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May 14th, 2011
Meeee toooo... I hope we aren't all in serious medical trouble or something, I'm only 13 and I feel it occasionally. I do have maannyy stresses but they don't seem linked to it directly but I am only 13 so what do I know maybe it is
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replied July 11th, 2011
Me Too!
Hey i'm 13 also, and I get the vein pulsing, too! I get it in my arms, legs, knees, and neck.
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replied May 14th, 2011
Meeee toooo... I hope we aren't all in serious medical trouble or something, I'm only 13 and I feel it occasionally. I do have maannyy stresses but they don't seem linked to it directly but I am only 13 so what do I know maybe it is
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replied May 24th, 2011
vasular condition, twiching veins, migraines, anxiety, panic
ok, so i'm not alone! when i first started experiencing this i thought i had a blood clot that was moving thru a vein in my arm & was about to get stuck somewhere in its travels, & cause a heart attack or stroke. it didn't, but every time i get an attack, it lasts longer & affects more locations. last night i felt the twitching, crawling vein sensation in my arms, legs, feel, abdomen, lower back & face. it was proceeded by a few fingertips going numb & white, then a painful tingling, then purple, then red. i believe it's called reynaud's syndrome. i also have been suffering from migraine's for the last few years, & had my 1st panic attack 4 or 5 yrs ago w/ intense chest pains that caused my chest to ache for 2 weeks afterwards. after hearing these testimonies & doing my homework, i believe this might be the end stage of a progressive vascular condition that we're experiencing to different degrees. i have always had extremely cold hands & feet, was always really sensitive to the cold, & have had intermittent chest pains/ pounding, thumping sensation in my chest since i was 18. i'm 34 now. i'm not overweight (5'3", 115, muscular, active), & i eat healthy (a ton of fruit & veggies, raisin bran, yogurt, no soda, etc, i stay hydrated & take vitamins), but my blood pressure has been on the incline- 90/70 to 138/90 in the last couple years. reducing stress helped my bp, panic attacks & migraines, but the twitching veins & reynaud's have worsened. not to discourage the healthy lifestyle improvements some on here vow to make in an effort to improve their symptoms, but i don't believe this vascular thing is something to ignore, nor do i think doctors & drug makers understand it or have any useful interventions. ... my conclusion, we have what we have, let's enjoy life & spread love & awareness while we can.
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replied July 7th, 2011
twitching veins
We are similar in many ways. I am also in good shape,muscular and active. I eat healthy too. We also share the twitching veins that most on here describe as having in some way. I describe it as a spasam, a twitch, or a pulse. I get them mainly in my legs but also in my arms and other places.
This twitching is the latest in a list of problems that started about a year ago for me. It started as a problem being cold. I started getting cold,especially in my legs,even when it wasn't that cold outside. The next thing to come was numbness. My toes and feet would go numb. Now I'm getting the twitching,mainly in my legs.
I have had several tests. They checked the arteries in my legs and said they were fine. They did and MRI of my spine and that was pretty normal. I've also had several blood tests,checking for everything you can think of,all normal.
On my last visit,my Doctor told me,"You are confusing me."
Welcome to my world,Doc.
Anyways,if anybody can figure this out,could you please post it on here so we all can know? Thanks.
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replied June 4th, 2011
I've been experiencing pain on my right scapula for weeks. A pain that felt like a nerve was injured or something. The pain was gone when I had my whole body massaged (Asian Thai Massage). No more pain on my right scapula BUT the crawling spider sensation took over. Better than pain but it's annoying. I get paranoid everytime I feel it on my right scapula. darn. The sensation lasts only for a minute. Should I worry or not? I don't have time to go to the doctor yet Sad
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replied July 14th, 2011
annoyed... with worms inside my head
Hi, Its been several years that I get this "something crawling inside my head" feeling. Its funny how my mom dismissed it, and most of my close near and dears, saying it was my imagination and maybe i was tired...

I get it almost always in my head, it feels like i can pinpoint the spot where the worm/or whatever is, at that instant, and which direction it is heading towards...

And there was a medical reality show where this lady comes scratching her head, and doctors dont find lice, because they are looking for that, but on closer inspection, they find tiny holes on her scalp, from which worms are pulled out with forceps when she has that feeling again... It was freakish, and I felt like that was exactly what I had... but then my mom pointed to a frazzled me - this is reality television, and it is all made up... u r imagining everything inside yr head..

Urgh!
Do I have parasites? Is it related to the nervous system, schizophernia? Doesnt seem like our health care out there can adequately identify it correctly so as to categorize it into nervous, psychiatrin, physiological, or neural... It is quite annoying that we pay so much.

