    I had same issue. Completely had almost every test at univ of chicago hosp. Has ct's, ekg, lung tests, halter monitor, sleep study. Dr kept saying anxioty. I finally went to Mayo Clinic. I have a common disorder that makes my iron level go high. If it goes undiognosed it can cause organ damage. I just have to give blood until iron (ferritin) goes back to normal....
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    I had same issue. Completely had almost every test at univ of chicago hosp. Has ct's, ekg, lung tests, halter monitor, sleep study. Dr kept saying anxioty. I finally went to Mayo Clinic. I have a common disorder that makes my iron level go high. If it goes undiognosed it can cause organ damage. I just have to give blood until iron (ferritin) goes back to normal. Symptoms are getting better as iron levels coming down. It is a simple blood test. I found a prescription that helped symptoms tremendously befor finally finding answer. It is called Amatriptolyne. It was a life savior. Only needed 10mg before bed. Found it on a site like this one. I promissed myself that if i ever found the solution i would let everyone know. It took a year n half to find it. Several thousand dollars. I hope this helps. Good luck!
  • Anonymous
    DisneyDaisy
    Apr. 12, 2014
    My husband was diagnosed with MS a year and a half ago, and he literally shakes - not sure how it feels to him, but it looks like he has extreme shivers all over. When he wakes up his legs shake like a wet dog, but only for a minute. Is this the same thing you are describing? He's not as proactive about getting info, which is why I'm posting here not him
  • Anonymous
    Laura
    Mar. 22, 2014

    Hi,

     

    I've recently noticed an internal tremor in my nether regions.  I thought trains must run under my house and that I was somehow feeling their vibrations, but upon researching this theory, found there was nothing running under my house except for the usual pipes.  The termor is subtle, yet I know my body well and thus, is certainly noticeable...

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    Hi,

     

    I've recently noticed an internal tremor in my nether regions.  I thought trains must run under my house and that I was somehow feeling their vibrations, but upon researching this theory, found there was nothing running under my house except for the usual pipes.  The termor is subtle, yet I know my body well and thus, is certainly noticeable to me.  Today, whilst lying down reading, I've found that this internal tremor is relative to my whole lower abdomen.  I have a gastric band fitted and have been off my food of late - this is when the tremor has begun.  I was diagnosed 2 years ago with Sciatica (sp?), was born with a slanted spine and thus, have no natural central core balance.  I've recently also noticed periods of "vertigo", that are again very subtle, yet rather disorientating.

    I'm not of a mind to panic unnecessarily and would greatly appreciate if anyone has had a diagnosis for this ailment and is willing to share the information.

    I also do not have MS.

  • Anonymous
    Samantha
    Mar. 18, 2014
    I experience this! You are the first person I've seen who can adequately describe it. Everyone generally looks at me like I'm nuts or thinks I'm somehow describing a seizure or tremor. It's mostly when I'm laying down or reclining, but periodically when I'm sitting at my desk. My head feels like it's having a really hard, but miniature earthquake. It's almost...
    RHMLucky777
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    I experience this! You are the first person I've seen who can adequately describe it. Everyone generally looks at me like I'm nuts or thinks I'm somehow describing a seizure or tremor. It's mostly when I'm laying down or reclining, but periodically when I'm sitting at my desk. My head feels like it's having a really hard, but miniature earthquake. It's almost a buzz, but moreso shaking. I've had it as far back as I can remember, the earliest is about 4 or 5. I have no other health problems.
  • Judy
    Mar. 15, 2014

    As others have mentioned, I also have symptoms of internal shaking or quivering for the last few months. I've done the 24 hour heart monitor and, of course, had no symptoms and so now I am wearing a monitoring device for one month. I have three autoimmune diseases (Hashimotos, Sjogrens and Primary Biliary Chirrhosis (liver transplant in '05) so I've been suspicious...

