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beating the muscle produce twitchers

PostPosted: April 1st, 2014, 12:19 pm
by nrwtwitcher
Hello all. My neuro was able to provokate my twitchers by beating the muscles. I am not sure if this is a bad sign... Is there anybody who had made a similar ? Thank you all for reading. I am still in panic...

Re: beating the muscle produce twitchers

PostPosted: April 1st, 2014, 1:00 pm
by wjjw
nrwtwitcher wrote:Hello all. My neuro was able to provokate my twitchers by beating the muscles. I am not sure if this is a bad sign... Is there anybody who had made a similar ? Thank you all for reading. I am still in panic...

You should have asked the neurologist this question. But at the height of my hyper-excitability I'm pretty sure even thinking about a muscle group could have triggered twitching, let alone "beating" them. Sneezing and yawning easily triggered facial twitching. I'd say pretty "normal," for me anyway.

Cheers,
Bill

Re: beating the muscle produce twitchers

PostPosted: April 1st, 2014, 2:12 pm
by bobajojo
Exactly what Bill said. Stretching out, coughing, sneezing, blinking, even taking my shirt off (the act of raising my arms up over my head) sets off a series of pops and flutters in my deltoids, chest, biceps, triceps, etc. If you flick the middle of your tongue with your finger I'll bet you see true fasciculations on it. From a mental standpoint I wouldn't recommend it, but its all normal for BFS.

Re: beating the muscle produce twitchers

PostPosted: April 1st, 2014, 4:05 pm
by emmie.s
Normal with many BFSers. Do NOT do a google search on it, because it means hyperexcitable nerves, and the internet will tell you that hyperexcitable nerves could mean any number of things which you don't have if your neuro has already said your twitching is BFS and benign. Once you have the BFS diagnoses, hyperexcitable nerves are part of the picture.

Re: beating the muscle produce twitchers

PostPosted: April 1st, 2014, 5:37 pm
by wjjw
emmie.s wrote:Do NOT do a google search on it

I did, just because you said not to :-) I found absolutely nothing concerning. I still think your advice is sound and googling should not be attempted if in a fragile mental state which usually defies logic and reason.

Cheers,
Bill

Re: beating the muscle produce twitchers

PostPosted: April 1st, 2014, 9:12 pm
by volfan
I can almost mentally will myself to twitch. God forbid I twist a certain way, or put my arm over my head in a certain position, or...name it. Sometimes I do something just to see if a twitch will follow. A little game I play. Putting makeup on can be a real treat.

Re: beating the muscle produce twitchers

PostPosted: April 5th, 2014, 12:11 pm
by nrwtwitcher
thank you all for answering and reading! It is a good feeling, that I am not alone with such problems...

Re: beating the muscle produce twitchers

PostPosted: April 23rd, 2014, 6:42 am
by nrwtwitcher
I have asked my neuro, he told me that this is a normal characterist featur from fasciculations.

Re: beating the muscle produce twitchers

PostPosted: May 10th, 2014, 6:15 pm
by mjd83
Good to hear. I can actually activate the twitches in both of my calves (sometimes) by tapping on them, and this had me quite worried. Of course those are nearly running 24/7 anyway so sometimes hard to tell if I'm actually activating or if they are just so consistent that it appears that way, but it sure seems to me that the muscle twitches right after I tap it.


I'm very glad to hear other people have this experience as well.