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The spasms are happening all of the time, it started last week in the calf muscles and now is happening in the arm and the rest of the leg.
This happened in april and carried on for a few days and then stopped. General health this year has not been good, had a lot of tooth pain since January, was training for a marathan but was unable to do it due to pain in teeth and the feeling of being unwell (have completed a marathan before and exercise everyday up until recently).
Sister died friday before last and this has come on a few days later. It is causing a lot of anxiety as not sure what it is and it is impossible to rest as the feeling of the spasms is constant.
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX cramp, it is movement, like spasims and twitching, you can actually see the muscle moving. Does your answer relate to this as well as cramps?
The term cramps and spasm have been used for the same purpose and in similar circumstances, but I think you may have muscle twitching additionally. As far as twitching is concerned, in most cases, it is related to stress and anxiousness which is true in your case. Beside anxiety, there are many other medical conditions that can cause twitching such as neurological problems, muscular dystrophy, muscle damage, magnesium deficiency etc. Just keep in mind that benign muscle twitching is far more common than any of these listed causes. I personally believe that you are experiencing all these symptoms due to stress and muscle fatigue/over use, but get it evaluated to rule out secondary causes. You can read more about twitching from this link:
I hope these information are helpful to you.