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Twitchy pinky...

Okay, this is weird.  I have a twitchy left pinky.  Yes, the left one.  The side where I have all the "fun".  

It's not "jumping" so you would notice it from afar but it feels as if it's jumping "inside" and if you focus on the pinky, you can see an almost imperceptible twitch.  (I've given myself a headache staring at my pinky so long.  LOL)

The weird part is the "jumping" feeling is making me feel a little nauseated.  WTH?  I can understand an eye twitch or something facial making you feel a little sick to your stomach but a finger twitch???  I'm not understanding that.....
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1135896 tn?1278441715
I feel for you.  My left eye twitch started about 6 weeks ago and I'm ready for the looney bin.  I say that knowing fully well that some people that have MS struggle with truly significant muscle twitching and weakness, and my heart goes out to those people.  But it is so frustrating to have that little tiny twitch that others can barely see and to you, it feels like your convulsing.  

The nauseating feeling is something I don't understand, but maybe somebody else does.  

Good luck, and know that you aren't alone in that feeling.  Stick around - I may need you as a character witness if this twitch persists much longer :)

Dave
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1658667 tn?1310091382
Cheesymum- I have the eye twitch at different times, often for days at a time. The other day though, my left index finger started twitching. It was visible. It didn't make me sick though. Maybe the nausea is from a different cause?

Always something huh? Here lately I have been having such an ordeal with internal buzzing that my husband affectionately calls me buzzy :D

I hope you feel better!
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1475492 tn?1332884167
I have that too... it's my left wedding ring finger and left thumb. It's so annoying!!!

Hey Buzzy...my husband calls me "Twitchy." We have new nicknames MissLaural. lol ~ :)
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Yes, yes!  I'm sure if someone else were here with me right now, they'd say "I don't see it".  Because you really do have to focus on my pinky to see it.  It's very slight but, my goodness, it's annoying!  I don't understand the nausea, either.  So weird to me.....

My heart goes out to people who live with the larger MS symptoms as well.  And for years!   I don't know how they do it.  The small problems I have are driving me batty (and, yes, I realize that is more of a putt than a drive but still...) and I've only just begun my journey towards some sort of disgnosis.  God bless their hearts and still their muscles is my prayer.

In the meantime, I'm sticking around.  We twitchers sort of have to stick together....  ;)
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1475492 tn?1332884167
I get nauseated too...not sure what it's related to... but it definitely is there when I'm flared. I thought it might be related to vertigo since my vision is affected by all this but it flares up and I have constant vision issues now.

Hmmm, have you checked your blood pressure? I wonder if our blood pressure might be going up just enough to cause nausea during a flare up? Maybe? I might check that the next time.
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Thanks!  I'm sure the nausea will subside.  It's just weird.  I can relate to the "buzzy" feeling.  I told my hubby recently it felt like I had a bumblebee trapped in my left butt cheek (Is that TMI?  LOL) just buzzing around in there.  It's a weird feeling, too, but nothing like this weird deep twitching.  I almost prefer my bees!

Be well!
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1658667 tn?1310091382
Sidesteps (AKA twitchy) and Cheesymum- It's good to laugh when we can. A buzzing butt...haven't had that one yet. Might be exciting.

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987762 tn?1331027953
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I dont know how to say this over the net and get it to come across the same as it does in person, with a smile and jovial tone but here goes.....just your pinky, I wish?!

I'm not trying to minimise what your experiencing but you actually need to be doing just that! The more you focus on something the more aware of it you become, and what you need to be doing is the opposite. If you allow your self to focus in on any particular problem it only makes that problem more prominant than something else, it gets in your head.

It really doesnt matter the problem the way to deal with it is still basically the same, though admittedly some issues are not so much a matter of distraction but acceptance. My advice would be to not let it get in your head, do what ever it takes and what works for you. It will not take it away but it will change the way you handle these weird experiences, the plan should be to be at the point of being aware something is twitching, spasming etc but it doesnt get more attention than an aknowledgment.

You've got me stumped with the nausea, the only thought i can come up with is that you may be visually focusing so hard that its literally making you sick, though i dont know if thats even possible. Nausea is not a known sx of MS, vertigo can cause nausea though I think its usually the spinning sight or inner ear type of vertigo, so I am stumped on the nausea part.

