Invest in ME Conference 12: First Class in Every Way
OverTheHills wraps up our series of articles on this year's 12th Invest in ME International Conference (IIMEC12) in London with some reflections on her experience as a patient attending the conference for the first time.
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Discussion in 'Neurological/Neuro-sensory' started by Fuzzyhead, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. Fuzzyhead

    Fuzzyhead Senior Member

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    Anyone had this before, my heads felt awful and off balance for a few weeks. This morning in bed my head did a big jerk by itself. I had lesions on my brain scan 2-3 yrs ago and I'm worried somethings going on in my brain again. I see the neurologist again on Monday.
     
  2. Mrs Sowester

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    That happens to me too, no idea why. I have lesions and worried about them until I had a 2nd MRI about 18months after the first and it showed no changes.
    I just accept these weird jerks as one of the many odd symptoms we pwME have. Sorry to not be of any real help, but hope you're reassured you're not the only one.
     
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  3. Fuzzyhead

    Fuzzyhead Senior Member

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    Did you have any explanation what the lesions are with?
     
  4. Mrs Sowester

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    No, I was told that it was normal to have one lesion per decade of life (due to bumps on head, I assumed) mine are more than double that, but not enough to be indicative of MS.
    I did read some speculation that they are more common in people who've had bad reactions to childhood immunisations, people who have migraine and those with bipolar problems - but as far as I understand it, nobody knows for certain yet.
     
  5. Fuzzyhead

    Fuzzyhead Senior Member

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    I had 3 lesions and got tested for ms with a lumbar puncture and evoke potential test but both were negative. Been ill 14yrs and the previous 2 mri's were clear.
     
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  6. Skippa

    Skippa Anti-BS

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    Hypnogogic jerks?
     
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  7. Mrs Sowester

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    Good luck with the appointment on Monday, I do hope your neurologist can help answer your questions. 14 years is a long time.
     
  8. whodathunkit

    whodathunkit Senior Member

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    Were you in that "twilight" stage of not quite awake/almost asleep? I jerk fairly frequently when I'm in that zone.

    BTW, when I saw the subject line of your post I thought maybe it had something to do with the PACE trial researchers or something. ;)

    Edited to add: i.e., what Skippa said:
     
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  9. Fuzzyhead

    Fuzzyhead Senior Member

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    Yes i was half asleep. My heads been awful the last few weeks.
     
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  10. Mrs Sowester

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    That's more than likely what it was, nothing to worry about.
    Just your monkey brain stopping you from falling out of your tree!
     
  11. Skippa

    Skippa Anti-BS

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    I get them fairly frequently, and they can be quite frightening, they take you to the brink of the panic response, although once you know what they are they can be subverted quite easily.

    They pop up alongside more general fasciculations when I've forgotten to take a break from opiates.
     
  12. PatJ

    PatJ far and free I gaze

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    Canada
    Wikipedia has an article on Hypnic Jerks.
     

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