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please HELP i am losing control of my body

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  • Posted By: alzeppy13
  • April 30, 2009
  • 07:49 AM

for the past few years i have been living with quite a peculiar problem. everytime i want to move, i seem to have a problem with my muscles cramping up. this includes the muscles in my legs, my entire arm, and face(mouth). the symptoms are mostly on the left side of my body. the symptoms have increased in frequency throughout the past three years to the point that every movement is a choir. the best way i can describe it is that it actually takes effort for me to walk from point A to point B. i can do it, it just takes effort for the muscle cramping not to occur. this is where it gets strange because i actually feel that i can control my symptoms to a degree. if i stand still and focus on something else, the feelings will subside, typically with a tingling or burning sensation, but no muscle cramping. social functions are now a problem because obvioulsy humans have to move around, and since now movement is a problem to me, it makes me nervous to walk in front of people or in lines, just doing everyday things takes focus on my part so that the muscle cramping will not happen. i can get through a day without the cramping, but only using the techniques described above. what is happening to me, should i be seeing a neurologist or a psychiatrist? the only things i can come up with on the internet based on my symptoms is TETANY and EPILEPSY(simple partial seizures). i am quite literally scared that i am losing control of my body, please help...............................

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  • Have you seen a doctor, and if so, what was said to you? Have you had any tests, and if so, what were they and the results?Do you have any other symptoms? Do you take any medications which could have caused a reaction? Does anything else trigger the spasms such as being startled by noise, etc.? What age are you? Male or female?Perhaps more information will cause more responses. There are so many possibilities with the amount of information you already gave. Just trying to narrow it down a bit.
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  • I am 20 years old and I have had the same problem since I was a child, though recently it has become more frequent and intense. Its hard to describe, but what you said sounds a lot like what I am experiencing. The sort of "spasms" occur the worst when I get up from sitting and I try to walk. Or when I transition from walking to running. It's becoming a real pain in the butt!Have you had any luck in finding what the cause is or if there is any treatment? It is becoming a real problem for me so I am going to go see a neurologist or something. Hopefully they can help, but I'm not so sure because I cannot even find much out about it on the internet. I do not know if there is any link, but I do get migraines and I did have a few fibral seizures when I was very young. It's good to know I'm not alone and hopefully we can find some help with this.-Mike
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 31, 2010
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  • Hi I am 20 years old and I am pretty much experiencing what you described to a T. I have had the problem since I was a child, but it has recently become more frequent and intense. The sort of spasms occur when I stand up from sitting and try to walk and also when I transition from walking to running. Like you said it is hard to describe, but it is like I lose control of the left side of my body and I cannot even really talk. I wouldn't really call it cramping, but more like an intense spasm that makes it really hard to walk. Have you had any luck finding help with this? As far as I know you are the only other person I have found on the internet with this problem. I am thinking of going to see a neurologist because it is really starting to interfere with my life. I do not know if there is any connection, but I do get very bad migraines and I did have a couple fibril seizures as a young child. I know your post is a bit old, but I hope you have found help and know you are not the only one experiencing this problem.-mike
    dirkbikemike 3 Replies
    • January 1, 2011
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  • did you ever figure out what it was ?
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