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    As others have mentioned, I also have symptoms of internal shaking or quivering for the last few months. I've done the 24 hour heart monitor and, of course, had no symptoms and so now I am wearing a monitoring device for one month. I have three autoimmune diseases (Hashimotos, Sjogrens and Primary Biliary Chirrhosis (liver transplant in '05) so I've been suspicious that I have some new condition. I take a lot of meds and have experimented not taking certain pills, but nothing seems to have made any difference. 

     

    I will certainly be relieved if I learn that there is nothing wrong with my heart, but these quivering sensations, especially at night, are very creepy and I would like to know what is casing them.

     

    If anyone has any new information they have found, I would love to hear about it.

     

    Judy, 68

    • bubbasattva
      May. 27, 2014

      I'm 68, had liver trans in 05 at Musc Charleston, and have the waking quaking on most waking, during night and morning. Feel paralyzed for few seconds it lasts. Doc has no clue. I found Myoclonia on Google, seems match but no treatment pete

  • Anonymous
    cheryl
    Mar. 07, 2014

    I get this same feeling of shaking inside my body. I experience it mostly when I am laying down trying to fall asleep. I don’t have MS but I do have bipolar and depression. I believe mine may be coming from anxiety, fear, and a lot of sadness. I do my best to live a normal life but it to is a struggle for me to get out the bed and out my apartment because...

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    I get this same feeling of shaking inside my body. I experience it mostly when I am laying down trying to fall asleep. I don’t have MS but I do have bipolar and depression. I believe mine may be coming from anxiety, fear, and a lot of sadness. I do my best to live a normal life but it to is a struggle for me to get out the bed and out my apartment because I often feel very tired with very little energy once I get going I feel better but by the end of my day at work and once I get home I’m feeling exhausted.

  • Hollyk
    Mar. 06, 2014

    Hello everyone.  I wanted to share what I've learned since I first posted this question.  This happens to be a form of neuropathy that can occur with MS patience as well as anyone with disorders to the nerves or demyelination.  That is kind of broad; but with human brains; everyone's "wiring" is different-so; how one perceives the sensation is...

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    Hello everyone.  I wanted to share what I've learned since I first posted this question.  This happens to be a form of neuropathy that can occur with MS patience as well as anyone with disorders to the nerves or demyelination.  That is kind of broad; but with human brains; everyone's "wiring" is different-so; how one perceives the sensation is different than another.  

     

    Lisa's comment about it happening more when tired, waking up or an exacerbation seems to be the most typical.  

     

    I have grown used to this and sometimes don't notice the 'fainter' ones.  However, I also have PPMS so; I never really 'feel' out of an exacerbation anymore.  I only notice when I go into a new one.  Laughing

     

    As dumb as this sounds to some; I have been very happy with a holistic approach to my MS.  I try to stay active as much as I can; sometimes I have to literally pray myself out of bed; but once I get going-it is not so bad.  I am fortunate in this so far; but have had days where I have been brought to my knees and even staying in bed was more than I could bare.  So, I understand that everyone has to do what works for them.  I focus on what I love and that keeps me motivated to continue to try every day.  

     

    I truly hope this helps some of you.  I know that I would've been lost without this site when I was first going through testing.  

     

    Peace of Christ be with you!

     

    Holly

     

    PS-sorry for any spelling errors-MS brain and no spell check. :)

