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Jerking, Twitching of Muscles

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  • Posted By: EMertens
  • June 16, 2008
  • 02:03 PM

First I would like to explain, when I was around 14 years old I went through the same thing my daughter is going through right now. So I know it is passed through the genes.
She is weak, unable to sleep, crys for no reason at times, her heart races has complained of chest and stomach pain. Her muscles ***k and twitch. Mostly her stomach area but her shoulders as well. Shes complained of numbness in her arms and has soft stool.
No one seems to have an answer. Her doctor give her xanx and put her on zoloft. The xanx seems to help a little but the jerking and twitching still is visible.
This all started while we where on vacation with her. She said she didn't feel well, said her heart was racing and she felt faint. We took her to the hospital but they could not find anything wrong. The next day the twitching and jerking started.
This has been going on since April. We have taken her to heart specialist because of the teckacardia shes had. We have had test after test and no one seems to have an answer for us.
We are currently seeking counseling for her, the counselor says she has never seen someone with this problem in all the years she's been in this field. Still no answers.
My daughter has always got up every morning at 5am, got dressed went to school. when she come home she did her homework, got on the computer, watched her tv shows then went to bed. She made good grades and couldn't wait until she got to school.
She was in a club that meet every Thursday after school. This was her routine everyday until our vacation. Now she has missed everyday of school since March 13th. She will have to take all her classes over again next school year.

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