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.
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 (inflammation) in any are of the body, then it could theoredically cause inflamation (inflammation) in the muscle too. Just my opinion :)
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.
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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