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26 Feb 2008, 12:45 am

Does anyone else experience whole-body spasms every so often? My whole body will just kinda spasm all of a sudden, after a brief feeling of build-up. But I can usually suppress it with a little effort. I thought it was some odd form of shivering, because it happens most often when I'm cold, but after learning I have AS I've taken more notice of my quirks, and I realized that it happens even when I'm not cold.

The other day, I was wearing a hat, and the weird spasms happened extremely often that day. It was really bad and I couldn't even fully suppress it. But when I took the hat off, I noticed that it mostly stopped. So I'm guessing it's at least partially related to touch sensitivity. It doesn't only happen when I'm cold or wearing a hat, though.

Does this happen to anyone else?



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26 Feb 2008, 1:17 am

This usually happens when I gotta piss. I'll shiver sometimes, as if I were cold.


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26 Feb 2008, 1:40 am

Yeah, I've done this. It's like I suddenly shudder, only I'm not sure why. I wondered if maybe it's some random surge of adrenaline or something, because it almost feels that way afterward. People think it's funny.



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26 Feb 2008, 1:42 am

Jeyradan wrote:
People think it's funny.


Haha, yeah, explains how it ended up in the movie Dumb And Dumber.


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26 Feb 2008, 2:03 am

I only get them in lecture hall when other things in my life aren't going well.



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26 Feb 2008, 3:52 am

I get them at night, occasionally. It's always when I'm drifting off to sleep. :?



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26 Feb 2008, 4:01 am

zee wrote:
I get them at night, occasionally. It's always when I'm drifting off to sleep. :?


That's called a myoclonic jerk, if my memory of House serves.



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26 Feb 2008, 4:06 am

Ooh, it has a special name, does it? Off to the search engine I go...



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26 Feb 2008, 4:29 am

It could be some type of epileptic seizure - a myclonic jerk is a type. It could also be an absence. Do you have a moment of "black" before, or is it just the spasm?

Have a look on wikipedia, anyway. They have a good section on seizures.


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26 Feb 2008, 5:30 am

I get the urge, but I take a walk and it goes away.,



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26 Feb 2008, 5:40 am

I get them all the time. I control them by rocking back and forth. It could be normal temperatures and I would suddenly feel cold.



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26 Feb 2008, 6:45 am

I get those fairly often.


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26 Feb 2008, 9:53 am

I figured everyone must have it, oh dear. Well, I have it daily so, eh, I just thought everyone knew it. I never asked a doctor about it. I hate seeing doctors.

I can't suppress it, it just comes out of sudden and goes away as fast.



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26 Feb 2008, 9:58 am

Sora wrote:
I figured everyone must have it, oh dear. Well, I have it daily so, eh, I just thought everyone knew it. I never asked a doctor about it. I hate seeing doctors.

I can't suppress it, it just comes out of sudden and goes away as fast.


At least yours go away fast. Mine lasts for about 3-6 minutes depending if someone throws me a blanket/jacket. Like I posted earlier, usually rocking calms me down.



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26 Feb 2008, 10:53 am

I have them quite frequently, also mostly when it is cold. Someone once told me that they were electrical discharges from the brain - I don't know how true this is but it does seem to travel down my spine as though coming from my head perhaps...



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26 Feb 2008, 12:54 pm

I used to get a lot of those...


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