Hi. I have feelings that I am vibrating from the inside out. I cannot sleep as I feel as though I am constantly moving. Does anybody else have this problem and if so how do you cope please .

I’ve had this recently, again and again. Much worse at night when I was trying to sleep. I went to the doctors because I thought it was my heart racing (it felt like I was about to die at times). He checked my pulse, said it was fine and sent me away. I ended up buying a pulse reader and checked my pulse constantly for about 2 days. It was consistently ok. So then I had to think again about what it could be. I thought maybe it was a kind of tremor. Ultimately I figured out its a different kind of spasms. Like my whole body, from the inside out is shaking. I got a prescription for Clonazepam. It worked. I now take 1 X 500mcg in the mid afternoon and 2 X 500 mcg in the evening followed by another 1 at bedtime. Coupled with Baclofen and Amitriptyline plus an occasional Zopiclone (a sleeping pill), I’ve pretty much stopped it.

Hopefully you can figure out what yours is (obviously it may have a different cause and/or drug ‘fix’ to mine).



Yes, I’ve had this for years. One of my first symptoms. Mostly in my legs. Try explaining it to people as the vibration on an escalator or a moving car. Or say my legs are buzzing!

I take amitriptyline one 10mg tablet a night, but can take 2 if symptoms are bad, if i’ve been walking. The tablets help me sleep.

Ask your MS nurse, if you have one, or your GP.

Jen xx

Hi me also I’ve had this feeling for a long time, even before I was diagnosed with ms. The strange thing is I don’t mind it, I think it helps me to relax.

Does anyone ever get the ms hug or girdle around there chest, it is so tight sometimes I feel as if my hearts being crushed. Or as if I’ve swallowed a very large air bubble.


The MS hug is a fairly common symptom. It’s a really tight banding around your ribs.

But you’ll probably get more replies, including what people do about it, by starting a new thread.