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   Posted 3/11/2007 1:37 AM (GMT -6)   

Okay, this is going to sound just weird, but tonight there is a small area about the size of a quarter on the back, lower right side of my head that is ticking (not the sound, just the sensation).  That's the only way I can explain it.  It will tick for five or ten minutes, then stop for awhile, then resume.   

When I told my husband what was going on, he looked at me like I was nuts!  I just hope my head doesn't explode like a bomb!  eyes   (Just kidding, of course.) 

This whole thing just gets weirder and weirder!

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   Posted 3/11/2007 1:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi it a painful sensation, or just weird????
I've had something similar in one spot on my arm and another area on my leg....very bizaare!

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   Posted 3/11/2007 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Just weird, it doesn't hurt.
Lisa ~
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   Posted 3/11/2007 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Could it be an aggressive twitch? I get those all over my body. It feels as though your snapping your fingers but inside your body. Can you feel a nerve or muscle jumping in the same area? I don't know if it's normal or if it's part of the 'symptom' stuff, but I've been getting those for about 3 years now. I can drive me nuts, like you said it last for a few minute and then is gone for a while and then will come back. Goofy indeed.
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   Posted 3/13/2007 12:05 AM (GMT -6)   
I've had twitches like that in my head and neck before. Usually I get them on the sides of my head or on the neck just under the ears. Sometimes they're like yours, painless. But sometimes they are accompanied with a sensation of being shocked each time it twitches. So weird.

The worst is when I get them while I am talking to someone. I have to work hard to focus on the conversation because all I hear is this ticking in my head! So bizarre.

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   Posted 3/13/2007 11:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi!! I never described it like that before but I get it too. It's kind of a thumping sound. I guess I could call it ticking . It seems tto be coming fromthe area of my right ear and only when my ear sounds stopped up. Never even associated it with anything neorological. I have ms but the things I learn could be syptomatic just gets longer and more curious.



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   Posted 3/13/2007 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Lisa

Coming in here late, but i think i can relate to this symptom. I get something just like that on the inside of my right foot. Just does it over and over and over...then stops! It doesn't hurt or bother me other than i know it's there and it brings to my mind the fact that something's going on and i don't know what it is. I like u'r description...ticking...that's EXACTLY how it is!! Thanks for posting this!
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   Posted 6/28/2007 11:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I know exactly what you are talking about. When I had my last child (5 yrs ago) they messed up on my epidural and had to do a blood patch and ended up messing my back up really bad. Every since then, I have had this "ticking" on the left side of my head at the temple area. It has that sensation of being shocked and kinda sounds like a miniature version of jumper cables rubbing together (the sparking). It ticks about 6 or 8 times sometimes every few seconds, and then there are times where there is a few minutes delay. I sure wish I knew what it is. I too am afraid I'm a "ticking" time bomb and feel ready to explode.....

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   Posted 6/29/2007 8:19 AM (GMT -6)   


I was just trying to explain exactly what you had, I think.  It came on suddenly, instead of a ticking I explained it like a fuzzy sensation times a thousand, in  my head, gave me the impression i may pass out, needed to steady myself and remind myself to breathe because I got so scared, and as suddenly as it came on, it was gone.  Does that sound like what you had?  I need to remember to write it down in my symptom book to show my neuro in July.


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   Posted 7/9/2007 1:24 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi guys,

I've just googled " muscle twitching multiple sclerosis" and found heaps of sites that I found interesting.  The "ticking' that I get sounds really similar to some of the posts here.  The sites on a whole say it's pretty common in MS patients, and names specific types.  Fasciculations, myokymia...... something about it being the spontaneous release of an axon, causing the contraction....... thought you guys may be interested in looking it up too.

I've just seen my neuro and mentioned the muscle twitches, he proceeded to tell me that they are not a symptom of MS?????????  (Which is what prompted my googling).

Getting another MRI on Wednesday, so will keep you posted.







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