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chest vibration

Last night I had a vibration thing happen in my chest off and on for about 2 hours.  I am almost positive that my pulse was normal just fast (100-110).  It was scary but I didn't panic and my breathing stayed normal.  I have had a panic attack before (full on heart attack thinking kind) and this wasn't like that.  I was just wondering if the heart can be spasming and yet not be arrythmic.  Does that make sense?  Is an anxiety attack and a panic attack the same thing?  (I did post on the anxiety forum too, I just feel like it is a heart related issue so I thought I'd try it here too!!)

I have mentioned that I am heading to Mayo and I would like to go up there with only the relevant chest related issues and although I FEEL like last night was one, I really honestly don't know anymore.

Thanks you all and I hope you have a great weekend.
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4285719 tn?1450903322
How did the holster minister turn out?
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im having the same thing i just had one earlier it was like my heart is spasming and trying to get out of a cage and it hurt after words and im scared
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so i am 16 years old i have smoked weed ciggarettes and donea fair share of drugs but i havent done any of that in a few weeks but lately ive been having panic attacks when im sober but it started hapening whne i was stoned ONLY stoned idk why but it did then i quit weed cuz of tht and now its been happening when im sober but this isnt the issue...... my issue is that i was just on my comkputer minding my own buisness and my left side of my ches around that one heart thing that beats really hard idk what its called and i just felt my heart shake and go crazy like it was trying to get out of smething this happneed for a brief 2 seconds and i just managed to feeel it then as soon as it stopped i got sweaty hands "anxiety probably" and ive been having tiny sharp pains around where it happened but im most scared is the doctors have said im fine and im supposed to have a holter monitor in a day or two but i have had tyhese little heart shaking things happen every once in a while out of nowhere for the past few weeks and after it happens i get all tingly i have sharp pains where it happened and the doctorss took blood yesterday night and did ecg and ekg and apperantly i was fine but this never happens when im at the hospital and want it to so they can see whats happening being my age this is extremly scary idk what to do someone please help me
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I know this post is from 2009 but i was just wondering if you still have the vibrations in your chest? I am suffering from same thing  
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I am a healthy 53 year-old female, non-smoker and non-drinker. I don't have any health issues other than some occasional anxiety and seasonal depression. (I live in Seattle.) The first time I experienced a vibrating sensation in my chest was over a decade ago. For me it would happen occasionally in the morning after waking and would only last a few seconds. As others have said, it seemed to be coming from my heart, but it didn't hurt and my pulse remained normal. I mentioned it to my doctor a few years ago and she ran an ekg and said everything seemed normal. I hadn't experienced it again for several years but have had 3 or 4 episodes in the past month. I've also been under a lot of stress recently due to some family issues. As I've read over many of these posts, I've noticed that stress or anxiety seems to be a common denominator, either emotional stress or stress on the body due to illness or health problems. As there are several of us who have experienced the issue over many years, seemingly without any serious implications, I think it's probably nothing to worry about. I am doing some relaxation techniques to try and lower my current anxiety, also started walking 3 miles in the morning and trying to drink more water. Will see if it goes away and report back later.
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vblund.  your post was 2015.  Just curious how you are doing and if you found anything to calm the vibrations. thx.
Thanks Bokitty! It went away for a couple of years but in the last couple of months Ive experienced it again. Interestingly, I don't feel like I'm under any particular stress this time and I have my seasonal depression under control. Im certain it has something to do with the sleep/wake cycle as nearly everyone experiences it at night or in the morning. I read a post from a doctor who said it is actually occuring in the solar plexus, even though it feels like the heart. But even he said there isn't much information in the medical literature.
I had a physical recently and everything checked out normal. It's weird, but I don't think it's serious. But people should still mention it to their doctor just in case.
Do you have acid reflux by any chance?
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I have had this problem for several years now and I found out that I only get it when I have go to the bathroom. I wake up in the morning to the vibrations and after a very emptying BM (bowel movement) it stops. The other thing that I do is take probiotics because it's seems to be related to IBS Irritable Bowel syndrome. Magnesium also relieves the symptoms. One thing to note is I started to experience this after C-Spine surgery.
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That's interesting because I felt mine a couple years after cervical fusion from C2-T2.
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I have been having this sensation for 3 years now. Initially it was less often and more of a quiver/shiver, now it is a continuous vibration anytime I recline; with no change in pulse or bp.   It only happens when I’m lying down and wakes me up several times a night.  It seems to be worst when I lay on my right side.  I’m a 64 year old female taking no medication, with excellent bp (112/64).  I have had all heart tests know to my cardiologist and my heart is “healthy and fine”.  In the beginning, during my 2 30-day Holtor monitors and a 14-day Mcot event monitor, I recorded every time is felt this quivering and my cardiologist found no corresponding issue at those times.  I was very interested in posts by arthur (2/12/17) regarding neuromuscular disorders and linuxace (8/23/10) regarding esophageal spasms.  These 2 suggestions may be related so I will follow up with my gastroenterologist and let you know.
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ive had the buzzing in the ledt side of my chest on an off for a few months now just when i try to sleep but every night this week it has occured  it feels like bad circulation in my arm sometimes when it wakes me my arm and hand are stiff for about 30 seconds starting to think its dehydration though not been drinking alot of water i dont have the healthiest lifestyle but i do workout just a bit worrying as im only mid 20s
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It's a nightmare I live in the UK and just started with this inner buzzing in my chest and do not sleep anyone, the only comfort is this website to see other people with it!
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Hi
I have these vibrations and they are horrendous keep me awake all night! I feel like a electric toothbrush buzzing in my chest! I do have acid reflux bad so do you think that is what's wrong? It's driving me crazy!
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Might be a spasm related to acid reflux. My cardiologist told me about that, but I forget what it's called. For me it felt like a vibrating worm squirming around.
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I have had this for over a week now! Had many tests all come back fine so everyone thinks I am nuts! I feel my entire chest area vibrating inside so bad I can't sleep! The DR said it maybe a virus or bacterial infections! I feel perfectly fine but am so tired from not sleeping and getting anxious to what this is! It feels like a electric toothbrush buzzing in my chest and does not stop at all! I also feel it in my feet and pins and needles I hope I can find a cure to make it stop
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HI,
I too have had the very same experience that you have described here. In fact, it happened last night. I have felt this vibration or shaking sort of thing in my back behind my heart. I have also felt it in my left and right arm. My bed has shaken and I tell you what, I am not sure what scared me more. It would have to be quiet a move to do that but it has happened.

