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tongue twitching

Postby Souris on October 31st, 2002, 4:32 am

Hi everybody,
I've been having twitches for a couple of months now all over my body. I saw a neuro who did a thorough exam and told me not to worry, probably stress etc. I am hypochondriac and just went through a phase of worrying because of persistent headaches. I worried about having a brain tumor and this put me through a lot of anxiety and stress. Finally, an MRI confirmed that everything's alright. Now the headaches are gone, but the twitches are there!
I did research on the Internet about twitches, read about ALS, and got pretty worried, although I don't have any weakness, but some muscle fatigue, especially since I started exercising quite a lot some months ago. After seeing the neuro and reading the posts on your forum, I calmed myself down, and twitches even got a bit better without the anxiety. But now, a couple of weeks ago, my tongue started to twitch about 2 or 3 times per day. And anxiety's back...
Do any of you experience occasional tongue twitches?
Thanks a lot for your answers and happy halloween to everybody.

Tongue Twitching

Postby MariaE. on November 1st, 2002, 1:26 pm

If you read some of the messages posted you'll see that a lot of people complain about tongue twitching - I've actually never had that pleasure!! I've twitched everywhere else but the tongue.
The most bothersome to me are the twitches on my lips and sometimes on the jaw line.
Take care!
MariaE. :)

Postby Craig on November 1st, 2002, 1:32 pm

I've had tongue twitches from time to time. Scared me the first time but now I am used to them. Usually get them every couple of days--not a big deal. I agree with Maria--search the forum and you'll find others with this same symptom.
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Thank you

Postby Souris on November 2nd, 2002, 7:08 am

Thanks a lot for your kind answers, made me feel better.
I actually read the "BFS survey" on this forum and saw that several people had tongue twitches.
It's just a bit scary in the beginning.
Anyway, thanks again.
This forum is a real help.
Take care.
Souris :)

Re: Thank you

Postby dave y on November 8th, 2002, 2:09 am

I've heard from a couple good neuros, who are themselves twitchers and EMG specialists, that tongue twitching is no more ominious than twitching elsewhere. I have had periods of tongue twitching, some real bads ones in the beginning, for almost four years now accompanied with mild tongue and chewing fatigue. Both have improved with time. Thinking about it and looking at your tongue in the mirror only makes it worse.
dave y


Postby Souris on November 9th, 2002, 12:46 pm

Thanks a lot, Dave, your reply really made me feel a lot better. I have periods when I observe my speech very carefully and I really have the impression that I can't pronounce some words like before, but I realized that this feeling isn't there when I don't think about it. Crazy stuff! What are we doing to ourselves when we could be out there enoying ourselves!
I 'm starting to feel better and I worry less now, though, because it strikes even me that my symptoms are far too random to indicate any serious illness. My twitches are already a bit better. I'm taking magnesium as well, I think it helps.
I'll simply need some more time and I'll hopefully stop worrying altogether.
So glad I found this forum!
Take care.
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