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permanent buzzing in leg

PostPosted: September 29th, 2014, 4:02 am
by German2

I am getting so resigned about my new symptom.
Since almost one week I've got a constant buzzing in my left foot which drives me crazy. This is the one which is normally a hotspot. I have thyroid problems and I thought...ok. I have to rise my daily hormone dose...I took more...and yesterday the buzzing was almost gone. Today it is back, driving me nuts!

I am diagnosed with double sided (one neuro said one sided) ulnar nerve compression syndrom.
I have the fitting burning pain in my left ellbow, burning skin on my arms from time to time. Sometimes pain in my left wrist. Slight atrophy in interossei muscles.This can all be explained by SUS. I started to wear a bandage a few days ago..see how it helps.

But how is the buzzing in my foot fitting?? In no way...Of course anxiety is back..

Re: permanent buzzing in leg

PostPosted: September 29th, 2014, 4:09 am
by Yuliasir
German, buzzing is a sensory issue. Most often it is caused by B vitamin lack but anyway even if you are full of B vitamines, it still is a sensory issue and may be casued by just hyperawareness of your central nerve system taking normal sensory signals from the skin for vibration ones.

Re: permanent buzzing in leg

PostPosted: September 29th, 2014, 5:05 am
by J4son
German, the buzzing started in my left leg and foot 6 months before the onset of the twitching. It is still continuous nonstop not even a second. Sometimes it’s less severe than other times but most of the time it’s strong. I also have a clear atrophy in my left thigh (the buzzing and twitching leg) due to an old injury, and also some ulnar problems. But I still run, swim, do martial arts and exercise several times a week and live a normal life. Don’t let minor things like that put you in a depressed mood.

Re: permanent buzzing in leg

PostPosted: September 29th, 2014, 5:51 am
by German2
Dear both,

as I am taking Vit B since a long time (even B12 injections), there must be another reason. Maybe it derives from my L5/S1 Spondylosis deformans and vertebra gliding. This is what my Ergo therapist told me just now, checking my ortho report...Could be..
J4son, thank you for your feedback. You are right...I should get used to all the weierd things..The pity is, that I have developed an exercise intolerance meanwhile...(maybe due to my hashimoto). When I go for a longer walk, I lay down in my bed the next day, feeling sick and muscle hurt. So I cannot longer work on my body condition.

Re: permanent buzzing in leg

PostPosted: September 29th, 2014, 11:34 am
by Little Lost
It is hard to tell if the internal vibrations are a sensory symptom, or deep rapid fasciculations, a good neurologist will be able to tell. I have had them in both lower legs for years off and on. My left leg went in a continuously cycle of ,7 seconds on 3 seconds off for close to 2 years, it is more intermittent now.

My neurologist says mine are fasciculations, like the rapid twitches you get in eyelids, except they occur in hotspots deep in muscle of lower leg. Tip if it is driving you nuts that no one can see or feel them, put a filled hot water bottle over area. Put hand on outside of water bottle, hopefully others can feel or see them as water inside bottle has amplified the vibration waves.

My neuromuscular specialist says he has had lots of descriptionsof this symptom. Some patients say mobile phone vibrating, others say a washing machine stuck on spin cycle, etc.

It is very common symptom on this forum.

Re: permanent buzzing in leg

PostPosted: September 29th, 2014, 6:09 pm
by buddyroxy
Please try tums, it worked for my buzzing and vibrating. It was constant 1 second on 5 seconds off, just like a phone. I took 2 tums 3 times a day for two weeks, after a couple of days my buzzing was gone. Then i dropped my dose to 2 a day and the buzzing came back as a zzzzz everytime it was touched in my thigh, that went on for a month. Then i decided to do 6 tums day again and it went away.

Re: permanent buzzing in leg

PostPosted: September 29th, 2014, 7:35 pm
by leaflea
As Little Lost said - there are too many ways to describe this symptom so it is hard to find in the search engine. Those of us who have had it it seems to last for months and be almost constant. Mine is on 8 months now - a tapping, cascading kind of rapid twitch I'm sure that it is of the soleus muscle with also a slight indentation of it and now a sore heel. It is a deep vibration, 95 % in the left leg, sometimes very strong, sometimes rather tame. It has happened to a much lesser extent in the right leg, much less distracting. Sometimes it feels like I am standing on an air conditioning unit. Mine does not buzz off and on like a cell phone, it is more like many hours without stopping, stop for an hour or two and start up again. Crazy stuff.