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    Old 03-16-2007, 02:12 PM   #1
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    Twitching pinky finger?

    Hello to everyone!

    I have yet another question regarding yet another new symptom that I have been experiencing.

    Two weeks ago my left pinky finger starting twitching on its own.
    In the beginning it kinda startled me and my kids also noticed it, the younger one (8 yr old) said "yuck! it looks like a snake", lol.
    It is a quick in and out type of movemnent, like my fingers fanning out only the pinky is the only finger involved.

    It is very obvious by the way it moves that I am not doing it conciously.
    The worst is when I am not using the hand at all and it has not yet gone away, in fact it has gotten a little painful and sore like I have been using it a lot.

    Another thing I noticed about it is that just under my pinky finger, alongside the hand (edge of palm) I can actually see the muscles twitching in there and this is usually right before my finger starts twitching.

    After two weeks of this it seems to have now spread to my thumb (same hand) and now I have a twitching pinky finger and a twitching thumb as well.

    It is embarassing but not debillitating and troubles me because I simply do not know what is causing this.
    I have an appt with my Dr on Monday and I will show him for sure.

    I would like to know if anyone here knows what this could be, have any of you had this same thing happen to them?

    I have not been dx with MS, only a probable dx.
    Any and all advice will be greatly appreciated!!!

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    Old 03-17-2007, 02:43 AM   #2
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    Re: Twitching pinky finger?

    I have twitching. Not in my fingers but in my calf muscle and now my bicep. Yesterday, the side of my mouth twitched inward, towards my ear, it was weird. I'm not dx'd either. Unless dx'ing myself counts, NOT.
    It is strange to watch, isn't it?

    Old 03-19-2007, 09:13 PM   #3
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    Hi all, I am back again!! lol

    My Dr (who I was scheduled to see today) had an emergency (patient was dying) so they had to cancel my appt today.

    The twitching has not resolved at all and yes it has spread even more!
    Same hand but the twitching is on the top part of my hand, this is a really strange sensation as it feels like I have a bunch of worms (eew I know, lol) underneath the skin and you can actually see the movement.

    To make matters worse I got this awful ache/pain in my left shoulder 3 nights ago and my arm felt heavy and wierd.
    By the next evening I had pins and needles sensations from my hand all the way up to my elbow.
    My arm/hand did not go numb but it did feel very heavy and still feels this way. The pins and needles sensation is not so bad but yes they still come and go.

    Another thing thats going on now too involves my right leg.
    That is strange, how can I have symptoms in my left arm and then the right leg???
    Anyone know how this could happen?

    Anyway I seem to have been dragging my right leg lately and it feels awful.
    If I even bend over to pick something up my leg instantly tires out like I had been working it out all day long.
    And once I stand up I stagger around trying to get my balance because my leg keeps giving out.
    I have pain with it as well, not a terrible pain more like an overtired, overexerted burn type of feeling.

    I now walk like a darn penguin and constantly feel like I am walking through water, lifting my legs up seems to have become a challenge.
    I am always aware of this because I can hear the shuffling noise I make and it makes me feel sooo self conscious and embarrassed.
    My sisters have already commented on it!

    The pain behind my eyeball is pretty terrible too.
    Just had a Visual Field test today but wont know the results until after the Optometrist calls me back.

    Also the pain in my back keeps me up at night and just doing daily chores has become a major chore for me.
    Thats a funny one too my back.
    I have this problem ONLY on the left side, from my shoulder down to my waist.
    It feels like I have an elastic band pulled really tight in there and doing just about anything really hurts!

    No matter what position I get into, the burning, stiffness and pain are always there.
    It practically feels like my muscles have gotten stuck somehow!

    Anyway just wanted to update anyone who might be interested.
    Still dont know whats going on and am frustrated as heck!!

    Anyone have this happen to them before??
    Please let me know, I am at a loss on what to do!

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