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Buzzing/ Internal Vibrations

I remember a while ago there was a thread about these "internal vibrations" or buzzing sensations. Just wondering if anyone got an answer on what causes it? I was sent for a brain CT to check for lesions (which I have none, thankfully) as they say these sensations can be a side effect from that, or MS.

Anyways, just wondering if anyone has an answer, as my leg has been buzzing constantly the past few days! It feels like my cell phone is inside my leg, set to vibrate, and someone keeps calling me non stop...

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I have the buzzing in the front of my thighs constantly. I've been diagnosed with chronic moderate Neuropathy in both legs, and per the EMG, I have lesions, but they affect the C5-8 not my lumbar. In December I will be getting updated x-rays/MRI's and like you, a CT to see if lesions really are there. MS for me is not off the table until then. I'm thinking it is some "misfiring" of nerves in my legs, maybe the same for you?

Mine also changes based on what position my legs are in. So far if standing still, it buzzes but then it quickly converts to pain, and sitting - stays pretty steady there. Not bad laying down or if my legs are elevated. Hope that helps?

Brenda

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Mine buzz away in any

Mine buzz away in any position!! Well, I shouldn't say mine, it's just my left leg, the one with all the damage. I had a scan done on my back as well, no spinal lesions either. My doc was very worried about MS as my sister has it, but so far, I've been cleared. That was a big weight lifted, especially for my mom! I believe in that other thread someone said it was nerve related as well, which only makes sense.

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Kelly,

So glad to see you were cleared. *If* I have lesions they are in the upper motor neurons according to my EMG. For that, they will do the brain scan when I come back from our trip. There is no MS in my immediate or extended that I know of - maybe that's why I'm not freaking over it?

As for my buzzing, I am 99% in my brain believing mine is neuropathy. Have you been told you have neuropathy or radicular pain? Not sure if it buzzes with radicular, but yeah never know. I was told the neuropathy sometimes "has a mind of its own"...I think that was their way of saying until the full cause of it is determined, it will continue to increase. Sigh. Believe it or not, sometimes I find the buzz feeling kind of nice. Yeah, okay, say it. I am officially weird! Hope you find out what is going on Kelly. *HUGZ*

Brenda

PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.

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Yes, I have both neuropathy

Yes, I have both neuropathy and radicular pain in both my left leg and right arm. My joke is that I'm glad it's on opposite sides, I'm evened out, otherwise I'd always be going in circles! lol.
You know, it's funny, while we were waiting for the results, I wasn't too worried about it, I kept thinking, at least I'd have a diagnosis and know the reason why and the cause of it all. I'm now just resigned to the fact that I have "faulty wiring".
The buzz does remind me of having the tens on, which I do find comforting, so I guess I'm weird right beside you! lol

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Weird

Hello fellow weird person! (Huge Grins!!) Mine was originally both legs (front of thighs) and my right arm, but my left is starting to act up albeit in a minor way compared to the rest. I fully understand your "at least know what is going on" stage. I'm still listed as "idiopathic" for mine! Sux huh?

I still think my L2/3 nerves caused mine. Just enough to screw up the nerve messages down that path, then the radicular decided to stay outward to my outer hips. Sigh...life is grand! Hehehehe I just tucked my feet under my chair so I could arch my back a little, and ....buzzy, buzzy, buzz, buzz! (G)

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Kelly,

Almost forgot. One of the things that helps me when the buzz is 'not a feeling' I want is I use the heels of my hands and press down and 'walk' my heels down my thigh. I calms it a little sometimes, and massage at the same time!! Smile

Brenda

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LOL, you know what? I'm

LOL, you know what? I'm always rubbing my leg, and I don't even realize I'm doing it!! I'm surprised my all pants aren't lingerie by now, lol.

I do have DDD from L4-S1, moderate to severe, so they tell me. So maybe that might be adding to it? The weird thing is that the first buzzing I ever felt, was just above my pubic bone, that was normally only sitting, especially driving. I thought for the longest time it was just vibrations from the car or something, but then I noticed it sitting at work. But now it's in my leg, both upper and lower, but lately the lower has been constant, the upper more sporadic. In the lower, it's in my calf area, but on the outer side, and more lower on the front and side, like just above my ankle. Sometimes it's strong, and other times faint. In my thigh area, it's mostly to the outer side, sometimes on top. I do have ITBS, so maybe that has something to do with it as well? dunno.

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Hehehe.. it's funny you noticed that, because one day I was watching TV and looked down and saw I was doing it! Now I do it consciously and more aggressive than before - it does seem to help. Hot showers too. I actually tried reverse psychology on my legs one day (it didn't work by the way), I put my electrodes right in the center of it..wowzers! I actually hurt for a few hours after that! I think I kicked it into super buzz or something!!

Like you, I hope they figure out what is causing it. I've seen people on here with neuropathy, have xx surgery and it's gone. So I guess in the back of my mind, I wonder if some neuropathy is incorrectly diagnosed radicular pain that is just weird? And when the problems are in line with the disk level, how do they decide if it's radicular vs neuropathy? Have you ever wondered that? Thinking

Brenda

PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.

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I actually tried reverse psychology on my legs one day (it didn't work by the way)

ROFL, thanks I needed that laugh!!! I try not to wonder or think too much into it, it makes my brain hurt, and then my eye droops, LOL

I tried my tens on my leg, nearly went through the roof! NOt so much on the thigh area, but my lower half, like you said, WOWZERS... I'll never do that again! I thought there was a short or something in the wires...

Oh, just as it's happening, I sometimes get it in my big toe, too. Just that one though, and nowhere else in my foot. Weird, eh?

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OMG!! Now you got me sitting here laughing my butt off! OMG - toooooo funny! When I did my wowzer, I don't think my TENS was past 2! When I have the electrodes along my spine, or the base of my neck, I am pretty happy with a setting around 4, 4 and a half. Mine is a dual unit, so I mix TENS and EMS - Yes!! Smile

Toes. Before my standing became an issue, I would have on both feet, my 3 middle toes would go numb! MRI wise, those disks look fine. EMG wise the only level without problems in the lumbar was the common one *most* have problems with - L5/S1 - go figure huh? I must be wired funny! Geesh, aren't we a pair Kelly? Snicker, chuckle...still giggling! Smile *HUGZ*

Brenda

PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.

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