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Is It Common To Get Muscle Spasms More Often In The Winter
Yes: Yes, muscle spasms are more common in winter due to the cold. ...Read more
Muscle spasms are typically painful involuntary muscle contracures which can occur in any part of the body, such as the neck, back and legs. There are various causes of muscle spasms such as recent injury or trauma and dehydration. Typically, patients can modify activity, rest, stretch, utilize heat or ice for treatment of muscle spasms. Rarely, patients can also ...Read more
Muscle spasms legs, feet and side back come and go, mild but noticeable. Had for 1 month. Is it MS, ALS will I get paralysed?
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 anything but overuse or electrolyte disturbance. The diseases you mention generally do not begin like that. See your family doc for an evaluation and reassurance of the correct diagnosis, so you can get this problem resolved. ...Read more
Back and shoulders are knotted up from muscle spasms. I have ms. Why would the area feel hot to touch, but no where else? I'm currently relapsing.
Hip/ butt muscle spasms on left side like charlie horse. Recent MS dx. Possible symptom? Very painful lasted 2 days already. Suggestions?
SOME THOTS: Pain is very common in ms, and can present numerous ways, and even migraine is present in ms pts at a frequency of 2-4 times normals. However, your muscle spasms could represent a separate process in hip, back, pelvis. (unlikely, but if you were given steroids, check for avascular necrosis in hip). Lastly, do not want to second guess your doc, but there are oral meds now (no needles). ...Read more
I have been diganosed with both trigeminal neralgia and occipital neuralgia. I also have some memory problems and muscle spasms. Could I have ms?
Challenging?: You seem to have very complex issues, and I would certainly wonder about an underlying unitary diagnosis. Ms could cause fatigue, memory loss, and trigeminal neuralgia, but usually not occipital neuralgia. Maybe MRI of brain and spinal cord could illuminate the picture. Might also want to check for lupus, lyme disease, and even hiv. Perhaps get full evaluation at a local medical school. ...Read more
Could I have multiple sclerosis even if my MRI was normal? I have a lot of the symptoms (muscle spasm, weakness, tingling down my back and legs), but my MRI didn’t show anything. Can an MRI miss ms?
Typically not: Mri is the most sensitive test available to aid in the diagnosis of ms. While there are rare cases of MRI negative ms, the vast, vast, vast majority of patients with ms have MRI abnormalities. Having said that, given your symptoms it would be important to know if the cervical and thoracic spinal cord were imaged. If brain and spinal cord imaging negative then not likely to be ms. ...Read more
Do I have a vitamin B12 deficiency or MS? I'm 19, female with tingling, numbness in head/scalp, feet, legs, and hands. Muscle spasm? Anxiety maybe?
Numb/tingling in hands, legs, and feet on both sides. Muscle spasms in legs, back and arms. Loss of balance, dizzy, stiff. Is it Neuropathy or ms?
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 neuropathy is a diabetic condition w/ other signs too - are you a diabetic? Get into care if 'yes'! MS usually starts a bit later in age. Have an exam to find an answer. Best! ...Read more
Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??
Episodes of tremors, numbness, foot drop, vision and balance problems in a 37 year-old woman.....?
I get a lot of muscle spasms. They tend to happen in one place for a while and then move somewhere else. What could be causing this?
Assuming these symptoms are the only ones you are having, consider metabolic imbalances like low calcium or magnesium. Also, certain medications like antipsychotics, anti-nausea agents (zofran for example), and medications used for gastroparesis like reglan (metoclopramide). They can cause cramping or spasms.
Poor hydration and in particular lack of electrolyte replacement could be involved. ...Read more
Muscle spasms: There are not always easy solutions, but first be certain you are well hydrated and eat good sources for minerals. This can sometimes mean a problem with calcium but that should be assessed by labs. There are other labs that can be done. Also ok to try magnesium malate in a dose of 200 to 500 mg per day, watching for diarrhea (means too much). ...Read more
See you doctor: Should not, if you are doing it regular, should see your primary physician. ...Read more
Hello, I was stabbed and had exploratory surgery, now I can't work on the sun anymore, I get muscle spasms and reno failure, is this because of surg?
Medical Opinion: You are asking for a complex medical opinion beyond the scope of HealthTap. You should seek evaluation with surgical and complete medical records from a physician with an appointment specifically to answer your questions. ...Read more
Many causes!: Muscles in our body contract and relax consciously and unconsciously. A muscle that involuntarily contracts without our consciously willing it is called a "spasm." if the muscle maintains a sustained "spasm", it becomes a cramp, as can be seen with exercise. Overuse, neck problems, posture, fatigue, diminished blood supply, injury and certain diseases can contribute to shoulder spasms. See doctor. ...Read more
Maybe a side effect:
A known side effect is muscle twitching. Another is stomach cramps.
Yours may not be common, but it can still be a side effect. Ask the prescribing doctor and/or your pharmacist for their opinion and suggestions. Your other rx drugs might be interacting in ways that produce unexpected effects. I hope you find relief. ...Read more
See a doctor NOW: Full body muscle spasms are unusual and could be due to very serious problems like low calcium or low potassium, or neurologic disease. It's important to find the cause so see a doctor as soon as possible! magnesium & muscle relaxing herbs like valerian & skullcap & drugs can help, but its essential to find the cause-if you have low potassium then you need potassium (& tests to see why it's low) etc. ...Read more
Wrong test: An eeg is best for evaluating for seizures, not muscle jerks/spasms (myoclonus). The test that might be more appropriate for that would be an EMG to check the connections between the nerves and the muscles. However, before that test, such things as electrolyte problems (such as magnesium, potassium, calcium) should be explored. Especially if repetitive, myoclonus can mean some serious problems. ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
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