  • Anonymous
    enchanted13
    Mar. 05, 2014
    Hi! For over a year now I have been having the same kind of sensation. I have had crohns disease for almost 30 years now and it's been pretty active the last few years so Ive been spending most of my time in bed. I am usually lying on my left side to watch tv or read or to use my iPad and it'll feel like someone has just pushed down on my mattress or has bumped...
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    Hi! For over a year now I have been having the same kind of sensation. I have had crohns disease for almost 30 years now and it's been pretty active the last few years so Ive been spending most of my time in bed. I am usually lying on my left side to watch tv or read or to use my iPad and it'll feel like someone has just pushed down on my mattress or has bumped into my bed. Sometimes it just feels like the mattress is shaking or vibrating. It instantly scares me and that makes it stop but sometimes it happens 3 or 4 times in a row. It also happens when I am lying down flat to sleep. As I said, its been happening for over a year and its a sensation I've never felt before. It's been happening a few times a week and its a little scary when it does. Is there a way to make it stop?
    • Anonymous
      enchanted13
      Mar. 05, 2014
      Me again! Just wanted to add that I had absolutely no idea that this happens to so many people. It makes it a little less scary though I still want it to stop! 😊
  • Anonymous
    Gen
    Feb. 01, 2014
    It seems that when I am over tired I get this very same shake symptom it's been going on for about 2 years now. I do not have ms or any other health issues except vestibular neuritis which seems to be improving over time. Internal body tremor. I have wondered if it's to do with my nervous system, my back muscles, tiredness, anxiety, sleep deprivation. But have...
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    It seems that when I am over tired I get this very same shake symptom it's been going on for about 2 years now. I do not have ms or any other health issues except vestibular neuritis which seems to be improving over time. Internal body tremor. I have wondered if it's to do with my nervous system, my back muscles, tiredness, anxiety, sleep deprivation. But have no idea. It's always at night, 90% time when I go to bed or wake up in the night and sometimes when I wake in the morning. It stops me going to sleep as I am worrying about what it is. I am not on any medication. Here are the things I am going to try to see if I can get myself balanced again. Back massage, yoga, gluten free, more raw food, 8-10 glasses of water a day, in bed lights off by 11 every night If anyone wants to try this with me, great we can compare notes ;) X Gen
  • happydaddy
    Jan. 14, 2014

    Penelope's comments are similar to what I experience, so I have been discussing these issues with my health practitioner and medical doctor.  I experience the electricity feeling in the morning as well, not every morning, but a lot. 

     

    A bit of background; I have had Grave's Disease (autoimmune issue with the thyroid) a fair amount of food...

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    Penelope's comments are similar to what I experience, so I have been discussing these issues with my health practitioner and medical doctor.  I experience the electricity feeling in the morning as well, not every morning, but a lot. 

     

    A bit of background; I have had Grave's Disease (autoimmune issue with the thyroid) a fair amount of food sensitivity, worst is gluten, and a lot of elements in my body being out of balance, i.e. low vitamin D, stressed adrenal glands, low testosterone, leaky gut issues, chronic fatigue.  The list is fairly long.  I have also suffered from symptoms like panic attacks and rapid heart rate so I take a beta blocker to keep my heart rate slower and alprazolam for the panic feelings or nervous feelings that come and go. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THE ALPRAZOLAM.  It is highly addictive and when you withdraw from it, it makes you feel nervous and panicked.  Frustrating thing about pharmaceuticals but that is another topic.

     

    What my doctor, health practitioner and I have surmised so far is it mostly related to my autoimmune issues which really screws up the body if not addressed.  My “buzzing” feeling seems to hit me most when I am stressed out or not sleeping well and I will have other symptoms as well like heart palpitations or PVC’s.  If you want to know more details, feel free to ask.  I could probably talk for hours on what I have found over the years.  To summarize though, I believe a lot of it is the body out of balance with hormones and other elements.  No easy button to push to fix it and for me it requires a lifestyle change to make it better.

     

    Hope this helps.

  • Karina Dahl
    Jan. 01, 2014

    I live in Denmark, and one and a half month ago I got the same symptoms as you, I feel as if I am on top of a washing machine spin. Constant. The floor, the couch, the bed vibrates. But I do not shake exterior, and I have no pain and I'm not depressed or crazy. I can not find other Danes who have it as I do. By chance, I found your page. But I think using Google...

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    I live in Denmark, and one and a half month ago I got the same symptoms as you, I feel as if I am on top of a washing machine spin. Constant. The floor, the couch, the bed vibrates. But I do not shake exterior, and I have no pain and I'm not depressed or crazy. I can not find other Danes who have it as I do. By chance, I found your page. But I think using Google that the problem is due to low frequency noise / infrasound. The sounds of the machines that few people can hear. I have found evidence of it on 2 different pages, eg www.arbejdstilsynet.dk. But it's a hell to have the "ability". Some people hear a hum, and others feel the vibration in the body. Is there any possibility that I'm right?

