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Lupus pain and muscle spasms?
Do you have pain and muscle spasms with lupus? And what type of muscle spasms do you have?

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434278 tn?1324709825
Thanks for sending this.  I have been having a lot of trouble w/ this lately.  I'm not sure what you mean by "what type".  I just know they are very painful.  I also have muscle twitches and muscle jerks daily.  Along w/ headaches and some vertigo.
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787406 tn?1339206783
I meant arm, leg, back or feet spasms?

Apparently, my Rheumy thinks that muscle spasms have nothing to do with Lupus or UCTD.
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434278 tn?1324709825
From what I've read on medhelp, it very much seems to be a symptom.  

I have spasms (painful) in my thighs, and back (where the kidneys are).  I also have an electric shock thing going on in my neck up in my head.  

I haven't found where that is a symptom of lupus, but I think if lupus can cause inflamation in any are of the body, then it could theoredically cause inflamation in the muscle too.  Just my opinion :)
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Last night I had to call my husband who was on the road because I was having such a painful muscle spasm up the left side of my back and across my ribs and up my chest. I started hyperventilating because the pain was so bad, my whole body was tingling. It lasted like 10 to 15 minutes and I had to stay flat on the bed. It was horrible.
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wow, 100% said yes. I have muscle spasms in my feet, calves, back,  around the kidney area also, and recently the under part of my arms between elbow and wrist.
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I get them pretty much everywhere, but mostly in feet, including toes, calves, arms, back.
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Yes they are never in the same place for long- can crop up any where! I also have fibromyalgia. So who knows what disease to blame? Since so many of us have both fibro and lupus I predict that one day they will realize it is all one disease..
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