Another really Freaky thing going wrong with me!...

@koalatbs (2230)
United States
September 29, 2008 4:51pm CST
I'm sitting here and now with all of my other health problems that are driving me crazy, I now have a twitch in my right upper arm. Not on the top side of my arm but underneath where the flabby part usually is... in my particular case. LoL! Now, it is not just some normal twitch like you get but kinda more like a spasm! It is really aggrevating me, especially since I am trying to make payout this month (which is fast approaching) and now this spasm is making it quite difficult to type! HELP! Have you ever had a twitch which is more like a spasm?
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
30 Sep 08
I don't know your health history but it could be anything from low potassium levels to your body being sleepy..Most twitching in not serious, tohugh I would suggest you consult your Doctor to eliminate a problem..Here is a link to a forum about twitching that may help you.. http://www.medhelp.org/forums/neuro/messages/33560.html
• United States
13 Jul 09
Thanks for the BR, I hope your twitching wasn't anything serious, did you find out why and is it better now?
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
30 Sep 08
[i]Hi Koal, ohhh...I have tried that also and maybe just ask someone to give you a massage and take a break! after a while, hopefully, you will feel better! Hopefully, you can make the payout this 15th, if not then, have to be happy for a bigger amount next time right? LOL! ENjoy and take care![/i]
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@drannhh (15229)
• United States
30 Sep 08
Rflmao, did you really just tell 140,000 people that you have flabby arms? You are making me choke on my late night snack here. That will teach me to eat near the computer. Ahhh, does that count as a "health problem?" Still choking....arfff, grrrrl. I think I should go work out some on my rebounder...with arm weights...just to be sure I don't get any flab. lol. I don't think I ever got a twitch in my arm. I hope yours goes away soon!
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@littleowl (7157)
29 Sep 08
Hi koala wish I could help on this subject, but do know that when a person continually types their fingers hurt and my arm hurts at time as I am on my laptop which I have on my lap-but what you have doesn't sound like anything to do with typing it sounds like nerves in your arm contracting...but think you should go to the GP about it...littleowl
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@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
30 Sep 08
It did go away and I haven't had any more spasms since last night. It stopped after I got off the computer. Thanks for your concern though. I can understand why it might have started because I do type a lot and I was doing housework quite a bit yesterday too so maybe my arm was just extra tired. Thanks again.
@littleowl (7157)
30 Sep 08
Hi koala-I am glad that the spasms have stopped take care..hugs littleowl
@savypat (20246)
• United States
29 Sep 08
Yep, they are really annoying. I usually take aleve or some such thing and use heat to try to get rid of it. As a cramp is muscle a twitch is nerves so any thing you can do to relax might help.
@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
30 Sep 08
Well, I was kind of stressed out yesterday so that would make sense since you said that twitches are related to the nerves. I do have many problems with the nerves in my body and I am on medication for nerve pain as well. Sometimes I think maybe it would help me to be on an anti-anxiety medication, but I hate to take any more medications unless absolutely necessary. Don't you agree?
@savypat (20246)
• United States
30 Sep 08
I have through the use of diet and Yoga gotten off all my prescriptions and only use over the counter stuff right now. I get so many side effects fom the prescrips that it is better if I can stay away. I do have nerve damage in hands and feet but even on those I have been able to get away from the prescrips.
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• United States
29 Sep 08
I am sorry to hear you are having issues , and I do hope you feel better soon . I have just met you and think you are really cool , you need to stick around a bit there hun. I get these spasms often , I am not saying its nothing, yet I get them a bit. Ones that bother me the most are the ones I get at the corners of my eyes. The weirdest is when I get one on the top of my head , it feels like my scalp is trying to jump off . If it does concern you please talk to your doc, I love good doctors that will actually talk to you and not just try to take your money . much
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@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
30 Sep 08
Hi blackcatbetty - Luckily, the spasm in my arm did stop as soon as I got off of my computer last night. Thank goodness because it was really annoying because it was so strong. Usually, if I get a twitch it is just mild and is only a little annoying if it doesn't stop right away. But this was more like a spasm as I mentioned and it made it hard to type without my hand and fingers shaking a little bit. I'm just glad that it did stop and I sure hope it doesn't come back again. Thanks for your concern. Take care & I'll talk to you again soon. I sure hope you have a good rest of the week. I think you're pretty cool too blackcatbetty. Thx!
