Why do my legs keep twitching?

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  1. ii3rittles profile image81
    ii3rittlesposted 7 years ago

    Why do my legs keep twitching?

    My feet, legs, even butt twitch everyday. Sometimes its so bad I cry because its overwelmingly anoying. I will sometimes get cramps and pain too. I get them all over but mostly in my feet and legs. Its worse when I am at rest (not moving). This has been going on since the first weekof October (2010) and came on out of no where. I've been to doctors and they can tell me nothing. I also have neck pain. Its just so depressing. I haven't felt comfortable in months. I haven't slep good in months.My doctor has me on a no sugar diet & wants me to exercie 5 days a week but thats hard for me.

  2. Ken Crow profile image60
    Ken Crowposted 7 years ago

    I would recommend you get to a Neurologist as soon as possible. It could be anything from Fibromyalgia to a serious nervous disorder and anything in between. You should get a second or third opinion. Just my thoughts.

  3. profile image0
    Butch Newsposted 7 years ago

    You may have hurt your spine and have a pinched nerve.  A chiropractor may help.

    If the doctor has you on no sugar I'm going to assume you may be overweight.  But twitching is a problem with the nervous system.  Did the doctor look into your eyes with a flashlight?  If not see another doctor who does that... he is trying to find evidence of a brain tumor by doing that.

    Some women have back pain because they have large breasts.  That requires finding a better support bra such as a sports bra.

  4. Tatjana-Mihaela profile image58
    Tatjana-Mihaelaposted 7 years ago

    Hm, it seems that your doctor is partially on the right track - when people don`t exercise and are not physically active , muscles often start to twitch because they literally start to deteriorate. Your doctor wants you to exercise to keep your muscles alive, otherwise your condition will worsen.

    Like Butch said, pinched nerve also can cause problem.

    In addition - you are most probably lacking  Magnesium and Calcium - necessary for health of the nerves and muscles: e.g without enough of Magnesium in the body, muscles can be so painful and in constant spasm that one can literally scream ...and we don`t get it in the food (especially if diet is bad) so we need to use it in supplements. If this is the case, pain, spasms and twitching can  sometimes completely disappear already after few days of use of Magnesium supplement. But healthy diet and exercize is still important...to keep any of us alive.

  5. junkseller profile image83
    junksellerposted 7 years ago

    I'm not a doctor so I don't want to say too much, but I would hope that since you are having neurological issues, your nutrient levels have been checked.  Potassium and magnesium for instance are both really important for proper neurological functioning (among other things).

    All sorts of things can affect your nutrient levels; starting or stopping a medication, body changes, changes in diet, illness, etc.  Did anything major happen around the time you started having symptoms?  Could be a clue.  I'm not saying this is what's happening - just an idea.

    Doesn't sound right to me for a doctor to be prescribing exercise to someone who is having mysterious pain.

  6. ZaneZenMaster profile image52
    ZaneZenMasterposted 7 years ago

    You need to go to a Neurologist. It could be serious, but don't think of the worst.
    Just check it out.. And don't cry it will just make it worse. Trust me.

  7. nlclark profile image61
    nlclarkposted 7 years ago

    When I first read the question, my first thought was restless leg syndrome.  Very annoying. I have it, and it only happens when I'm at rest.  There is medication for that.

    After I read the rest of your story, I have to agree with Tatjana Mihaela.  I have been taking Calcium-Magnesium-Zinc for years, and it really helps with muscle cramps.  Be sure to include the Zinc because Calcium and Magnesium tend to deplete the Zinc in your body.

    I think your doctor is right about the exercize, but 5 days a week is a little over-kill for a new life style.  Try every other day or 3 times a week to start out.  By using your muscles more, they become in a more natural relaxed state at the end of the day, hence, they're too tired to twitch!

    If I were you, I would try those two things for a couple of weeks, if there is no improvement, get a second opinion.  It could be neurological.  Best wishes for your recovery.  Keep us posted.

  8. profile image47
    CelestialNavposted 7 years ago

    You may have a Mineral deficiency. Probably Magnesium.
    Look up Cal-Mag on Google and get some for yourself.

  9. ii3rittles profile image81
    ii3rittlesposted 7 years ago

    I found out it is yeast build u in my gut. it causes a full on list of things.tried magnisium and i didn't work. i hav started only eating seasalt as it is way better then table salt because it contains minerals and a great sorce of magnisium. thanks everyone! i am going to ordering a liquid suplement called silver 100. do a search. its very promising to anyone healthy or ill! i will write a hub after i get it and of its results.

  10. vjwillisjr profile image58
    vjwillisjrposted 7 years ago

    You may be suffering from Restless Leg Syndrome. I have it. I went to a local vitamin store. They sold me two supplements. It took about ten days for me to notice an appreciable difference.

    If it gets severe, I do some leg exercises just before going to bed.

  11. Janelle Coulton profile image58
    Janelle Coultonposted 5 years ago

    Does this happen all the time or is it more of a problem at night when trying to relax to go to sleep. This happens to me and my doctor said it was restless leg syndrome. I cannot remember what she said causes it, but sometimes if I get up and walk around for a bit or do some stretching exercises it goes away. When it's really bad I have to take Valium to relax the muscles.


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