It does give me some sort of unusual comfort to know that others have experienced this as I assure you, it may make you think you are crazy.

I think wearing the loop monitor is a good idea. I am going to call my doctor today.

Bless you and I hope you get better very soon,
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Yes taking Nitric Oxide, for blood flow, now for about a week, and now my chest feels like phone vibrating in my chest above my heart, and just had a check up...everything good, but blood pressure was a little high, due to job!!
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Just reading all of these posts makes me feel so much better.  I suffered a sudden cardiac arrest in 2006 from extremely low potassium and acquired long QT.  For several months afterward I had the chest vibrations.  When I asked the electrophysiologist about it he admitted that he was stumped, and he said he had even experienced the feeling himself!  It went away on its own for a few years, but lately I have been having episodes again.  Every time I mention it to the electrophysiologist, they do a download of data from my defibrillator and tell me “no significant arrhythmias”.  The EKGs are always fine, the blood work is always fine and the doctors are always left scratching their heads.  Along with the vibrations I get palpitations, but my pulse is never more than the low 80s and my oxygen is always 97 or 98 and blood pressure is always fine.  It is really annoying and very scary.  Thanks to all for sharing.  It is good to know I am not alone in this.  
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Aug. 14 2014  - Still having the vibrations, has been worse since June.  Doctor can't find anything yet, I have a irregular heartbeat at night but she didn't think it was dangerous.  Doctor put me on mild metaprolol to see if it will help.  So far I don't notice any change..it just happens some nights & some nights it don't.  Does happen on occasion during the day but not usually.  Frustrating & annoying.
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Have had these for decades. I always think of it as a sudden burst of coca-cola fizzing in my chest. Happens anytime but not while sleeping. Lasts two or three seconds and I can't breathe until it passes. My doctor thinks it's a slight build up of blood in one chamber of the heart which suddenly releases and causes that sensation. She says it's harmless, but I do wonder. I also have a supposedly harmless heart murmur.
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I have gotten those occasionally, never really afraid of them bc I just thought of it as a weird spasm like a shiver or "pins-and-needles."
But I did got to a Naturopath who said that my diet - although generally healthy - wasn't right for my blood type and therefore the foods I was eating were clogging my blood in different places- not blood clots, but clumps where the blood cells agglutinated bc of lectins being registered as foreign species in my bloodstream, and thus attacked upon entry. So I think the bubbling or "buzzing" erratic movements are caused by blood flowing in places where it is agglutinated and too thick to pass through normally: fights to get past the blocks and therefore ends up sometimes stretching skin outward to get past. If its happening around your heart mainly, not your pulse, then that's a strong sign that it is not heart/pulse problems, but very possibly agglutination of red blood cells or other types of clogging in the blood stream. (Note: agglutination is not the same thing as gluten, only means coagulation and congealing; so red blood cells are like an almost-solid mass, making blood flow difficult.)
It makes sense that dehydration would exacerbate it; I've had that before and I think it's because water will dilute the blood and help it flow faster and easier, also keeping you healthier and immune system strong so better able to fight off the "foreign" objects entering the bloodstream. Without enough water, blood runs thickly and more difficult to get past the areas of agglutination. (Sorry I know I said that already, but I just thought I'd repeat it here for illustrative purposes.) Also if you're hydrated you think better and aren't as likely to panic, so that's probably another indirect reason for why it's easier for you to handle it when you're hydrated. And then there's also the fact that you aren't as likely to experience that when you've had enough water, bc your blood will be thin enough to flow easily.
Do you ever get auras/fainting/dizzy spells when you're less-than-adequately-hydrated? That could be another indicator.
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I think I'm experiencing this too, scary.  40 year old female.  I did have more than normal caffeine today and I'm thinking maybe this has something to do with indigestion too.  I seem to be burping more but it could be the anxiety that this brought on.  I feel the vibrations in my arms too when I'm laying down, I have to change positions.  Makes me feel like a nervous Chihuahua.
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I've been having vibrations in my chest, but more on the right side. I've just had a complete cardiac workup and they say the heart is fine. My concern is that I find it hard to deep breathe when it's happening. Breathing is shallow and almost have to make a conscious effort to do it.
At one time I was told I had an elevated diaphragm; and although they thought it was important enough to mention, they didn't think it was important to find why and what effect is what having if any.
does this sound familiar to anyone?
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I have these all the time sometimes it's debilitating mentally. I'm having a few right now. Take magnesium 500mg twice a day and do not drink any caffeine or alcohol for this will trigger it more. Stay away from sugar and make sure you see a doctor to rule out any serious danger, if you start getting chest pain go straight to ER but first take an aspirins this could save your life. Could very we'll be spasms but remember your heart is a muscle and it's like that it will spasm from time to time. If your magnesium deficient you will have spasms in your legs, eyes and yes in your heart. A blood test will not show your magnesium deficient because your body will take from where ever it can to find a way to keep your heart functioning this is why your eyes twitch or your leg or your heart. Get some magnesium in your body, take a salt bath using Epsom magnesium sulfate. Cranberry juice is another trigger for heart Palputations and flutters. Blood thinners like warfarin is another heart fluttering medicine. For me if my blood is too thin my heart will begin to flutter 750 in one week when I was one warfarin, I had to get off or die. Sorry I walked off the topic here. I hope you're all doing better, please be safe and conscientious about your health.
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I have these all the time sometimes it's debilitating mentally. I'm having a few right now. Take magnesium 500mg twice a day and do not drink any caffeine or alcohol for this will trigger it more. Stay away from sugar and make sure you see a doctor to rule out any serious danger, if you start getting chest pain go straight to ER but first take an aspirins this could save your life. Could very we'll be spasms but remember your heart is a muscle and it's like that it will spasm from time to time. If your magnesium deficient you will have spasms in your legs, eyes and yes in your heart. A blood test will not show your magnesium deficient because your body will take from where ever it can to find a way to keep your heart functioning this is why your eyes twitch or your leg or your heart. Get some magnesium in your body, take a salt bath using Epsom magnesium sulfate. Cranberry juice is another trigger for heart Palputations and flutters. Blood thinners like warfarin is another heart fluttering medicine. For me if my blood is too thin my heart will begin to flutter 750 in one week when I was one warfarin, I had to get off or die. Sorry I walked off the topic here. I hope you're all doing better, please be safe and conscientious about your health.
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The heart flutters are really scary, but not dangerous at all.

