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Finger moving by itself

Postby MartrR on July 24th, 2007, 6:34 pm

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I got over my twitches but this scares me...
I feel like I have a twtich in my arm, near my wrist but I can't see it. It's inside my arm. Moverer, this "twtich" makes my middle finger move!!!
What the...
It's been going on for 2 weeks. My only relief is it's not always "twitching"

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Postby wjjw on July 24th, 2007, 8:06 pm

Martin, this is nothing to worry about. It's just the flexor muscles twitching. Very common, and I've had it many times and so have a lot of other people. It's just another twitch, totally BFS.
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Postby fbandersnatch on July 25th, 2007, 3:56 am

Your twitch is probably further down your forearm, where your flexor and extensor muscles are. There's not much muscle near your wrist.

And, like Bill, I have twitches in my extensor muscles relatively frequently. My ALS fear started with such a twitch that caused my ring finger to flex. That was over two years ago. My ring finger still works just fine, so it can't be a rapidly degenerative disease. :)
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Re: Finger moving by itself

Postby Richard on July 26th, 2007, 10:19 pm

MartrR wrote:Not a big poster but a big reader!

I got over my twitches but this scares me...
I feel like I have a twtich in my arm, near my wrist but I can't see it. It's inside my arm. Moverer, this "twtich" makes my middle finger move!!!
What the...
It's been going on for 2 weeks. My only relief is it's not always "twitching"

Thanks for your feedback
Martin


My friend at work can put his hand on the table, and his ring ringer will move in a circular pattern. Not sure if this is very close to what you have or not.

His doctor told him it was calcium build-up in his neck disks pushing on the nerve. He has had this for a few years and has not gotten any worse.

Not sure how close this is to what you have or not.

Just my 2 cents.

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Postby StacyH on July 30th, 2007, 4:49 pm

My fingers have always moved. In fact, this is the way that all of my flares start! Once my fingers start moving, I know which direction I'm heading! I'm almost at 12 years of this. I know I type this over and over again, but I hope it provides some reassurance to those that have just started with this nasty syndrome that mine has not progressed into anything worse than being a very big pain in the butt and emotionally draining at times!

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Postby Christina on July 30th, 2007, 8:57 pm

My thumb was moving the other day by itself for about an hour......wierd, and even though I have been at this for a long time now (twitching) I didn't like it one bit!

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Postby markgerard on July 31st, 2007, 11:30 pm

I get this, too - it is totally BFS. Sometimes my fingers move without anything happening in my forearm at all. Sometimes, my forearm "triggers" the finger movement. It's hard to deal with at times, I still haven't gotten used to it but after seeing 5 different neuros in the past 18 months - each of which has told me I have nothing sinister - I know it is BFS which is what consoles me.
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