    • Anonymous
      kew1960
      Feb. 21, 2014

      i live in the USA and have inside tremoring. it is every second of the day & night now. i'm only 50 too, a mom that raised 3 great sons. anyway, for my life, i cannot obtain this new discovery of medicinal cannibis with high CBD & zero or low levels of the THC. The THC is the stoning agent and the CBD is the nerve calmer. if you know how i can purchase...

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      i live in the USA and have inside tremoring. it is every second of the day & night now. i'm only 50 too, a mom that raised 3 great sons. anyway, for my life, i cannot obtain this new discovery of medicinal cannibis with high CBD & zero or low levels of the THC. The THC is the stoning agent and the CBD is the nerve calmer. if you know how i can purchase this product  and receive via the internet paymt and by mail, let me know? Since it has low THC, it is 'not' considered an illegal product. This is really my last hope for a cure. Thanks. Karen1128@gmail.com

    • Anonymous
      Jmack
      Mar. 02, 2014

      I have been experiancing the same thing , went to the doctors last week , doc recomends that I see an ear nose throte specialist , she thinks I have minieres disease

  • reptkeu
    Nov. 13, 2013

    Hi Holly,

    Have you made any progress with your research?

    I have recently started getting the exact same sensations as you. At first I woke up a few times thinking there were earthquakes (I just moved to Japan). Then I realised they were not earthquakes and that it was only a sensation, and my body wasn't shaking.

    Then I started thinking it could be due to the...

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    Hi Holly,

    Have you made any progress with your research?

    I have recently started getting the exact same sensations as you. At first I woke up a few times thinking there were earthquakes (I just moved to Japan). Then I realised they were not earthquakes and that it was only a sensation, and my body wasn't shaking.

    Then I started thinking it could be due to the cell phone antennas on the roof of the flat I recently moved into.

    Then I am also considering it could be a psychic impairment triggered by some earthquake paranoia I may have had in the first place.

    But anyway, it's really disturbing and worrying.

     

    By the way, I think a lot of people here are explainging they get similar symptoms, and describe their that they are actually shaking. It's really important that everyone understand that the condition we are discussing here is not actual tremors, but SENSATIONS of tremors, which is very different. I just wanted to point that out.

    • Anonymous
      Sarah
      Nov. 19, 2013
      I would check calcium, potassium, magnesium levels. A combo vitamin has brought the 'jumping out of my skin' earthquake issues under control.
    • Hollyk
      Nov. 19, 2013

      Yes; checking your blood work takes presidence; but this is referring to normal blood work levels. 

    • Anonymous
      april
      Nov. 28, 2013
      I looked this up because I at first thought the buzzing was some weird frequency thing coming from the tv or the computer. But tonight I was sitting in bed watching tv with my son and it felt like maybe some on left their phone on vibrate under my mattress and only on my right foot at the front. It happens to me not often enough to cause me to worry. But enough...
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      I looked this up because I at first thought the buzzing was some weird frequency thing coming from the tv or the computer. But tonight I was sitting in bed watching tv with my son and it felt like maybe some on left their phone on vibrate under my mattress and only on my right foot at the front. It happens to me not often enough to cause me to worry. But enough that I am wondering now what it is now. I would like any info anyone could give me.
  • Anonymous
    Marie
    Sep. 30, 2013
    I have this and also have ms so frustrated my doctor doesn't understand and says I must be anxious at last someone with the same symptom
    • widgets
      Oct. 07, 2013

      When 52, is the first time I experienced the shaking inside.. can not see shaking on the outside.  I have experienced the shaking or vibrating in the head most of the time.  It is when I wake up to go to the bathroom and then try to go back to sleep.  Only when I am lying down.  Sometimes it is all over my body but most of the time it is...

