Spasms before going to sleep, and other times...what is this?

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phixgrrrl
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   Posted 10/13/2009 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I know these big muscle spasms (like your legs kick) are common while falling asleep...I forgot the name of it, but it happens b/c your body thinks it's dying.
I get them before I'm even tired, lying there, like 5 times/hr. And sometimes, my leg will involuntarily kick when I'm just sitting at the computer.
Is this happening too often or is this normal? It feels like a super fast signal from my brain that tells my legs to freak that I can't control. Is this the beginning of epilepsy??
I want to add that this is not a cramp...it doesn't hurt...just contracts/kicks.

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   Posted 10/13/2009 2:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I wouldn't worry about it. More likely a vitamin deficiency. Mild dehydration could cause it as well.

Whatever it is I really doubt it's something as serious as epilepsy. Only way to know is to ask a doctor about it.

Personally I have days in which I do that. Sometimes even a couple days in a row. And after that, nothing for months.

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   Posted 10/13/2009 3:51 PM (GMT -7)   
What you are experiencing is most likely a myoclonic jerk. A myoclonic jerk is the brief, involuntary twitching of a muscle or group of muscles. This happens when a person is on the verge of falling asleep, and suddenly have a sensation or feeling that they are free falling through the air.
 
Very commen and happens to most people at sometime or another.
 
Rest easy  :)
 
Kitt
 

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phixgrrrl
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   Posted 10/13/2009 11:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Skitt: Thanks that what I was thinking of. But as I said, this happens when I'm wide awake.
debaser: Which vitamins? I'll try to drink more water. I drink maybe 5 glasses/day.
I'm actually getting an EEG done (for different reason) but I'll bring it up.
I've had this before but it wasn't as often and I felt it was the myo. jerk. But since this was so many times, THEN I started to get a bit anxious (you know, hot all over, fast breathing)...I thankfully calmed down.

debaser
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   Posted 10/14/2009 12:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh I don't know I just read it somewhere once. You could probably just Google it. Seems like it's Vitamin C but I cannot remember for sure.

stkitt
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   Posted 10/14/2009 4:49 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning,

If you are lacking magnesium, calicium or potassium  you may have muscle spasms.

Debaser is right about remaining well hydrated also.

Hope your EEG goes well.

Gentle Hugs

Kitt

 


 

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   Posted 10/14/2009 8:49 AM (GMT -7)   

I have Restless Leg Syndrome and don't know if this is what you might have, but my legs jerk around all the time...day or night...especailly when I am laying down or sitting...or tired.  They have a painless, crawling/tingling sensation along with the jerking which I wouldn't describe as a spasm.  It's just like they have a mind of their own.  Can't sleep in the bed with the hubby anymore...I've kicked him in places that made him see Elvis!  If this is what you have, it is very benign...just annoying.

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   Posted 10/16/2009 4:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Donna said: "Can't sleep in the bed with the hubby anymore...I've kicked him in places that made him see Elvis!"
 
 
idea  I have restless leg too.  Thanks for the idea! turn
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   Posted 10/18/2009 12:11 AM (GMT -7)   
My wife has restless leg syndrome.... I get a small corner of the bed ans she gets all the rest. Or else I get beat up badly. Guess it isn't as bad as when we first were married and I had nightmares someone was breaking in house and I was throwing my flight deck boots at them and just kept throwing them until she had enough of me pounding on her in my sleep. She woke me up and made me sleep on the couch. It's good thing it was only boots and I didn't get out the .45 and started to shoot. I had some extreme nightmares the first year of Navy life. I guess it is payback time now with her RLS. Ahhh I would still lover her anyway she is. It does effect the amount of good sleep she gets every night. Some nights I wonder if she gets any at all.

Take care,
Bill

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   Posted 10/18/2009 4:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Bill,
You are a great guy and your wife is a lucky gal to have you! I wish you and her better sleep but can't wish you better love as it seems you already have that! Peace...Joni
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