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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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Some of the comments sound like they're referring to the same thing I'm experiencing. Others sound pretty far off. My bed does not feel like it's shaking, for example, however it does feel a little like the "purring" described by purringLADY. I had a heart attack nine days ago and had a stent (actually, I believe it was two stents) implanted in my left anterior descending artery the following day. I was not told if they are drug-eluding or not. Tonight, after going to bed, I began experiencing a vibration in my upper left chest. It is not related to my breathing, but does appear to be related to my heartbeat, with the vibration coming every other beat and lasting one second or less. My first thought was that one or both stents had or were migrating, but the medical websites I've visited so far say stents can't migrate. My only thought is that they are somehow vibrating as the blood flows through them and over the mesh. I've found this forum and one other single question from a man with the same symptoms and medical history as me. Unfortunately, I've found no websites that address the issue and, even more unfortunately, it appears physicians -- specifically, cardiologists -- are not inclined to answer any of the questions we're all having. If anyone gets a straight answer directly from a physician, please post it here. I have a follow-up appointment with my cardiologist in four days. I intend to ask him about it, and I'll post what I find out. Stay tuned.
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I too have been having these strange vibrations in my chest. Mine, thus far, have all been to the right of the breastbone at the top of the breast. It does feel like a cell phone vibrating or a mild shock of some sort. It doesn't hurt but is disconcerting. I have researched and found no clear answers. I am wondering if it could be something related to our use of technology - constantly being in contact with computers, cell phones, ipods, etc...perhaps we are upsetting the normal electical impulses in our body. The vibrations I have experienced have been any time of day or night and sitting up or lying down. The duration is 3-4 seconds at a time. It can occur every few minutes or go for hours without any at all. I have been experiencing them off and on all day today as I have been researching possible causes. I am a 48 year old female, type 2 diabetic (diet controlled), mild hypertension - taking a minimal dose of Altace/Ramipril along with Crestor to keep cholesterol low. I am interested to hear from others who have pursued medical intervention - has anyone gotten a plausible reason for the buzzing sensation?
What do you think of my theory about technology?
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I see some one posted  that they got the flu shot any one else get it before they started getting the strange vibrating feeling in there heart?  After I got my flu shot in Nov 20010 i have been going to the E.R. with this strange vibrating twitching feeling coming from the left side of my chest. I get it on and off during the day they did blood work ECG all was normal .

So what I did is buy a hand held ecg monitor that has 3 leads to see if I could catch one of this episodes . I wired myself and as soon as I was feeling the shaking coming on I ran it . It showed normal sinus rhythm no shaky line or nothing  could it be the flu shot or some thing else .I am hoping its just anxiety .
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    Read the book "Journeys Out of the Body" by Robert Monroe published in 1971.  I began experiencing these vibrations in the mid 1970s and didn't have a clue about what was happening until I read his book.  You can also find a chat room or forum on the Internet concerning "vibrations and astral projection" or "vibrations and out-of-body experiences".  It is a SPIRITUAL experience.  I have experienced these vibrations throughout the years.  There is now a wealth of information on this subject  Again, this is a SPIRITUAL experience to be sure.   ................. Dean
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Hi all, this is Fluffy33 back again from Dec 21 post. Just giving you all an update on my vibrations. In the last few days my vibrations have pretty much stopped in the chest whilst resting/sleeping and now I experience a buzzing sensation in same location and other parts of body (a bit like too much coffee). Since experiencing the vibrations and being really quite concerned and loosing sleep I have stopped drinking acohol, coffee and less sugar. I have also just recently had a MRI on the brain - you guest it - normal! still bizarre! One part of me thinks it could be stress or anxiety, shock even - as I have had an event or two recently. Another part of me thinks Virus as my limph nodes where enlarged. Try this next time you wake up from the vibrations. Lie there without any thought, just drift and vibrations are there, now engage your brain, perhaps do a hard sum in your mind and the vibrations....do they go away?? relax and they come back again! Weird! This buzzing feeling though is there day and night.
To ed34 could you tell me where you got this info about the primitve brain handing over functions etc?
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I've had this vibrating thing for many years now, it only occurs after a sleep, even if I only sleep for an hour. It last about 2 minutes then disappears. I have no discomfort with it, it feels like I've swallowed a mobile phone which is set on vibrate and someone is trying to ring me. Apart from the vibration in the chest, there are no other symptoms at all. I put it down to something happening during sleep, I know my heart rate gets quite low. My breathing is normal too. I've never considered it a problem or a worry, and until reading this thread, never even thought about it for years. I can't help but wonder if it has something to do with the handing over of control of the heart to another area of the brain. I read an article a while back which was about how the brain evolved. Apparently, the central core (primative brain) handles all our functions such as heart rate and breathing while we sleep. There are a few disorders where the handing over of the functions get a bit muddled, such as missing a breath and causing panic. When we wake, the functions are returned to the newer evolved areas of the brain again. Perhaps there's a moment where they are both trying to control things for a minute or so? Some people mention a crackling when they breathe, or a gurgling, but it is known in some people that the airways do collapse more than in others during sleep. This can be dangerous to some individuals, it depends how much they relax. It might be worth a couple of squirts of a asthma inhaler before going to sleep, this opens the airways for quite a while. I can't think of any reasons for the vibration in those who experience it while awake though. Perhaps it is a muscle spasm touching a nerve. I used to describe the sensation to my friends as shivering from the cold inside, but the outside of the body is still. They of course all thought I was nuts lol.
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