I am a 30 year old male. For the past few weeks I have been experiencing internal vibrations while I am about to fall asleep and in the first 30 seconds upon waking. I feel the pulsations in my head first and then soon the rest of my body. Once I fall asleep I stay asleep until it's time to get up or if I need to get up to use the bathroom etc....I was getting some headaches and twitches randomly across the entire body while I was awake so I went to my PCP who sent me for an MRI which came back clean. The twitches have subsided substantially but not completely gone. I still get these vibrations at night and occasional vibration in my left quad while awake.. I do get myself worked up when these happens so I am not sure how much stress/anxiety plays into this as I have the fear of getting MS/ALS. I originally was fearing a brain tumor but since the MRI came back clean my PCP and mentally have dismissed that. I was also tested for Lyme disease but it came back negative which I was really thinking might be the cause since it seemed like I had all the symptoms. I do live in CT so lyme is always a concern but it's worth noting I never notices the bullseye rash. I have an appointment to see a neurologist but I can't get in for weeks so I am looking for some answers in the meantime as again I fear the worst with a serious neurological disease. Have you ever seen or heard of such a thing? I appreciate any thoughts.
Answer Dear Alex,
MS would most likely have shown up in the MRI of your brain. Unfortunately, you will get your best answers from the neurologist. I would strongly recommend not looking things up on the internet. Anyone with a computer can post very scary, incorrect information.
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