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Is myclonus jerks a commom symptom of fibromyalgia?

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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Fibromyalgia causes pain but does not affect the nerves that go to muscles.
However, if you are taking a morphine like pain reliever for treatment of the fibromyalgia, this can cause myoclonic jerks. If this is the cause, it will go away if you decrease the dose of the pain medication.

In brief: No

Fibromyalgia causes pain but does not affect the nerves that go to muscles.
However, if you are taking a morphine like pain reliever for treatment of the fibromyalgia, this can cause myoclonic jerks. If this is the cause, it will go away if you decrease the dose of the pain medication.
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Myoclonic jerks have nothing to do with fibromyalgia directly.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine

In brief: Myoclonic jerks

Myoclonic jerks, especially at night, are fairly common events (as long as we're talking about just an occasional jerk) in normal people.
They are not specifically a feature of fibromyalgia. The connection might be that fibromyalgia is associated with poor sleep quality, and the cumulative lack of sleep is likely to make myoclonic jerks happen more often in susceptible persons.

In brief: Myoclonic jerks

Myoclonic jerks, especially at night, are fairly common events (as long as we're talking about just an occasional jerk) in normal people.
They are not specifically a feature of fibromyalgia. The connection might be that fibromyalgia is associated with poor sleep quality, and the cumulative lack of sleep is likely to make myoclonic jerks happen more often in susceptible persons.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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