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Thursday, July 09, 2009 Meme, Community Member, asks

Q: I am having muscle spasms in my arms & legs, also my feet & hands. What can I do?

I am taking a muscle relaxer, but it helps for only a short time, I try to move around as much as possible.  I still can do some house-work, just slowly. I also get in a tub (with luke-warm-water) that has the therapy jets almost daily.  These are new sypmtoms for me, how long will they last and is there anything else I can do?

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djax59, Community Member
7/11/09 1:53am

my pc messed up so i don't know if this was sent or not so i/ll try again-- for the spasticity ask your dr about baclofen or tizanidine. i'm sure there are more,but these are the 2 i've taken. i know these spasms can be painful and bothersome.i've been having them on and off for20yrs. whenever you have new symptoms or some that last more than a day or so-call your neuro's office-that's what he trained for-and what we pay him for.take care-djax59

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Meme, Community Member
7/11/09 10:06am

thank you--all of this is new to me.  I had symptoms about 5 years ago, no diagnosis

now they are back big time.  I appreciate the help.

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djax59, Community Member
7/11/09 3:47pm

meme,i'm having trouble geting back to read your reply-i'm not ignoring you-i don' know if it's me or the #s they put up can u please try again?

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Meme, Community Member
7/11/09 7:20pm

Thank you. I am now on two muscle relaxers.  The tizadine as you said and also Soma.

 

I can't tell if they are helping or not.  The spasms are still hitting in random places

 

more on my legs than arms and my feet and hands are still "drawing".  I think the worst

 

ones have been in the arches of my feet.  Did not sleep a lot last night, hopefully I

 

will be so tired tonight I will just sleep and not wake up (wishful thinking).  Anyway,

 

thank-you for your advice, anythong to try to get better.  Take care...Meme

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KYBlu, Community Member
7/31/09 2:02pm

Not sure if I am having similar symptoms as you or not. Mine or mostly while sitting or laying still for a few minutes. Feels like parts of my body just jerk involuntarily. Can be kind of embarassing. Does this sound similar??

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Meme, Community Member
8/ 3/09 10:16am

Yes..Mine seem to be worse at night or if I sit for any length of time.  I guess the ones that are worse are the ones in front of my legs, and when my hands "draw" into spasms.  I am now taking Orphenadrine.  My neuro doctor prescribed it and it helps some, at least the spasm has slowed down.  Hope you can get some releif too...

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