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is it common to get muscle spasms more often in the winter

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
19 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Yes, muscle spasms are more common in winter due to the cold.

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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
38 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No: Someone has been reading too many medical horror stories. It is mega highly unlikely that spasms in an otherwise healthy 20 year old represent anythin ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Hot: Localized increase in temperature may represent localized infection called cellulitis. Seek medical attention
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Spasm: Muscles that spasm have to use energy to keep contracting and this produces heat.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Comments: I am perplexed regarding your MS, as you do not list any medication to treat this. Is this an omission? Your back and shoulder issues could be secon ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
47 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
//: Could be the ms or possibly "good old" sciatica which is a pinched or irritated nerve in the low back causing such symptoms as you relate in an ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Consult Neurologist: Trgeminal neuralgia has been reported in patients with ms.You have to ask this question from your neyrologist as he/she is the only one can tell you i ... Read More
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Dr. Pavle Repovic
Specializes in Neurology
This : This is very, very tricky. Yes, there are reported cases of mri-negative ms, but they are very rare, so it is paramount to rule out other conditions. ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
44 years experience Pathology
Myoclonic seizures?: You may be experiencing a form of limited or localized seizure disorder known as "myoclonus" (muscle-centered), which is a form of epilepsy (sudden in ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
22 years experience Pediatrics
Most likely anxiety: Most likely anxiety but a good idea to get checked out by the physician and try to rule out some of those other possibilities
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Bad choices: You probably don't need or want to pick A or B. Both require a doctor's DX and TX and it might be another thing altogether. A common cause of neuropat ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: There are multiple medications we use for muscle spasticity to varying degrees of help including flexeril, zanaflex, soma, baclofen, Valium, and skela ... Read More
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