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Really Weird Twitching Sensation...

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Last night after playing guitar for about 45 minutes, I noticed a strange muscle twitching sensation in my upper left arm (the muscle right behind the shoulder near the tricep). It's not painful, but annoying. It's completely random and involuntary, and it seems to be agitated if I bend my arm at the elbow. If I just let it hang, it's less noticeable.

My roommates think it's just a pinched nerve, but I've never had anything like this happen before. I do lift weights 3-4 times a week, and from what I've read these spasms usually have benign causes and can be rectified over time with good sleep and less stress.

I just wanted to see if anyone has experienced anything similar or has any feedback?

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I've had various muscle twitches that persisted longer than normal.

The worst (most difficult to ignore) is when my eyelid or a nearby muscle starts twitching.  :/

Mine are stress-induced - emotional, physical, or a combination

I always think that electolyte balance is the first way to attempt a fix.

My second choice - a really first rate massage.

I've been having a weird one in the bottom of my foot lately.  And I say it's weird because it causes the rest of my foot to feel vibrations, like it's a banjo string being plucked and the rest of my foot can "feel the music".



Is it just a twitch or does it feel like something is crawling under your skin?

I've had similar involuntary twitches myself, no idea why, however.

My eye has been twitching for about 2 weeks now, it's driving me crazy lol. According to a lot of people and WebMD, it's caused by strain, stress, or looking at a computer too long. So all of the above for me ;)

my eye twitched from my daughter's due date til the day she was actually born

sometimes it's over when the stress is over

(eye twitch is super annoying - I kept my hand over that eye to prevent it from twitching sometimes)


My friend and I call this our "synapse". After we exercise, we get these twitching sensations in our butts and thighs. It's weird, but has kinda become our little joke, "Hey, you synapsed yet?"

You can see the muscle moving ever so slightly in my left feels kinda like someone's tapping me on the arm. Again, not painful, but very off-putting nonetheless.

Called my doctor. She told me to stop lifting for about two weeks Frown and to take Aleve. *Sigh*.

I've had some REAL SUCCESS getting rid of the eyelid twitching by taking potassium capsules. A friend told me that the twitching may result from a lack of potassium, which means that the muscles don't glide as smoothly. After two or three days on potassium, the twitching completely subsides.

I STRONGLY recommend going and getting some potassium. I get mine at my local whole foods market, but I bet you can get it pretty much anywhere.

Good luck!
My eye twitches when I'm angry.

Potassium and magnesium. I can't stress magnesium enough, its invaluable. Used in over 300 functions in the body.
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