Body/Foot Vibrations Anxiety?
I'm new to this Health Board and pretty new to forums in general. I have a question and wonder if anyone else has this problem. First off, I should say I'm a 36 year old female and I've had anxiety disorder for 15+ years, and severe panic attacks for about 9 years. I've been Agoraphobic (don't really leave the house) for about 5 years. I'm afraid of meds because I had a bad reaction to a few, and only take a small dose of Xanax 0.5mg. I was doing well with anxiety and felt it was time to say goodbye to Xanax, so I gradually went off it last fall. I was completely off it in June of this year, and shortly after (about a week) I started to feel like my feet were vibrating. I can only describe it as a cell phone on vibrate on my feet, or a cat purring on them. I called my mom, and she said maybe magnesium def. or RLS. I started to take a multi-vitamin, and that didn't help. Then I started to feel the vibrations in my abdomen. My mother then said it was withdrawal from Xanax. By July, I was still getting the vibrations and had panic attacks again, leading me to start up the Xanax again. I went to the dr. and she dismissed it as anxiety related or possibly RLS. I had bloodwork done, and everything was normal except for vitamin D deficiency, which I received an RX for. I went through August hoping the vitamin deficiency was causing the vibrations, but they persist. Almost all the time in my feet, and when I'm in bed, sometimes I'll wake up from a nightmare or deep dream feeling like I'm sleeping on a vibrating cell phone. I do have a cell phone, but rarely keep it on vibrate. It also seems to be worse with compression, like whatever I happen to be lying on. Like, my husband was lying on my leg and that started to vibrate. My psychiatrist gave me a magnesium supplement, and that's not helping, and she recently gave me an RX for Klonopin, which I still haven't gone to get filled because I'm scared to take it.
I know the vibrations are probably anxiety related, but because I'm so nervous, I just can't rest until I figure out what's causing it for sure, and I'm terrified to go to a neurologist and find out I have some awful disease. It's just odd that my energy level seems okay, and nothing really hurts. I do have an occassional, brief muscle spasm, but that's it. Does anybody else have this problem, and if you do, does it happen at rest? Does it happen even when you're not having a panic attack? Like, sometimes I'll just be watching TV and my feet will vibrate. Please let me know if you can.
Thanks very much
Last edited by ms_mod; 09-18-2009 at 08:48 AM.