Body Buzzing

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Juloo, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. Juloo

    Juloo Member

    This doesn't happen to me very often. In fact, hardly ever. But I know I've seen people here talk about it.

    I had a six-hour drive today (which turned into 7 because I caught traffic at the end). I listened to music and audio books. Had water. Stopped for lunch and snack and rest stops. At the end of my trip (because I am without my husband or son) I visited a bookstore for about an hour. When I came out and sat down in the car I realized my whole body was buzzing like crazy -- like someone stuck cell phones set on vibrate all over my body.

    I thought it might be that I'd waited a little too long to get dinner. Or that I'd forgotten my morning meds, but I hadn't. I got dinner, but it still hasn't stopped.

    It's been about five or six hours now, but it's still going strong.

    Has anyone figured out what causes this? It's really weird.
  2. hermitlady

    hermitlady Member

    I'm feeling something like that right now, but not as strong. I think I get it with the fatigue that plagues me. I had a pretty active few days, and now I'm feeling like I'm headed for a crash.

    Maybe yours has something to do w vibrations you were exposed to during your marathon drive. I know I hate riding in my husband's truck because it's a much rougher ride than my car...I feel every bump in the road!

    That drive probably really tired you out, I know I'd be wiped out. I can't drive long distances like that anymore, I just get too tired and brain fogged. Hopefully after getting some rest you'll feel better, sleep is our friend!:)
  3. kat0465

    kat0465 New Member

    theres a lot of us on here that have the same thing, i have never told my doc about it. but some on here have mentioned it to thiers, and they say it's a nerve thing..... kind of a no brainer, but WHY!! it can't be normal. And it feels really wierd.
    Some people say it feels like thier cell phone is in thier pocket buzzing, not only do i get it in my legs, i also have it in my chest and low back at times. it drives me Nuts especially when i lay down & try to go to sleep.
  4. chyrel

    chyrel New Member

    and fingers! and it does not stop quickly or easily! You try to mention more than one symtom at a time to a doctor and its like they are interns guessing. LOL Not all are like that thank God, but too many are.

    soft hugs

  5. Juloo

    Juloo Member

    I feel a little better this morning -- not so much buzzing. Guess I'll get some more tonight -- I've got myself here and now I need to get home!

    Fortunately I am seeing my doctor today, so I can get a few questions answered. Not that I really expect one for the buzzing!

    Tomorrow will just be a recovery day. I expect to sleep and sleep and sleep!
  6. Nanie46

    Nanie46 Moderator


    I have had this symptom often. I recently found that my FM syndrome of 21 years was really caused by a chronic borrelia burgdorferi infection.
  7. Bunchy

    Bunchy New Member

    But who knows what causes it?

    Doctors just look at you funny when you mention this :(

    Love Bunchy x

    PS Mine does come and go - hopefully yours will settle down soon
  8. Juloo

    Juloo Member

    Another six hour drive, and I'm now home. No buzzing tonight! But I really, really want my bed. Tomorrow it's just me and the kitty and the sound of the rain. I'm really looking forward to that...
  9. Doober

    Doober New Member

    This is a topic that keeps coming around with a lot of new people and experiences that the rest of us say "Yup. me too".

    You know, I did mention this to my DR because this happens in several areas of my body, mostly in the legs.

    His repsonse was "This is just muscle activity. This is sort of like the phase after your muscles have spasmed or are getting ready to spasm but doesn't quite get to the point where you feel the tightness."

    It is definately muscle related, my concerns were what type of "Activity" is this? Is this muscles wasting away? It is muscle regenerating themselves? Is this a lack of blood getting to the muscles(sometimes it feel like when you legs fall asleep and they are just about back to normal when you sometimes feel the vibrations)?

    It just seems most of the times we can never get the full answer out of them. I realize that most of the doctors we see are "Specialists", but they ALL go through the same pre-med, medical school courses and then spend a few more years on their specialty, Anatomy and body structure is something they all learn and yet I can't get the real answers, not just "something I want to hear".

    JEANSKI New Member

    This happens to me when I have been overstimulated. Sensory overload. Too much light, noise etc. Being around people for too long gets me feeling that way. It got really bad, I was having a probelm everyday. I went on klonopin and took it as needed. Like before going to the mall or food shopping. Any situation that I knew would have potential to overload my nerves. I no longer have to take it and no longer have the probelm like I did.

    Between learning what situations set me off and trying to avoid them, and the Klonopin being a terrific buffer for my nerves it was one of the easiest symptoms to get rid of for me. Just a few months, I don't believe anymore than 6. I've been good for at least 5 years now.

    btw: I learned about Klonopin here! I was so glad it really helped me.
  11. SnooZQ

    SnooZQ New Member

    Peripheral neuropathy -- ck B12 levels and get screened for diabetes if you haven't done so already.

    Adrenal fatigue/insufficiency -- if this is the case sometimes a smidge of RX hydrocortisone (I take 2.5 mg) will shut it down within minutes. Those with borderline adrenal function will find the buzzing starts when they are overstimulated or when they over-exert physically, mentally or emotionally.

    Another area to research, if Klonopin aborts buzzing episodes, is your glutamate/GABA neurotransmitter balance.

    Best wishes.
    [This Message was Edited on 04/01/2009]