7 doctors weighed in:
I have had fibromyalgia for 5yrs now ....For 5 months I have had severe muscle jerking when lying down..Is it possible to. Tx these?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Haleh Niknia-Agdassi
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Confirm the cause
Chronic widespread body pain is the primary symptom of fibromyalgia.
The pain has been described as stabbing, deep ache, throbbing, twitching and others. The muscle spasm you are experiencing could be due to other causes as well, i.e. Restless leg syndrome, or a side effect of a medication. First confirm the source of the spasms w/ your md. If due to fm stretching as well as various meds can help.

In brief: Confirm the cause
Chronic widespread body pain is the primary symptom of fibromyalgia.
The pain has been described as stabbing, deep ache, throbbing, twitching and others. The muscle spasm you are experiencing could be due to other causes as well, i.e. Restless leg syndrome, or a side effect of a medication. First confirm the source of the spasms w/ your md. If due to fm stretching as well as various meds can help.
Dr. Haleh Niknia-Agdassi
Dr. Haleh Niknia-Agdassi
Thank
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Interesting Sx
? how Rx muscle fasciculations in fibromyalgia (FM) sufferer "when lying down".
Body on sleep surface torques shoulder & pelvic girdles thereby stretching nerve tracts originating in presacral & brachial n. plexi (possible explanation). Magnesium & calcium need supplementation? Ask pharmacy if OxyContin can cause. Topical cannabis & soft mattress might resolve. Walk & swim to build muscles.

In brief: Interesting Sx
? how Rx muscle fasciculations in fibromyalgia (FM) sufferer "when lying down".
Body on sleep surface torques shoulder & pelvic girdles thereby stretching nerve tracts originating in presacral & brachial n. plexi (possible explanation). Magnesium & calcium need supplementation? Ask pharmacy if OxyContin can cause. Topical cannabis & soft mattress might resolve. Walk & swim to build muscles.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Thank
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Muscle spasms
Yes. Muscle relaxants do help.
You have to rule out other reasons also. This include: low potassium, low calcium, dehydration, medications, restless leg syndrome and others...

In brief: Muscle spasms
Yes. Muscle relaxants do help.
You have to rule out other reasons also. This include: low potassium, low calcium, dehydration, medications, restless leg syndrome and others...
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Dr. Ghiath Kashlan
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Vikram Patel
Board Certified,
33 years in practice
930K people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors