Does anyone have body spasms????

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crps
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   Posted 12/11/2008 10:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone have full body spasms?? I have back spasms and leg spasms from all the diferent procedures I have had done, but this is not like them. This shakes your whole body for a second or two and stops and will come back again and again. Mostly at night when I am lying down to go to sleep. I cant even lay with my childeren because it will keep them up and prevent them from going to sleep.
 
I dont think I remember anyone talking about this one, but I wanted to throw it up here anyway.
 
                           Thank You
                                        Kind regards shakehead
                                             mike

PAlady
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   Posted 12/11/2008 10:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Mike,
Have you been evaluated by a neurologist for these full body symptoms? I wonder if they could be some type of seizure activity.

PaLady

crps
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   Posted 12/11/2008 11:07 PM (GMT -7)   

Yes she said it was! I forget the exact words she used, but I just wanted to see if any one else has them.

                               Very smart Palady!!!!


PAlady
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   Posted 12/11/2008 11:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a seizure disorder (since age 14) so I'm more attuned to that kind of thing. It may not even require any treatment if they're just occasionally at night, but if they occur at other times, perhaps a medication may be helpful.

PaLady

crps
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   Posted 12/11/2008 11:17 PM (GMT -7)   

Palady, what kind of medication?? idea


PAlady
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   Posted 12/11/2008 11:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Mike,
I just saw your post re: the cymbalta and wanted to come back and post here. If this is something that's recently started, I wonder if cymbalta might be contributing. I took cymbalta for a short time. At 30 mg (starting dose) I was fine, but when I went to 60 mg/day I had wonderful relief of the neuropathic symptoms in my feet BUT I also had some jerking activity (small body jerks, like mini seizures) so I had to stop the cymbalta. When I stopped it, the seizure activity stopped. So it could be from either the change in dose, or something else related to the cymbalta.

If the spasms started prior to your taking cymbalta, that's different. There are many anti-convulsants out there; I take dilantin, a rather old one, but it has worked for me for decades. But there's many newer ones and some are also used to help with pain (like neurontin) so if you did need a medication for seizures maybe you can see about getting two for the price of one, so to speak.

PaLady
p.s. Just wanted to add something I think you already know - please don't just stop or change the cymbalta without talking to your doctor first. Perhaps it's the change in dosing. I can't remember bu† if you're taking the 90mg at night maybe that's too much. I'm purely speculating. Talk with your doc. If it's not the cymbalta then I would think you'd want a neurological evaluation re: the seizures.

Post Edited (PAlady) : 12/12/2008 12:12:03 AM (GMT-7)

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