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      When 52, is the first time I experienced the shaking inside.. can not see shaking on the outside.  I have experienced the shaking or vibrating in the head most of the time.  It is when I wake up to go to the bathroom and then try to go back to sleep.  Only when I am lying down.  Sometimes it is all over my body but most of the time it is just in my head.... here are the times that it is worse.. when tired, drink alcohol,...... I think that it is anxiety.  I was on a menopause site a while back and found some women that had this weird thing.  Suggestions were sleep with a vibrator under the pillow or some found release with anti depressants .... hop0e to hear from others.

       

  • Maddy
    Oct. 14, 2012
    Even I have the same feeling, I m worried about that.
  • Penelope
    Aug. 22, 2012

    Hi folks

     

    I'm also experiencing this shaking when inbetween sleep and wakefullness. I am 44 and was knocked down with Glandular Fever (mono) 4 months ago. I suffered from lots of weird stuff with this virus including weird brain wonkiness, extreme blurred vision, hyper sensitive skin, and for the 1st time ever- swollen thyroid. It may well be a post viral/...

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    Hi folks

     

    I'm also experiencing this shaking when inbetween sleep and wakefullness. I am 44 and was knocked down with Glandular Fever (mono) 4 months ago. I suffered from lots of weird stuff with this virus including weird brain wonkiness, extreme blurred vision, hyper sensitive skin, and for the 1st time ever- swollen thyroid. It may well be a post viral/ thyroid thing. Now my perid is late and I have bloating and cramping. The GF virus is insidieous and very very debilitating. Good luck to you all!

  • catemarie
    Apr. 11, 2012

    In last few years, I have violent shaking, quivering, quaking, vibrating inside like an internal earthquake. Sometimes it lasts for hours and it can wake me up. I do not shake on outside-no hands or legs-just inside. All my organs feel like someone has reached inside of me and is shaking them so fast it feels like quivering-like I am really shivering inside....

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    In last few years, I have violent shaking, quivering, quaking, vibrating inside like an internal earthquake. Sometimes it lasts for hours and it can wake me up. I do not shake on outside-no hands or legs-just inside. All my organs feel like someone has reached inside of me and is shaking them so fast it feels like quivering-like I am really shivering inside. My heart pounds like it is going to come out of my chest.

     

    It is different than nerves, anxiety, or feeling scared. It is all physical and can come on suddenly. I have had thyroid-Hasimotos for 40 years-it is not that-I have had at least 50 thyroid storms-that also has shaking on outside, like hands.


    I have been wondering if it could be diabetes or low blood sugar-but it does not always go away with food or orange juice. And last time I had my blood sugar tested it came out okay.

     

    It is getting more often and for longer periods of time. No one seems to know what it could be. It is not fun.

     

    I am hoping for help. If anyone wants to start a conversation and we can maybe work this out-email me at  catemilne@gmail.com

    • mdiaz4229
      Oct. 08, 2012

      Hello,

      This would be my first post ever. Since June 2012, I've been experiencing these inner tremors. At first it was sporadic, not that often. Then, between July 2012 and I'd say August 2012, it got incrementally more noticeable. (I did lose my job in September 2012). Even as I write, I feel the slight tremors inside. Like everyone else, it happens more while...

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      Hello,

      This would be my first post ever. Since June 2012, I've been experiencing these inner tremors. At first it was sporadic, not that often. Then, between July 2012 and I'd say August 2012, it got incrementally more noticeable. (I did lose my job in September 2012). Even as I write, I feel the slight tremors inside. Like everyone else, it happens more while I'm about to go to sleep; I often wake-up during the night and will notice the all-over tingling sensation. As for where I notice the tremors, it's all over: Mostly chest and back, sometimes in my legs, but around the base of my head, too. When it's subtle, like right now, it feels like my upper-torso is affected. And like everyone else, only I seem to feel these tremors while my boyfriend does not feel a thing. Luckily, there's no pain, just the worry that I deal with for now.

