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twitching, muscle jerks, vibration

What can be the root of my problem that developed causeing all over muscle twitching, muscle jerks at night mainly and internal vibration. Those are about all my symptoms. Im scared to death. Im 43/F. I do have anxiety, PTSD, depression. Please help in any way you can. I have an appt april 7 wiht a neuro but im scared...

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I have been suffering since Nov. 2005. Muscle pain and weakness, even the twitches. I have had it in my tongue too! Read AboutBFS.com this may apply to you. See your doctor, have the MRI, EMG's and blodd work, then rest easy. Write me anytime.
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Have you had any test done to check on your symptoms?  Do you have the "jerking" where your limbs actually move? this happens to me mainly at night.

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Hello.

You should strictly consider a possibility of Benign Fasciculation Syndrome. In this condition, there are widespread fasciculation. These fasciculations (twitches) are found to be more in severity when you are stressed or anxious. Many peopled end up thinking this is MS. MS is the commonest anxiety in each person’s mind.

Reduce the stress levels in your life, and you will see an improvement.

Just observe if the jerks of the lower limbs are actually hypnogogic jerks. Hypnogogic jerks are sudden muscle twitches and also jerk just at the time of falling asleep. This is a normal phenomenon.

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These "Jerks" that I have are mainly when im trying to fall asleep BUT they also will appear in the night and wake me up. My arm, leg, shoulder, and sometimes I even feel it in my stomach which makes me almost kinda sit up like. I have this internal vibrating feeling goin on most of the time where I feel like Im vibrating from my neck down. I startle easily and can feel my muscles all tense most of the day. Will massages or anything help my jerks and twtiches or??? What do you think the internal vibration could be? I can feel it alot in my arms and legs.
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Is this condition progresssive. Does it impact everyday life such as driving and exercising? Will Yoga help. I am having similar problems. I also feel it in my head.
I don't really want to go on medications.
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Sorry...and when I say "twitch" I mean just that...a twitch like your eye does, but i get them as well all over. It feels llike a "pop"   under my skin I guess you can say. :-) So I have both, jerks and twtiches  and then internal vibration feeling thru our all the day and night  usually.

Im sure you can tell Im nervous about all this....
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Have you read up on RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME?    

I know you must be scared, but I feel that if when you called for your appt the doctor/triage nurse thought it was catastrophic they would have told you to come right in OR better still go to the ER....So as your Appt is on the 7th,  I would try NOT to worry (I  know, harder said than done).   Have some camoille (sp?) tea several times a day.  Stay away from ANY drink that will make you hyper.   Eat well - balanced meals.  In other words, take good care of yourself.   This way you will be focusing on things you can do that won't harm you and maybe help a little -  REMEMBER we heal while we sleep. So try to get a good nights rest if possible.   I would not be taking anything that will disguise the symptoms so that your doctor can examine you as you are going thru these 'twitches'.      

If you have not started, I would DEFINITELY start a log for your doctor.    Go back in memory to see when this started. What was happening in your life.   Also, check to see if anybody in your family (both sides) has something even similar.    Genetics are a strong thing.   Is it environmental (i..e. are you around chemicals?).       Also, journal your day starting this moment until you see the doctor.    Ask yourself these questions: When did it start?  or did I notice/  Where was I?  What was happening in my life/  What meds was I on (EVEN OVER THE COUNTER---list them all).  

What makes your symptom BETTER?
What makes your symtoms (symptoms) WORSE?
Have you seen other doctors for this condition?
If you have researched different illnesses with similar symptoms, take the information or questions related to the articles with you.
Do you have a friend/family member that could go with you to the appointment?  That can help you explain, concisely what you have been going thru---?  ALSO, it is good to  have that person along so you can both remember what was said (I have been known to record the conversation)

Doctors are not miracle workers. They are scientist.  It isn't, in my humble opinion, wrong to question everything. To research and share my resarch....to help them help us.  

Don' t give up.  Become, as you have by posting here, involved in finding out what is wrong with you.    

Remember, the doctor will only give you a few minutes, so be ready for him/her.....

I have also been known to take a list of topics/questions so I won't forget.  I give the doctor a copy. After he/she is done with me, I go down the list and make sure all my questions/concerns have been answered.

Good luck...........don't be scared until you have something to be scared about.  Trust me on this, okay?    Now that you have said it (scared), you can put it in the back of your mind and get proactive.......

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