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Old 11-24-2006, 07:16 AM   #1
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Muscle / Nerve Twitching

Hello all -
For about a year now I've had muscle / nerve twitching. It occurs mostly in my legs but can happen in most parts of my body. It's not the pulsing twitching...it's a quick jerk. It's the same type of feeling as when the doctor checks your reflexes....a quick jerk. I had a few strange health problems last year and that's when I started getting these. They have not disappeared but really haven't gotten too much worse (maybe a few more a day). I plan to see a neurologist but in the meantime...any ideas what this might be? I have no numbness or anything...just the jerking / twitching.

 
Old 11-24-2006, 08:04 AM   #2
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Re: Muscle / Nerve Twitching

My personal research into this problem hasn't come up with anything conclusive. It could be anything from a vitamin/mineral deficiency (magnesium and potassium in particular), to side-effects from other medicines, to anxiety/stress - that's before you consider anything more serious.

Seeing a neurologist is the best course of action, and is probably the only way you'll really find out what the cause is. I wouldn't worry about it being anything major though - as I've said, stress/anxiety can make these 'symptoms' worse, or even be the sole cause of the problem.

 
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Old 11-24-2006, 08:12 AM   #3
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Re: Muscle / Nerve Twitching

Thanks for the reply. I am only on Prilosec and the BC Pill so it can't be meds. I will try and take calcium though as the BC pill can deplete that. Hmm. I will go to the neurologist after the holidays. I doubt it's anything serious because I don't have any other symptoms...no tremors, numbness, cramping, etc...just the jerking movements. Thank you again for your input. It is much appreciated! Happy Holidays!

 
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