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Posted by CCF Neuro MD on July 01, 1997 at 22:36:16:
In Reply to: Fibromylgia/Hypothyroidism/Bodytremors/twitching posted by Barbara Cashon on June 19, 1997 at 13:30:57:
I have been diagnosed with Fibromylgia and possible hypothyroidism. I experience finger and eye twitching, body jerking at night and involuntary movement of my large muscles. I also clear my throat alot. Is there a corelation between these symmptoms? Is there a treatment or meds to lesson the twitching and tremors? My EMG came back normal. I have been battling this situation for nearly 5 years, starting with TMJ and headaches. I had a hysterectomy, and treated for irritable bowel syndrom, neither was necessary. Is there a chat group or support group? I would sure appreciate some input. Sincerely: Barbara Cashon
To the best of my knowledge, there is no direct association between fibromylgia and twitching/jerking movements. However, as you may know, the pathologic basis of fibromylgia remains obscure. This makes the diagnosis a clinical one. Nevertheless, muscle pain, triggered by exposure to cold, dampness, or minor trauma, usually is the main complain. Very often this condition presents itself as a chronic pain syndrome. Therefore, pain control remains the mainstream of the management. In addition, well balanced mental state and good sleep hygiene have been recognized as helpful adjunct therapies.
I am not aware of any organization as a specific support group, but The Cleveland Clinic Foundation has a well recognized center that specilizes in headache. You are welcome to visit our headache center at your convenience. The number to call for appointment is (800)223-2273 ext.45665 or local (216)444-5665.
This information is provided for general medical education purposes only. Please consult your primary physician for the diagnostic and treatment options of your medical conditions.
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