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Benign Fasciculation

Ever since i hurt my back and getting pins and needles mainly in my right leg,
I have also been getting muscle twinges below my right knee,
I get them through the day, but its mainly at night,
I call it fluttering muscles,

I have not mentioned it to my doctor yet
But a very helpful man told me about Benign Fasciculation

I'm just seeing how many other people on here get twinges
Not just in there leg but and where on there body?


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,515
    you with Benign Fasciculation? You said you didnt mention it, then how do you think you have it? Tell your doctor about this.

    Dont just listen to what someone says it could be. I have read many of your comments, try not to let your mind get worked up about what it could be.
    You need a formal diagnosis from a doctor. Once that happens, then you know what your options will be.
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
  • The info i read on Benign Fasciculation matches exactly what i am experiencing,
    I did put this in the notes that i took to the doctors yesterday, but the doctor didn't read my notes,
    I am going to my physio today so i am going mention it to her see what she says
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  • itsautonomicitsautonomic LouisianaPosts: 2,561
    edited 09/24/2015 - 5:37 AM
    I don't beleive in coincidences for the most part, if they originated immediatly after a back injury then it would be odd if it wasn't connected to something involving the spine. One of the first indications early on of MY spinal cord injury were fasiculations all up and down my body (with visible rolling waves down back), that led me to a neurologist. But that being said anxiety can cause them and other things. I would do like suggested and speak to doctor about them, but I would not just write them off as benign until the cause can be accounted for.
    Do your due dilegence, trust you know your body and question everything if it does not fit. Advocate for yourself and you will be suprised what will be revealed trusting your body and instinct.
  • Hi all,

    I have benign muscular twitching, first developed in lower left calf, then into left foot, then into right calf and right foot. No other symptoms (occasional cramping) 2nd doc says spine nothing to do with it, no cause known. But my 1st Doc says a minor disc bulge is causing the L5 nerve root to make some contact. L3/L4 also has minimal disc bulge, right greater than left. In addition to PT stretches/ exercises to keep flexible and increase fluid in these areas, am thinking of taking glucosamine chondroitin ? Any thoughts on this or any homeopathic remedies. the twitching has become 24 x7 in these calves and feet. Hard to get back to sleep at night once awake. Thanks!
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