Fibromyalgia and Muscle Twitching

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Our muscles are at the core of fibromyalgia issues and because of that our muscles are where we are going to notice the majority of our issues. Controlling our fibromyalgia is based upon a lot of factors, but many of them are related to the muscles that are mostly affected by the disease.

Muscle twitching is one of the most common symptoms of fibromyalgia and it’s important to deal with it quickly. In this article we are going to look at why muscle twitching is such a common issue with fibromyalgia, and how you can cope with it in a manner that allows you to continue to live your life.

Why does muscle twitching happens with fibromyalgia??

Fibromyalgia is a disorder where our body is constantly in pain. At this point in time, there isn’t really a single known cause of the disorder, and because of that, it’s often hard to treat. Many times, professionals are just dealing with the symptoms and trying to make it as simple as possible for the person suffering from the disorder to live a normal-life or as normal as they possibly can.

Muscle twitching is just one of many symptoms that may end up occurring in people who are suffering from fibromyalgia. What is a muscle twitch??In short, it’s when the nerves in your body, usually in muscles start to work without you telling them to.

They shoot off signals and move without you prompting them to. Many people know about the twitch in their eyelids or in their fingers, but they can b a lot worse in those with fibromyalgia. But why do they happen.

There are a number of emotional reasons that we can end up with muscle twitches. Stress and anxiety are probably the two biggest reasons. Many people who suffer from fibromyalgia will deal with one or both of these problems at some point.

Under these conditions, our bodies will start to be tense and they won’t act, as they should, thus making it difficult for us to control what is going on with our bodies. We may tremble or twitch, even though we didn’t tell our body to do any of those things.

Anxiety will often make people tremble or twitch, even if they can’t sense the mental part of their anxiety, their body may still react with twitches and trembles. Either way, it can be a bit disconcerting.

Another reason is because of an injury or because of tension in the muscle itself. Injuries can make it so that the nerves don’t fire as they should, and tension makes it so that your nerves may be strained or pinched.

In either of those cases, it’s likely that our bodies will shake or twitch, and we won’t really be able to do much about it. It can be scary, and sometimes cause frustration, but it’s quite common and not something that you necessarily have to be afraid of if it happens to you or a loved one who deals with fibromyalgia.

Some possible causes of muscle twitching includes

>>muscle fatigue

>>muscle strain or injury

>>emotional stress or anxiety

>>certain medications


>>nervous system disorder

Causes of muscle weakness includes


>>multiple sclerosis

>>nervous system disorder

>>trauma to the nerves

How can we deal with muscle twitching and prevent it?

As with anything else, we can deal with muscle twitching. Your specialist is the only one who can actually give you a full plan as to how you want to go about it, but here are some suggestions that you can use in order to help prevent with muscle twitching that is related to fibromyalgia.

Its sound simple but staying active can actually play a huge role in preventing muscle twitches as a result of fibromyalgia. If you are exercising then you are stretching your muscles and making them less tense. Even just doing stretches around the house can really help limber you up.

It will also make easier for you to move around. Remember some movement is better than no movement at all, so even a little bit can end up helping you feel a lot better and can help to reduce the spasms and twitching in your muscles. Go and take a walk around the block, or just use the muscle that is causing you the issues-sometimes, just using the muscle is enough to help it work correctly and to turn off the misfiring that is going on in your body.

Even if you have fibromyalgia, some muscle twitches could be sign of bigger problems in your body. There are a few reasons that you may want to call a professional and get help if you’re having a muscle twitch that is out of the ordinary.

If you can’t move a part of your body because of the twitch, if you start to feel dizzy or sick or you are in so much pain that moving your body is out of the question. In those cases, you will want to go to the hospital and get treated-there could be some bigger issues going on.


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