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I have BFS (twitching in calves). I wake up with a swollen feeling in legs daily, but moving will loosen; but always tired feeling in the legs. BFS?

I have BFS (twitching in calves). I wake up with a swollen feeling in legs daily, but moving will loosen; but always tired feeling in the legs. BFS?

The symptoms of BFS: Are more noticeable at rest than with activity. Unless you have actual swelling of your legs, BFS is likely the cause of abnormal sensations (paraesthysias) like you describe. BFS can also cause muscle weakness and generalized fatigue. It's commonly associated with anxiety. I hope you've seen a doctor to rule out other causes of your systems & discuss potential treatment. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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I have been having muscle twitching almost 2 years now and its better somedays and worse somedays, is this bfs? I twitch when just stretching too

I have been having muscle twitching almost 2 years now and its better somedays and worse somedays, is this bfs? I twitch when just stretching too

Neurologist: I suggest you seek an evaluation by a neurologist. You may need nerve conduction studies or other evaluation methods to help determine if these twitches are a sign of something more involved, or just a physiologic quirk. Good luck. ...Read more

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Beentoa alsdocclean exam emg/ncv good. He said bfs for twitching but is it normal to get up and walk a little and soon as irest calves start twitching?

Beentoa alsdocclean exam emg/ncv good. He said bfs for twitching but is it normal to get up and walk a little and soon as irest calves start twitching?

Exercise Tolerance: Not sure what an ALS doctor is. But, muscles that twitch are usually muscles that are out of shape and have no exercise tolerance or the limit of the muscle's tolerance has been reached. Perhaps an exercise program is warranted? A physical therapy intervention? A circulatory evaluation at a vascular specialists? ...Read more

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I have BFS & especially calves are twitching. After intensive workout its amplified but when back to normal life its alleviated. Should I be worried?

I have BFS & especially calves are twitching. After intensive workout its amplified but when back to normal life its alleviated. Should I be worried?

If you have BFS: If you truly have benign fasciculation syndrome, then he should not be worried as this is classically the description that one provides to the doctor. ...Read more

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Twitching bodywide 16 months. EMG clean (only fascias) at 12 months. Clean clinical at 15 months. Told BFS by neuro at 15 months. Can it still be ALS?

Twitching bodywide 16 months. EMG clean (only fascias) at 12 months. Clean clinical at 15 months. Told BFS by neuro at 15 months. Can it still be ALS?

It's always possible: It is impossible to 'exclude' a diagnosis - and even if you don't have ALS now you could still start to develop it next week. Having said that, if you have not developed any muscle weakness after 16 months then it is very unlikely that the fasciculations are a manifestation of ALS - your neurologist's suggestion of it being cramp fasciculation syndrome is much more likely. ...Read more

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Is there a way to decrease twitching and tremors caused by BFS? I have tried minerals, vitamins and decreased physical activity but no chance.

Is there a way to decrease twitching and tremors caused by BFS? I have tried minerals, vitamins and decreased physical activity but no chance.

Controlling twitch: You don't say what "minerals". I would suggest 250-500 milligrams of magnesium oxide nightly, assuming you have normal kidney function. ...Read more

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Presumed to have BFS, why does warm showers make the twitching/fatigue worse and cause consequent feelings of weakness, usually better within 15 min

Presumed to have BFS, why does warm showers make the twitching/fatigue worse and cause consequent feelings of weakness, usually better within 15 min

? Something else: What you are describing is not very commonly reported in BFS. What type of evaluation did you have to make the diagnosis? Fatigue and weakness with being over-heated or hot showers is often reported in patients with MS. If you have been thoroughly evaluated by a neurologist, then no need to pursue that. If not, I would consult with one to see if further testing is indicated. ...Read more

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Muscle twitching throughout body for 5 years. No loss of strength or atrophy. Never dx w/ BFS. Brain MRI norm. Get vitamin + mineral spectrum test?

Muscle twitching throughout body for 5 years. No loss of strength or atrophy. Never dx w/ BFS. Brain MRI norm. Get vitamin + mineral spectrum test?

Muscle Twitching: There are so many good pain management doctors, like Dr Michael Moskowitz and Dr Lee Wolfer in the San Francisco area that could work through this. I mention their names so you can review their websites and then compare to someone you find. Typically you need someone to think outside the box. Good luck. Dr Rich Blake ...Read more

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Is there anything other than Benign Fasciculation Syndrome that would cause muscle twitching throughout the body for years? Every day occurrence.

Is there anything other than Benign Fasciculation Syndrome that would cause muscle twitching throughout the body for years? Every day occurrence.

Probably not: I assume you had a complete metabolic as well as neurologic evaluation. It was suggested this is benign fasciculation because other conditions that can cause it would be neurologic conditions, which it appears you don't have. ...Read more

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Normal emg & bfs diagnosis. Is there a way to stop or at least alleviate these twitches permanently? What is the effect of regular exercise? (m, 30)

Normal emg & bfs diagnosis. Is there a way to stop or at least alleviate these twitches permanently? What is the effect of regular exercise? (m, 30)

Exercise triggers: Exercise can actually be a trigger for benign fasciculations, especially weight lifting. Avoid stimulants, anything with caffeine to try to control symptoms. Occasionally, people feel better by taking calcium, potassium or magnesium. ...Read more

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How long should muscle twitches last if you have bfs or will they not ever go away. I twitch in my calves constantly and in random spots all over?

