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Internal tremor - shaking inside ?

I have had a shaky feeling on the inside for about 3 months now.  It started off as every now and then but for the last month it is all the time 24/7.  It is really taking a toll on my life.  It is so bad it wakes me up and prevents me from falling asleep. I have had thyroid, hormones, mri, ct scan and many other tests.  The only test that came back questionable was my ANA, it is positive, speckled pattern.  My RA factor was negative.  I have no diagnosis as of yet.  I do have Epstein Barr virus too.  Just want to hear peoples opinions on this internal tremor thing.  Anyone have it and what is your diagnosis?  Thank you
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I had the exact same issue! My Magnesium was super low, after taking a prescription supplement and increasing water intake, it's almost completely gone!
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what is this internal shaking!!?? started in my legs,moves to groin,chest,even my head inside? blood test show low b and d and something about folic acid? eco was ok but sometime I can't tell if it's my heart or my chest! it's driving me crazy! i'm 58 yrs old. hormons are normal,lyme test negative altho I was bite by a tick prior to this but I have no other symptoms other than I have had two cortisone shots in my shoulder for bursitis I guess. Doctors look at me like i'm crazy and it's not anxiety causing this but this is starting to cause anxiety. this morning I went for a long walk and when I sat down it was visable for the first time. I was kinda rocking back and forth. Anyone please help!
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Hello All Shakers -  has anyone had a definitive answer from a doctor on the interior tremors?   I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and p.t.s.d. and I should be on thyroid meds but I don't take anything stronger than aspirin or occasionally ibuprofen.   Had a ct scan for other reasons but nothing there.  Even if there is more than one cause, it would be good to have something to go on.  I am so thankful I am not alone with this -  it is frightening.  thanks all
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PaulaLee, I don't know if you will see this but if you do, I just wanted to tell you that my brother-in-law suffered from fibromyalgia and he is alright now.  It CAN be cured.  He took Sri Lankan Ayurvedic treatment.  Took time, but he came out of it.  Hope you will find this useful.
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I have read through all 12 years of replies. I do believe that any bacteria (candida) and parasites (80% of us have them) ARE ACTIVATED BY EMF’s. All these devices are waking them up and they are stirring. Get rid of the bugs!!!!
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how??
Can’t explain it but I do a lot of research and it just makes sense. The people who went on the candida diets or went on anti parasitics got better. There’s also morgellons which google lies about. They’re synthetic bugs with transmitters in them. I’ve seen Drs showing this on videos. Go on telegram and look up morgellons.
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just had a wow experience regarding this. I had these tremors in the chest area as many other here... first it was so subtle i thought maybe it was the drilling of subways tunnels a mile away i could feel when going to sleep.. suddenly it got stronger and stronger. ended up with no sleep, an full of wory. Got beta blockers from my docter and it helped a lot. anyways. i meditate a lot and just for the fun of it thouht i would try OHM chanting ... the second i started it, it was like a off switch for the tremors in the chest... instant... i have no explanation as to why this works - but it does. maybe the omh vibrations when chanting cancels out the chest vibrations or whatever - i dont know. i just know it works... like instant
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Hi, I'm new here and having the same
Problems as all of y'all sadly. There was a post from a 72 y\0 woman from about a year ago who had " Hystoplasmosis  Virus and Pseudomonas caused by inhaling spores from the Missippi River region."  
  Can y'all please help me to try and contact this lady
I was on here for 10 hours reading all of your post finally realizing I wasn't alone or going crazy with all of this. And she is the only person I've ever known of with this,I thought it was only in animals. And of course I lost my place in the thread and... I have severe lung disease already and believe this could be one of my issues, I will let you all know.
  Thank you so much for any help, and just for being here when I was so very tired of it all.
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Great thread - count me in too. I always thought it was related to a hormonal imbalance as it started around menopause.
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I've had these internal tremors for 2 months now. They started when I was taking citalphram. I quit taking them but it is still happening. Sometimes they'll go away for a week or two where I can hardly notice them but they always come back. When i get these tremors, I also get really bad dry mouth and electrical type pains in ny extremeties. Like others, I get them a lot at night and I wake up multiple with these vibrations. I take magnesium and it helps slightly but hasnt't cured it. In the process of getting autoimmune tests. The fact that this discussion has been going on for 9 years makes me think we definately have something going on that the medical community, unfortunately, hasn't been able to address. I really hope in the near future we can figure out the cause.
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I had internal tremors from the following conditions:

Hypothyroidism
Magnesium deficiency
Acute kidney failure

The tremors went away when the conditions were treated.
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I was told if on meds for thyroid not to take magnesium
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I have Fibromyalgia and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity,i get internal tremors that can last 4 months,usually after a chemical exposure, Fibromyalgia,MCS,Lyme and Metal Toxicity cause these tremmors
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I too have beeb feeling like this for about one month now.

