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Muscle twitches and involuntary movements
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meesh69 posted:
I have been having the worst twinges in my arms, legs, and body that cause my body to jolt, or my leg to pop up while I am sleeping. This incredibly annoying! Has anyone else had this? Is there ANYTHING that helps this?
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squarley responded:
Sounds like restless leg syndrome, I have that and it is very simular.It is very annoying . I take xanx for it IT is the only thing that helps me. There are other things muscle relaxer and other thing ,ask your doctor I think it can be part of FM. Hope you find some thing to help. Light Hugs, Squarley
 
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lb707 replied to squarley's response:
I have dealt with it since 2002, you would not believe some of the tests I have. All they ever said was there must be a misfiring in the brain. I now take clonazepam very similar to xanax except it is also used for seizures. It has been a life saver for me.

Laura
 
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hisfaithful1 replied to lb707's response:
Certain medications can cause it. I take Tramadol and Flexeril, and I have to make sure I do not take them together, or I have bad muscle jerking. Even the Tramadol by itself causes me to have twitches. I am going to ask my doctor for a different pain medication because of this very thing. It's not painful, but it sure is irritating isn't it?

Please let us know if you find out what is causing this.
 
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lb707 replied to hisfaithful1's response:
When I first started this crazy movement I was not on any meds at all. If I do take a antidepressant they do get worse once I am on them for two weeks...... so somewhere in my crazy way of thinking I have wondered if has anything to do with the fact when first DX I did try several of them as that was the standard treatment in the early 90's.

Laura
 
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kimmiesue72 replied to lb707's response:
I have these twitches also. It is so crazy. When this started is when I knew there was more to the pain and fatigue I was experiencing. When I went to the doctor and he diagnosed me with fibro he said it was a part of it. I knew something was wrong because it is not just my legs. My hips will do it and also my arms. Especially when I try to relax. Please let us know what has helped everyone.

Blessings
Kim


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