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Muscles twitching

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  • Posted By: mechanic
  • April 24, 2011
  • 02:48 PM

I have had a problem with muscles twitching at random both inside and along the outside of my body. I know where and when it started. It has been long term, induced by drugs. And I have found no relief from it or a way to stop it. It's worse when I lay down to sleep, or am at rest. I suppose the best way to describe it is if I am not using the muscles, they misfire on their own. sometimes random twitches, sometimes slow flexing or pulsing. If I move they stop, but restart almost immediately. How can I get this fixed? It's getting pretty bad.

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  • I have to add, I do not know what this is called, even this information would be helpful to get it treated. And it has gotten worst over time.
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  • I have had a problem with muscles twitching at random both inside and along the outside of my body. I know where and when it started. It has been long term, induced by drugs. And I have found no relief from it or a way to stop it. It's worse when I lay down to sleep, or am at rest. I suppose the best way to describe it is if I am not using the muscles, they misfire on their own. sometimes random twitches, sometimes slow flexing or pulsing. If I move they stop, but restart almost immediately. How can I get this fixed? It's getting pretty bad.I too have been experienciong a sharp shooting pain in my big toe, it is so painful and doesn't last long either. I'm clueless of what is causing it :(
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  • I have learned it is uncontrolled muscle movements. For the last 14 years I had called it muscle misfires. Pain management had given me neurontin for chronic pain for treatment of an injury for two months when it appeared. To fix it and my irratic actions they sent me to mental health, and stopped the neurontin. At mental health I was given more drugs to treat my behaviour, all kinds of drugs were tried to see if it helped. Each doctor had a different opinion of the problem, so I had many different drugs. Unfortuneately since I was also prone to steroid psychosis. and pain management continued with the shots of it for swelling as well. A different doctor looked again at my injury, at the knee, and noticed my hip joint was completely worn out and needed replacement. This was 6 years later, the pain stopped when it was replaced with a total hip replacement. the drugs at mental health had clamed me down until I could go on. Each had side effects that made things complicated to determine my problem. Like seeing things, and feeling drugged. When it got too bad they changed and tried something else and gave me a different diagnosis.Differnent injuries in the mean time just made it worse. so did an ear infection. After the repeating cycle of irratic behaviour from the steroids was figured out years later, I was immediately discharged from mental health since I just being treated long term for a temporary steroid psychosis over and over again. the other drugs were apparently for nothing after the psychosis had worn off and went away. I would not advise having an ear infection the same week as a pain management appointment gave you a shot of steroids. and I would not advise any of the medical places I have been to. but I still have the uncontrolled muscle movements.
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