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Old 09-26-2011, 10:33 PM   #1
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Myoclonus Spasms When Waking Up

I get spasms/thumping in an uknown muscle in my ear in the mornings when i wake up. You know how when you wake up and you stretch involuntarily or move around on your bed? That is when it starts to spasm. I find myself afraid to make a wrong movement or stretch when waking up. Its weird because when i am fully awake during the day i stretch and there is NO spasm. So its only the act of waking up that causes it. I have even gotten the tensor tympani and stapedius tendons surgically cut because the doctor thought it was these muscles causing the thumping in the ear. I just want to get advice on what i should do. I take magnesium chelate and b-complex vitamins but it still happens. I have had this for 2 years now. Any advice would be highly appreciated..

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Old 01-03-2013, 04:30 AM   #2
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Re: Myoclonus Spasms When Waking Up

Hello I don't know if you have myoclonus of the ear as i read in your other post it sounds like something different. In case you do have it (and if anyone with myoclonus in the ears is reading this post): the way i stopped the spasms is by stretching. I would lay down on my side and just stretch so hard that I made my head rumble. If you stretch hard enough you will feel it in your head and the muscles in the head will vibrate. I feel that this technique has stopped my spasms significantly. I tried all the meds, muscle relaxants like baclofen, and even had my tensor tympani and stapedius tendons cut and NOTHING worked. It wasn't until i realized that people cure muscle spasms in the arms or legs by stretching! You can stretch your muscles in the head/ear area by stretching your hands up and violently making your head rumble. It will reverse the spasms/twitches you are getting in your ears or head. Along with these stretches i take P-5-P a vitamin form of B6 and these two things have helped me significantly.

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