Hi Everyone, I have a question regarding muscle twitching. I guess first of all, I’m not sure if mine is considered twitching or myokymia (based on what I’ve found in a brief search online). It feels like twitching but it may be a stronger feeling than what I might judge twitching to be.
For the last couple of weeks I’ve been getting twitching or myokymia on the front of my thighs off and on through-out the day. Last night, during the night before I fell asleep, it was this same muscle contractions but on the back of my thighs as well as the front. I’ve always had muscle weakness in my legs that seems to get progressively worse off and on. Within the last week it felt like my leg was going to give out 3 times.
I have another appt with my MS neuro on 8 April and I’m going to bring it up to him. Does anyone else experience this? I imagine it’s related to MS, but maybe not….. ???
Sorry for being a repeat poster lately….
What you're talking about is fasciculations, for the small muscles, and twitches for the large muscles. Although the experts say that MS doesn't cause twitching, my personal experience is that it does. I have twitching in areas that are connected to lesions - around my back, especially. I'll get twitching in the back muscles, and sometimes in the back of my arms. Around my face is especially bad.
From my perspective it sounds like your describing 'muscle spasms', i havent a clue how to distinguish it from spasm or twitching though. I just know that I can see my muscles move, most of the time so can everybody else lol. They either bump slow or really really fast, usually its rythmic or a repeditive pattern, they can last from a few minute to days.
The one thing that seems odd to me, is that you are experiencing spasms in more than one muscle group, on the same limb, at the same time. Mine dont seem to ever do that anywhere on my body, if for example the large muscle above the knee, or thigh area is spasming, it is distinctly obvious that its only the one muscle being affected. The nieghbouring (sp) muscles are not moving and neither are any opposining muscles, it is acting alone.
I also spasm in the same muscle, so if my left calf (inside leg) is spasming, it is in the same spot every time it spasms, it doesn't move to another spot, just that one and only spot. Well there are the intercostal muscle spasms, they can be singular or multiple but so far they are only on one half of my rib cage and i think they still fall into one muscle group though.
Maybe its just a me thing, though i did think it was fairly typical, someone please correct me if I've got that mixed up.
PS Jen, on the weekend for the first time my right arm, back of arm muscle desided to spasm, lasted 4 hours straight lol
i have that one too..and it lasted for hours and days on one spot... but i feel it everyday in any part of my body...i used to it but its annoying sometimes... when i lift up,when i woke up and yawn and stretch my body it occurs... take note: i felt it every single day,every hour..like that... i dont know whats this until last week when i search about muscle spasms... uggghhh... cant help this though...if only i can tell this not to move! oh my...
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