Hi, i want to talk about muscle spasms. Ive had various different types during this illness. At one point i had severe cramps in the legs, feet and hands - that cleared up after a few weeks of magnesium and has never come back. Then there was RLS - that unbearable crawling urge it move the foot or leg over and over - especially at night and when tired, it spread to my abdomen so i had it in my body too. That also went away after a longer period on magnesium. Next came strong jerking flying out of the limbs - usuall after exertion. A leg would jump half a foot in the air, followed by an arm flinging out sidways and i would twitch and jump like this for a few minutes - sometimes ten, maybe 5 times a day at its worse. When it got really bad my head would snap round and my shoulders twist and my arm and leg on opposite sides would fling out - sometimes it felt painful. Now i am improving this has nearly gone completely too. Now on to the newest one, which i would like to hear any views, stories etc about. It happens at night, when in bed. My foot and leg below the knee go into a tight spasm - its not cramp and doesnt hurt like cramp, its like a spastic kind of thing with the toes going rigid and seperating,a dnt eh calf muscle pulling tight. It hold for maybe 10 seconds and then goes. This will recur usually for 10 minutes at the most. Last night it went on for hours - at least 4 before i could fall asleep. At one point it felt like all my muscles in my body, including my mouth and chest where sort of very slightly rippling or tensing. I noticed that i could almost make it stop through very very intense mediation and breathing - or at least i finally fell asleep like that, although it didnt feel voluntary i felt like i could have some small degree of control over it. Today my muscles are a little jumpy. I felt very wired last night and couldnt sleep - then woke up after only 3 hours sleep with a racing mind and terrified that it would start again. Usually these days my sleep is better - but my 9 year old is having problems with insomnia and destroying everyones elses sleep - thats a whole other story - but her insomnia seems to be giving me insomnia because i feel so on edge about wether we will all get any sleep or not. Thanks for taking the time to read this post, All the best, Justy.