@phoenix25 (1543)
• United States
1 Oct 08
I saw that you also commented that you get these twitches under your eye and you feel that might be what is causing your eye strain. Actually, the twitches might be a result of the eye strain that you are experiencing. It is completely normally to occasionally have muscle twitches, though these twitches can be the result of motor neuron disease. Occasional muscle twitches can occur during a rest period after a period of muscle stress or they can occur as the result of insufficient magnesium intake. The first explanation is likely to explain why you are experiencing the ones under your eye. If you strain the muscles around your eyes for an extended period, it would make sense that you would experience twitches during a period of rest afterwards as the muscles try to release the stress and strain. Sometimes these twitches can be quite strong and visible by other people, though they often are only felt and not seen.
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
30 Sep 08
It can either be a nervous twitch, or a muscle spasm. I take Alieve to help reduce any swelling in the area that may be contributing to it. Also, you said that you have other health problems. One or more of them may be a contributing factor. I get spasms in my arms,neck,back,legs,eve in my eyes and feet, all of the time. they are all due to problems in my spine.
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@kenzie45230 (3560)
• United States
30 Sep 08
I haven't read about your other health problems, koalatbs. But I know about spasms. I have two medications I take for muscle spasms - one for regular muscles and one for organ muscles. I not only get muscle twitching, but I have spasms in my heart muscle and stomach muscles. They tell me it's part of my fibromyalgia.
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@thedaddym (1737)
• United States
30 Sep 08
Have you recently done an intense workout, that can cause that. From what I have read it is best to keep the area warm and drink plenty of fluids, to help it get through it's irritated state better.
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@guybrush (4661)
• Australia
30 Sep 08
Sometimes I get a twitch like that in my eye - I think it's just a muscle having a bit of a spasm. How annoying to have one under your arm! Have you tried giving it a massage? That might help it loosen up and settle down. Good luck with it!
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@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
30 Sep 08
Two things that can help with twitches or spasms is bananas and tonic water. Both are known to help with such things. I have restless leg syndrome and often have leg spasms, so I'll have a banana before bed at night to get some extra potassium.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
29 Sep 08
yes I have had that, it is nothing, don't worry about it. If you are worried then go see your doctor.
@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
30 Sep 08
No winterose - It didn't worry me that I had that spasm in my arm. It was just really uncomfortable and annoying. It did end up stopping right after I got off of my computer last evening. I guess maybe my typing so much was aggrevating it. I'm just happy it went away.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
29 Sep 08
I have only had the ones on the top of my arm before. Those are annoying, but I try to ignore them. Did the ones on the underside of your arm just start when you started typing more? If so, I would say blame it on that and it should go away when you stop typing so much. If not I would call a doctor and ask him about it.
@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
30 Sep 08
The spasm in my arm did go away last night after I got off of the computer and stopped typing... thank goodness! It was really annoying and was making it very difficult to type on my keyboard. I'm just glad it went away and I sure hope it doesn't come back today!
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
29 Sep 08
I have had these twitches also. It is not in the arm pit area but down a little ways from that under my arm. I do not know what causes that but it drives me nuts too when it starts.
@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
30 Sep 08
I know stephcjh... it can be so annoying and uncomfortable to have these twitches or spasms in a muscle group. I occasionally get them near one of my eyes. I think that is caused my eye strain (being on the computer way too long I'm sure doesn't help). I also sometimes have gotten a twitch on my leg but usually doesn't last long. I had just never had one in my arm like that before. It felt really weird but luckily it didn't continue after I got off the computer last night.
@gemini_rose (16193)
30 Sep 08
Yes I have and I have had one in my arm too, and I think it is the most aggravating , irritating thing ever. I get them in my eye and my leg too. They do not just last a little while either they last for a couple of days!
@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
30 Sep 08
koala, Have the spasms gone away? That doesn't sound good. I hope you called your doctor. It could just be a nerve but I have no idea why or if it is. You are awfully young to have a lot of health problems. I hope nothing too serious. Let me know if you find out what is going on. Take care. leenie
30 Sep 08
Hi koalathbs, No I haven't had anything like that but I have had my eyebrows twitching, but I think you should see your doctor about it. Tamara