I carry my phone in my right pocket, and have also experienced these. I'll pull my phone out to see that it isn't ringing. So, I just figured it was in my head, I imagined it, etc. I was sitting on the couch with my girlfriend the other night with her hand my leg, and she felt it and said, "you gotta phone call". I pull out the phone, and no call. So, my leg is actually vibrating. Very strange.
I feel vibrations in my left leg all the time.. Even when I don't have the cell phone on me. That's why I think its all in the head... Mabey when you feel that you should have had a phonecall by now. Lol, I don't know. But I also get a pinching feeling on my thighs alot that hurts... At first I thought it had something to do with my clothes, but how could my clothes pinch my skin? Plus its around the same area as the vibrations. Anyone else get this problem? The pinching I mean.
I first started experiencing vibrating sensations near my belt buckle about a year ago. At first, I thought it had to do with my work id badge, since it hung just below my belly button and above my belt. I thought, "perhaps it has something to do with the radio chip in the id badge?"
after a while, and a job change, I started experiencing the vibrations in my left pelvic area. I wore a suit to work and generally kept my cell phone on vibrate in the left pocket. The vibrations I felt occurred where my cell phone was kept, but I experienced them even when my phone was not in the pocket.
Now I am at a new job (hopefully the last!) and have been visted by these phantom vibrations in my right hand. I keep my cell phone on my desk near m mouse pad, which is also near my right hand. Sometimes, I feel the desk vibrating near the mouse, and when I look at the phone, it's not ringing, but I can actually feel the desk vibrating.
I doubt that any of this is in my head since it has been going on a while and started when I didn't even own a cell phone. Maybe it has to do with electronic chips of some sort like the ones found in id badges and cell phones?
In any effect, it is driving me nuts. Someone help!
I do not carry my cell phone in my pocket but on my right hip. My left inside thigh right above the knee is vibrating constantly about the same as if a cell phone was implanted in the muscle. I am kind of freaked out because it just started and I have never felt anything like this before. Is the femoral artery right about there? I hope to find out what it is quickly.
<<<my left inside thigh right above the knee is vibrating constantly about the same as if a cell phone was implanted in the muscle. I am kind of freaked out because it just started and I have never felt anything like this before.>>>
i dont think it has to do with cell phones. There is something else going on that is causing interference with the natural oscillations of soft-tissue.
Yeah I have experienced this too. I think it is clearly mind over matter, but good to know i'm not alone =)
I am experiencing this as well, which has brought me here and I can assure you my mind isn't playing tricks on me. I generally do carry my phone in my pocket and it is always set to vibrate. The sensation is indeed very similar, I can attest to that. But I'm not expecting or hoping for calls or anything like that. This is something that's been happening regularly to me, going more and more common over the last month or two or three. I can't exactly remember because I figured it was the computer or bus passing by causing it initially, so I didn't take notice at first.
I think there's something to this where most everybody here is experiencing this in their left leg. My first concern was something about circulation and my cardiovascular system. Hopefully it is just some kind of innocuous muscle spasm.
I can't believe I'm not the only one that feels this. This is either really good or really bad, I can't tell yet. I recently began to carry my cell phone (a Motorola V266 through Alaska Communications Service (ACS)) in my left pants pocket because it has become warmer in the summer months and I stopped wearing a coat. It is set to vibrate first, then ring.
Sometimes, more recently, I get this vibration in my left thigh and when I go to answer it, there's no one there and no missed call. I even get the vibration when my phone is not in my pocket. I've tried to answer the ringing phone in my pocket only to discover an empty pocket. The vibration is not quite as intense as the real thing, as others has mentioned.
Has anyone spoken to a doctor about this? I think I might ask mine. I think it must be something to do with circulation like others have said, but I'm only 32 and have no history of heart / circulatory problems in my family. This all leads me to believe it has something to do with my phone, but what? And why?
I've been having this problem on the left frontal side of my pelvis as well. I do carry my cell phone in my pocket but rarely have bluetooth turned on. One thing that I just noticed a few minutes ago after reading this forum was that the vibration (softer than a cell phone vibration) is actually VERY close to the vibration that my laptop PC has when I hold it up off my lap.
I spend a ton of time with my laptop in my lap working. Anyone else use a laptop in their lap very frequently. I think I'll try working from my desk for a while to see if the strange sensation goes away.
After talking to 2 other workers with the same problem, I wasn't suprised to hear that several other people on the internet are experiencing similar situations.
I've carried 3 different cell phones in my right pocket with the vibration feature turned on for more than 3 years.
