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Old 07-11-2003, 11:45 AM   #1
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I am 16 and i experience quite persistently twitching in my upper thigh, when it does occur it will continue for a long time. I was wondering if their is something i can be doing to prevent this? SOmeone told me to drink water and increasse electrolyte intake. Any help is appreciated thanks.

 
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Twitching can be very annoying and can also be a symptom of other health problems like thyroid, blood sugar imbalance and MS, if you get it often and start to get it in other parts of your body and start getting other symptoms also then you may want to have that checked by your doc.
I think everyone gets twitching at some time or another, but if you get it very often then you need to start finding out why. Drinking a lot of water is always a good thing and can't hurt!

 
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Old 07-11-2003, 01:11 PM   #3
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wow Thanks thats pretty serious because diabetes runs in my family. Do the muscle spasms occur due to high blood sugar levels or low? i read that "tremors" occur when blood sugar is low. But I do eat a lot of sweet foods stuff so i am pretty sure i donthave low blood sugar. I just pray that i dont have high blood sugar. Any more reassuarance or reccomendations are welcome. Thanks.

 
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Isolated twitching in your thigh is probably nothing to worry about. It's little muscle fibres firing away at random. The most common triggers are fatigue (lack of restful sleep), dehydration, stress, anxiety, over-exercised muscle, a diet deficiency or a drug side effect (such as diuretics, corticosteroids and estrogens)

Many people experiencing these symptoms fear they may have MS, or some other neurological disorder. A simple clinical rule is that twitching in relaxed muscle is NEVER indicative or motor system disease unless there is an associated weakness, atrophy, or reflex change.

So try to relax....I had a thigh twitch that lasted a couple of weeks ....drove me nuts.....and then one day it just stopped as suddenly as it started.

Make sure you are getting enough water and take a multivitamin daily in case you're not getting enough potassium, calcium or magnesium in your diet.

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thanks a lot guys thats really reassuring. I have had unfortunate losses in my family due to diabetes so i got scared.

 
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look im 35 now 3 years i was told i have type 2 diabetes. i now have extreme pain in my upper legs plus lose of feeling in some really important places. you better check with your doctor and make sure you dont have diabetes. trust me when the nerves start to go so does a lot of other things.

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