Hi Mindy...sorry to hear that you are having a new symptom...
Are you prescribed any muscle relaxers to take when needed? If not...that sounds like it would be what they could call in for you to take...I know when my muscles get really sore and start twitching like that...It goes away in a few days after taking them..
Spasms usually occur after a muscle has been overused and is actually 'tired'..This happens if you have been using those particular muscles or they are held in a certain position for a long period of time...
Have you been crocheting or holding up a book or typing a lot these last days before this happened?
What actually happens is the muscle cell runs out of energy and fluid and becomes hyperexcitable and then develops a forceful contraction. This spasm may involve part of a muscle, the whole muscle, or even adjacent muscles.
Also...being dehydrated or being low on electrolytes can cause muscle spasms and cramping..
Muscles actually require enough water, glucose, sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium to allow the proteins within them to interact and develop an organized contraction.. A lack in these elements can cause the muscle to become 'irratible' and spasm..So it's important to make sure you are drinking plenty of water and eating healthy
I know how busy things have been planning the wedding!
Just a few things I have learned over the years since I've had this happen very often...I 'overused' them a lot when I was in the Fire Department for 10 years...as well as I used to do Photography...so my hands and arms would cramp and spasm after a long day being so intent on what I was doing! LOL..
I hope that your Dr. calls back soon and you can get some suggestions from him on what to do..
Sending some hugs (( ))
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