• Those unexpected body tremors, where do they come from? My primary care doctor thinks they are muscle spasms. Feels like electricity.

    Asked by welderdan on Wednesday, May 22, 2013

    Those unexpected body tremors, where do they come from? My primary care doctor thinks they are muscle spasms. Feels like electricity.

    3 Answers from the Community

    • SueRae1's Avatar
      SueRae1

      speak with you oncology team ASAP. These may be side effects of treatment, your team will have a better understanding of what is going on then your PCP.

      almost 4 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN (Best Answer!)

      After my radical neck disection I had flinching spasms in my neck. I was told it was from the nerves regenerating

      almost 4 years ago
    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      Welderdan,
      Are you on pain medication or any neuroleptic like Lyrica or Neurontin that you have never used before? Any new medications for a mood disorder or seizure? Those body tremors are usually the bodys way of adapting to a drug. They are referred to as either myoclonic jerks or muscle fasculations. If you have introduced a new drug or increased a dose, they will occur for 3 to 4 days until your brain adjusts to the dose. Best of luck to you, Carm RN.

      almost 4 years ago

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