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New scary symptom!!

Postby scaredtom on September 26th, 2003, 2:16 pm

Another new symptom! But this is really how I first notice this stupid bfs a year ago. I carry my cellphone in my pants pocket and leave it on vibrate. A couple of times I thought it was vibrating and it was just my thigh muscle quivering! Well just today about 3 hours ago I felt this same thing again in my left thigh. I'm at work, so I can't look to see the fasics, but I'm almost positive that they can't be seen. It's a really deep quick vibration. And the strange thing is that it's an on and off thing like it vibrates for 2 seconds then is off for 3 then is on again for 2 or 3. Really wierd. It does NOT correlate to my pulse. It's definitely in my left outer thigh area. Wierd!!

Does this still sound like BFS?????
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Postby jcavan4125 on September 26th, 2003, 3:09 pm

Yes, it still sounds like BFS. If you look in the FAQ section of the web site you will see that parasthesiae (the symptom you are describing) are common with BFS. I believe that Aaron also mentions it in his rather lengthy post on BFS in a nutshell. It is also mentioned as a common symptom in the Mayo Clinic study which is also on the web site under articles. I know the symptoms can be scary (I've had them to, and still do), but they are very consistent with BFS. Also the other disease everyone worries about is a motor not a sensory neuron disease; therefore the sensations you are describing would not be at all common with it! Hope this helps!
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paresthesia??

Postby scaredtom on September 26th, 2003, 3:25 pm

Thanks for the quick reply!! From what I know, paresthesia is a "pins and needles" numbness kind of thing? What I am feeling still feels exactly like a fasciculation, just one that is so quick and deep that I can't see the actual muscle motion. I have another question. Do you think that low back problems (lets say spinal stenosis or lumbar facet osteoarthritis - nervers being impinged by bony growth), which causes mild back pain and minor sciatica, could cause symptoms of bfs? Just wondering. I've had the back stuff since I was 36 (53 now) and it really is about the same, so I wouldn't think it would cause the bfs. Just wondering and kinda hoping!!

Let's all have an anxiety free weekend!! Is that at all possible??!!
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Postby Twyla on September 28th, 2003, 9:11 pm

Scaredtom, I had exactly the same thing, in my outer thigh just above my knee. First time it happened it lasted about half an hour, and I could see at least 6" of my skin move. The next day it came back for about 10 minutes. A week later, back again for a few minutes. Then it disappeared entirely and I haven't had any twitching in my thighs for the past eight months.

And I had the same thing in the sole of my left foot. Vibrations, or buzzing, on for a second or two, off for a second or two, and it was constant for about a week. Slowly got less strong and less constant, and finally, after about a month, it stopped. Came back for a short while a few months later, but now it's been gone for 8 months.

I think it's either caused by stress, or by some kind of impingement on a nerve of the spine.

Whatever, I wouldn't worry too much about it.

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