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John S
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Anyone else get this? I get muscle twitches but only a portion of the muscle twitches, something impossible to do voluntarily. Like my thigh muscle will twitch, but only a long thin band of the muscle.

Scary crap.

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garunner
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Many many people have muscle twitching. It was just one of many scary symptoms I had before I was diagnosed. Now that I know it's just Lyme and co, it's simply a reminder that I'm still infected and not dying of ALS or something! I've been treating for a year and a half and the twitching has subsided tremendously.

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IV graduate. As of 1/10, oral Omnicef, Minocyline, Mycobutin, Levaquin, and Flagyl. Lyrica and a bunch of supplements.

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bncrump
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I have the muscle twitching too but with treatment, it's gone away almost completely.

I have read that it has something to do with low magnesium and supplementation can also help.

It is nice to know that it is not ALS garunner...I thought that I had that as well once.

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swedish lyme sufferer
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still twitching. Have been treating for 2,5 years.
Better though, but still here.

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pj1954
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magnesium will help I take 750-1000 mg per day and it has all but knocked the twitching out.
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From Dr B's guide:
BARTONELLA & ''BARTONELLA-LIKE ORGANISMS''-
Gradual onset of initial illness.
CNS symptoms are out of proportion to the musculoskeletal ones- if a patient has no or minimal joint
complaints but is severely encephalopathic (see below), then think of Bartonella/BLO.
Obvious signs of CNS irritability can include muscle twitches, tremors, insomnia, seizures, agitation,
anxiety, severe mood swings, outbursts and antisocial behavior.

Bartonella is causing this type of symptom
Dr B recommends levaquin as first choice,
the rifampin. Others having some success with
clarithro and bactrim.

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kimmie
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I twitch all the time, regardless of how much Mg I consume. It is better with treatment, but still bothersome.
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