muscle spasms or twitching

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sarahlynn
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   Posted 4/19/2008 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anybody have weird musle spasms in the legs, shoulders, or arms? I've been having them for a few days now and they won't stop. I was wondeing if it was lupus related, Does anybody know?
 
thanks,
sarah
Diagnosed:Lupus,Lupus nephritis,severe anemia (April 2005)
 
Kidney Biopsy April 2005
Blood Transfusion July 2005
 
meds:Cellcept,Prednisone,ARENESP Injections,Plaquenil,Protonix,Avapro
 


okie
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   Posted 4/19/2008 7:59 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Sarah, Yes I get those also. It almost feels like I got mexican jumping beans in my muscles. It will last for a few days and then go away as quickly as it comes. I'm not sure if it's Lupus related or not. Some times I think it is caused by my meds but since I take the same meds all the time it'skind of hard to figure out why it would come and go like it does. I know this question has been asked before so hopfully others will come up with their info on it.

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carol


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Ginny
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   Posted 4/20/2008 9:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sarah,
 
Yeah, I get those too. I can really jerk around sometimes with it.  Freaky.  I have brought it up with my rheumy, and she doesn't really have an answer for it.  Another symptom to add that we don't understand.
 
Ginny
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34 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, Cozaar, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus


mom46
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   Posted 4/20/2008 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sarah,
   I get them too but mine are random, lasting for a few minutes here and there over a two or three day period.
   I did have tremors for awhile that caused some major jerking that was mostly in the legs. Sometimes the head and arms would get involved. It was weird. I was put on a seizure med to control them but, I'm not taking it now and no problems lately.
   Sorry, I don't know the answer either. Like Ginny said, just one of those things. Hope you get some relief soon. Take care and you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
                                                          Babs
 
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mawmaw66
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   Posted 4/20/2008 5:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I have something like that in my toes, they twitch all the time, more at night when I sitting . It drives me nuts


Linda
Lupus, RA, OA, Raynard diseases, Hypothyroidism and a Breast cancer survior.
 


haji0410
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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 4/20/2008 5:59 PM (GMT -7)   
My hands get twitchy a lot and I suspect prednisone has something to do with it.

redrose77
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Date Joined Sep 2005
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   Posted 4/20/2008 11:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had the twitchy/jumpy/spasmy issue for years, long before I ever went on meds. No doctor has ever figured out a cause and the medications that help with them have worse side effects. It is annoying but I have learned to live with it over the years.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sj√∂gren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007, pregnant due May 2008
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Darvocet, Singulair, Flexeril, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Procardia, Prilosec

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