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  1. bananabas

    Muscle spasms triggered by light gestures

    Hello! I discovered something recently, as many of you I have occasional muscle spasms. However, I discovered that I can trigger them very badly when doing very fine gestures with my fingers. For example, if I play with a grain of rice and I try to pass it from finger to finger as gently as...
  2. Pyrrhus

    Muscle twitching (Fasciculations) and Limb jerking (Myoclonus) in ME

    I thought I would start a thread to summarize people's experiences with either muscle twitching (fasciculations) or limb jerking (myoclonus) in ME. Fasciculations are entirely involuntary twitching of a single small part of a muscle, but not jerking of an entire muscle or limb. Myoclonus is...