Exercise induced fasciculations

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Exercise induced fasciculations

Postby Keith8 on May 8th, 2007, 5:26 am

I am a doctor and a keen cyclist who started getting strong fasciculations in my calves four years ago when I started doing long, hard cycle races. I learned then that a good proportion of fasciculations are aggravated or caused by exercise. Fortunately mine were not associated with cramps and I found that, although annoying, they did not interfere with my life too much.
I have done some in-depth reading into the possible causes of BFS and have come found some interesting research that may be related to possible causes and treatments for this and related conditions. I have written an article on my findings which can be read at the below url or contact me on this site and I will email it to anyone interested in reading it. There is always hope!
[/url]http://ezinearticles.com/?Constant-Muscle-Twitching-and-Benign-Fasciculation&id=521581
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Postby zekebcfs on May 8th, 2007, 3:28 pm

The article says you cured yourself. I doubt that. But if you did....get me some! Please post a lot more detailed information since most on this board are well versed with the fundamentals of BCFS/BFS agony.

What we want is the science behind the problem. What is the spice or ingediants. I don't think this is to much to ask for since I am confidant that most on this board will side with me when I say we hate anyone trying to make a buck of the suffering BFS and BCFS brings to our lives.

This board is to share not to profit so if your intention is to sell a product please take it some where else. Unless it is actually a cure and not some snake oil!
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Postby stevepaul on May 8th, 2007, 5:45 pm

Quotes from article -

"Although fasciculation is a feature of both BFS and ALS that of the former usually ceases when the affected muscle is exercised"

" Exercise triggers muscle twitching in the majority of BFS patients"

You seem to be saying that BFS is triggered by exercise but that the fasciculation's cease during exercise. This doesn't make sense

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Postby Ginlyn on May 9th, 2007, 1:56 am

Shoot,

I can't find the article!!!

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Postby Jennhaz on May 9th, 2007, 6:57 am

I wasn't exercising when I got BFS, a year prior to BFS...Jenn
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Postby Keith8 on May 9th, 2007, 11:01 am

zekebcfs makes several valid points and I am pleased that he brought them up. I would like to make several points in reply.

I was a genuine sufferer of exercise-induced BFS and even though I am a physician I was unaware of the condition until I had it myself.

I am aware that BFS is often a self limiting condition and the timing of my 'cure' may well have been pure coincidence.

I formulated the product only after writing my book "Medicinal Seasonings, The Healing Power Of Spices". For the first few months I took a powdered mixture of 22 different spices (that was not very palatable to say the least!) in order to obtain the benefits that these foods can provide. It was then that I noticed (serendipitously) that the fasciculations in my legs had stopped.
Many of those I knew who could not swallow this mixture asked me if there was a capsule that they could take. There was none available and so I produced one.

I have neither kept the formulation a secret nor patented it. Anyone can do what I did – go to the supermarket and buy the range of spices that you will see on my website, mix them up in the right proportions and you will have the mixture. They can even have their own capsules made. The ingredients are common culinary herbs and spices that are freely available everywhere.

Contemporary scientific evidence indicates that most of us do not add enough spices to our meals and that is possibly one of the reasons why we suffer from many different diseases. There is still much work to do in that respect but in the mean time I feel that, for many good reasons, it is well worth increasing our intake of spices.

There is a fine line between informing people about a product and its possible benefits (albeit scientifically unproven ) without exploiting their vulnerability. That is precisely why I did not post a comment on the Symptom Management forum and give out my website address. I apologize if BFS suffers are offended by that posting

I guess that, instead, I should have given out the list of spices that I use.
If anyone would like that list please send me a personal note or if other members would like me to I will post the formulation on this forum.

I see that the article I referred to also needs some clarification. What I meant to convey in the article (and I obviously did not do that very coherently) was that, in BFS, fasciculations in a particular muscle group cease when that muscle is flexed (ie during exercise they disappear). When the muscle is at rest they reappear and are often even worse than before.
Whereas in ALS the fasciculations continue whether or not the muscle is at rest or being exercised. I am sure that there are exceptions to this "rule" as there are in so many other diseases.
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Postby Chipper3 on May 9th, 2007, 11:35 am

I would like to see what you used. Have you tried it on anyone other than yourself? Any long term data on the safty of all these spices together? "The good news is we cured your twitches. The bad news is that we trashed your liver". I'll try most anything if it is safe.
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Postby paulreason on May 10th, 2007, 7:09 am

If that article is true then alot of people on this forum has something more nastier,i thought the article was not a true representation of benign fasciculations,exercise stop fascics,maybe we should all start running in our sleep.You cant totally cure true benign fasciculations syndrome until they find the individual causes of them all.
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Postby paulreason on May 10th, 2007, 7:16 am

Oh and another thing,i eat alot of curry and spices much more than the average person, when i flex my calf muscles i can still feel the muscle fibres popping away only fainter even after a vindaloo.
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