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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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I have entered the hell known as perimenopause with the scary occurances of heart palpitations. This has lead to a lot of anxiety, something I have not experienced before. This fear over heart palps has driven me to near insanity!! I learned from a site called "power surge" that this vibrating feeling can be menopausal. It is also a symptom of anxiety brought on by an overactive sympathetic nervous system. I too have had all the tests and my cardiologist has told me not to worry and that is hormone related for me. I haven't got to the not worrying part yet!! I had a relief in symptoms from acupuncture. I wish you all peace of mind and body!!
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The fact that Dillywilly said he took Lithium is what caught my eye. I use to. But anyways.. I dont know what is wrong with me.. My symptoms are similar but different. Its not really in my chest that im feeling this.. Its pretty much my whole body. Right when I'm slipping into a deep sleep I wake up shaking with my pulse hitting really hard and im kinda shaky. My pulse doesnt speed up, I dont think, it just hits hard. My hands shake and the only way to get it to stop is to get up and walk around. This usually happens about 3-4 times per night before i finally actually fall asleep. Even though im asleep i still wonder if its going on. I'm  while i'm sleeping. I'm also an Army Infantry Veteran so i wonder if its an adrenaline problem. I also drink pretty heavily and I know drinking dehydrates you. It could really be almost anything I suppose..
It feels kinda like anxiety or night terror but i think i start feeling like its anxiety after i realize what is happening.
I have no idea whats going on with me..
I'll probably see a doctor soon.. I read symptoms similar but no one ever posts a good answer.. only good questions..
if you think you have a good idea you can email me at ***@****
well.. im about to go try and get some sleep.. again.
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I had the vibrating chest for a few months last year and it's back again this year.  It started again two months ago. It usually occurs when I want to go to sleep.  Yesterday, it felt like I was stepping on a buzzing cell phone and I had vibrations in my heel.  It is crazy and my doctor makes me feel like I've gone crazy.  She said that it's probably stress related.  I have acid reflux and have had several tests throughout the years, but they all come back fine.  I'm beginning to think that this is something that we just have to learn to live with until someday, some researcher will study this condition and find a cause and a cure.  Until then, we're not crazy!
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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.
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i have been experiencing the vibration sensation in my chest for about two months , more on than off..or as i have described it to a couple of doctors as "I'm purring"  you know purring , like a happy cat..it only happens when lying down and wakes me from a sound sleep.  the first couple of times i couldn't figure out what was shaking the bed..i woke my husband to ask him if he could feel it.he could not and i think thought i was crazy..it was disturbing when i realized it was coming from inside me.  there is no pain,   but it was scary enough to get me to the md.. I have had all the usual heart check out tests and the only thing i know ..happily..is  that my heart is fine..i saw the cardiologist today he has no clue..he ordered a stress echo to rule out any angina as i do have occasional chest tightness but not with exertion just when sitting around doing nothing, so, that is probably a gastro issue  and suggested it could be an esophageal issue.".sort of a twitch as  it is a muscle" he said. like i said he doesn't have a clue.. i am a 58 yr old female..have no other health issues and take no prescribed medications,  menopause causes enough sleep issues by itself now i have this thing waking me up...I haven't found much info on this odd phenomenom but i'm glad to have found all of you folks..its nice to not be tired and frustrated alone..
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Wow!  I've been having small flutters over my heart that feel like my phone is buzzing for about 4 days now.  It happens randomly about 4 times an hour whether I'm lying down, sitting up, walking, bike riding it doesn't matter what I'm doing. I'm so glad I found this forum b/c I was starting to get worried, it's nice to know that several other people have this same experience.  Perhaps it is just a muscle spasm?  I don't drink coffee or tea, I don't have a history of heart disease or any other medical conditions that I'm aware of.  I don't take medication but I have been taking fiber pills and a liver detox pill, I believe it's mostly milk thistle, as a sort of mini-cleanse.  Have any of you been taking supplements?  I'm a 42 year old female.  Thanks!
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