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Old 11-06-2007, 09:37 PM   #1
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Muscle twitching on right rib.

For about two weeks now, I have been feeling a twitching in the middle of my right rib cage. It happens about 2-3 times an hour on a daily basis. I am very worried. It is pretty uncomfortable, as sometimes it gets out of control and can last for up to 30 seconds.

I don't know if this could be the cause, but: I have Arnold Chiari Malformation Type 1, Scoliosis, Kyphosis, and very strange voluntary muscular (I think they are voluntary) tics such as head nodding, jerking my neck, and intense blinking while watching TV.

What could this be?

 
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:12 PM   #2
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Re: Muscle twitching on right rib.

Anyone?? I need help

 
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Old 11-23-2007, 09:27 PM   #3
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Re: Muscle twitching on right rib.

Hi, I am really new here, but I just want to tell you I get this all the time. Mine is always on my left side, sort of by the breastbone.

At first it terrifed me because I thought it was my heart (I have high blood pressure and high cholesterol) but had it checked and the doctor said it is a just muscle fasiculations, which is a fancy name for muscle twitching! As long as it doesn't hurt, I wouldn't worry. But tell the doctor anyway.

 
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Re: Muscle twitching on right rib.

given the fact that you very obviously have some related neuro and spinal issues and the chiari to boot,it is entirely possible that you do have some nerves that are just being affected/irritated and causing some level of muscle spasms.i cannot remember for certain but isn;t the chiari the condition where the brain is kind of set too low within the actual spinal column or something similar?are you being somehow actively treated for this conditon with meds or any other therepys?i really don;t know a whole lot about it myself,just bits and pieces.sorry you have to deal with this. FB
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