5 days ago my right leg (at the exact location where my phone sits) began to vibrate and cause me to think my phone was ringing. The vibration pulse is nearly identical to the pulse of my phone. After moving my phone to my left pocket no change has occured. The vibration is there ALL DAY as long as I'm awake. I suspect that it may happen in my sleep since I notice it until I'm asleep and immediately as I wake.
The vibration level is lighter than my phone but still very annoying. There is no pain but during the first 2 days my chins were extremely sore the whole day. I can't recall any extra stress to any part of my legs recently and my job requires that I walk a lot and I don't exercise much.
The phone I've been using since Feb. 2007 is a samsung with bluetooth. I've not paid any attention to the bluetooth feature being turned on or off.
I also have had a vibration in my foot. Comes quite often and is driving me crazy. It's in my right foot near my toes. I first thought it was something in the floor but then it was happening while I was laying in bed. I also have experienced the cell phone vibration when I'm not even carrying my phone. That one I can understand but I sure wish someone could explain this foot thing to me.
IF YOU HAVE THE PHANTOM VIBRATION, USE TEXT MESSAGING OR GET RID OF THE CELL PHONE. HOUSEHOLD WIRELESS PHONES AT 900 MHZ CAN ALSO CAUSE ILLNESS OR PROLONG THE PHANTOM VIBE, LAPTOPS ALSO CAN PROLONG THE VIBE.
The phantom vibrating everyone in this forum is talking about stems from ELECTROMAGNETIC FREQUENCIES or EMF signals. These are radioactive. The cellphone is the single most radioactive leaking household item ever invented, and you hold it right up to your head and keep it in your pockets etc. Basically what is occurring in your body are DNA strand breakages, cell mutations (pre cancerous) and chromosome damage. Cell phones are linked to a host of ailments but mostly involve cancer. It takes roughly 10 years of cell phone usage ON or on STANDBY to cause the serious stuff. ONE DAY YOULL JUST WAKE UP WITH SOMETHING YOU NEVER EXPECTED. FROM NOTHING TO SOMETHING .. just like that!!! ( after about 10 years of constant exposure)
Today I am 30, cell phones werent popularized till the last 10 years or so. When I was 16 I carried a beeper in my pocket. That beeper had a battery and it had a low signal, but I never got the ghost vibration. I carried it till I got a cell phone @ age 20 or so. I talked, carried, and placed next to me the cell phone 24 hrs a day till I was 29. I started getting headaches from my cell after long periods of time talking on it during this time, so I knew they werent safe. I then talked less frequently and the headaches went away. I then just kept it in my pocket along with my car keys. (metal attracts radiation) and talked on it less frequently. One day I noticed the phantom vibration in my leg. I have a habit of placing items in my right pocket and I would forget about the phantom vibe. Some time later, the vibration would return. This went on for about 2 years. I then stored the phone in my left pocket for about a year. ONE DAY I WOKE UP AND BAM! The skin on top of my RIGHT leg went numb, its has been numb for 3 years. I turned my cell phone off but the numbness is still there, and there is a permanent tingle if you touch it or massage it. SINCE THIS ILLNESS IS SOMEWHAT NEW, MOST DOCTORS HAVE NO !**@! IDEA WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU TELL THEM WHATS GOING ON AND YOU WILL HAVE TO DIAGNOSE YOURSELF. Excuse my french , but im pissed off at the industry. The cell phone manufacturers are WELL aware of the dangers, but because they are so greedy, and there is SOOO much money involved, they keep the press at bay. They can easily make a protective covering for the phones, but if they do , they will admit fault, and then they will basically be losing lawsuits. They are gearing up for a big onslaught of legal battles in the near future and are going to go to congress for protection due to the industry carrying the weight of billions in generated revenue for people like me and you doing business over the phone.
I am going to see a cancer specialist within the next few weeks, ill keep you all updated.
This is what I love about the internet. In moments you can connect with others who are sharing your problems such as phantom vibration syndrome. It was almost bizarre really to read all of these reports by folks who have been having the same strange sensation that I have been having. Several days ago, I thought that my cell phone was vibrating, but like all of you, it was my left thigh that was vibrating instead. I'm not sure it's the cell phone phantom vibration though. It feels more like circulation problems. I don't get that many calls on my cell phone so it's not like I'm expecting to get a call or used to it buzzing on my thigh. I do carry it in my left pocket usually so I certainly hope it hasn't caused some cellular damage as one person has suggested. I guess we will all have to have a battery of tests and make sure there is nothing physically wrong. I hope we will all stay in touch. Thanks for sharing everyone!
