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Misty4372
Misty4372

I have had various all over muscle twitches for almost three years. I had myself convinced that I had ALS. I stared Pristiq and although the twitches were occasionally still there they weren't bad. Well for monetary reasons I had to stop them and oh man the twitches are back with a vengeance. I'm searching Google and of course I just had a major panic attack and convinced myself again that I had ALS. Does anyone else have muscle twitches that you think may be from anxiety?

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Hi Misty4372, when I was coming off my Benzos some years ago, the twitches were bad. My eye lids sometimes my knee caps, my ribs. I never worried about it because I knew that it had something to do with my over sensitized nervous system reacting to the withdrawal of medication. Eventually, it all passed. If you don't feel there is a reason that this is happening, it is always wise to see our doctor. xx

Misty4372
Misty4372 in reply to Agora1

Thank you for your reply! I have switched meds so many times that I think even when I wasn't on anything I got nervous still. I started having these twitches after watching a show a few years ago about ALS. I have diagnosed myself with generalized anxiety disorder and am hoping that this is just anxiety. The funny thing is I work in the medical field and see this type of stuff everyday. And I can't seem to deal with it myself.

Agora1
Agora1 in reply to Misty4372

I too have worked in the medical field and will attest to the fact that it is always

very difficult to have the tables turned and to be the patient. My best friend passed away from ALS and never had twitches. It is a devastating disease I agree. Anxiety on the other hand can be just as devastating to us emotionally when it starts to affect our lives. Don't allow your knowledge of medicine affect your anxiety. Rather use your knowledge in knowing how the body works under stress. You actually have the advantage of turning your negative thoughts into positive ones.

Since I'm not a doctor, again it is best to get this settled by setting up an appointment with your physician. x

Misty4372
Misty4372 in reply to Agora1

Thank you! I see people everyday with anxiety and try and help them deal but when it comes to myself it just seems so much hardee.

Agora1
Agora1 in reply to Misty4372

That is very normal Misty. We can see other's problems, when it comes to our own, we are blind. I'm glad you are on the forum, it can give you some insight. xx

Yes I know how you feel

Remember Google is the enemy of anxious thoughts and panic attacks

Never google symptoms because they will feed negative thoughts. I know it can be hard but you just have to think to yourself, breathe in and out slowly for 30 seconds and accept that you are just having anxiety.

I drink coffee sometimes and like to workout so I get muscle spasms time to time. It used to freak me out until I realized it’s just normal. Try consuming potassium to help them go away and get yourself some relaxation tea. Drinking water does help as well. Stress can cause muscle spasms also so just remember you’re okay ! (:

Thank you so much! Anxiety is awful and I am trying my best to learn to deal with it. Day by day.

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