I have auto immune illnesses such as hashimotos thyroiditis fybromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis.

Apart from feeling yuk from all of this i now have this tremor feeling happening

What is it???


chrissy
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I have had internal tremors for 3 weeks - 24-7...what has helped is Acupuncture ..ask your practitioner about Liver Wind and 500 MG doses of an Amino Acid called L- Theanine have dialed them down a bit.  I take high does of Melatonin to sleep. And Kava root (liquid form) for anxiety.  I've been reading other message boards and some think it's related to menopause.  Others have had success with a drug called Gabapentin (I haven't tried this yet), Black Cohosh (herb), Progesterone cream and estrogen (also have not tried) and Chinese herb called Xiao Yao Wa.  Please keep posting any cures/helpful meds to make these awful tremors go away and I will do the same.
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Do you have any other symptoms? A positive ANA may indicate some autoimmune activity. Make sure your testing includes thyroid antibody testing not just TSH. Many Dr.s miss autoimmune thyroid.
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What is autoimmune thyroid?
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Yes, it's 2016 and I'm replying to posts in 2008, but maybe this can help others, as some comments here help me.  I have weird internal trembly, electric vibrating feeling mostly at night after rest.  I also have Chronic EBV and chronic Lyme.  Thank you for someone who suggested too much sugar could make this worse.  I'll try to see if reducing sugar can help. You can't see the shaking zapping which is NOT normal.  I've only been ill three years so I remember what normal feels like.  I'm hoping acupuncture helps... Blessings of healing to all of you!
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Thank you for compiling the list of possible issues.  I have a lot of testing to look forward to in my future :)
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I had this type of symptom prior to being diagnosed with Parkinson's. A neurologist could tell you.
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Sri Lankan Ayurvedic medicine can CURE fibromyalgia.  I know someone close who took it when diagnosed.  Took time, but he is alright now.  I hope this information helps you.
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I too experience cold feet in connection with the internal tremors. They get cold when the internal tremor begins.
So far I have only managed to read less than half of the postings, but I am intrigued that no one so far seems to have mentioned the likely physiological connection between the internal tremors and inadequate muscle tone.
It seems to me there is only a slight physiological difference between the internal tremor and normal, healthy muscle tone (which we do not notice as a tremor but in fact it is), because recently I experienced internal tremor with a somewhat higher frequency vibration where I felt there was hardly any gap between the peaks. (If I had felt no gap at all then I would not be conscious of the tremor, meaning it would then be normal muscle tone.)
On other occasions the internal tremor has longer gaps between the peaks so that it shows up as a pinging feeling maybe 5 to 10 pings per second.
Another reason to suspect that the internal tremor is actually inadequate muscle tone:- It appears when I lie down and try to go to sleep, or when sleeping and then waking up to it. It disappears on getting up and walking around or standing still, and it very occasionally continues on sitting down. (It may even start when sitting down if close to falling asleep in the sitting position, but not strongly.) Since normal, healthy muscle tone is required to hold our body in (for example) a standing position, and is not needed when we lie down and relax, the internal tremor may be physiologically only slightly different (for chemical, biochemical or electrical reasons such as electrolyte imbalance in the blood) from normal, healthy muscle tone.
Another related comment, on anxiety as a cause:- Anxiety is a standard symptom of several different electrolyte and hormone imbalances in the blood, so in those cases either has a physical not mental cause or they are one and the same and so also physical.  When doctors write off internal tremors as anxiety, they are in fact failing to recognise that whether the anxiety is physical or mental in origin, it is showing up as a physical event. They need to ask themselves which they mean, (1) is the internal tremor merely imagined -- not real -- or (2) is it experienced, i.e. a physical event. If it is a physical event (and those of us who experience it know that is exactly what it is) then it must have a basis in the same biochemistry as muscle tone. If it is merely imagined then why are we able to describe it as a symptom that changes with our body position (standing or lying down, and other postural differences mentioned by many sufferers)?
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hi, maybe your heat pump system was producing vibrations. i think  that all our syntoms are the results of vibrations. i have have many cars near my home and many are tuning speakers ( more powerful ) and they produce low frequency sounds... vibrations. it's a kind of pollution. i'm italian, am a psychologist and i'm studyng about this problem. it's not ansiety caused but cause ansiety.  i'm sure that our problem is caused by infrasounds and other low frequencies. how many of you have some source of low frequencies? disco, hi fi car? home theather? something similar... sorry for my english and good luck to everyone :)
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I'm a 72 year old female. Four years ago my health started going downhill. After about 6 months I started shaking inside and my feet always felt like they were in a block of ice, although they did not feel cold to the touch. Bottom line is that eventually they discovered that I had 2 kinds of Pseudomonas AND the histoplasmosis virus caused by the inhalation of spores when living near the Mississippi river. Once these were cured, the internal shaking went away - what an absolute blessing. About 8 months ago I had a severe fall and in addition to a foot that was fractured in two places and a fractured ankle, the internal shaking started again. Four years ago I think I had every test and saw every specialist there was but no answers. Four years ago I lived at the beach and now I live in the dessert - obviously not environmental at least for me. Just had my annual physical and my blood tests were amazingly good - my doctor said that people would pay good money to have them that good. My cardiologist who is in his early 40s said my heart tests are better than his. I do have fibromyalgia but no pain thanks to Dr. St. Amand's guaifenesin protocol. I can't find a connection between the internal shaking and anything at all - I've even kept a diary to be sure. The only possible thing I've heard is that someone wrote a book about how our body shakes inside to change the way our nerve endings that are just under the skin re-organize themselves after they have been disturbed. Makes sense in my case. Evidently the book explains how when you have surgery, these connections go haywire due to cutting the skin. Has anyone heard of this book? Also after 8 months I still have a lot of body pain from my neck to my toes on the right side so I'm not healing well from the fall either.
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I wrote here on 5 August 2014:

"I have been wondering about possible irritation of the sciatic nerve by tightness in the piriformis muscle, but haven't seen an osteopath about that yet."

The osteopath wasn't interested in my suggestion.

A physiotherapist, whom I had consulted about my calf muscle pain, had told me that my piriformis muscles were in spasm.

Eventually, I saw a chiropractor who said it was possible my foot tingling was coming from sciatic nerve irritation, even in the absence of pain down the upper leg.

I finally have pain going down the sides of my upper legs, which has made my soleus calf muscle pain worse. Also, pain in buttocks. Although they were already tender, they hurt now when I sit.

I'm pretty sure the foot buzzing after cycling was caused by pressure on the piriformis muscle caused by the hardness of the saddle.

The spasm above my left hip has got worse.

I am sure now I have Piriformis Syndrome which is a form of sciatica, and suspect this is responsible for the foot tingling.

Hope you find this interesting and that it may enlighten some readers as to the cause of their own symptoms.
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It seems to me that the wonderful people who have researched and shared their cures and/or reliefs for our problems include: Magnesium supplements, slapping and stretching, heavy metal testing and detox if indicated, good mattress, pillow and sleeping positions, PCR test for Lyme disease, EMF issues supplement with iodine, magnesium, selenium and sea salt, candida yeast testing and remediation. I may have missed several, but this list does give us hope. Thank you to all who have contributed.
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It helps me to see that I am not alone.
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Magnesium deficiency is something to research.
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Wow, this forum has been going on for years!  I've read through all the posts and it seems nobody has a really clear answer but it's reassuring to know that I'm not alone in having this bizarre internal trembling. Mine is not external - it just feels like a power source is running through me. It's been going on for about 3 months now and is no longer occasional but every day.  I don't notice it much when I'm up and about because I'm focused on other things but in bed I really notice it when lying still.  Sometimes it's absent, but then when I move around it starts up. I don't know whether anyone else has felt they can calm it down by concentrating on it to disappear - I can seem to do this temporarily. I have other similar symptoms to many people here - strange skin sensations, numbness, tingling in various parts of my body, menthol sensations on my tongue, lips, lower back pain, neck pain. I was convinced I must have MS and asked unhelpful GP to referme to a private neurologist. He organised an MRI and EP tests but both show negative as well as various blood tests. Only question was a slight 'change' in an area of the spinal cord in the cervical area - cause unknown. Another common denominator seems to be a positive ANA which I tested to over 12 years ago. I don't drink, don't take meds, but yes I certainly have had a build up of stress in my life over the past 5 yearsand have been found to have high cholesterol and low vitamin D which I now supplement along with a few other vitamins.  I think we all fear a serious illness is behind our symptoms - I know I do, and when doctors put stress down as a cause it just feels like they're not interested or don't want to spend the NHS's money (UK) on investigating symptoms that are too vague and can have so many causes. I want to try to get an answer (and hopefully the right treatment) if it costs me ££ in private med charges so thinking about seeing a rheumatologist or endocrinologist who will have a different angle. In the meantime as my stress isn't going to go away I will try other routes such as massage, yoga, acupuncture and maybe homeopathy to see whether any of these make a difference.  i hope some of you have managed to resolve this or at least found coping mechanisms.
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Hi did you find an answer? My symptoms mimic yours to a tee. I also get muscle twitching as well as the internal vibration feeling and menthol feeling on lips. Please help if you csn. 10 months I've had this nonsense and neurologists found nothing. Next stop endocrinologist.
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omg Im having the same exact thing your having for 2 months now. internal tremors that wake me up at night. I notice them when laying down or really tired going to bed, and I believe I also have the ebv virus and all my test results were the same as yours. positive ANA test but everything else plus my RA was negative I dont know what step to take next .maybe a neurologist
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