I woke this morning with my twitches. It started up by my pelvic/hip area on the left side getting this feeling of an electric pulse. That pulse then traveled down my leg causing instant paralysis and flexing all the way to my toe. Then it stopped and released until the next pulse hit. They came every 10 minutes until I finally got up because sleeping wasn’t happening anymore.
I take all my medicine at night so I can stop any twitching in my legs and sleep. I take at night flexerol, neurontin, and baclofen. All the muscle relaxers and all pills that cause drowsiness. I always fall asleep right away, I don’t always stay asleep. However I’m lucky that it is rare that I have twitching in the middle of the night preventing me from sleeping. Usually my medicine lasts long enough. I do wake up in the morning often with them. They can get annoying, uncomfortable and even painful.
These twitches are a form of restless leg syndrome.
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a condition that causes an uncontrollable urge to move your legs, usually because of an uncomfortable sensation. It typically happens in the evening or nighttime hours when you’re sitting or lying down. Moving eases the unpleasant feeling temporarily. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/restless-legs-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20377168
That is why getting up and moving helps alleviate the symptoms. The severity is very different from patient to patient. I know many people who have these twitches all night and are in a lot of pain. They have a hard time sleeping because of this. I know people have used marijuana and cbd oil and have found success with that. I find my cocktail of meds works for me for the most part.
For anyone out there suffering they aren’t imaginary and are definitely a symptom of MS. Talk to your doctor. These crazy twitches that go bump in the night shouldn’t prevent sleep.