I often do random research online and only get more upset that no one has a proper answer to what I feel... Where do I go for help?
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replied July 16th, 2011
Check you calcium levels
Dont have time to read all this and didnt see the answer on the first few pages, I have this twichiching, bubling under the skin in two episode years apart the last quite some time .... on both ocation I got sick and has a change in stool colour ... either picked up bad or lost good bacteria ... odly on both ocation I injust myself some how too ... the bubeling it actually the mustle breaking down or strugleing to hold onto calcium ... my blood calcium is low and probaly due to malabsorption in the intestines ... pleas make yourself well, in careas your calcuim intake and exercise, dont over do it ....
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replied August 18th, 2011
Possible RLS???
Hello, i have been feeling almost most of the reported symptoms for the past month, and i am so stressed out about this and been trying to search online like crazy person...i just find this article about possible RLS issue;


Restless Legs Syndrome Overview

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a disorder of the part of the nervous system that affects movements of the legs. Because it usually interferes with sleep, it also is considered a sleep disorder.

People with RLS have strange sensations in their legs (and sometimes arms) and an irresistible urge to move their legs to relieve the sensations.

The sensations are difficult to describe: they are not painful, but an uncomfortable, "itchy," "pins and needles," or "creepy crawly" feeling deep in the legs.

The sensations are usually worse at rest, especially when lying in bed.

The sensations lead to walking discomfort, sleep deprivation, and stress.

RLS affects about 8-10% of the US population. Men and women are affected equally. It may begin at any age, even in infants and young children. Most people who are affected severely are middle-aged or older.

The severity of RLS symptoms ranges from mild to intolerable. Symptoms get gradually worse over time in about two thirds of people with the condition and may be severe enough to be disabling. The symptoms are generally worse in the evening and night and less severe in the morning. While the symptoms are usually quite mild in young adults, by age 50 the symptoms cause severe nightly sleep disruption that leads to decreased alertness in the daytime.

RLS is often unrecognized or misdiagnosed. In many people the condition is not diagnosed until 10-20 years after symptoms begin. Once correctly diagnosed, RLS can often be treated successfully.
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replied August 22nd, 2011
POSSIBLE SOLUTION TO THE CRAWLING! READ THIS
Hi everyone, I'm going around to boards posting what I strongly will be the solution to most people who are experiencing this.

My story so you know where I'm coming from:
About seven months ago I started to feel what I positively knew was bugs on and under my skin. I was sleeping in my bed with a flashlight (because it was more apparent at night although I still felt them in the day) and as soon as I would feel the things start to act up I'd turn on the flashlight and investigate only to find nothing there, just me sitting in the dark looking like a mad-man.

The sensation was EXACTLY like bugs on me, on my hands, feet, face, chest, groin (the most disturbing area to feel bugs). Sometimes it even felt like something was bubbling out of my pores, but mainly just insects, tiny little critters, or something taking a hair and brushing it across my body.

I went to the Dr and told them and I honestly think they thought I was on drugs. They started acting concerned about my mental health which ironically just about drove me crazy. I went to two different dr's neither of them had any clues or good suggestions other than blood work which turned up nothing.

Finally after months of SUFFERING through this, dreading going to bed where they'll act up... I decided to reset all the variables in my life. I started only eating organic salads (stay with me, it wasn't the food), didn't use soap but instead SCRUBBED thoroughly in the shower with only water and used all natural deodorants so I never stank. I bought fresh store bought jogging pants and a white t-shirt and spent the weekend hanging out in my house. I didn't sleep in my bed, instead I slept in a newly bought sleeping bag because I was worried there were bugs in my bed. After three days of doing this ALL of the crawling feelings were gone.

Amazingly I eventually narrowed it down to a body wash I had been using for a long time and had apparently developed some sort of strange allergic reaction to (it had birch and eucalyptus in it). Keep in mind I had no rashes of any kind it was ONLY bug crawling feelings. I know it was the soap because I stopped using it and in two-three days it went away. Then thinking to myself "there's no way it could be that since I've used it for so long " I started back on it and that night the crawling came back. I scrubbed my body with water and a different soap and in another day the crawling feelings were gone and have stayed gone for three months now.

I know it's hard to believe that it's not bugs, because I refused to believe it wasn't, but you owe it to yourself to keep an open mind and consider that something you are eating, or your body soap, your lotion, shampoo, laundry detergent which gets on your clothes and bed sheets...something is causing an allergic reaction of the worst kind!

