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Muscle twitches driving me nuts! Any ideas???

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  • Posted By: Kelly_81
  • June 23, 2008
  • 00:13 PM

Hi everyone,
Over the past 6-8 months I have been suffering from visible twitches in my muscles and they are driving me nuts! I was wondering if I may have some sort of deficiency etc? They occur all over my body in legs, arms, **m, back, stomach etc. Sometimes they are quick fluttery twitches that don't last long and other times they are slow, pronounced tic tic tic movements. They are hard to describe but remind me of the tics people get under their eyes, however mine don't usually occur in the face.

I have also been experiencing a bit of joint pain, particularly in fingers, wrists and feet. I will also occasionally get weird skin sensations, particularly on the back of my hands. There is no visible mark but it feels like a cold burning sensation and is sensitive to touch; so much so that the feeling of clothing rubbing across the skin is uncomfortable. It is not exactly painful, but just feels strange. In the past this sensation, accompanied with joint pain would often appear before I broke out in a rash. Although the rash has not appeared for over a year now.

I am not sure if all these symptoms are related but just thought I should put them in. My main concern is working out how to stop these twitches. If anyone has any ideas or has suffered from something similar your feedback would be greatly appreciated :)

Thanks for your time,
Kelly

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  • That could be any of a million things.Have u seen a neurologist? get the MRI scans and the tests for obvious illnesses out of the way 1st. ive had the same exact thing going on for 13 years but i progressively got weaker also did anything trigger this? an accident ,,drugs etc?
    danny cube 24 Replies Flag this Response
  • 13 years :( that's horrible Danny, and here I am winging about a few months!did anything trigger this? an accident ,,drugs etc?Nothing that I can think of, I have been healthy and active. No serious medical history, not on any drugs except the birth control pill. In the last few days I have also been getting swelling and tingling in feet/ankles and lower legs (attached photo). I didn't even think about seeing a neurologist, why would that be necessary? To be honest I haven't even been to my GP about it, just kept putting it off, thinking it would go away on its own :o Maybe I think it's time I make an appointment for a check up!
    Kelly_81 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • definately ...i remember thinking after a few months that it might just go away 2.........here i am 13 years later still tryin to sort it out
    danny cube 24 Replies Flag this Response
  • Over the past 6-8 months I have been suffering from visible twitches in my muscles and they are driving me nuts! I was wondering if I may have some sort of deficiency etc? They occur all over my body in legs, arms, **m, back, stomach etc. Sometimes they are quick fluttery twitches that don't last long and other times they are slow, pronounced tic tic tic movements. They are hard to describe but remind me of the tics people get under their eyes, however mine don't usually occur in the face. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^and my facial muscles were the last part of me that was attacked by whatever is wrong with me ....about 5 years into it started to feel like the skin of my face was being streched across my cheek bones, now when i hold my smile in certain positions my face shakes like techtonic plates that cause earth quakes
    danny cube 24 Replies Flag this Response
  • I didn't even think about seeing a neurologist, why would that be necessary? if u goto a gp and tell them of your symptoms there most likely going to refer u to a neurologist. Then the neuro will test u for a bunch of things and most likely get an mri of ur head and spine done...thats my 2 cents
    danny cube 24 Replies Flag this Response
  • when i hold my smile in certain positions my face shakes like techtonic plates that cause earth quakes Yeah I have a similar thing in my thumb. I've noticed when I read a book and hold my thumb in a certain way it starts shaking from side to side. I can't believe after 13 years they still haven't figured out what's causing it, thats really horrible and must be very frustrating! Thanks again for all of the info, I will definitely get it checked out. And I hope you get some answers and relief soon :)
    Kelly_81 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • This is a sign of Parkinson's Disease; you need a neurologist. (not the thumb guy)
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
  • Electolyle imbalance! Drink more water. Sounds too simple to be true..... but this could be the answer you have been looking for.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • you need a neurologist. (not the thumb guy)Thanks Monster,I think I might make an appointment with (the brain guy!) The more I hear from you guys the more the tiny little things that have been bugging me but I had forgot about or thought weren't important seem to add up. I hadn't even thought to mention about the muscle running up the inside of my right leg above the ankle that has been hard for ages (about a year i think). It's not swollen but just sort of rigid when you poke it, like it's permanently tensed.Also my memory has gone to ***l. My friends call me goldfish cause they reckon i have a 3 second memory! But it's not really that funny after a while and bugs the crap out of me :mad: Sometimes I'll think of something I need to get out of my room...so I'll walk down the hall to my room and end up standing there, scratching my head not knowing what I came for! I've also become horrible with names etc...I'll get introduced to someone and literally seconds/minutes later have no idea what their name is, which is kind of embarrassing :oI have no idea if this is related but I went through a restless legs kind of phase for a few months recently. I felt very achy/fidgety in my legs, especially at night when trying to sleep. To make it feel better I had to keep moving my legs, for example when sitting at my desk I would have to bounce them up and down and when in bed I would have to sweep my feet from side to side (kinda like windshield wipers!).Hmm, I can't believe how many things have been bugging me lately! Never really thought about them all at once before, but at least it's made me get off my arse and make a doctors appointment!!!Thanks again for all the info and advice :)
    Kelly_81 3 Replies Flag this Response
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