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Unexplainable "Pulsating" sensations

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Hello, long time no see as always.

I've had this strange sensation for years now, mostly when i'm on the bridge between consciousness and falling asleep, which has lead me to believe these are some kind of weird sleep starts or hypnic jerks. But lately i've noticed them while awake too. Like the title says it's really hard to try and describe. My best explanation is that it kind of feels like a hypnic jerk, without the massive jolt that sends you clambering out of bed. And instead of being in an arm or leg, it feels like it's either in my head or chest.

But i don't even think that explanation does it justice. It's a very strange sensation that almost feels like it doesn't even happen... Like something tangible that you can feel inside or on your body.

My best guess is it still has something to do with sleep, atleast i hope. I've been trying and doing pretty good about not jumping to extreme conclusions yet.
Anyway, with that all out of the way, i don't think i show this place the amount of appreciation it deserves. Even though i go between dropping off the face of the earth, or coming back every other day. This forum really helps me from going off the deep end. Thanks for all that everybody does here.
 

jay_03

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Anxiety symptom number one my friend, random twitches. When you think about them, do they seemingly get worse? Especially laying down or lounging? Anxiety. Had it for years, every night before bed. You’re all good my dude, hope this makes you feel better.
 
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Anxiety symptom number one my friend, random twitches. When you think about them, do they seemingly get worse? Especially laying down or lounging? Anxiety. Had it for years, every night before bed. You’re all good my dude, hope this makes you feel better.
Hi, sorry for the very late reply. Unfortunately that's a running theme with me.

I don't know if what i'm feeling can be described as twitches, atleast in the same vein as hypnic jerks or muscle twitches / spasms, but although they don't tend to get worse or trigger when i think about them. I do feel them most often when i'm laying down and going to bed. Or feeling drowsy or relaxed.

Unless twitches can be described in other ways than physical muscle jerks or something. Anyway, thanks for the comment! And i apologize again for being late to respond.
 

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I do not know what it is, but through your descriptions it could be anything, it could be a mental reaction, it could be anxiety's formation manifested later on resting. It could be because of how you lay down and relax your mind, It could be lots of things. Get it checked out by the doctor. I am sure they are the specialists and doctors of good and bad sleep methods.
 
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