Twitching after poking.

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Re: Twitching after poking.

Postby bfshopeful on March 24th, 2011, 8:44 pm

anyone will twitch if poked hard enough...u can look at my old posts and see that a ran this test on one of my emplyees...we took off his pants and I punched him in the thigh...it twitched alright...dont worry he kept his underwear on.
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Re: Twitching after poking.

Postby Noturnus on March 31st, 2011, 7:27 am

I already poked the thenars of my familly and I was unable to provoke any twitch. I don't need to poke my thenars very hard for them to twitch.
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Re: Twitching after poking.

Postby dreadpirateroberts on March 31st, 2011, 11:04 am

When I first saw my current neurologist (specialist in muscle disorders), my calf twitching wasn't as pronounced as it is today (at least in terms of frequency). He would flick my calf with with his finger (like you did when you were a kid to someones ear), trying to make the muscle twitch. More often than not, it did. And he was not worried about it at all, but your post reminded me that he did this. So, I would say that it is a normal bfs reaction and nothing to worry about.
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Re: Twitching after poking.

Postby TwitchyDoc on April 1st, 2011, 3:34 am

Provocing fasciculations by tapping just means that your axons are more excitable than is normal. Sure you will read that inducing fasciculations by tapping is pathological but bfs is kind of pathological state, however benign, also no worries.
Yesterday my wife experienced left thumb twitches. I poked her thenar eminence with a force and...they reappeared for a few seconds. Also this is really no big deal.
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Re: Twitching after poking.

Postby APK on April 1st, 2011, 8:50 am

Early in my lip twitching, I could provoke them by filling my cheeks up with air. Both the top lip and bottom lip would begin twitching immediately after.
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Re: Twitching after poking.

Postby fox2run on April 1st, 2011, 6:47 pm

Twitches can be easily provoked by tapping, strecthing, sneezing, running, jumping, bending, crawling AND smiling - :D
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Re: Twitching after poking.

Postby Barbie800 on April 3rd, 2011, 7:16 am

fox2run wrote:Twitches can be easily provoked by tapping, strecthing, sneezing, running, jumping, bending, crawling AND smiling - :D


Boy, isn't this the truth. Happens to me everyday!
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