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Posted: 9/8/2004 5:23:52 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/8/2004 5:28:37 AM EST by Freakzilla]
Two days ago as I was going to bed I noticed my left "big toe" was twiching(actually, that long muscle on the side that pulls the bigtoe outward). Well, It kept me up again last night and now its even began twitching during the day!

Is this sort of thing normal guys?

Is this the begining of Parkinsons or some kind of neuro-muscular disorder?

Please help as I'm a hypochondriac (poor college student who can't afford to go to the doctor over a little twich) and my mind is blowing this way out of proportion hopefully.

Thank you for your help!
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:27:49 AM EST
Drink more water, and eat some potassium
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:27:58 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/8/2004 5:28:17 AM EST by the]
I get those kind of spasms on occasion. Sometimes a large muscle will just twitch on its own.

I've been checked out every way possible.. nothing bad.

If you're really concerned, see a neurologist. But it's probably nothing to worry about. Stress can induce those types of spasms.


Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:29:00 AM EST
I get this muscle in my arm that twitches occasionally.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:29:49 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:31:42 AM EST

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
Drink more water, and eat some potassium



This man knows of what he speaks. This is good advice (drink much water and chew a few bananas).



+1
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:33:29 AM EST
stress maybe causing it to twitch.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:34:03 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:34:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/8/2004 5:37:40 AM EST by Freakzilla]
Hanua, I do have a lot of stress lately

first, I think I have oral cancer because of an ulcer and spend $300 on doctors for it,

then I think I have herpes because of an ingrown hair on my dick (during the honeymoon)

then this

I've been like this ever since my grandad died, I feel like a freakin wacko, before this I was bit by a copperhead one time on a shore, jumped into the water to grab it, threw it on shore and decapitated it! Now Im wimpering and worrying about EVERYTHING!
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:34:22 AM EST
+2

At VMI I used to get pretty severe muscular spasms after PT. Three bananas a day cleared it up quickly.

_Disconnector_
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:34:41 AM EST
Do you get leg cramps. This an advanced sign of lack of potassium.

I have leg muscle twitch, arm muscle twitch. and my right eye looks like I'm winking sometimes.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:35:09 AM EST

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
Drink more water, and eat some potassium



+3 or whatever.

Get some exercise too. Sometimes my legs get all twitchy at night if I don't walk or ride a bicycle enough.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:35:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
I get this muscle in my arm that twitches occasionally.



That's a BOTD issue you have
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:35:40 AM EST
yes I have had sore legs, not so much cramped though
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:44:32 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 5:59:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:

Originally Posted By BayEagle:

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
I get this muscle in my arm that twitches occasionally.



That's a BOTD issue you have









this is no laughing matter
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 6:09:06 AM EST
The condition that your describing is technically called clonus, or myoclonus.

It may, or may not be a pathological condition, meaning that nothing causes it or there is a reason.

There is some talk of nutritional components being suspect, nothing has been confirmed.

Relax, exercise, eat right, get plenty of rest, relax.

Doc T

Link Posted: 9/8/2004 8:05:00 AM EST
I had some on-going muscular twitching for several years leading up to my neck surgery this year. After the surgery when I would lay in bed , my legs would twitch repeatedly, enough to drive the wife out of bed. The doc said it was my spinal cord resetting after the pressure was taken off of it. It lasted about a month and I haven't had problems since.

That being said, I have had twitching in the past that was diet and work strain related, as some here have commented on. That sort of twitching was best helped by bananas and similar foods.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 8:32:47 AM EST
You can try "Tonic Water", it contains Quinine which has been shown to reduce muscle cramps.


Link Posted: 9/8/2004 8:53:44 AM EST
Massage the muscles around your toe. Find tender knots (trigger points) and push on them very hard. Eventually the twitching will go away.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 9:23:22 AM EST
I developed twitching in my face and eye, and an awful "bumping" sound due to a muscle firing in my ear. I figured out that it was from drinking too much diet soda, which contains aspartame. Aspartame is an "excitotoxin", and can cause spasms.

I was drinking an insane gallon-plus of diet soda a day (2 2-liter bottles) for about 3 years (I worked for myself on the phone out of my house, and had to stay "up"). After I stopped cold turkey, the symptoms eased over 4 months or so, and then stopped. Tried to mix just a little diet soda back into my diet (for obvious reasons), but the twitching started again.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 9:32:14 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/8/2004 9:32:34 AM EST by Freakzilla]

Originally Posted By JarheadChiro:
The condition that your describing is technically called clonus, or myoclonus.

It may, or may not be a pathological condition, meaning that nothing causes it or there is a reason.

There is some talk of nutritional components being suspect, nothing has been confirmed.

Relax, exercise, eat right, get plenty of rest, relax.

Doc T




Doctor,

does it sound like the beginings of Parkinson's disease?

thank you sir
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 10:56:42 AM EST
bump
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 11:11:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By Freakzilla:

Originally Posted By JarheadChiro:
The condition that your describing is technically called clonus, or myoclonus.

It may, or may not be a pathological condition, meaning that nothing causes it or there is a reason.

There is some talk of nutritional components being suspect, nothing has been confirmed.

Relax, exercise, eat right, get plenty of rest, relax.

Doc T




Doctor,

does it sound like the beginings of Parkinson's disease?

thank you sir


No,

Parkinsons disease is the Substantia Nigria, (a part of the brain), inability to produce Dopamine, ( a neurotransmitter)

Initial signs are slow and decreased movements, muscular rigidity, resting tremors, andpostural instability.
Classic initial sign is "pill rolling" tremor of a single hand, usually dominant.

Onset usally past 40 yoa.

Familial history.

The muscular issues affect/effect large muscle groups, not small.


Your condition is very begnign, and quite common, relax.

Doc T

Link Posted: 9/8/2004 12:57:25 PM EST
THANK YOU

you made me feel much better sir!
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