Spasms all over body and head twitches!

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FibroFrog

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Hello,
i get spasms all throughout my body and get twitches in my head.(my head will twitch quickly) I get the spasms everywhere and they happen in different places on me about every 5-10seconds.
I can't go to sleep because they are twitching.
Does anyone else experience body spasms and twitches of this severity? Is this a symptom of fibromyalgia? If so what provides you releief?
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I can't speak for everyone but I get little twitches now and again, but not like you're describing. Have you spoke to your rheumotologist about this? I know we all get symptoms a little different from one another. But I think you should go see your Doctor. We can't always say it's the Fibromyalgia. Does anyone else out there have some knowledge about this? Sorry I could'nt be more helpful.
 

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You should talk to your doctor, I get small twitches here and there, but nothing too serious, ours sound like something that need to be discussed with the doctor, a rheumi and if possible go see a neurologist after that.
 

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I get them bad. In my foot, thighs, arms, and then my thumb starting pulling inward. They upped my med (Cyclobenzaprine) to slow it down. Which it did, until now. My body got used to it and is back to it's old self. Twitching. I get bad muscle cramps and fatigue, too. I can only put away about 2 plates after drying dishes before my arm is already tired. I was referred to a neurologist by my primary. I had an EMG done 2 weeks ago. Neuro said it looked ok. I wish I could read the report, because what is ok really? Was it in normal range, but high? I often think seeing slight elevations of things can help you figure out what is going on. Instead, Dr.s seem to only look at the report status, which says "normal". However, the neuro hiimself did the needle part. The EMG tech did the shock part. He said seemed normal to him. He also ordered an MRI of my brain and spine. I am having that done tomorrow. So, we'll see what it shows. He said if it shows nothing, then I can chock it all up to fibro. My primary said most fibro patients don't have the type of muscle problems I am having. However, if you start researching online, muscle twitching, fatigue, and cramps are a symptom. It is worth having the tests done to see if anything else is wrong and ruling it out. I would hate to not be treating for something that would actually stop this and my pain. There is blood work to be done, also. I already had all that done by my rheumy a few months back. They checked my muscle enzymes and things in blood work, that came back normal. I laid in bed last night with my fingers and hand just going non stop. It sucks. I'm afraid I won't be able to use my hand or fingers correctly one day. At least go complain to your Dr. like I did and rule out other diseases.
 

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Yeah, I get the same issues. I'm so scared, I've been to the doctor multiple times in the month but they did not give me any treatment. Maybe your doctor is better.
 

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Hi everyone, I'm new here. Nice to meet you.

I've had these twitches that you describe for almost 13 months now. They're an annoyance sometimes, but at least their benign. It's called Benign Fasciculation Syndrome, but my Dr. simply calls is Myoclonus.

When I started getting them last summer, I felt a little popcorn pop in one spot, and then the next day, I felt one in another spot. The day after they started popping all over like popcorn popping. They're just my thumpers, as I refer to them.

Anyway, as long as the twitching is all over (that is a very good thing), and not overly faint, then you're most likely just fine. I've had these thumpers next to my breasts, and in the butt cheek area, as well as my arms, legs, feet, neck, hands, etc. I mean it's not all the time or anything. Some days I barely twitch at all, , and then some days I have them quite often.

When we rescued a kitten sometime back, it was 2 weeks old, laying in a box off the side of the road. I took care of it around the clock for 3 weeks, giving it syringes of kitten formula, the medicine from the vet etc, but in the end it still died. I never twitched once during that time I took care of it, but the day it died I started twitching all over again. For me there is no doubt it is caused by Anxiety. I had 4 major crisis in my life last year, and after each crisis my anxiety got a little bit worse, so by late summer I was twitching, having stomach upset, panic attacks, insomnia you name it.

Anyway, I just wanted to pop in and say that in the vast majority, 99% of the time cases, twitching, when it's all by itself, when it's the only central nervous symptom, is benign. Even the nurse at my primary care has it.
 

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Oh yeah I get severe spasms that contort my entire body sometimes. NOT FUN!. A little medical cannabis does the trick for me. Also a warm bath helps as well especially before bedtime.
 

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Oh yeah I get severe spasms that contort my entire body sometimes. NOT FUN!. A little medical cannabis does the trick for me. Also a warm bath helps as well especially before bedtime.

Muscle twitching is NOT the same as muscle spasms. They are 2 different things.
 

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To the original poster, muscle spasms and twitches are 2 different things. Muscle spasms are painful, like Charlie Horses etc.

Twitching due to BFS, is not painful at all. Yes,they are thumpers, sort of feeling like an unborn baby kicking inside of you, but they are not muscle spasms where you grab your leg or foot etc out of a sudden intense pain. My husband gets foot cramps and leg cramps a few times a week, and it wakes him out of his sleep, an he cries out in pain. I haven't had a cramp like that since I was pregnant with my first child, 20 years ago.
 

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Thank you to everyone who replied.
eastcoastmom your information is most definitely helpful as i haven't come across BFS yet in my research. I see me specialist this week so i will ask about seeing a rheumatologist. :)
 

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I get them bad. In my foot, thighs, arms, and then my thumb starting pulling inward. They upped my med (Cyclobenzaprine) to slow it down. Which it did, until now. My body got used to it and is back to it's old self. Twitching. I get bad muscle cramps and fatigue, too. I can only put away about 2 plates after drying dishes before my arm is already tired. I was referred to a neurologist by my primary. I had an EMG done 2 weeks ago. Neuro said it looked ok. I wish I could read the report, because what is ok really? Was it in normal range, but high? I often think seeing slight elevations of things can help you figure out what is going on. Instead, Dr.s seem to only look at the report status, which says "normal". However, the neuro hiimself did the needle part. The EMG tech did the shock part. He said seemed normal to him. He also ordered an MRI of my brain and spine. I am having that done tomorrow. So, we'll see what it shows. He said if it shows nothing, then I can chock it all up to fibro. My primary said most fibro patients don't have the type of muscle problems I am having. However, if you start researching online, muscle twitching, fatigue, and cramps are a symptom. It is worth having the tests done to see if anything else is wrong and ruling it out. I would hate to not be treating for something that would actually stop this and my pain. There is blood work to be done, also. I already had all that done by my rheumy a few months back. They checked my muscle enzymes and things in blood work, that came back normal. I laid in bed last night with my fingers and hand just going non stop. It sucks. I'm afraid I won't be able to use my hand or fingers correctly one day. At least go complain to your Dr. like I did and rule out other diseases.
trayne91 did you get your results from your MRI? Did it show anything? !
 

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I did get my results and I started a new thread on it. "Solitary subtle nonspecific focus of increased FLAIR signal intensity within the right parietal white matter" Otherwise, unremarkable. You can find my thoughts on it in a new thread I started titled, "Hmm... Anyone else find this interesting." It's in this category. (Just didn't want to hijack this thread, so directing to my MRI thread).
 
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