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February 9th, 2010
Dood WTH
I was like freaking out about this also I thought I was like going tard'd or something. Its been happening to me for a while now and I just decided to see if there was something wrong with me. Whats the real cause of this

~TJ
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replied February 15th, 2010
Me too!
About a year ago, I used to carry my cell phone on vibrate in my right pocket. I began to feel the vibrations in the same area under my pocket. I quit carrying it there and the vibrations eventually stopped. Now I keep my phone on vibrate but I keep it in my purse, or next to me on my desk at work all day. I have recently started feeling this vibration in the back of my right thigh a few inches above my knee. I've obviously never carried my phone in that area. The quivering is quite annoying and definetly not "in my head." It lasts for a few seconds, stops for a few seconds, then does it again and again. It's when I'm standing or sitting. Moving around seems to make it stop temporarily. I'm wondering if it has anything to do with the tingling sensation I sometimes get in the middle of my back, which feels like it's near my spine just a tad to the left side. It doesn't hurt, but is an odd tingling and usually occurs the days after a good workout.
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replied April 6th, 2010
Me too!
since yesterday i have been experiencing a non-painful but bizarre sensation of a rythmic vibration inside my right thigh. i thought it was my laptop at some point and also my phone...but it comes and goes and i fell asleep feeling it last night. it feels like a spasm in the muscle but with no pain. i googled it and there are a BUNCH of people experiencing the same symptons but i have yet to see an answer as to why or if it is cause for alarm. ???

I am 40, female, type 1 diabetic.

what is it????
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replied April 9th, 2010
Latviangirl
Oh God Very Happy i read all this and I have these things too.. and my friend aswell. i have vibration set for sms, and i chat a lot.. So I think it''s rather my mind playing tricks on me, as I wait for reply.. But Gosh IM Not the only one!
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replied April 29th, 2010
phantom vibration
Don''t even have a cell phone but I do work on my laprop very often. I have felt this off and on for years and yes,it drives you crazy. I thought at one time that it was from the dam since we lived very close to one. Now, we live in another country and no dam in sight. I have been eating lots of bananas lately, no help. I take lots of vitamins and eat very good. I have been experiencing a lot of restless leg syndrome too. Any connection there?
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replied April 30th, 2010
Same for me ...
I have had this exact symptom for months now. They are exactly as you describe and in the exact same location on my right thigh where my phone sits in my pocket. I just did a search to find out if anyone has experienced this. Now that I know its not unique to me, I''m not sure whether there can be issues caused by this or not.

Thanks for posting. Good to know we will all suffer the same consequences. Smile
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replied May 20th, 2010
phantom vibration syndrom
Yeh, me too. I feel the vibrate exactly where my cell phone pouch is attached to my belt. I go to grab the call and my cell phone is actually in another room and no call to be found. Yikes! Maybe someone is just thinking of calling and I pick up the vibs.

Terry
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replied May 21st, 2010
Bad Vibrations
This just started yesterday for me. And it has not stopped. I can't feel it if I put my hand on it though. I feel it in my right thigh and my leg feels tired. I do have a phone but it's in my left pocket and i don't have the vibe mode on. I'm not an important person so I don't get but 1-2 calls a day and they are from my wife. I thought I was going nuts and thoughts of having beginning stages of MS are running thru my mind. Haven't figured out what dr. to see.
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replied May 30th, 2010
I have recently started to experience the same issue. Determinately some sort of spasm,I have been reaching for my cell for days now even though I have been making a conscious effort not to carry it in that pocket.
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replied June 24th, 2010
vibrations in the body
ive also ben geting these strange vibratins but in my abdamon area i had used one of those trojon vibrateing touch messagers and ben feeling the vibrations for a while now along with some dizzieness stopd useing the messager but still am feeling the vibration and i hate it it scares me .
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replied July 2nd, 2010
Muscles vibrating or twitching caused by cell phone
I found this thread, like many others, because of a very real muscle twitch in my leg where my phone sits. It isn't in my mind since I can feel it with my hand, and my wife can feel it with her hand as well. My phone is not on vibrate, it just happens to be in my left pocket and it causes the leg to twitch. It started happening more frequently lately, so I began this search. My brother has ALS and it has symptoms of muscle twitching in the extremeties as the nerves die, so I was very concerned that I might be experiencing the same thing. I started to carry the phone in my right pocket, and now the frequency of muscle twitches has reduced tremendously. I've carried many different models of phones in that pocket for many years and noticed the vibrating and twitching for some time, it was only recently that it really started to increase that caused my search. I just hope that others will find this post and know that it is not in their head, it is a real reaction of your muscles to the electomagnetic interference (remember that your muscles react to electromagnetic impulses from your brain).
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replied July 5th, 2010
Butt Vibrating
I have been having this on and off for a couple of months but in my butt! I have carried my cell phone on vibrate in my back pocket so maybe that's why I feel it there. i did go to the Dr who told me it was muscle spasms but I really think it has to do with the phone. It literally vibrates with the same pattern as my phone would if it were vibrating. It's driving me crazy and freaking me out! How do I get it to stop?
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replied July 5th, 2010
Butt Vibrating
I have been having this on and off for a couple of months but in my butt! I have carried my cell phone on vibrate in my back pocket so maybe that's why I feel it there. i did go to the Dr who told me it was muscle spasms but I really think it has to do with the phone. It literally vibrates with the same pattern as my phone would if it were vibrating. It's driving me crazy and freaking me out! How do I get it to stop?
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replied July 28th, 2010
I gotz it too.
I am always reaching in my right pocket and nothing is there. lol
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replied August 12th, 2010
I have had these rhythmic vibrations in several parts of my body. NOT anything to do with cell phone as I've never worn one.

