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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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Last night while sleeping a noise like a motor inside my chest woke my up, had no beats, it was my heart working faster than ever, the sound was like a motor, I was not short of breath but in amazing put my hand over my chest and I thought I was gonna die. Nothing of it happened and I am alive, but fear that it happens again.
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i have been having the vibratons on the left side as well, as im tying this i am having the, i find they can be one after another, or i can go  hrs and hrs without one.  the one other thing i had was burning feet. i changed the way  i was eating and started to drink lots of water which i really didnt before. the feet seem to stop burning for sometime then the last few days i didnt drink much water and there back to burning all day today. as for the vibrations there really annoying and after 3 weeks i was beginning to get to the point of panicing today, i been to the dr, had ecg - normal, had all the blood work done for diabetes, cholesterol, everything and it all came back normal. the heart rate seems to be fine when this is happening. im so glad to have found this site and to know others have this.  wondering if its female issue more then male?
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I had this vibration approx. 8 months ago and I like another person on this forum  has posted,  felt it so strongly that my bed was shaking. I thought that I was dreaming as it woke me up and I actually believed my wash machine was on and that it was spinning as my laundry room is upstairs near my bedroom.  I accused my daughter the next day of doing laundry in the middle of the night and informed her of how  she had disturbed me.  She then told me she had not done any laundry at all.  I thought to myself, was that me or was I dreaming.  It did not occur again until a few weeks ago, being a female and being a nurse I thought can this be a heart attack without pain or a pending sign of something so I went to hospital emerg.  It only lasted a few minutes and actually was not as strong as the first one, but it was so unusual and I've never had any of my patients complain of this before so I was surprised to see that so many experience this.  I was scared because this was the second one and I knew now that it wasn't a dream.  I was released from the hospital after about 8 hours when blood work came back normal, I had not eaten or had anything to drink before going to emerg in case they needed to do some type of procedure.  My potassium levels were normal, so it wasn't due to low potassium as some have suggested.  I had an ECG which was also okay and like I said to the technician, it's not happening so I'm sure it won't reveal anything.   I was  however referred to the regions cardiac hospital and at the time of this writing I am in to my second day of wearing a loop recorder.  I will wear this for the next two weeks and then have an echocardiogram on the day I return the loop recorder.  Of course it hasn't happened yet, but I'm hoping it will in the next 2 weeks.  The doctor wondered if I was having some type of myoclonic seizure but wants to rule out heart first.  Will continue to search for answers.  
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The vibration in the chest is a scary one, right? But we are all still alive and kicking and talking about it. Just don't ask your doctors as they don't know what you are talking about. I'm not knocking the docs but as to  AFIB and all of it's related side effects, they don't have a clue. And my specialist as much as told me that. He said a lot of the treatment is hit and miss. So it seems that they should be listening to what we say, recording it and evaluating it. They have, on all of the sites and forums on AFIB a chance to collate all of the side effects,symptoms, advice and use it in their trials. But they don't, so these forums are great when you are worried and anxious. Just don't be too anxious, and I know that sounds easy, but believe me I used to go into total panic when I first experienced AF, heart racing all out of rhythm, up to 220 beats per minute. I used to get in my car and drive myself to hospital, 20ks an hour, 2 and 3am in the morning. Guess what, I got sick of doing that. Now I take a deep breath, take a flecinaide(which I  hate because of the horrendous side effects)and sit down or lie down quietly.If it goes on  for too long I take another pill and get on my PC and get onto the AF sites for a bit of comfort and stress relief...manage your own fear. remember we all die sometime, not much we can do about it...just don't let it control your life. I am 69 female, still working full time(and doe get AF every 10 days or so so often at work)and I plan to fight this thing tooth and nail.
It is without doubt, one of the worst things you can have as you tend to live in constant fear, and I once wished my specialist would get it so he wouldn't be so flippant about it. Then I thought no, I couldn't wish it on anyone else.
Be brave, take care, and keep your fingers crossed for a bright young spark somewhere who will discover the cure. The old school become complacent.
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The vibration in the chest is a scary one, right? But we are all still alive and kicking and talking about it. Just don't ask your doctors as they don't know what you are talking about. I'm not knocking the docs but as to  AFIB and all of it's related side effects, they don't have a clue. And my specialist as much as told me that. He said a lot of the treatment is hit and miss. So it seems that they should be listening to what we say, recording it and evaluating it. They have, on all of the sites and forums on AFIB a chance to collate all of the side effects,symptoms, advice and use it in their trials. But they don't, so these forums are great when you are worried and anxious. Just don't be too anxious, and I know that sounds easy, but believe me I used to go into total panic when I first experienced AF, heart racing all out of rhythm, up to 220 beats per minute. I used to get in my car and drive myself to hospital, 20ks an hour, 2 and 3am in the morning. Guess what, I got sick of doing that. Now I take a deep breath, take a flecinaide(which I  hate because of the horrendous side effects)and sit down or lie down quietly.If it goes on  for too long I take another pill and get on my PC and get onto the AF sites for a bit of comfort and stress relief...manage your own fear. remember we all die sometime, not much we can do about it...just don't let it control your life. I am 69 female, still working full time(and do get AF every 10 days or so so often at work)and I plan to fight this thing tooth and nail.
It is without doubt, one of the worst things you can have as you tend to live in constant fear, and I once wished my specialist would get it so he wouldn't be so flippant about it. Then I thought no, I couldn't wish it on anyone else.
Be brave, take care, and keep your fingers crossed for a bright young spark somewhere who will discover the cure. The old school has become complacent.
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OMG!  I am amazed at how many people have this vibrating feeling.  I have had it on and off for several years.  I have been wearing an event monitor when while it happens and am told it is not related to my heart.  It always starts JUST as I am drifting off to sleep and, of course, then I can't get to sleep until it stops.  Sometimes it is like a constant vibration and sometimes it is like it is pulsing, getting stronger and weaker.  I swear it feels like my heart is quivering but when I take my pulse it is normal. Having survived a sudden cardiac arrest a couple of years ago, it of course sends me into an anxiety attack when it happens.  I do have unsustained Ventricular Tachycardias and have a defibrillator and I keep telling myself that since the defibrillator hasn't zapped me I must be okay.  Even my electrophysiologist cannot explain it - and he has even experienced it himself.  It is oddly comforting to know I am not alone in this.  Thanks for all your posts.  
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