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    Old 07-18-2005, 04:43 PM   #1
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    Does anyone get muscle twitches???

    I don't know if it's thyroid related....but every once in a while I get muscle twtiches. Is this a symptom of thyroid disease?

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    Old 07-18-2005, 05:17 PM   #2
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    Re: Does anyone get muscle twitches???

    Mimi,

    I get them all the time! Sometimes they are small ones in my legs, back, eye, lips, chest and other times they are large one where my fingers will move on their own. I have had these for a long time. They started before I was diagnosed with Graves Disease (HyperT). Since I had RAI and became HypoT I still have them. They come and go at random. Before the RAI, when my thyroid was very overactive, my dr attributed the tremors to my thryoid, now that I am HypoT, my dr attributes them to a calcium deficiency. Since I take calcium (600mg) and Synthroid (88mg) and my dr says my thyroid hormone levels are normal, I have no idea why I have the muscle twitches. I just wish I didn't. It is such annoying. Especially when I am trying to write something and my fingers decide to dance. That's what I call it. One time, for about 12 hours (even in my sleep), my toes just danced and danced. I couldn't get them to stop moving!

    Mimi, try the calcium. Maybe it'll work for you? Where are you muscle twitches?

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    Old 07-18-2005, 05:30 PM   #3
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    Re: Does anyone get muscle twitches???

    I get them generally everywhere....right now it's in my left shoulder...driving me nuts! I just started synthroid a week ago to shrink a goiter. I hadn't had them for awhile...but they came back. I wonder if I'm on too high a dose, then? I don't have any other symptoms. In fact, I have way more energy than I used to. My heart is not palpitating or racing. Is this a hyper symptom?

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    Old 07-18-2005, 05:30 PM   #4
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    Re: Does anyone get muscle twitches???

    I get them as well. All over my body. Mine are sometimes small, and other times I can feel it all throughout my body. I am hypo., but my symptoms started out hyper, and that's when I had them the worst.

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    Old 07-18-2005, 07:38 PM   #5
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    Re: Does anyone get muscle twitches???

    So....are they a hyper symptom? I don't want to be overmedicated.

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    Old 07-18-2005, 11:00 PM   #6
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    Re: Does anyone get muscle twitches???

    I get leg twitches so bad that my whole leg shoots out. I can feel it coming and my hips start to tingle before the leg goes. Because of that reason I am still up. I hate to sleep because I know they're coming. I usually sleep with ice packs on my one leg. I posted one about leg pain/twitching. Maybe somebody posted something there that might be of interest. You can always query it by my member name if you can't find it.

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    Old 07-19-2005, 11:36 AM   #7
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    Re: Does anyone get muscle twitches???

    I started out hyper (Graves) then I had RAI and went hypo. According to my Endo, my thyroid levels are exactly where they should be but I still have the tremors, numbness, tingling sensasions. I can't really say it's a hyper or hypo condition since I have had them on both sides of the fence. All I know is that I'm getting tired of it. I've had the tremors for a couple years now. I also get that feeling like water is running over parts of my body or my organs are "quivering". I get that i my chest, stomach, back, arms, legs. Usually only last a few minutes at the most but it's pronounced enough that I can see my body jumping if I sit still and watch.

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    Old 07-19-2005, 12:29 PM   #8
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    Re: Does anyone get muscle twitches???

    I have hashi's with very high antibodies, but only mild off labs.........I have suffered from the twitches for soem time. The worst, my eyelid. I thought I would cut it off a few months ago. Since starting meds that has totally gone away!

    I think they can be a symptom of either. Hypo or hyper, either way your thryoid is messed up and it controls your vascular and muscular system.

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