In no way can I be persuaded to believe that these are 'benign fasciculations' when they are so blatantly associated with other neurological symptoms (PN and GP), as well as the timing of their onset which was when I was initially so ill in 2007.
so...aside from nerve damage, which i guess is nothing to worry too much about, do you think twitching could be easrly signs of MS? dont some CFS patients go on to develop MS?
i guess the MS they develop might not be "true" MS but atypical MS....i dont know[/QUOTE
I think it is a sign of MS, my paternal nan had MS, as such it means I was beleived to be safe. But when I first started getting symptoms MS get comeing up again and again.
I mentioned it to many different doctors all of whom were adamant that as my Nan had MS i was very unlikely to have it.
When I got my FM dx from the reuhmy he was very dissmisive about the MS info. Made me feel foolish.
Since the WPI have commented on XMRV in A-typical MS I have been a lot more concerned about the link.
And yes MS is often misdiagnosed as CFS, along with many other diseases, including genetic issues such as Fragile-X Ataxia.
Thanks for the v informative post Dannybex.
Regarding calcium and magnesium, they both affect nerves so it makes sense they could influence twitching. Do you always take them in the 1.2 ratio? EG. 1000mg a day of magnesium means you must take 2000mg a day of calcium.
I was a bit erratic about this proportion but reading your post made me suddenly realise my twitching has almost stopped since I started being more careful about the proportion. Of course it could just be pure coincidence, I've no way of knowing.
So many tests, so little time!
I like that, and it's so true.
I've just read that Lyme disease causes twitching, very bad twitching in many cases and especially in face muscles.
I'm getting a "proper" Lyme test done soonish - I've decided it's "test of the month" for June!