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Does anyone else have jerking caused by movement?

Discussion in 'Other Symptoms' started by BeautifulDay, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. BeautifulDay

    BeautifulDay Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    Besides the normal myoclonic jerks that just appear out of nowhere, I also get jerks that happen unexpectedly when I move.

    For example, I can move my mouse and my hand will jerk past where I wanted and my pointer is not where I wanted it, I can grab for a cup and jerk to the right knocking over both my and my husbands cups, and I can push a button on the keyboard and have a jerk that results in a double push of the button.

    Does anyone else experience these motion induced jerks?
     
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  2. Wonko

    Wonko Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Marco Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    That sounds like action myoclonus as per the Wiki entry :

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myoclonus
     
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    Arnie Pye Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I have had this problem. I take magnesium supplements (magnesium citrate - I alternate between 200mg and 400mg per day, and on occasional days I don't take any) and potassium supplements (I take 99mg x 1 or 2 per day, and on occasional days I take none). If I stop either of these supplements for more than a few days I get random twitching and jerking coming back, which is very annoying when using a mouse or when trying to write or when holding a book and reading.

    I also get benign fasciculations when I stop magnesium and/or potassium which I've always found very unpleasant. Some (strange) people film these happening and post the videos on Youtube, if you want to see them :

     
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    arewenearlythereyet Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Really annoying when you have sat down for a nice glass of wine on the sofa and the wine jumps out of the glass and into your lap.

    Luckily it was red wine as opposed to a nice chilled glass of Gavi :emoji_astonished:
     
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    Alvin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Its not likely but it could be a type of secondary Parkinsons.
     
  7. Diwi9

    Diwi9 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I have had episodes, not as severe as what you mention. It comes out most in my hands, when I'm trying to type or text and movement becomes jerky/spastic.
     

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