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Nal
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I thought I had gotten rid of this annoying symptom, but its back. Right now its in my arms and drives me crazy. Anyone else get this? Anything help it??

Nancy

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Nal
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I had a big lyme treatment done this week too. I wonder if its a toxin build up from that?? I need help! I feel awful right now.

Nancy

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I have twitching and muscle jerking all the time. It drives me nuts too. It is mainly in my face, arms and legs.

I hope you feel better.

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I have this all the time also.....i have it in my arms, legs, head and face. It makes me crazy!
I can not wait until i can get rid of that symptom and also the dizziness!
Hope your gets better soon.

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I have this all the time, all over. It is better since I started treament but was one of the first things that led me to believe something was "off".

Now i wonder if I'll ever not have them

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I've had pretty intense twitching all over for the past 1.5 years of treatment. It seems to be getting better now that I feel better.

Don't fret this one, it's benign.

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Melanie Reber
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Hi Nancy,

This seems to be one of those symptoms that just comes and goes for me. Sometimes it can be very annoying.

A warm bath generally helps, or gently massaging and stretching out the muscle involved. Be sure you are getting enough good nutrients and electrolytes in your diet, drinking plenty of water and watch the caffeine and artificial stuff.

Hopefully, it will fade back away for you soon.

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it has been scary for me for 4 years since it started in my feet and went up to my face .

Now after 15 months later they are rarely here and there.

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I've got the same exact annoying twitching thing, too. I had some arm twitching that was driving me insane, it really was like a full-blown spasm off and on all day long, so I stopped my magnesium supplements to see if that would help. The arm twitching went away in the next day or two.

Since then, I've had twitches here and there. Usually just one little twitch and then it's gone, then later on in the day I'll twitch somewhere else.

I actually had no twitching and no symptoms for two whole weeks! Foolishly, I thought "Yipee, I'm done!"

Then I did 5 days of Flagyl and the twitching came back. Started in my abs this time. Not too bad, but still, it's there and annoying as ever, even though I'm off the Flagyl now.

So I decided to get back on my magnesium supplements. Right now, I think they might be helping. My twitching is getting better today. If it gets worse, I may ditch them again and see what happens then.

Wishing you a twitch-free day!

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I also have twitching and read yesterday that the Lyme spirochete uses magnesium instead of iron like some other bacterium, so the sufferer becomes mg deficient, hence causing the twitching.

"Additionally, Lyme bacteria are unique in that they utilize magnesium instead of iron in their life cycle, which depletes the body's stores of magnesium. Do NOT try to "starve" the bacteria by withholding magnesium supplementation. This just causes the bacteria to convert to a cyst form and wait indefinitely - while your body becomes significantly weakened and impaired from the deficiency. Increasing magnesium intake causes cyst forms to convert back to spirochetes to retrieve the magnesium which is more readily available in the bloodstream, allowing them to be attacked by antibiotics or other treatment protocols."

It came from the Texas Lyme Disease Assoc website. Here is the link to the article:
http://www.txldabb.org/forum6/101.html

I found it very interesting and I've been taking mg for the twitching but am not on a treatment right now, so I'm prob just letting the Lyme feast

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Nal
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Thanks everyone. I just don't know what to do. My dr treated me again today. I guess we'll see what happens. I don't take antibiotics-I do energy treatments. I just wonder what in the heck he stirred up with the last treatment ya know?? I feel awful. Ill keep taking the magnesium too and I am going to start back up on the Lyrica.

Nancy

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Thanks for the link. It was convincing enough for me to run and take my magnesium supplements!
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I know this is easier said than done, but really you should completely ignore it. it's not going to hurt you and is very common with Lyme. I've talked to my neurologist about this as I've had all over body twitching for over three years with the Lyme. Sometimes you get hotspots in certain areas like your arm or leg. They go away and then come again. They are at their worst for me when I am herxing. The only thing though is you should have magnesium levels checked and thyroid to rule that out. I've even had weakness with the twitching while I was herxing badly and my LLMD said it was completely normal. It went away after three weeks.
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