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My name is Nicole.  I have had MS since 2000.  Basically been relatively symptom free but EARLY this morning I woke up to the feeling of shaking/vibrations throughout my entire body and the more I tried to relax, the worse I got.  Felt like a flu but not. It seemed most dominant in the legs.  Anyone else experienced this?
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445276 tn?1210244510
First I want to say welcome and let you know that everyone here is great.

I get the shaking/vibrations. I don't get them everywhere, mine is from like the waist down. I really don't know what it is. Mine don't last very long, just long enough to drive me nuts.

I wish that I could give you the answers that you are looking for. The good news is that there is probably someone here who will know.

Good luck.
429700 tn?1308011423
I get tremors from different parts of my body, but never the entire body at once.  The tremor I had about a month ago in the neck made me feel like my whole body was shaking and my legs were weak--I was experiencing an attack.  

I would notify your neurologist about your new symptom, if you haven't already.  

Take care!  I hope you start feeling better soon!

335728 tn?1331418012
Hi Nicole...Welcome to our Forum and I hope that we will be able to help!  I am from Edmonton so we are not too far away from each other!  I have found this information regarding tremors but I think this is something that you should bring to your specialists attention!

Even if you don't fit into any of the following categories, what you describe as a tremor may actually be something else!  

Postural tremors. A person who has a postural tremor will shake while sitting or standing, but not while lying down.

Intention tremor. Means there is no shaking when a person is at rest. The tremor develops as the person attempts to reach or grasp something or move a hand or foot to a precise spot. This is the most common and generally the most disabling form of tremor that occurs in people with MS.

Nystagmus. A tremor that produces jumpy eye movements.

What Causes Tremors?
Tremors occur because of the damage along the complex nerve pathways that are responsible for movement coordination.

How Are Tremors Treated?
Tremors are one of the most difficult symptoms of MS to treat. To date, there have been no reports of consistently effective drugs to treat tremors. Varying degrees of success have been reported with agents such as the anti-tuberculosis agent, isoniazid (INH); the antihistamines Atarax and Vistaril; the beta-blocker Inderal; the anticonvulsive Mysoline; a diuretic Diamox; and anti-anxiety drugs Buspar and Klonopin.

Psychological Impact of Tremors
Tremors can have a tremendous emotional and social impact on a person. Unfortunately, people with severe tremors tend to isolate themselves to avoid embarrassment. Isolation can lead to depression and further psychological problems. A psychologist or counselor may be able to help a person with MS deal with these issues and become more comfortable in public. Talk to your doctor if you are having trouble coping with tremors.

Like I said Nicole, you may not even fall into this description of a tremor...it could be something else that is bothering you.  I hope that you will stay in touch with us here on the forum and let us know what exactly this is that is affecting you.  We are a good bunch here and we try to help people on the journey to a diagnosis with the least amount of pain and sorrow which can be rather difficult.  You may have something that would help a fellow MS patient deal with their situation and it would be great if you could stick around and share with us.  I am sure you will find that our group is very easy to fit into and we will be very happy to have you!

Lots of Hugs,


338416 tn?1420049302
Vibration in the legs can be really weird, because it feels like you're in one of those Magic Fingers beds.  Or like a low-level electric shock, except it doesn't quit.  I get it most often when I'm fatigued and getting over a flare.  I've never gotten it in bed early in the morning - that's when I'm usually at my best (aside from the spasticity!)

If you've got a crop of new symptoms, you should probably be calling the neurologist up.  Sounds like a flare is coming on.
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