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Muscle twitches/spasms

Posted In: Muscle conditions 73 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 1, 2006
  • 01:28 AM

I recently started reading some online articles about muscle ticks, twitches, and/or spasms. I wasn't able to find anything that summarized what I experience in regards to muscle twitches, so I thought I'd discuss my issues here to see if I could get some feedback.

I get muscle twitches almost everywhere in my body, and it drives me crazy. My muscle ticks/twitches were mainly in my upper eyelids, and they'd get worse when I was dealing with anxiety and stress. But now I get persistent and repeating twitches in my lower eyelids, deep in my stomach, deep in my chest, arms, buttocks, thighs, area between my nose and upper lip, around my eyebrows, inside my ears, lower legs, back, and fingers (in regards to my fingers, and entire finger can be jerking/twitching, and no matter how hard I flex my muscles, I cannot control the movement of the certain finger). The twitches can last for a few seconds to almost a minute, and the muscle or muscle group that is experiencing the twitches usually go through a series of twitches off and on during a few minutes (sometimes five-ten minutes or more). Sometimes the twitches/jerks are fast and violent, and sometimes they're slow.

Most of my muscle jerks/twitches are usually visible to the eye, and they can be felt if someone places their hand on the affected area. But sometimes the twitches are too deep within me, like in my stomach or chest, to be seen or felt by someone else. My muscle twitches don't interfere in my daily life (well, the ones in my eyelids can make my eyes water and obscure my vision sometimes), but they are *extremely* uncomfortable and annoying.

I also have chronic lower back pinched nerves, and I have heart palpitations that get worse when I am stressed. I have knee issues (pain when I stand up, walk up stairs, run up hills, jump, and so on, but I take vitamins and it helps a lot, but not entirely). I am an anxiety-ridden mess.

Oh, and I'm 18. None of these problems I've listed are new, they've just been getting worse.

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