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1139726 tn?1260901878

Muscle twitching

Hi, I'm really not sure where to post my question. I had back surgery in 2003. Microdissection of L3-5. It stopped the numbness in my left leg, but I was left with much pain. I also have anxiety/panic disorder. For the last year or so, just now and then, I get twitching in my muscles. My legs, arms, shoulders, everywhere. Only after I start to relax while going to sleep. A soon as I start to fall asleep, something twitches. Almost like a tiny convultion. It gets so bad that I have to get out of bed and just keep moving all night until I finally exhaust myself enough that I sleep for a few good hours. My Dr. has prescribed valium at bedtime, which helped, but it's taking more and more to control it. Last night I had this same fitful sleep and still cannot relax all the way. I also take vicodin,500/10 and I use a fenanyl patch 75mcg for chronic pain. My Dr. thinks it's part of my anxiety, but, I'm worried that it is some neurological thing. Any suggestions or information would be appreciated.             Thanks Laurie  
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1139726 tn?1260901878
No tremors either. Just spasms inside my muscles. Twiches, if you will.
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1139726 tn?1260901878
No, I don't take anything like that. Just valium, fentanyl patch, and vicodin
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Do you take statins? like lipitor? just wondering...i too have your symptoms all day and all night. I too do not sleep. Do you have tremors?
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