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COPD + Jerking

Hi,

My mother has COPD, has oxygen pumped round house and is on a variety of tablets and 'breathers'.

About 4 years ago mum had a strange 'jerking' in her hand. This has developed and now happens very often but has progressed beyond just her hand to sporadic uncontrollable spasms which can affect her legs (causing her to suddenly fall down) or arms (causing her to drop things).

Previously this jerking has been called rigor by her GP practice (but that term does not describe what actually happens) with the cause being allocated to 'medication'.

I have now persuaded one GP to investigate further. I'm not medically trained but I know the jerking is not due to her medication. I am hoping that a neurologist will help - we have requested that mum be referred to our local private hospital a.s.a.p.

Do you know of anyone else who has suffered similarly ? I should add that nothing presents as a warning that the jerking is starting, it can last for a few seconds or more recently for 10-15 minutes before abating.
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I am glad that your mom is being seen by a neuro...hopefully he will have some answers for you. I don't have anything else to add, but will keep her in my thoughts. Sunny
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