muscle spasms.. not twitches.. SPASMS
I have a question that has been bothering me a while. I have fibro, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis, migraines, etc. I have suffered through all these and one symptom is awful. Muscle spasms, like a charlie horse, very tight powerful and Painful! It can be any muscle on my body. My leg/thigh, calf, hand finger, stomach (these are some of the worst, not inside gut, but the actual muscles of my stomach), even my jaw or chin/neck. It can come at anytime. I could be sitting in my chair, lean back and boom instant spasm. I have heard that this can happen with fm but the degree of it is intense to say the least. I am not very active, mainly because it hurts to darn much to do anything. I know, I know, I should try walk at least, but that is so hard since I have to use a cane just to get around now. (sorry for the segue)
Anyway, does anyone else suffer these muscle spasms to the same extent. It is embarrassing at work because sometimes I end up having to contort myself to make the cramp release. I work in a hospital so its worrisome. I scared one of my coworkers one day, I spazzed in my belly and had to stand up at the wall trying to undo it and was breathing through it like I was in labor, it was that bad.
So, does anyone else get them to that extent? Is this from the fibro or should I ask the docs to look at something else??