Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Muscle vibrations - what is it ?
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Posted by CCF Neuro MD on January 06, 1998 at 22:15:52:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Muscle vibrations - what is it ? posted by Stephen Clark on January 06, 1998 at 20:58:58:
: : : : Hi
: : : : I have a strange effect in my muscles, they vibrate. I'm conscious of this
: : : : all the time but especially when I'm not busy I notice it more. It is
: : : : especially noticeable in a muscle under contraction (not necessarily heavy
: : : : contraction, just light, normal use). The vibrations are very small
: : : : and just visible, especially at the end of the limb where the natural leverage
: : : : makes them look bigger. I'd guess the frequency is 5 or 10 a second, maybe more.
: : : : They occur everywhere, torso, limbs and face. Are they 'fasiculations'? I
: : : : thought that fasics were a definite and obvious single twitch in an isolated
: : : : muscle (I've had these too, but not often). These never stop, and are continuous
: : : : and rhythmic. They are most obvious in thighs, arms, fingers, torso and jaw -
: : : : occasionally I get a slight modulation on my voice from the jaw vibration.
: : : : Another feature is that I can feel my heartbeat almost anywhere on my body
: : : : and I am very conscious of it especially when relaxing quietly when almost
: : : : every muscle seems to move slightly on each beat. Sounds weird I know, but
: : : : I'm sure this is a 'new' feeling.
: : : : This all started about 6 months ago, I also get mild aches in the same muscles that
: : : : started about the same time.
: : : : Can you offer any advice as to a possible cause? (I'm male,28,otherwise healthy)
: : : : I looked up 'fasiculation' and Motor Neuron Disease seems to be the only documented
: : : : cause which didn't give me much reassurance.
: : : : Don
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: : : Dear Don,
: : : I am not 100% clear from your description as to the exact nature of the
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