Twitching 2 weeks now

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Twitching 2 weeks now

Postby foleym on December 18th, 2003, 12:15 pm

Hi there,

As I have now completed my internet research on all of the possible horrible diseases I could have, I am trying to take the 'benign' approach.

I am a 45 yo male. Over the past 20 years I have had episodes of twitching
where my eyelid or face might twitch for up to 2 weeks, but would
then simply stop.

Two weeks ago out of the blue my right calf started twitching, and hasn't stopped. There are now also periodic twitches everywhere else.
I also had the feeling of something being not quite right, even chest pains
which I have had checked out.

At night it is like there is a snake under the skin in my calf, twitching, cramping driving me crazy. It is making for very poor sleep and a long
and tired next day.

I have no balance issues or anything other than what I have described so
I think I can rule out ALS or MS, but how can I be sure?

I get the impression that a neurologist and all of that associated tests and
stuff quite probably won't positively identify anything anyway and i'm not sure the added stress of taking that path will be beneficial. I had disc
surgery 1 year ago and just hate the idea of embarking down the multiple
doctor vists path again.

Should I just sit tight and hope it goes away? Get used to the fact that
this could be something that doesn't go away?
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Postby dwl on December 18th, 2003, 12:32 pm

Sounds EXACTLY the way my bfs started. Welcome to the club.

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Postby thetwitchkid on December 18th, 2003, 1:56 pm

Does the twitching stress you out to a point of obsession? If so, go see the neuro to ease your mind. If it is just bothersome and that's it, wait and see.
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Postby Florian on December 18th, 2003, 4:02 pm

Same way it started by me. 4 1/2 month neuro......just hoping.
Sometimes i have pain in the chestmuscle, but that you dosnt mean i think.

Good Luck Foleym
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Postby garym on December 18th, 2003, 6:15 pm

I suggest a visit to your GP and get that opinion. I would also highly recommend that you avoid doing "research" on the internet. That leads to high levels of stress and anxiety ( maybe causing chest pains??), I know cause I've been there.

On the other hand, what you describe sounds very familiar to me and most definitely fits the description of BFS.

Good luck to you!
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Postby Tony B on December 30th, 2003, 5:03 pm

Hello check my post from today
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Anxiety causes "heart attacks"

Postby mbillips on February 26th, 2004, 10:54 pm

I've been to the emergency room twice with chest pains that turned out to be anxiety. The second time, they kept me overnight and did all the tests. That could be where your chest pains are coming from.

I'd at least talk to a GP. My anxiety raises my blood pressure, so after I started twitching a week ago, I went to see my GP and he put me on an antidepressant and a blood-pressure regulator.
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Postby twitching man on February 27th, 2004, 10:54 am

That is almost exactly the way mine started. I also had mild twitching before.Then all of the sudden I got slammed twitches in my right tricep then next day everywhere, everyday, every minute. Good luck.
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