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Old 01-16-2003, 03:53 PM   #1
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For three days straight recently, I experienced an intermittent, involuntary twitching of my thumb. It was much worse at night time when I was trying to sleep. Prior to this, I had gone outside for a very brief period on an extremely cold day with gloves that were not warm enough. Could the exposure to extreme cold have caused this?

Seven years ago I had a post viral neuropathy which lasted for two years. I since recovered and only have occasional symptoms which seem to come when I am under stress or fighting a bug.

I am just curious to know if any of you have this symptom.

Thanks in advance for your responses.

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Old 01-20-2003, 09:38 AM   #2
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Yes I have symptoms kind of like that also, Mine twitches between my thumb, and my forefinger. Sometimes it lasts for days, and sometimes it doesnt do it for a long time.

Old 01-20-2003, 08:02 PM   #3
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Thanks for your response, CKG.

My symptoms can be so quirky that I don't bother mentioning them to my family or close friends. I have a big fear of being labeled a hypochondriac.

Old 06-09-2004, 05:46 AM   #4
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Re: Twitching Thumb

My thumb twitches too lately, which is my left thumb. It has not done this before. If I let it rest it just keeps twitching, which other fingers do the same. Is this something wrong with me. I am taking lexapro too.

Could this be the cause? Is there exercises to help this get better?

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Old 06-14-2004, 11:54 PM   #5
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Re: Twitching Thumb

I have also recently had the twitching thumb and forefinger on my left hand. It lasted for a week and then went away. It has only been a week and it has not returned.
I have read it could be stress or illness induced but that would be a hard call for me since I have both!

Old 06-22-2004, 02:43 AM   #6
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Re: Twitching Thumb


i will join the list here, I too get episodes of thumb twitching, I think its kinda neat and it doesnt worry me in the least. tends to ne when I lay down at night or am resting, then the thumb involuntarily twitches. There is a name for this its sounds like fascilations but thats deff the wrong spelling, it also benign, so not serious.

Dont Worry!!

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