My Friends, the Phantom Is Not Likely In Your Head
I think that what you all are experiencing firsthand are some of the biological effects of wireless radiation. An awful lot of the research (and especially the non-industry sponsored research) is showing biological effects---a great variety of impacts on cells and cell functioning---including but not limited to effects on the nervous system. It appears that the non-ionizing radiation from wireless devices, even at low levels, is a physiological stressor, and the steady "drip, drip, drip" of that stress is adding up, and some of you are the "canaries in the coal mine" who are reacting sooner than the majority.
There are others who have reacted even sooner and more dramatically. I've talked to people who have been getting headaches, dizziness, pain, even nosebleeds when they use cell phones or blackberries. Sometimes noticeable effects from one phone and not another, and it often gets worse over time. My M.D. referred a man to talk to me who said he got actual burns on his skin (but not red burns) where he kept his cell phone in his breast pocket, then later in his pants pocket.
There's nothing weird about all of you who have written in, but there are financial interests that want to make you feel weird. People who incur damage may want to sue the source down the road, and the source doesn't want to be liable.
Some major breakthroughs have taken place in recent weeks---an important international, independent review of the hundreds of studies on wireless health effects was released August 31, 2007, and posted at www.bioinitiative.org. Please read it. The European Union's environmental agency, the German government, and the UK health protection chief have all come out with public warnings about the potential health risks of cell phones, blackberries, wi-fi, cell towers, etc. They say to keep children away from it for starters. The American press has been made aware of much of this, but they are not picking up on it. There are very strong forces that like it the way it is.
There is much we don't know about the long-term effects of this stuff, but it doesn't look particularly favorable. And it appears that some people, through no fault of their own, may be more susceptible to it than others. Take your vibrations as an early signal from your body that this may not be the best thing for you.
That's amazing. When I found this topic, I just couldn't believe!
Personally, I rather believe it is a nerve thing than cell phone...
Never mind, I had problem to tell this to anybody, because my vibrations are 10cm under my navel and I never used any kind of vibrators or anything!
I do have my cell phone on vibrations, but I hardly use it, I dont expect any calls or messages, sometimes it is switched off for few days.
I feel my vibrations all day long, even when just resting, laying, waiting to fall asleep. They a regular rhythm, aprox. 3 seconds of vibrating and 3 seconds of pause. I feel them like silent buzz under the skin. Then it stops for half of day, then they start again.
Jeez! I could die and not check the internet on this one!
let me start off with saying without a bit on saturday night live i would not have known about this syndrome.
i personally have never felt the twich or vibrating exactly where my phone sits, (and i use my blackjack for everything, i am using it to post this right now) I have had it happen in other areas like my eyelid inside my elbow, my calves, fingers, back, and even my ears (that is the wierdest feelings i have EVER felt). i have kept my phone in the same pocket on the same vibe and ring setting since i have had a phone going on 6 years now.
I did some looking a while back on a unrelated issue and found a forum on "benign fasciculation syndrome" and it can be brought on by stress or other factors. Now this might not apply to everyone, but it might help for some of you. I feel the vibrations almost everyday and in most parts of my body, and mine is brought on by even the smallest amount of anxiousness, like if i am watching tv or in your cases waiting for a call... So basiclly the more you worry or think about it the more it might tend to happen, keep your mind busy with other things. you have other things to occupy you mind with than a vibration that might or might not be something to stress over. i has helped me out alot. Now as of yet there is no cure for BFS but management is possible. i am not trying to downplay what you feel, just offering my findings on what i have felt.
Alright, I thought I was going crazy...and maybe I still am. I rarely if ever get a call on my cell phone, but often have it on vibrate. However, for the last two weeks, I've had a very slight vibrating sensation in my penis! The way many others have described the sensation sounds very similar to what I've been experiencing. I'm happily married and no stds or other strange symptoms other than this slight vibration. The first time it happened I thought my phone was vibrating, but then realized it couldn't be my phone because the vibration was coming from the middle of my pants! I really don't think this is related to my cell phone. My thought is also that it is nerve related...Any thoughts before I contact my urologist and have him tell me I'm just crazy???
I too have a vibration in right pelvic area. Yes I did carry a mobile in pager mode for over a year and kept it in my right trouser pocket. Its so strange that I feel the vibration when others phone starts ringing. prior to 1year I was keeping the mobile in my left shirt pocket.....left chest area. I still continue to get the vibration from my heart though not that frequent compared to my right pelvic region which is too worse and is driving me crazy.
After reading this thread Iam convinced that there are others too who have been experiencing the same problem. I will change it back to ring tone immediately and lets see if it helps.
Hopefully it does not cause any serious problem at later stages