How long should muscle twitches last if you have bfs or will they not ever go away. I twitch in my calves constantly and in random spots all over?

Fasciulations: Muscle fasiculations may occur and don't necessarily denote neurologic or muscle pathology. However if these are new to you and occur continually, I recommend an evaluation by a neurologist. ...Read more

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Als doc diagnosis was bfs. It seems everytime I walk around I get twitches in my calves thighs. Some I can feel and some I can't feel is this normal at rest.

Als doc diagnosis was bfs. It seems everytime I walk around I get twitches in my calves thighs. Some I can feel and some I can't feel is this normal at rest.

Normal but unhealthy: It may be normal but it represents not being of good health. There are some things you can do easily to ease the situation as we have discussed earlier this evening. ...Read more

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My thumb and some parts of my body (including legs and chest) twitch from time to time. I have health anxiety, can that cause BFS?

My thumb and some parts of my body (including legs and chest) twitch from time to time. I have health anxiety, can that cause BFS?

Yup: This is considered a common cause. Read: http://www. Bfsrecovery. Com/whatisbfs. Php
If this is the worst symptom - you might just learn to tolerate it - it's safe (if interesting). But if you have more troubling ones, consider good targeted psychotherapy. Best! ...Read more

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Random muscle twitches all over body. Mostly in arms in legs, pretty much occur daily, have been present for years. No noticeable weakness. Cause? BFS?

Random muscle twitches all over body. Mostly in arms in legs, pretty much occur daily, have been present for years. No noticeable weakness. Cause? BFS?

Likely BFS: If you have had this for years with no weakness then benign fasciculations syndrome is highest on differential. Make sure you had your magnesium levels checked. In certain cases magnesium supplementation helps. Cut back on your caffeine intake and decrease your stress. consider eval with EMG testing to be sure it is just BFS; if it was ALS, MMN, myopathy etc you would have developed weakness by now ...Read more

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Do we know what causes benign fasciculation syndrome? Twitch in my forehead for a week and worried it might have to do with my laptop bumping my head.

Do we know what causes benign fasciculation syndrome? Twitch in my forehead for a week and worried it might have to do with my laptop bumping my head.

Not exactly.: The muscle is twitching--but you knew that. This can be from a muscle effect. Low magnesium or potassium or calcium frequently causes this. But all over.
For one particular muscle, it is the muscle having more reactivity (sore, bruised, injured) or the nerve to it being inflamed, or the brain having less damping down activity (restless leg syndrome). ...Read more

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Onlline dating is going fine, but will be bfs have a problem with me being plus size when we meet?

Onlline dating is going fine, but will be bfs have a problem with me being plus size when we meet?

If you deceive him: Be upfront about it. Some guys prefer plus sized women but if your date expects someone with a smaller figure then chances there won't be a second date. If you have confidence in your self and high self esteem there should be nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my test was positive for chlymidia my bfs was negative?

What do you suggest if my test was positive for chlymidia my bfs was negative?

He has Chlamydia: In a high risk setting his test has to be falsely negative. If his penis has been inside of you then he has Chlamydia and needs treatment. I don't know when your last test was, but blame may not be a game to play here. Both need treatment. Untreated chlamydia can live inside humans for years. ...Read more

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My bfs been accidently overdosing on naproxien. Please help! We can't afford healthcare?

My bfs been accidently overdosing on naproxien. Please help! We can't afford healthcare?

Overdose: Call the poison control hotline asap at 1-800-222-1222 ; they will provide you with further guidance. Take care. ...Read more

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CK level 360 is this usual for BFS condition? Had it retested 2 weeks later and down to 111

CK level 360 is this usual for BFS condition? Had it retested 2 weeks later and down to 111

See answer: You would not expect CK elevations in Benign Fasciculation Syndrome. But CK elevations can also be caused by exercise, IM injections, heavy alcohol intake etc. I wouldn't be too concerned with one elevated CK level. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant by touching my bfs soaked underwear then touching myself?

Can I get pregnant by touching my bfs soaked underwear then touching myself?

Ovulation: A female becomes pregnant when two things occur at the same time: she is ovulating and is exposed to fresh sperm inside of her vagina.

The scenario you describe is not how girls get pregnant.

In my office this simple question would generate many questions back. First, if you are sexual you must know when you ovulate and how to prevent pregnancy.
Second, do you want to get pregnant? ...Read more

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So the bfs penis has a kind of fishy odour and it's bothering me. What is it?

So the bfs penis has a kind of fishy odour and it's bothering me. What is it?

Gardnerella: A group of bacteria tend to overgrow others in the presence of semen produces the familiar fishy odor. Really good hygiene and frequent showers will fix this up. ...Read more

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Can you get high from touching Meth? I picked up a little pice of it off my bfs bed and now I'm freaking out.

Can you get high from touching Meth? I picked up a little pice of it off my bfs bed and now I'm freaking out.

Don't freak: It is very unlikely. A strong solution on hot (opened pore) skin might allow a small amount to get into a person's system, but not much and that's not what you describe. Don't freak! But do think about the risks of intimate involvement w/ a guy whose life is impacted by meth. He may be worthy of the risks or not. If it's a good thing, see if he's willing to make some changes for a better life. ...Read more