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Postby andypandy08 » Sun Feb 01, 2009 7:57 pm

Hi all for the last week or so I have noticed I have been getting like twitching in one of my legs , is this common ?

bit like when you get a nervous twitch in your eye but I get this in my leg

any advice it would be appreciated .... Drew
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Postby smoky » Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:19 pm

is it not an extension of the restless legs syndrome? i get it when ever i am in a relaxed state and can twitch not only in my legs but everywhere on a bad day
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Postby Corinne » Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:30 pm

I get them all over my body to some degree, more in my legs though.

They are annoying, but at least they are not painfull! Sometimes it can carry on for what seems like ages, or just keep happening on & off. :roll:

Sometimes rubbing it firmly eases it- or sometimes bizarrely enough, if I try to watch the twitch happen, it stops :? don't know why!

So if it helps, you're certainly not alone with it :roll:
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Postby princess » Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:42 pm

Mot annoying when you are just about to go to sleep and your body twitches!
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Postby smoky » Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:44 pm

I agree; also for hubby when he moves in for a cuddle in the morning and he cant contain me for twitching! :oops:
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Postby lorikitten » Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:44 pm

Hi, i always get leg twitches, my doctor says its "restless legs syndrome" which i have a "side" condition due to fibromyalgia. Both my legs have twitched for as long as i can remember (which isn't very long to be honest :lol: ) but i find that standing for afew moments at a time helps, though not foor very long. My husband massages my calves this seems to help alot more
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Postby LinzWorld » Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:02 pm

Both RLS and Fibro have a connection to low dopamine levels. Some people with Fibro respond well to meds that boost dopamine - I'm on a med that's specifically licensed for RLS and it works on my Fibro too.
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Postby lorikitten » Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:39 pm

Aswell as painkillers im taking 40mg of Fluoxetine which are anti-depressents, not only to treat depression but they contain something that helps ease my pain (apparently) but they are supposed to help my fatigue too. They dont work for long but as a bonus they seem to ease my RLS at the same time, at least i get some rest from it. :P
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Postby andypandy08 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:52 am

well I take 1200MG of Gabapentin a day seems to help then got this problem

not so much like RLS more like a nervous twitch .... If I was a car I would not pass my M.O.T. lol
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Postby smoky » Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:30 pm

ooh i take 20mg of fluoxetine but it doesnt stop me twitching or the pain..
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