      I don't have a doctor as, honestly, I'm not very trusting of doctors--even when I had health insurance. I've been thinking about enrolling in COBRA, but I just don't have the funds.

      It scares me as I keep reading about Parkinson's Disease, or other autoimmune diseases. I have a tendency towards depression, but I've been through unemployment before and can't imagine why I would start developing these symptoms all of a sudden. I'm 34, not in terribly horrible nor great shape, but I do Pilates about twice a week; one possible connection: I started doing Pilates around the time the symptoms were worsening. But I love Pilates and won't stop it as I don't experience the tremors, or at least notice them, while I'm working-out.

      I don't know where to start or where to go, what to do. I must add that I do enjoy wine and drinking, and am trying to curb the usage since the symptoms have developed more. I don't think the symptoms are better or worse after having drank, though.

      In most other posts, everyone seems to have some other disease or ailment they can possibly attribute these tremors to, but I've nothing from where to start. I guess advice, a helpful reply, humanity, I don't know, just something that won't make me feel so terrified all the time.

      I thank everybody ahead of time and only hope all of us can somehow get better and find the answers they are seeking. Please feel free to e-mail me at michelle_4229@yahoo.com should you have any advice in this matter.

    • Anonymous
      PhiMata
      Jul. 16, 2013

      Yes, I just recently, started feeling like a small earthquake was passing bywhile in bed. Itwould wake me up... I asked my husband if he felt it; of course, he said it may be the dog scratching herself.... but it's not that at all.  Today, I'm siting at work and internally, I feel the quivering, shaking inside of my lower spine and buttocks. It's so strange....

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      Yes, I just recently, started feeling like a small earthquake was passing bywhile in bed. Itwould wake me up... I asked my husband if he felt it; of course, he said it may be the dog scratching herself.... but it's not that at all.  Today, I'm siting at work and internally, I feel the quivering, shaking inside of my lower spine and buttocks. It's so strange. I am 58 years old, have no thyroid problems, or health issues. this just started happening... Glad to see that many have the same thing. It's annoying... I just finished eating a light lunch, and the shaking is continual. It's crazy!  I've been seeing a chiropractor for lower back/hip pain. I will ask him if he's heard of this condition. 

  • KJ
    KJ
    Mar. 03, 2011

    Hi Holly,

     

    It's good to see you here again. I hope you're doing well.

     

    I also have some of what you're describing. I get jerking legs at night due to "periodic leg movement disorder". This was diagnosed at a recent sleep study I did related to sleep apnea. This will wake me up when I start kicking. The docs don't think it is related to the...

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    Hi Holly,

     

    It's good to see you here again. I hope you're doing well.

     

    I also have some of what you're describing. I get jerking legs at night due to "periodic leg movement disorder". This was diagnosed at a recent sleep study I did related to sleep apnea. This will wake me up when I start kicking. The docs don't think it is related to the white matter problem and it is a little different from the shaking or buzzing feeling that I also have.

     

    For me the buzzing is most noticeable when I'm awake, but tired. It will typically feel like it's deep inside my body between the top of my hips and my spine, but it can also be in my groin. It feels like a slow buzzing or a rapid twitch. I can put my hand to the area affected when it comes on but I can't feel any shaking or movement going on. It doesn't last long (5 to 10 seconds) but it's long enough in duration to give me a good idea of where I think it is coming from.

     

    I have essential tremor in my hands, head, and voice as well. I also have rapid spasms in my esophagus from time to time. (Feels like about five or six mini-hiccups about a second apart.) This is a very different feeling from the internal buzzing but it seems like it could be related.

     

    I hope you're feeling better soon. Sometimes these little weird things come and go and don't seem to mean anything. Take care.

