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Do You Twitch?

Discussion in 'Polls' started by Marlene, Nov 10, 2007.

Does anyone else have involuntary muscle twitches?

  1. Yes, I twitch

  2. No, I don't twitch

  1. Marlene

    Marlene I'm a VIP Premium Member

    While I was on the Klonopin, I never had any sort of twitches or jerks. After I got off of them, I had twitches and jerks pretty badly. I figured it was part of the withdrawals with my startle reflex being set even higher. I've been off of meds for five months now and I still have the twitches. Not as badly as before, though.

    My question is does anyone else have these muscle twitches? I find they happen when I'm very anxious and also when I'm very relaxed.

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  3. hodge

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    I haven't noticed having any lately, i.e. since medication, but I used to get these little muscle twitches or spasms around my eyes. I've heard that was due to stress. I still get the full-body shudders quite often in direct response to exposure to troubling things. Does that qualify?
  4. Marlene

    Marlene I'm a VIP Premium Member

    Honey...any and all info qualifies. Mine is in my arms. I have this little 'jerks'. Usually when I'm relaxed. The harder my day was, the worse I twitch. It doesn't happen at work (unless I'm really stressing), but I also keep myself strapped down pretty tightly at work. So I wonder if it's when I relax that these small twitches and jerks that I've kept at bay during the day come out stronger than they would have been in the evenings when I'm home. It's like my nerves are playing catch up or something. I don't know if that makes sense.

    Last night I went and got a massage (really relaxed!) and I had a few twitches. I'm starting to get used to having these now.

  5. hodge

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    Okay :).

    Yes, I think that makes a lot of sense, that the body would find a way to release the tension or whatever it's doing.

    Wow, I don't know if I could ever handle getting a massage. Maybe someday, after more healing...
  6. batgirl

    batgirl I'm a VIP

    I voted yes, mine are in my face only, I call them facial tics. I get those eye ones Hodge, those are annoying. I also get this one around my mouth sometimes.
  7. Marlene

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    I look at a massage (since my symptoms) as something akin to a medical procedure. Sounds weird, I know, but it works for me. I had a number of them when my symtpoms first started and my body pain was so bad that massage was the only thing that gave me any relief.

    I went this time because I had a number of knots in my shoulders I couldn't work out. It got so bad that it woke me up one night last week. It also took me five minutes of deep breathing once she started for me to relax enough for it to be of any benefit!

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  8. kers

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    When I'm very stressed or scared, my arms twitch without me trying to or wanting to move them. It makes me feel out of control.
  9. She Cat

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    I have the eye twitch thing all the time lately. At one point I had it in both eyes at the same time. Driving became quite the challenge.
  10. becvan

    becvan Queen of the Blunt! Premium Member

    I get some god-awful facial twitches. My eyes twitch and if I'm really stressed my lips and cheeks twitch. I also get severe leg twitches when I'm stressed. I use the twitches as a warning that I'm about to overload!

  11. permban0077

    permban0077 Policy Enforcement Banned

    Hmmmm. I really thought this was normal and not stress related at all. I thought everyone got the eye thing where it feels like it is trying to involuntarily wink for you and the muscles jumping. That is what it feels like to me, they "jump" around... I can amuse myself watching how long they do the little trick. OK, fine, apparently I am easily amused :) Can't say I have had the pleasantry of the mouth twitching... Maybe because I already over work it?
  12. Marlene

    Marlene I'm a VIP Premium Member

    In my reading, I saw that when someone is recoverying from PTSD, 'sudden startling' (which is a better word for me than twitching) is one of the last symptoms to disappear. It's related to our hypervigilance.

    But I find it interesting about so many having facial twitches. When my stress levels go up, I find parts of my face go numb and I get the facial tics as well.

  13. Freddy_hiding_less

    Freddy_hiding_less Active Member

    Yes since a few Years. I do regulary recive and give massage with a friend and thats very helpfull for me to get into my body. Every time My voice sinks deeper and gets fuller somehow. I have worked with various relaxation techniques and now when I rest deep, standing or laying down in the bottom of every exhale there comes various kind twists or crunches along my spine. Sometimes pulling the whole front together sometimes just shaking my head, sometimes shaking the whole body like o dog does when it's wet or sometimes like the crunch I'm told baby:s does before their first breath to emty their throat and lungs.
    This has for a couple of Years limited my meditation and relaxation practices.

    I'm really curious if anyone else experienced something similar. And if there is something behind that.

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