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Twitches and Spasms Answered

So, for I while I have felt weird mussle twitches and spasms. Loads of em' in my arms, legs, and chest. My favorite is the one I get on my elbow. Once they errupt, they last for about 30 seconds, or until I move my arm. I love to quickly move my other arm and feel it go... bump....bumpbump.....bumpbump...bump....bump.... Is this normal? Is this some unknown disease? I want your knowlage/opinion on my weird spasms.

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

12 years ago

well, it could be just not getting enough exercise. A couple days ago that happened to me where I spent 6 hours in various waiting rooms (my dad fell off his bike, had to go to doctors, I had to go cause I had to go to the dentist immediatley after) and spent a couple hours designing a circuit board.

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Flumpkins
Flumpkins

Reply 12 years ago

Ur right! But I play rockband drums daily. On EXPERT.

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AnarchistAsian
AnarchistAsian

Reply 12 years ago

it's time to get into sports...

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Flumpkins
Flumpkins

Reply 12 years ago

:) You're right... but not now, it's 10 in the morning.

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AnarchistAsian
AnarchistAsian

Reply 12 years ago

well, it's 9:49, but whatever... i got up at 5:30 for mole removal surgery. lidocaine is crazy!!!, you get all high, and then fall asleep...

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Flumpkins
Flumpkins

Reply 12 years ago

lidocaine? Is that laughing gas?

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AnarchistAsian
AnarchistAsian

Reply 12 years ago

no, it's related to cocaine, but it's not bad for your body. you inject it into your iv tube to make you fall asleep and feel comfortable. then afterwards, when you're asleep, they put the gas on you. 2 hours feels like a minute, it's pretty cool. i posted a forum, just click on my avatar.

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Plasmana
Plasmana

Reply 11 years ago

OMG, I had that taken before for something, I don't remember but yeah, that stuff is cool, my dad says I have been asleep for 3 or so hours, but it feel like 2 minutes to me... I wonder why? I guess I feel like I am dead when that stuff is on me.

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AnarchistAsian
AnarchistAsian

Reply 11 years ago

yeah, it's like the best sleep you've ever had or something

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Flumpkins
Flumpkins

Reply 12 years ago

kk... I haterepeathate laughing gas,

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AnarchistAsian
AnarchistAsian

Reply 12 years ago

lidocaine is so cool, it makes the laughing gas alot easier, but you still have the taste of pennies in your mouth from the gas...

how'd you do the small text?

i only know how to do big text

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Flumpkins
Flumpkins

Reply 12 years ago

2 commas, space, text, 2 commas.

I always say the chemicals taste like nickels
not pennies

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AnarchistAsian
AnarchistAsian

Reply 12 years ago

like this?
thanks.
either way it tastes like metal, and...
they gave me a coke afterwards, so the taste went away ;P
but also, i was shaking from the gas, but i wasn't cold, though i was shivering.

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Plasmana
Plasmana

Reply 11 years ago

Where you shaking physically or mentally?

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Flumpkins
Flumpkins

Reply 12 years ago

a bottle of coke? Or a can?

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Flumpkins
Flumpkins

Reply 12 years ago

Free?

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V-Man737
V-Man737

12 years ago

I get them every time my sleep schedule changes, which can be pretty often. Usually by my elbows or my thumbs. Sometimes if I get really stressed, I get a twitch under the corner of my eye, just like some psycho character you'd expect to see on Invader Zim. I'm sure it's normal, but I wouldn't put too much reassurance in that term. Usually if I keep myself on good vitamins, they go away in a week or two.

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Flumpkins
Flumpkins

Reply 12 years ago

Thumbs?!?

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V-Man737
V-Man737

Reply 12 years ago

Yeah, the big muscle that connects the thumb to my palm. About as often as my elbow muscles.

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Flumpkins
Flumpkins

Reply 11 years ago

I know what you mean by thumb now. One day, I was singing on Rockband, and you had to tap the mic, and I accidently slammed the mic to hard, and I felt my hand start to twitch near my thumb. I think they might just be cramps though.

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Flumpkins
Flumpkins

Reply 12 years ago

Oh, yeah I get those sometimes too.

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V-Man737
V-Man737

Reply 12 years ago

andthen my teeth...

hehe

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Kiteman
Kiteman

12 years ago

Dredges memory

Magnesium deficiency?

If the symptoms persist, and especially if they get worse or more frequent, then you must see a doctor. They're probably nothing (easily solved if they are a dietary deficiency), but muscle tremors are sometimes symptomatic of neurological disorders.

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emuman4evr
emuman4evr

Reply 12 years ago

So eat more fish?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

Wouldn't hurt, unless you're allergic.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

I dunno, there's been a lot in the news lately about high mercury levels in fish...

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AnarchistAsian
AnarchistAsian

Reply 12 years ago

...but only if you eat one type of fish very often.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

Not so, many different types of fish contain mercury.

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AnarchistAsian
AnarchistAsian

Reply 12 years ago

true, but eating different kinds means different contaminates and possibly different sources. this decreases the chance of you being exposed to a high amounts of a single contaminate. but not always so... still, it can be worth doing.

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Flumpkins
Flumpkins

Reply 12 years ago

I haven't eaten fish in a while anyway,

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Flumpkins
Flumpkins

Reply 12 years ago

I ain't allergic to anything.

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emuman4evr
emuman4evr

Reply 12 years ago

Fish are a significant source of magnesium and vitamin A so that will fix your dietary deficiency.

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Flumpkins
Flumpkins

Reply 12 years ago

Fish is yummy. Like flounder. And I like clams. I can eat them raw or plain. I love them with the Tobasco sauce in the green bottle (Jalepino juice).

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emuman4evr
emuman4evr

Reply 12 years ago

Kiteman I thought you were a doctor, and not just the PhD kind of doctor.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

No, I just end up talking to a lot of them (most of my family have something wrong with them, and I often end up translating consultant-speak).

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AnarchistAsian
AnarchistAsian

Reply 12 years ago

your a phd?!! in what? my dad's a phd in physics!

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AnarchistAsian
AnarchistAsian

Reply 12 years ago

nevermind, i read the comment below...
=( too bad...

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emuman4evr
emuman4evr

Reply 12 years ago

But you are a scientist with a PhD?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

I'm a science teacher, no PhD though.

I spent too much time in the bar at university.

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emuman4evr
emuman4evr

Reply 12 years ago

Hmm, you know too much not to have one.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

Nah, a real doc would've known Herpes Zoster causes chickenpox the first time around, shingles the second. ;)

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Flumpkins
Flumpkins

Reply 12 years ago

Neurological? Should I mention I'm still going through puberty? Could that be it?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

Hmmm... Are you going through growth spurts? It could just be your nervous system catching up (literally - your brain takes time to learn where your extremities are), or it could just be the manky teenage diet. Try mineral supplements.

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Flumpkins
Flumpkins

Reply 12 years ago

No spurts yet...

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

Then you're not going through puberty...

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

Puberty isn't defined as going through growth spurts. A person could be fairly well along into puberty before really hitting a growth spurt.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

It was a joke, a mucky innuendo.