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"Deep, non visible" vibrating twitches?

PostPosted: January 7th, 2015, 1:19 pm
by nonstoptwitcher
Hey all,

I've been twitching for years now, but a few days ago I got this new weird sensation. I can describe it as a 'phone vibrating from inside' my leg.

It feels different from my usual twitches, since:
- It's a vibrating/buzzing sensation, all my other twitches are of the jerking kind
- I can't see it through my skin, while I can notice my regular twitches clearly.
- It feels more fine in nature, but I can still clearly feel it.
- It feels it comes from a more deeper spot inside my leg, instead of directly under my skin like I'm used to. I can't exactly pinpoint its location, but it appears in my right leg, just above the knee. It hasn't migrated to other muscle groups so far.
- If I put my fingers on the affected muscle group I can't feel the buzzing through my fingertips.

The buzzing feeling tends to come up after a minute or-so of walking. While walking after that first minute it's 50/50 whether the buzzing presents itself during a step (while lifting the leg) or not. If I sit down afterward the buzzing continues. If I poke the affected muscle group the buzzing starts immediately, too. After half an hour of buzzing it goes away and I usually don't feel the buzzing again until I start walking for more than a minute again. I still get the usual jerky twitches too.

I slept on my right side while lying a hard floor a few days ago thanks to a hole in my air mattress (I slept over at a friend's place), so perhaps the muscles in that leg are irritated or something? It didn't present itself until a day after that, though.

It doesn't impede my mobility nor do I feel like the affected muscles are weaker. I can work out normally. Therefore I doubt it's something scary and I was just wondering if it's common in BFS. Thanks in advance!

Re: "Deep, non visible" vibrating twitches?

PostPosted: January 7th, 2015, 1:38 pm
by anxietysucks
Can't tell you how many times I have checked the phone that wasn't in my pocket. Happens all the time. I get them in my feet as well. Especially left foot.

Re: "Deep, non visible" vibrating twitches?

PostPosted: January 7th, 2015, 1:43 pm
by trustme78
I have had the same thing (still do from time to time). For me it presented in my right foot. I had it every day for weeks. A buzzing, rhythmic vibrating feeling. I couldn't see it, nor feel it from the outside. Exercise seemed to trigger it or make it worse. But it gradually disappeared - I still have it from time to time but it got a lot better.

I saw a neuro over this and she wasn't concerned. I had various clinical exams, MRT and EMG - everything fine.

I remember doing a lot of "research" on these forums and finding various accounts of people who more or less went through the same thing.

Good luck and don't worry too much!

Re: "Deep, non visible" vibrating twitches?

PostPosted: January 19th, 2015, 3:16 pm
by Xina535
Hi - I too have this. Comes and goes in my left leg and is currently happening in my left arm. You described it really well, I've always had a hard time describing it. I think if you search "buzzing" or "vibrating" on here, it will result in many post from BFSers.