Anybody experience muscle contractions on one side of their body more than the other side?

I often have contracted muscles as I'm sure many of you do too. But for the last month it is like there is a vertical line exactly down the middle of my body and the right hand side is so much more contracted than the left. The physiotherapist asked if i have been doing something different to cause this but i can't think of anything. Has anyone else had a similar experience. Before it was always my left leg that contracted more - but that has changed to the right hand side too. Another mystery????

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  • I do find my left side is a lot more ataxic (not sure that is a word?!)

    I do find taking turmeric helps.I will not bore everyone with it again, so here is the post

    healthunlocked.com/ataxia-u...

    Be careful you are not taking anything else too.

    This is sort or relevant too

    healthunlocked.com/ataxia-u...

    Anyway, hope it helps: )

  • thanks litty, I just read your turmeric advise. I do take baclofene and they definitely work for me, so don't think i will dare to try tumeric at the same time! Maybe i will try changing in the summer when my cramps seem to reduce?

  • Hi I have often felt these contractions, its a very weird and strange sensation....sometimes they come in pulses and other times the muscle feels as though its solid ( usually last for approx. 10 mins ), been experiencing mine for nearly 3 months, they can be frustrating.

    I don't have a clue what they are but I'm going to see my neurologist on the 24th of this month, perhaps he can shed some light, I will gladly let you know my findings.

    Helen :-)

  • Hi Helen, I have these contractions permanently, however they are a lot less painful due to the passive stretching i do with my physiotherapist. I was told by my neurologist that they are just part and parcel of having a neurological illness. I do take baclofene for them and it works for me, however they are not eliminated. I just kinda put up with it, as long as the pain isn't too bad. Good luck on the 24th and do let us know how you get on - you may have some different advice to share :)

  • Hi,

    My RHS side has continual cramps. Everything, calf, hamstring, glut, lower and upper back, shoulder and neck. LHS is fine. I take Baclofen. I also have tumeric regularly in food. What is going on here? Does it progress to both sides?

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