Do you still go for annual Echo's for your MVP?
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OMG I am just happy I am not alone! I have experienced the vibration sensations on and off for over a year. Pulse always normal. Day or nighttime doesn't matter. Thought I was losing my mind. I do have MVP and a heart murmur. There is a family history of some heart problems. Usually if I get up from whatever I am doing and walk around for 5 to 10 minutes it will stop. Mine does not seem to have anything to do with stress. While I am stressed I don't have them, which is good because I would probably have a full blown panic attack. Thank you so much for all these post. It actually made me feel a lot better about it (especially the doctor that posted). Hopefully some day they figure it out.
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I'm a 31 year old male who suffered a spontaneous collapsed lung on my left side when I was 23.  Went on with life then discovered I have Complex Pulmonary Artereo - Veinus  Malformation.(Artery-Vein Malformation) at 28.  I have 3 major malformations in my chest; one is near my aorta, the second one comes from my DIAPHRAGM near the abdomen, and the third is on the left side of my chest near the rib cage.  I got these malformations from "trauma suffered during the collapsed lung, and possible from the surgery the doctors did to fix this.
The vibration happens on the left side of my chest, usually near the rib cage, when I'm at rest, lying down, or relaxing on the couch.  I have noticed during periods of exercise or deep breathing I tend to not have the sensation.  Standing also helps.  The doctors tried to tell me that I have relief  "because I wasn't thinking about the pain or sensation when I'm active."   I am guessing I have pain with it because of nerve damage from surgeries.  You can also see my left pectoral and abdomen twitch.  I only recently started to have migraines and a pins and needles effect in my feet.  I'm not sure if its related.  I also get the bed shaking feeling.
  I go to the Mayo Clinic for my care and they tried punting me to "closer clinics", or giving me vague answers that mean they don't know.  They've been reluctant to fix the malformation near my abdomen because "it's not life threatening."    Not sure if it's insurance related.  I've been trying to get on disability for three years because of the pain.  Of course, all the heart and stress test I did there came back normal.  Doesn't show up on a test, I must be crazy??
  I hope this information helps someone and am hoping if and/or when I can get the AVM from my diaphragm fixed, the twitching in my chest will go away.
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