ANyway, if this is the begining of your twitchy journey learn to handle them now, you'll be glad you did down the road! :-)

Cheers........JJ  
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I've written and deleted this post a few times now because I just can't get it say what I want it to say in the way I want to say it.  Like you said, there is this problem of "get[ting] it to come across the same as it does in person, with a smile and jovial tone".  LOL  

So, what the heck?  I'm just going to write it and put a big ole ;) at the end and hope you know I'm not upset or insulted or whatever.  Damn this impersonal medium!  ;)

I realize it's silly to complain about a twitchy pinky.  I do.  And, I fully acknowledged that there are folks out there who are and have been (for YEARS!) suffering much much worse and they have my thots and prayers.  

It was really a vent more than anything else.  I am handling things as they are thrown at me with my usual aplomb but sometimes it's just nice to get even the niggling things out.

I tend to be a "dweller".  Giving something a passing glance has never been my forte.  LOL  I have to beat the dead horse until it starts to smell.  But, once I've given it a good thrashing, I'm done with it and can put it away in its little box and move on.  Giving it a nod of acknowledgement just intensifies it for me because it becomes something I've not yet handled and compartmentalized and put aside.  I guess I work different from most people.  ;)

Speaking of dealt with and put away, the nausea has subsided.  Thank God.  Still have figured out if it was related or coincidental but it's a moot point now.  :)
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987762 tn?1331027953
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LOL!

If that was you venting your rather polite :-) you should read some of my vents, oopsie maybe i should hold back a tad lol though venting is said to be good for the soul so vent away my dear, vent away!

So does beating the dead horse work? Does it get you any quicker to the compartmentalized and put aside stage? Or does it keep you in the prolonged stage of beating dead horses? Why i ask is that sometimes what we do, needs reviewing or challenging in order to create a change that may work better for you. Ask your self what is it that causes the mental shift and gets you into the compartmentalized and put aside stage, you may find that little something, that speeds up the process.

Sorry i'm slightly confused (nothing new there lol) but isn't "Giving it a nod of acknowledgement just intensifies it for me ....."  exactly what you were doing by looking at it the way you've described, so your actually doing what you know isn't the way you function best, or have I got that mixed up?

I may not of said it right but what I was meaning by acknowledgement is nothing more than a 'bless you' type acknowledgement. No more focus or attention is being given, than it takes to say 'bless you'. It does take practice and some sx you just can't get out of your head, but for those you can it does really help you get through the twighlight zone times.

You must be relieved that the nausia has stopped! :-)

Cheers.........JJ
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Yes, thank you!  I am glad the nausea has gone.  I hate being nauseated!

I think I confused us both and, for me, that just too easy to do these days!  What I meant was ONLY giving it a nod intensifies it for me.  I have to pull it out and look at it and analyze it and research it and see why it's doing what it's doing and why and then I can put it away and feel I've (at least in my mind which is a little off as I said!  LOL) done all I can do at that point.  A "bless you" response would only bring it to the forefront.  It wouldn't be "handled".  Does that make even less sense?  Am I being as clear as mud?  ;)

I am a researcher by nature (long before the advent of the internet) so it's my way of dealing.  Information is power and being forewarned is having four arms or something like that....  ;)

As far as a vent, it was a small one.  Just one of those things that was bugging me so I got it out of my system.  Another coping mechanism of mine.  I'm a "talker".  That's the "Southerner" in me, I guess.  You probably noticed from the novels I write in response to posts.  Short and sweet has never been a strong suit of mine.

On another note that is completely unrelated, I couldn't help but notice you too use the "mum" (British) version instead of the "mom" (American) version so I went "stalking" on your profile to see where you were from.  I had a thot you might be a Brit but I see you are from Oz.  Australia is on my bucket list.  I hope to get there one day.  I hear it's a beautiful place!
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987762 tn?1331027953
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LOL I was a Brit and immigrated to Australia as a child, I was still saying mummy and daddy when a teen lol so not socially aceptable here. It is beautiful but like every country its not always a post card, though the Opera episodes showed OZ in all its glory, i'm sure OZ went on quite a few peoples bucket list after that aired.

ROFL we seem to have a few things in common, talk too much, research, believe knowledge is power, have brains that hickup and talk in the ancient language of mud!

Cheers..........JJ
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