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Body Jerks ?
Now on top of every other symtom, my body will just all of a sudden jerk real fast and hard. Almost like a complete body spasam.. Anyone else?
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1756321 tn?1377771734
I had myoclonic jerks (limbs suddenly jerk) with severe vitamin B12 deficiency and full body myclonic seizures (as if hit by a single jolt of electricity) due to magnesium deficiency. From your description it sounds like you are suffering from myclonic seizures.

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Excerpt from HerbProf: Magnesium - One of the Most Deficient Minerals in the American Diet...

"Symptoms of a magnesium deficiency are:

Arthritis, Insomnia, Fatigue, Body tension, Headaches, Heart-Disorders, Low Energy, High Blood Pressure, PMS, Backaches, Constipation, Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis, Irregular-Heartbeat, Anxiety, Muscle Cramps or Spasms, Irritability, Confusion, Poor digestion, Rapid heartbeat, Seizures, Can be synonymous with diabetes, Cause cardiac arrhythmia, Hypertension, Asthma, Chronic fatigue, Chronic pain syndrome, Formation of kidney stones."

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Excerpt from Belief Net: Myoclonus...

"The exact mechanism triggering the abnormal electrical discharge depends on what is causing the myoclonus. Myoclonus is often a symptom of a nervous system or metabolic condition. Possible causes include:

A lack of oxygen or nutrients
Certain medications or toxins

Nervous system disorders such as:
Head or spinal cord trauma or injury
Tumors of the brain or spinal cord
Multiple sclerosis
Parkinson's disease
Alzheimer's disease
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Huntington's disease
Encephalitis
Stroke
Epilepsy
Coma

Metabolic disorders such as:
Lipid storage disease (a congenital disorder that usually occurs in children)
Electrolyte imbalance
Respiratory failure
Liver failure
Kidney failure
Malabsorption syndromes such as Whipple's disease or celiac disease"
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