Right now I am experiencing this in my lower outside left leg. It's been doing this for days and massage, elevation does nothing to the relentless, soft, rhythmic tiny vibration, which seems to be deep...it goes "buzzz.....wait about 20 seconds....buzzzz......wait about 20 seconds.. buzzzz.over and over relentlessly. The "buzzzz" itself lasts about a second..

From previous experience, it will do this non-stop for several days, then just stop and won't happen again for several months, then it will be in another part of body...
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replied August 17th, 2010
I am experiencing the same thing. I feel my phone vibrate even when it isn't in my pocket. The exact spot where my phone rest on my leg in my pocket feels vibration if anything taps my leg (my car keys, coins, anything). Even if I just lightly tap that spot with my finger I feel the same sensation as my cell phone vibrating. Now I'm afaid my cell phone has "cooked" the muscle there - Yikes!
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replied August 22nd, 2010
Vibration in left thigh
I am certain that it has nothing to do with mobile phones, although I too thought that my phone was ringing on vibrate when I noticed it. Mine is in the left outer thigh, about midway between the knee and hip, coincidentally where the phone would normally sit when deep in the left pocket.

However, I only started noticing the vibration after recovering from having both ACLs reconstructed after a motorcycle accident (knee reconstructions). It was not long after having the operation that I reported vibrations or twitching in that location to the surgeon, but he thought nothing of it.

Leg strengthening exercises seem to get rid of if, but it appears that any muscle wastage brings the sensation back on. I've been getting it a bit lately since sitting around at work being lazy. I am now certain that it is blood flow related, as I can pinpoint the location and it is in time with my pulse. It isn't a thump, thump, thump like a normal pulse, but a vibrating sequence. In fact after giving it a good rub, it's stopped doing it now.

Don't just blame the mobile, consider muscle tone first. I'll now carry my mobile in a different location and see how that goes. But as long as my foot isn't blue and there's no pain, I'm not overly concerned.

Hollywoodbigshot
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replied September 10th, 2010
phantom cell phone buzzing
I have an intermittent buzzing/phantom cell phone sensation in my lower abdomen. It occurs 1-2 times per hour for 5-10 seconds at a time. Unfortunately, I am at a loss as to it's origin, but as a Physical Therapist who specializes in the spine for the last 20 years, I can say with some confidence that any leg twitching, spasms or cramping in the lower extremity are often due to compression of some kind on a spinal nerve and are likely unrelated to this buzzing sensation in the abdomen. However, tingling, numbness and buzzing in the leg, starting as high up as the groin area, are possible symptoms of lumbar nerve compression.
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replied October 4th, 2010
Vibrating Leg
I wear my phone on my left hip and I do use the vibra-call. Yesterday I was walking at a fair and my right leg felt as if it was vibrating above the knee. I knew it wasn't the phone but what caused it I have no idea, and it's been happening periodically since. I will go have it checked out, better to get a doctors opinion. Will post the results.
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replied October 25th, 2010
can't be down to cell phones...
i have just read all these posts on here and am so relieved to know there are so many other people experiencing the same sensations as me as i too thought i was going a bit crazy! My vibrations are yes, just like that of a phone on silent vibrating but as it's happening on the bottom of my foot AND i have never even carried my phone on my person (always in my bag and not on vibrate) i can't relate it to that. But i wish i knew what it actually was and why it's happening as it REALLY is annoying and a friend told me today that it could be related to MS and that has scared the Be-Jesus out of me as some sites about MS have said this could be the case??!! Not really liking the sound of that so i am making a doctors appointment tomorrow!
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