• Has anyone experienced muscle twitching on one side of the body as a side effect of radiation therapy or chemotherapy?

    Asked by MarktheMan on Wednesday, May 29, 2013

    Has anyone experienced muscle twitching on one side of the body as a side effect of radiation therapy or chemotherapy?

    6 Answers from the Community

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    • HearMeRoar's Avatar
      HearMeRoar

      Hi! I have experienced twitching in my muscles all over my body all week long after each taxotere, then it goes away.

      over 4 years ago
    • MMarie's Avatar
      MMarie

      I had involuntary muscle twitches in my legs from the Taxol. Tolerable for me, but annoying.

      over 4 years ago
    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      Mark,
      So for you and knowing that you probably had some form of radiation to the head, I am not suprised to hear that this is a problem for you. When the brain is radiated scar tissue forms and scar tissue is the number one reason for seizures. Sounds like those little twitches or tremors are petit mal seizures. This is quite common with brain tumors. Another thing that causes it is myoclonus. So I am attaching a link about it and maybe it might help you. Best to you, Carm.

      http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/myoclonus/detail_myoclonus.htm

      over 4 years ago
    • woodcrafter's Avatar
      woodcrafter

      I am now just past 5 years since last radiation. Once and a while my right arm from my finger tips all the way up to the right side of my face and even the right side of my tongue go numb. . I've had EEG test ,CATscans, MRI, best they tell me it's a short circuit in the brain from the scar tissue. Use to concern me but I only panic when it happens but get my positive attitude and just monitor and wait for it go BYE BYE....PEACE and Good Luck

      over 4 years ago
    • MarktheMan's Avatar
      MarktheMan

      Thanks carm, yes, I'm a little screwy in the head, HA! thats what my wife says anyway.

      over 4 years ago
    • MarktheMan's Avatar
      MarktheMan

      Thanks Woodcrafter, should I assume you like to do woodworking?

      over 4 years ago

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