["I have been experiencing many of the same symptoms as listed above for the last two weeks. I am a 44 year old male with no previous history of heart issues except for an occasional flutter that would not last more than a minute. ***But for the last two weeks I have been having a jittery feeling, fluttering chest sensation (almost always while at rest or lying down) with a normal 56-64 heart rate (radial pulse), occasional dizziness that sometimes becomes almost a euphoric sensation briefly.*** Like many of you it often wakes me up in the middle of the night (like right now) and I have to get up to relieve the episode. ***Sometimes it feels as if there is fluid in my lungs as I experience a gurgling/crackling feeling while I breath.*** An additional symptom I have often following the flutter is frequent burping for 10 to 20 minutes after getting up. I am also much more tired than normal day-to-day but this may be due to interrupted sleep. I am normally a healthy, active fit person (marathon runner and swimmer) so this whole thing is baffling to me. I saw my physician yesterday and he is convinced it is stress related since my ekg shows nothing but I find this hard to believe. I did have a stressful family event but that was over a month ago and I do not feel I am still stressed about it but maybe this was the trigger. I thought it was a-fib but my physician said my radial pulse would match what I was feeling in my chest which it doesn't. I just wish I knew what this is. I want my sleep and my life back so I hope this will go away on its own without the need for medication."]
THESE ARE EXACTLY MY SYMPTOMS. I GET THE SAME JITTERY, ELECTRIC FEELING IN BOTH SIDES OF MY CHEST, I GET DIZZY AND THEN I FEEL REALLY GOOD, THAT EUPHORIC FEELING. AND I GET THE GURGLING IN MY CHEST LIKE FLUID OR SOMETHING, AND I NEED TO CLEAR MY THROAT. ALSO MY SINUSES WILL START TO DE-CONGEST. I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE IN THE WORLD WHO HAD ALL THESE THINGS HAPPENING. YOU SIR HAVE WHAT I HAVE. STAY STRONG, I THINK ITS STRESS BECAUSE I HAVE A VERY HARD LIFE - GOD LOVES YOU, AND WE WILL FIND OUT WHAT THIS IS EVENTUALLY.
My body is vibrating as I type. Thank you to all who have contributed to this forum, it is somewhat comforting to be in numbers for a change! My vibrating is the same as discribed above, left side of chest mostly and different parts of my body. From the last post I too have had joint pain (like arthritis) come and go. Maybe it could be viral!? I am a 42 year old female and this has been happening for a few months now and everynight (and day) for the past 4 weeks or so. As for the post on Dec 14 I too felt really cold (freezing) when I went to bed, but this only lasted a few days. I will try to drink more water and maybe start meditation for relaxation. There was also a comment made earlier about heat in the feet - I had a hot spot on one of my lower legs for a few days too. I have been to too different doctors and had a chest xray and halter monitor (for the heart) and all is normal - a relief but still puzzled. My Dr.s have not heard of this before. It is obvious that it is muscle related (nervous system perhaps). Am still on my quest to get an answer. I am living in Western Australia.
I have been reading everyones comments and found a few statements as to drinking more water and taking deep breaths of air. I have the same symptoms as everyone and wanted to see if this makes a difference, so far to date it has. I still have the problem, but I can get it under control quickly following the above advice. Anxiety or at rest seems to fuel it, it was interesting to hear that so many others have this issue. I also noticed that I am having more joint pain, anyone else seeing this?
I'm a 57 year old male with a history of hypertension on low dose atenolol (a beta blocker) and slightly elevated cholesterol. I have the same thing now, but it started differently.
I would wake from a sound sleep shivering and sometimes uncontrollably shaking with a shortness of breath (like I was freezing). It would take a minute or so before the shaking would subside and the breathing would return to normal as I began to feel normal and warmer.
I noticed that these episodes only happened when it was a bit cool or cold in the bedroom (I like a cooler room for sleeping) AND an arm was out of the cover. That arm would be cold to the touch. It never happened with both arms under the covers. I usually sleep on my side. I don't know if that has anything to do with it.
It happened on and off (maybe once a month or less) for a few years during the colder months. Lately, I've been having an occasional vibration (almost like a purring or a cell phone on vibrate) radiating from under my lower sternum at the xiphoid process in the center of the chest. The vibration mimics the shiver frequency (about 200-300 beats per minute) that I was experiencing except there is no chill, shiver or change in breathing. I can breathe deeply with no unusual sensation. Originally, it only happened (or was noticed) when I was in bed, but now seems that I can sense it at other times. It can feel like a mild shiver one might experiences during times of high anxiety. In bed, it can be a significant vibration and I can make it diminish by slowly exhaling and calming myself. It will sometimes stop completely if I can forget about the phenomenon. As soon as I notice that it stopped, it comes back. An MD checked with an EKG while it was happening and said the heart is fine. He couldn't feel or hear the vibration although sometimes it is quite faint. I believe it is a muscle spasm in the diaphragm for some unknown reason. I now think the shivering episodes and the vibrations are related. I believe if I can fix the chest vibration problem, the shivering episodes will also end.
Thank you all for your contributions to this forum. It is a great help.
One more thing... me and my friend shared a bedroom for a while and he started getting these chest vibrations too...
I get this too, especially when I am startled from sleep or when I awake. Has anyone made any progress with what is the cause?