(Closed) Muscle Twitching – is THIS normal?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

If it’s not bothersome to the point of interruption of daily activities or painful, I would wait until your next drs appt and mention it.  You might be referred to a neurologist, especially given your family history.  

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I get chest ones, right above my breast bone.  They are painful!  My doctor just said it’s similar to an eye twitch and it’s nothing to worry about.

It’s probably a good idea to mention it to your doctor, but it probably isn’t something you need to worry about!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Muscle twitches and cramping can be due to something as simple as dehydration or electrolyte imbalance (potassium or calcium, primarily). These ions are key in muscle contraction. Of course it could be something more serious, but drink some gatorade or eat a banana and see if if gets better. It could also just be one of those things like an eye twitch that doesn’t have an obvious cause and then resolves itself…

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@dayl20:  sometimes muscle twitching can be a sign of magnesium deficiency. I used to have tons of twitching and I upped my dose of magnesium and D and they are gone now. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

To my knowledge MS doesn’t cause your stomach to have muscle spasms.  From what I know about MS it is more like your muscles give out so for example your face might feel like it’s sliding off but it’s just the muscles letting your face simple drop a bit. I could be wrong though since I’m not a doctor.

I suggest you go see a doctor because I doubt it’s normal to be having muscle spasms so often.  Hopefully it’s nothing major.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Try eating more bananas, taking a good multivitamin, and drinking more water.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Oh, that sounds so annoying!  I’m sorry to hear that you’re dealing with this right now.  Have you noticed that the twitches get worse during periods when you’re under a lot of stress/not sleeping well/drinking more caffeine than normal?  Does it improve, stay stable, or get worse when you exercise?

You might consider keeping a little “journal” to jot down when you notice these symptoms and then you can look for patterns.

In the meantime, try not to get too concerned.  More likely than not, your twitches are from something benign, like stress or lack of sleep.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I get them as a side effect of medication I am on. Are you on any medication? I also get ones that feel different when I am very tired. It’s probably nothing to worry about, especially if you don’t have any other symptoms like muscle weakness, tingling, numbness, etc. I’m a terribly hypochondriac and the internet can be my worst enemy because I’m convinced that little out of the ordinary things mean I am dying. You are most like fine, but go to the doctor if you’re concerned. Assuming you have health insurance, there may be a number you can call to ask questions to a nurse to spare yourself the trouble of an office visit.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

@dayl20:  Sounds like you might want to see a neurologist. It’s been going on for a few years and you have other symptoms. At the very least it will put your mind at ease. Don’t let yourself get too freaked out. I’e had all sorts of weird symptoms that come back to the fact that I have poor posture when using a computer and compressed a nerve.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have this going on constantly. I have two consistent twitches (one in abdomen, other in neck). Then I get that “popcorn” sensation in my legs too. Saw my MD and a neuro about it, and all they can tell me is that it’s benign.

 

Are you high anxiety? I am, and it definitely causes this.

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I get them daily–in my legs, arms, neck, stomach, face, you name it. They don’t hurt and they don’t last more than 15 minutes sometimes. I have tried a number of things to get them to stop mid-twitch but nothing I have found works. I assume if they don’t hurt, you will be fine.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@dayl20:  You could try magnesium oil if you can’t take it orally.  I have some in a spray, and you would spray where you are having trouble twitching.  I know it stinks trying a bunch of things that you aren’t sure are going to help but sometimes that’s the only way.  I’ve had that experience with excema.  The doctor’s were no help (besides giving me steroid creams) and I tried different diets etc only to find out that it was something as simple as taking acidophilus and it’s been gone for years but it didn’t help my best-friend.  So the best you can do is research and try as many “solutions” that you can find and hopefully you’ll find one that is right for you.

Good luck!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I get random twitches all the time too. Legs, shoulders, eye lips, lips…

I often feel like someone is poking me or tapping me on the shoulder. It makes me paranoid!

During the wedding planning, my entire face was twitching every 30 seconds. It made me crazy! I attributed it to stress. I always ask my husband if he ever gets twitches like that and he said no. It isn’t painful but I always wondered if anyone else experienced this. The hydration and magnesium seem like legitimate solutions from what others had posted. Mine usually go away when I’m stress-free.

Good luck!

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