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Sensitivity to Vibration

I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, and Fibromyalgia. For years I have suffered with sleep deprivation due to feeling vibrations when I sit or lay down. It could be someone playing music 4 houses away or traffic and I feel it. I have asked my doctor if he can refer me to a Neurologist, but he won't because he said it's due to my conditions. He hasn't offered me any other solutions. Can you suggest anything?

Female | 55 years old
Complaint duration: Years
Medications: Rituximab Deluxatine Folic Acid
Conditions: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis Fibromyalgia

3 Answers

I agree with you that Neurology Consultation is advisable
You can call a Neurologist and get it checked out
Good morning,

Conditions such as RA or OA do not typically cause symptoms such as described by you. Fibromyalgia does increase sensitivity of the nerves but whether that is the cause of symptoms or something else is the problem is a good question. If there is concern for alternate cause the one would consider evaluation by a Neurologist or an ENT physician. Vibration and ringing sounds sometimes originates in the inner ear. If unhelpful then maybe optimization of the fibromyalgia and exploring relaxation techniques would be beneficial.

I hope this helps.

Mishal Abdullah.