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Is there a difference between these things?

When I twitch, it is a light thing I can see happening and so I just go for the magnesium.

However, it has deepened. Feels like my muscles are being gripped from the inside out. Feels like the inside of my hip is being eaten alive.

Is there a difference in the mechanism of the intensity of the twitching/spasm/gripping?

How is it different or the same when it happens from within a joint versus the actual muscle??

Anyone get this?

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yes I get all of it.........
it sucks......
nothing seems to help,
metronidazol makes it go wild,
as Primaxin.....

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Starfall1969
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That's a good question.

I go through tics, like Tourette's tics--I half think I have that undiagnosed.

I also go through periods where I realize that I am curling my toes repeatedly.

I don't know if that's a twitch or a spasm or what.

It usually comes on when I'm feeling a little spazzy.

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Get all those when fatigued. Spasicity is when from "inside" muscle tighten...nervous system spasm. The curling or straighten locking of muscles.

Baclofen works for that but I don't take it (lowest dose of 10mg, or even 1/2 tab) unless really unbearable because the body will begin to "need" it to function. There are "trigger points" that can counter act this.

You hear how MS people need to increase in order to function. (Even so far as getting a Baclofen pump put in there body) Neuros are notorious for just prescribing the drug rather than teaching the person/body to "control" the mechanism. Then the body needs more to get desired effect.

Muscle spasms are the achey kind of pain. The "over did it" or twisted wrong.

Twitching and or klonis (when foot/leg bounce uncontrollably) or hyper-reflexes are nervous system. There are triggers to cause this
such as someone banging the bottom of foot. (doctors do to test for it)

There are ways to counter these too.

Hope this helps. I was dxd MS in 1988 found out Lyme etal. in 2003. MS is just a lable not a disease.

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