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   Posted 2/23/2007 3:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I am worried that I have als. My legs having been hurting in the muscles for a few months...not to mention all the twitching I've had. Please someone help calm me down. I was fine yesterday and today all I have done is cry.


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   Posted 2/23/2007 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   
((((Jen))))I am so sorry you are having such a rough day! I have had periods where my legs experience the same thing you are describing. I get those twitches quite often. I read someplace where they are muscles releasing tension. Just as you might get with your eyelid from time to time or in any other muscle of your body. The hurting muscles I can relate to as well. Sometimes my arms just hurt and hurt for no reason and the same with my legs. You should probably go and see your dr. just to make sure it is not a circulation problem( I highly doubt it is). He can check that easy enough by checking your pulse in your legs..etc. I know with Anxiety we always tend to jump to the worse possible aliment/disease we think we might have. But there are sooo many reasons why your legs could be feeling that way and I would think that ALS is the least of them. I dont know your background , but there is a problem associated with the symtoms you are describing called Fibromyalgia( non-lifethreatening disorder, that often accompanies Anxiety). It could be you might have that. Definantly Anxiety can cause pains throughout the body. Think of it this way...muscles become tense when we worried, get worked it makes sense that anywhere you have muslces you can have discomfort, pain, twitching, soreness.etc. I think, just for your peace of mind, go and see your dr. and let him do a quick exam. I highly doubt very strongly you have anything to worry about ! :) God bless and I hope you feel better!
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Post Edited (1ofhissheep) : 2/23/2007 2:03:10 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 2/23/2007 4:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jennifer
Welcome to HW - there are so many kind and understanding people her I am sure you will find comfort amongst us.
Sounds like you are all stressed out..time to relax a little, put your feet up and generally chill...even busy mums have gotta take a little time out for themselves - easier said than done I know :-)
You say that you have had the muscle twitching thingy for a few months now..does this only happens when you get into bed? If so I understand because it happens to me sometimes when I have had a stressful day and am trying to wind down..very disturbing, but nothing to worry about :)
When was the last time you went for a checkup with your doc? Could be a plan..and would probably put your mind at ease..from here you will be able to take action, and be able to work towards feeling like your old self again.
Take good care.
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   Posted 2/23/2007 4:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank You for your kind responses! This pain all started after I noticed some thigh/groin pain I was having in both my legs. It is a pain that is sometimes from my butt to my foot and other times just in a muscle. Maybe it is sciatica? But why do I experience it in both legs is my question? I only noticed the twitching after I started taking zoloft. I have a doctors appointment on monday to talk about leg pain and my anxiety. Maybe my zoloft is not enough since I am still getting upset. I am on 50. I am 26 and already have 5 maybe it is lower back pain.

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   Posted 2/23/2007 6:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Jen I found that with the more kids I had and with length between last son ( passed away yrs ago ) and Cait who is now a teen I was in excrutiating pain just like you
I still get where my toes will curl totally in and leg muscles cramp right up to the point I am in tears too
Try having a relaxing tubby prior to bed or when you get the chance ( all those kids wow) and try learning some breathing and self coping skills as well
The relaxation skills I am getting down are finally strating to work for me .........
I have a HOT milk at night and it works I have proven this theory to Normal ( mod) she came to visit at Christmas and is med free to help her relax ( I was with IV and at hospital constantly) she would drink hot milk at night has a natural ingredient that is activated when heated a lil cinnamn or a touch ( just) on top will help the taste but I feel it wash over and relax me to go into a good calming sleep most night if I have to I will take med for bed and still have my milk I dont go a night w/o it ..sometimes I get Cait to rub legs for me and it helps My mom was the same way

I hope you have answers from your doc on Monday and keep us posted

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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 2/23/2007 4:12:39 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 2/25/2007 6:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I have fibromyalgia, as was mentioned in an earlier post, so I have some of the symptoms you describe. Also, I get chiropractic adjustments to help my other pains.

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   Posted 2/25/2007 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I do attest to the hot milk...does help alot...
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