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I can't shake my muscle twitches...
« on: July 05, 2014, 09:43:27 PM »
I am 19 years old and I have been having muscle twitching since I was 16. I'm so terrified I have something like MS. It's all I can think about. I don't want to find out I have something horrible like MS or ALS. I'm scared. I'm sick of being scared and having fear and anxiety control my life.  :traurig001:

I also suffer from Tourette's syndrome and I take Intuniv for ADHD/TS tics. I just wish these would go away. I want to know I am okay. I want to be happy again. I'm sick of living in fear. It's really getting to me. I have muscle twitching, I'm constipated, I can't sleep at night. I feel like I'm going insane!  :traurig001:

Please someone help me...Much appreciated.  :sign0092:
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Re: I can't shake my muscle twitches...
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2014, 09:52:02 PM »
Having an illness likely that would be extremely unlikely at your age. Twitching is an anxiety thing. I've been twitching for 11 years and am still fine. I am also scared of ALS though, but for different reasons (mouth/throat stuff).

I am sorry you are suffering so much. Are you in therapy?
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Re: I can't shake my muscle twitches...
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2014, 10:30:00 PM »
Having an illness likely that would be extremely unlikely at your age. Twitching is an anxiety thing. I've been twitching for 11 years and am still fine. I am also scared of ALS though, but for different reasons (mouth/throat stuff).

I am sorry you are suffering so much. Are you in therapy?

It's just good to talk with people who have similar problems. Wouldn't more symptoms have shown up by now too if I've been twitching for so long? I go to therapy. I was put on pills by a nurse practitioner who was a total bitch and my GP said that the pills she gave me were a strange choice.
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Re: I can't shake my muscle twitches...
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2014, 10:43:02 PM »
Anxiety (especially during the long-term 'dread' & after an attack,) can definitely cause random muscle twitches.

I get them, too.  :p



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Re: I can't shake my muscle twitches...
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2014, 10:46:28 PM »
Anxiety (especially during the long-term 'dread' & after an attack,) can definitely cause random muscle twitches.

I get them, too.  :p

Thank you for replying! It's so good to know I'm not the only one who goes through this.  :traurig001:
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Re: I can't shake my muscle twitches...
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2014, 12:32:34 PM »
Anxiety (especially during the long-term 'dread' & after an attack,) can definitely cause random muscle twitches.

I get them, too.  :p

Thank you for replying! It's so good to know I'm not the only one who goes through this.  :traurig001:

It's no problem. ^.^  I have to come on here for reassurance sometimes.

We're ll here to help!
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Re: I can't shake my muscle twitches...
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2014, 01:38:59 PM »
i get miserable msucle twitches too, basically at random. Sometimes ill get them on half of my chest, and you can actually see it happening. bleh. The worst ones though are the eyelid twitches. I hate those. its so very annoying.
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Re: I can't shake my muscle twitches...
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2014, 01:32:54 AM »
i get miserable msucle twitches too, basically at random. Sometimes ill get them on half of my chest, and you can actually see it happening. bleh. The worst ones though are the eyelid twitches. I hate those. its so very annoying.

Agreed! Eyelid twitches are so annoying.  :angry-smiley-034: I wish these twitches would stop.
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Re: I can't shake my muscle twitches...
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2014, 11:55:05 AM »
Body wide twitching is not a beginning symptom of als and in your age group it really shouldn't be considered. Twitching does come with anxiety. Don't worry about it your fine.
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