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Internal Vibrations : Am I going insane?

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:36 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical

For the past 6 months I have had this HORRIBLE internal vibrating feeling that is making me nuts. At first it was in my chest so I assumed it was heart related. Similar to charly horses. My cardio, also my internal for 10 years did an ekg, echo, 24 hr. holter, stress test and all were normal. I went to an endo who ran extensive blood work, all normal. I went to a neuro who sent me for mri of the brain, mra of the brain, thoracic and lumbar mri , eeg, emg, 48 hr eeg and all seemed somewhat normal except I had a tiny lesion in my cervical spine and an increased signal intensity in my cervical and thoracic spine. I went to see a great neurosurgeon who assured me I was fine and did not need any surgery. I went to physical therapy and accupunture. I have checked out every possible cause, thyroid, diabetis etc.
As months progressed it shifting to my stomach,like a forcefal heartbeat. This is not painful. Its simply nerve wracking. Its as if you swallowed a cell phone on vibrate and you just want it to shut off. I noticed its worse when I am tired. I rumble all night long. Sometimes it wakes me up and I have learned to flip over so it stops or to rock myself to sleep to ignore it. I now have High BP too after all this nonsense started. My heart rate can be 74 and jump to 120 without exertion. I am also perimenopausal , my periods come once every few months and I have read online its from hormonal fluctuations. My gyn took a bunch of blood work, all fine. I would believe that but I have done my research and men also experience this problem. I do not know anyone personally who feels what I feel. Everyone tells me i am nuts but have found many case histories online so I know I am not the only one. My doctors are baffled. I just want it to stop.
Sometimes its a few hours. Sometimes it comes and goes for days but lately its ALL the time. Its as if my body was having an internal seizure. You do not see anything on the outside. No shaking. No tremor but my husband has felt it at night as I sleep. He will ask me if I am shivering but I am not. I am trembling inside.
This all started after I took Cymbalta once. Wound up six for three days and then my doc suggesed Lexpro which I took years ago. Once dose did me in and I have been like this ever since.
Any ideas? Similar stories? Now its primarily in my upper back and neck.
Any imput? I just want this vibrating to end!
I am exhausted. Sometimes


  • I have had similoar experiences, finally got the nerve to tell a doc and was told it was probably just muscle twitches, nothing to worry about. I get them different places throughout my body. Someimes they are "big" enough to be seen externally, but usually are "invisible". It used to scare the heck out of me when I got them in my chest. I have been getting them since i was a kid. Back then I would tell my mom it felt like bubbles going through my body,(pre-cellphones), bur your vibration comparison works well. Anyway, like I said been going on for over 35 years now, dont know of any major problems because of it. It is just very annoying at times. Let me know if you get any other diagnosis.
  • Your not alone.
    My experience...
    I get the vibration from waist down..mostly in groin area..and only if I'm sitting..when this first started i would think for sure i had cell phone in front pocket on vibrate.
    I have muscle spasms all over my body and the vibrations are nothing like my spasms.
    My neurologist says the vibrations are completely different symptom then the spasms.
    My suggestion for you would just be sure and let your doctor know all your different symptoms and experiences this way they can keep note of all the different symptoms you are having.
    Hugs to all...Patsy
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  • Please note that this post was quadrupled when created. Here is the main thread http://www.spine-health.com/forum/neck-pain-cervical/internal-vibrations-am-i-going-insane the others have been deleted.

    Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • And I thought I was the only one, and that I was crazy!!! I, too, feel like my cell phone is going nuts and attached to my body!!! I have the buzzing like Patsy does. I'd really like to know what it is caused from, so if anyone knows, please post!!!
    APROUD CANADIANveteranButNOTa doctor, my thoughts are my own
  • Kelly,
    I will p.m. you in the morning
    hugs to all...patsy
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  • I also had them in the groin area, and just the lower area in general. I had a compressed nerve at L5 S1, with S1 having a piece of bone on it. After my surgery, the vibrating went away. I was told it was nerve related, and just the nerve sending errant signals because of the irritation. Mine is gone, "FINALLY"!!!! It was just awful. Check with your Dr. Have you had a EMG to see if there is any compressions or nerve damage going on? I took Cymbalta just once, and I mean just once! I almost died from the reaction I got. But, I did have the vibrations before that. Hope you get some answers! Ask for a EMG, as MRI's don't always show everything. In my case, it did not show how serious the problem was, and I has 3 MRI's. The EMG picked it up. sweetpotatoe57
  • Hi...I too have had the internal vibrations for 7 months now. I too have described it to doctors as a cell phone being implanted into my chest...You are not insane! I have had every test under the sun and thank God they have all come back normal...however, they can't figure out what is going on. I would love to talk with you further to see if we could help each other out...please reply and maybe we could exchange email addresses. I just want the vibrating to end also! Has anyone else had any success figuring out or treating these internal vibrations? Please help...Thanks T
  • Hi everybody,
    Ive had the exact same problem in my jaw after that my wisdom-tooth broke the jawbone, leaving a pointy looking bone-shape. It´s sending vibrations through my head and body in a very very very annoying way. In the beginning I was in the hospital for 3 weeks due to the intensity of the vibrations. I believe the vibrations is due to that the bone cant hold the pressure of the muscles, it becomes a bit unstable and start to vobble. With time, the frequency has changed as the bone had changed - the pointy shape is now almost gone (its like the body is breaking it down). However I have still alot of problems from the vibrations, and it´s been 4.5 months now.

    I believe it will stop once the bone is "stable" enough to hold the muscles.

    The only cure for this, if my assumtations are correct, is probably.
    1. Make a surgery to make the bone "stable".
    2. Make the bone stronger (eat Kalcium and Vitamin D)
    3. Wait until the body has smoothen out the bone so it stops to vobble.

    Hugs to all of you, you are not alone!
  • was my imagination but it happens frequently. I get them in my tummy down. I will mention it to my NS- mine are different from muscle spasms. I though my cell phone was in my sweatshirt then i realized i was using my cell when it happened. Could that be the cause with all this metal inside of me??????

  • I saw something on TV once about high voltage power lines causing a constant buzzing or vibration in some people. Some of them heard it and I think some felt it in thier bodies too. Did anyone move to a new place before the buzzing began? Just thought I'd mention it. I don't know if it's worth looking into or not. My heart goes out to you all!

    Faith M
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