I really hope this helps someone, I know what you're going through and it's completely horrible.
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replied January 1st, 2012
I have had this feeling since i was about 11. I don't think i have used/eaten the same thing since i was 11 Sad I'm 16 now
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replied October 9th, 2011
ive suffered from anxiety all my life but ive only recently suffered these weird twitching in my neck. Feel likes its the veins quivering or twitching. i dont feel like im worrying right now but i have been worrying recently but ive neva had it before when ive been worried. sumtimes makes my neck feel tight and if i hold it certain ways carms down. its worrying me like crazy cause its so hard to explain the feeling. sumtimes get twitching in my arms and legs and muscles but the necks the worse. feels like my nurse is pulsing. horrible feeling. anyone no anyway to stop it though? if i touch the neck during the twitching it hurts, do others get this?
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replied December 1st, 2011
me too, whats the solution here?!
I have this same problem and it seems to be twitching in my main artery in my upper right leg (between my knee and my hip). I am a healthly 23 year old not over wieght. I do have problems with stress and anxiety. I really wish I knew what was going on because it is so uncomfortable. It literally feels like there is cluagging and blood is squirting through the artery giving a vibration effect.
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replied January 1st, 2012
Crawling like feeling
I am 16years old. I have felt these crawling like ''Worm'' things since i was 11. Everyone tells me it's because of stress. Though i feel it on a daily basis even when i'm happy. They suggested counselling and it doesn't help with the ''worms'' though i'm less stressed than i was before. when i was 11, the feeling was like. The only way to describe is pretend your an empty plastic water bottle adn the water bottle is filled with tiny rice grains 3/4 of the way. then shake that plastic bottle thats what it felt like. It doesn't feel like that anymore but there still there. There everywhere and when i eat they bite. It's like their feeding off me. I don't know what it's called, this condition. I'd like to find out. I take a tablet called Olanzapine to help me sleep. Without this i'm up really late because i can't sleep. I don't know what to do. I feel like the biggest freak ever Sad Can someone help? baffle
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replied January 25th, 2012
hi
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replied March 9th, 2012
Wellbutrin
Is anyone experiencing this taking Wellbutrin? I started a regimen of Wellbutrin and that's when I started feeling this same thing that you're all describing.

Just read the following:

"Two cases of tactile hallucinations ("bugs crawling over skin") have been reported in association with bupropion extended-release (200 mg twice daily) therapy. In both cases the symptoms abated following a reduction in the total daily dose of bupropion (300 mg daily)."
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replied March 23rd, 2012
I get the feeling in my eye lid and it's because of stress and pressure and using my iPhone or computer screen in bad lighting conditions creating eye stran. I also get the twitching feeling in other places like hand, neck, foot, e.t. Lack of sleep causes it too.
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replied March 26th, 2012
unsolved skin disorder
this is very real and very scary. In time we will be informed as to what the hell is going on with so so many ppl. Doctors are aware and are provided little information. They are concerned as much as those who suffer. Information is being with held prob because studies are being done and of the lack of treatment at this time. The mayhem this would cause without doing so would be insane. I have been suffering a long time years. First I was made to feel crazy. Then as the damage to my skin became visible I was perscribed every drug to treat every possible cause. It worsens with lack of sleep stress and lack of exercise. Drinking drug use of any kind ie perscription and if you use street drugs that dehydrate your body make it unbearable at times. I keep praying I get to enjoy my life again. I pray its sometime in the near future and that I dont lose hope and my zest for life. I will do the same for you all. This is no way to live
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replied March 26th, 2012
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replied April 30th, 2012
crawling under skin sensation
I think it's a condition called Formication
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replied May 12th, 2012
I think it is caused by fallen spirits. Time to start seeking the real lord and get saved.
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replied October 6th, 2012
am i going mental???
i've read all of these replies, but still have noone like mine...it may sound weird, but my skin crawls like mad if the tv flickers, computer flickers, paint runs, or anything which is out of place...it's a living nightmare, my husband thinks i'm crazy but i'm not..i've literally screamed with the intensity of it happening, the sound of a fax machine down the phone, stuff like that just sends me crazy, could it be the way my mind is processing the info?? i wish i could get in contact with a like minded person so i don't feel like a total idiot Sad

i also suffer from sleep paralysis, (think that's how its spelt) where i wake up before my brain has acknowledged i'm awake, & i can't move at all, & hallucinate that i am trying to move & it feels like someone is sitting on my chest!!! & to answer anyone who thinks i take drugs...i don't Rolling Eyes
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