I don't know where to post this query so this forum seemed the most appropriate!
I have never experienced this before, and i have just returned home from work...pottering around, and i am feeling a pulsing sensation on the left side of my body, about 4 inches below my armpit, to the left of my breast, inbetween the ribs. It is an irregular pulse, and i can feel it if i place my hand there. Under the hand it feels about 1.5cm diameter pulse. Occuring about once a second in groups of ten. Then a few moments pass and again it starts. It is really weird!
Can anyone shed any light what this may be caused by?! I don't suffer with any extreme health complaints, eat a 80% raw diet,wholefoods, organic, sans animal products, feel full of energy and vigour, with a zest for life and loving every minute!
The only thing i am wondering is....is this pulse some monsterous parasite tickling me?!! (oooooooeeee i hope not) :-)
If anyone has experienced similar or knows about this symptom i really would love to hear about it ,
Thanks in advance for your consideration and time replying:-)
Does it feel external enough to be a muscle fasciculation)sp) or like a muscle twitch, or like hiccups only in a different area> Or does it seems to be affilated with your heartbeat or pulse? Feel you pulse on your neck or at your wrist, see if it is regular rate with no skips. Let me know. Also, did you say how long you've had it? Does it ever go away and then come back?
I assume by your name and profile that you're female. Is it near or close to your bra band? I get this occasionally if I sleep in a bra and lay on my left side, or if I have random pressure on my ribcage below my armpit. It sorta feels like a weird spasm-y, flitty feeling. Sometimes like a pulse, sometimes like a muscle twitch.
I've experienced a similar sensation with my sciatic nerve once or twice so I looked at one of my anatomy books to see if there were any nerves that could be getting pinched in that area... there are a few nerves there so I always just assumed it was a twitch brought on by too much pressure, or maybe a vein being constricted although it's not always pulse-like. I'm probably wrong, lol, but I'm gonna assume it's harmless, at least in my case. If you're worried, head to a professional, but I really wouldn't sweat it unless it's causing you pain or numbness.
Yes you are spot on....it is the bra band area (and i am female!). As it happens it seems to have disappeared. The day i had it really bad it was twitching/pulsing constantly in the end. It did not correolate to my pulse, i had tested that straight away.
Out of interest i did a google search and was coming to the conclusion that i had trapped a nerve. There is a name given to this particular nerve twitch placement as it occurs more frequently in women 35-55 (im 29). Some women experience this twitch very often. I had it really bad for only a couple of days and was so curious what it was hence my post here.
It seems to tie in with my left hand problems i have been experiencing for about 3 months now. My middle finger alignment has been very weak. I couldn't even lift a plate of food in my left hand due to it. I was concerned it was the beginnings of arthritis, as i would experienced sharp pains running through the knuckle down to my finger. For the past few weeks it has been lessening. I am left handed and it really was becoming quite disabling, i am a pianist and a painter and decorator! Also i was waking up with a numb hand, and have experienced many times, white finger, where the blood, for no reason at all, drains out of my middle finger and ring finger, turns white and numb. I reiki this symptom and the blood returns.
I think overall, the rib twitching and the knuckle pains are related to trapped nerves. How this is occuring i don't know. I do alot of physical work, move my body at strange angles to paint awkward areas!
Could anyone tell me if there is something i can include in my diet (vegan) which will strengthen my nerves and veins? I am open to the idea that i may be missing something nutritionally that could be causing these bizarre, infrequent symptoms.
Sorry this post is long. I'm sure you can appreciate how important it is to join the dots with symptoms :-)