For the past month or so, I have been experiencing back and forth jerking/tremor motion when my legs are at rest. This usually happens in the car, or when I am just sitting somewhere. It occurs with both legs, although one (my left I think) may move more. I also have an up and down jerking motion of my toes on both feet, maybe moreso my right, but it's hard to tell. Occasionally I will feel my muscles jerk, but not be able to see it, in that it's not a very noticeable motion, if a motion at all. The tremors happen especially when my feet are laying on their sides. The tremors will get better if I move my leg, but only temporarily. Within a minute or so, they start up again.
This all started about the time we increased my dosage of the bipolar medicine abilify. That is why I am wondering. Unfortunately this is the last medicine there is that is available/works for me. What should I do if the medicine IS causing this?
Some might also suggest this is stress. I don't think so. I can feel totally calm, and still have the jerking/tremor. Although, it can worsen a bit when nervous, but I don't necessarily need to be nervous to experience this.
I am female, 18 years old.
So could this be a side-effect? Or is there something else it could be that I should have checked out?
Last edited by Cicada; 11-14-2007 at 04:54 PM.