    • Jody Anderson
      Nov. 21, 2011

      Hi Holly, I have the exact same thing. It is like a small tremor. I have asked my husband many times if he feels an earthquake.  Also, I was wondering if you have thyroid condition. I do, could this be the problem

       

    • Hollyk
      Nov. 22, 2011

      I developed a hashimotos in late 2009; it is thyroid disease-also autoimmune-but it was the very beginning of it-I developed hypervascular nodules-and they know I didn't have them before-because my thyroid was the very first thing tested and continued to be monitored after that.  Your thyroid can cause major symptoms-that are very similar to MS-however,...

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      I developed a hashimotos in late 2009; it is thyroid disease-also autoimmune-but it was the very beginning of it-I developed hypervascular nodules-and they know I didn't have them before-because my thyroid was the very first thing tested and continued to be monitored after that.  Your thyroid can cause major symptoms-that are very similar to MS-however, my thyroid was perfect  until it wasn't and my symptoms came before and even after having a thyroid (it was removed in early 2010) and my symptoms have remained and gotten worse.  Not everyone developes multiple autoimmune diseases who have MS-but it does seem to be an issue for some-it definitely isn't unheard of.  I have learned to live with what I have-but have refused major medications-preferring to 'deal with' my symptoms and issues as they occur.  It's just my way of coping; we all do what we need to survive.  I hope this helps!  Holly

    • Anonymous
      deborah
      Nov. 16, 2013

      my description of it ia a vibrating bed but one that hasent been turned on yet. I do use the vibration part of my bed to go to sleep so I don't feel my body vibrating but when I wake I have wondered if the bed didnt turn off. Many times I lay there trying to feel if the bed is doing it or me....it's meeeee. I have had thyroid issues for many years and wondering...

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      my description of it ia a vibrating bed but one that hasent been turned on yet. I do use the vibration part of my bed to go to sleep so I don't feel my body vibrating but when I wake I have wondered if the bed didnt turn off. Many times I lay there trying to feel if the bed is doing it or me....it's meeeee. I have had thyroid issues for many years and wondering if the meds are too much at times to cause this

    • Greg
      Nov. 17, 2013

      Hi There,

       

      My mother is in hospital as I type, with these same symtoms as mentioned the specialist thinks it's all in her head. Your comments will make her more content knowing she is not crazy like the doctor thinks.

       

      Unfortunately she now has a low heart rate and also has a feeling of a heavy chest all the time. Has any one else had these symtoms...

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      Hi There,

       

      My mother is in hospital as I type, with these same symtoms as mentioned the specialist thinks it's all in her head. Your comments will make her more content knowing she is not crazy like the doctor thinks.

       

      Unfortunately she now has a low heart rate and also has a feeling of a heavy chest all the time. Has any one else had these symtoms and also i was just wondering without being to personal, the people with these symtoms are you naturally nervous types of people.

       

      It might help in my research to find reasons behind my mothers problems. Best Wishes to you all in your future health.

    • Hollyk
      Nov. 17, 2013

      That's not uncommon with a low blood pressure or heart rate.  That seems to be a common factor with a lot of MS patients; I have both.  There was a point my HR was dropping down into the high 40's and the only dr. who understood that was/is my "normal" is my obstitrician.  I take Bontril to increase my BP to a level that helps me stay more alert....

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      That's not uncommon with a low blood pressure or heart rate.  That seems to be a common factor with a lot of MS patients; I have both.  There was a point my HR was dropping down into the high 40's and the only dr. who understood that was/is my "normal" is my obstitrician.  I take Bontril to increase my BP to a level that helps me stay more alert.  Tell your mom take heart-it took over 3 years for me to get an answer and even then; it was through an optic neurologist because of the havoc it was wreaking on my eye sight.  

       

      My advice; stay away from dr.'s who don't listen to your concerns or pass you off as a phsych patient.  I was vindiated by the evaluation; but it still was humiliating to have to experience it.

       

      God's Peace to you both!

    • krikee Edward E. LIm
      Feb. 02, 2014

      me too.. im confusing that at the age of 22yrs old.. i already experiencing that symptoms.. is that critical?