Burning and Crawling sensation

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Burning and Crawling sensation

Postby cobol on October 4th, 2002, 10:29 am

First of all I would like to say that this board is a lifesaver. I just have 2 questions. Has anyone had any experience with crawling or burning sensation all over here body ? (especially the face) I to have developed twitching all over my body (head, face, butt, legs, arms, torso etc…). No weakness .My twitches move from place to place. I have seen a Neuro and he has attributed it to stress and anxiety. I to have been on the MS/ALS scare for the last two months. What really worries me is the twitching mouth and the feeling of ants all over my body. I know it sounds crazy , but these have been my symptoms for the last two months. My doctor has prescribed me 20mg of Amitrypiline for my anxiety. Does anyone have any info on this drug? :x
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Postby Guest on October 4th, 2002, 12:30 pm

Dont know anything about the drug. But your symptoms do seem very BFS like, if you stress they will intensify. You may have restless leg syndrome which is often classified as a creeepy crawling sensation in you r legs mostly but it can be all over, just a thought. Try to relax abd destress, if your neuro thinks its benign then go with it. Start to think postive, eat better, take a multivitamin, and I think you will feel much better. I was were you are about 4 months ago, my symptoms are barely there any more because I have adjusted my life to destress, eat better, and am still working on the positie thinking. Here's to good health in the future, GOOD LUCK!!
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Postby Davidd on October 4th, 2002, 12:49 pm

Where on your mouth do you have the twitching? I know for me, the twitching causes me to slightly frown for a brief second.

It sounds to me like the twitching is benign. The crawly sensation is called "Restless Leg Syndrome" (usually it's just in the legs but can be all over from what I understand). I have it in my legs and it is really annoying. I believe that "classic" restless leg not only gives the sensation but also makes you want to move the limb. There are some meds out there that alleviate that creepy-crawly sensation but they don't make it go away forever.

I am currently seeing a sleep specialist who is very familiar with these conditions. In fact, he seemed more familiar with these conditions then the neurologist. If you're having trouble sleeping, it might be worth it to see one. Just a thought....

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Postby Jake_the_twitch on October 4th, 2002, 3:52 pm

I get the creepy crawly sensation but I have put that to BFS as I am pretty sure there are minor twitches in my calves. They can at times also feel like little shocks as well. I find that putting pressure on them helps and at times I have worn off the hair on my legs.
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