Muscle twitches/shakes during flares

Muscle twitches/shakes during flares

I am still within my first year of diagnosis so I am wondering if this is part of RA or maybe something else.I am noticing frequently that my shoulder and finger muscules will constantly twitch, pulse or become shakey. This sometimes happens with or without joint pain. It will almost be to the point where my hand is shaking and I cannot read text on my phone. Has anyone else experinced this and is this a normal progression of RA?

A myRAteam Member said:

I got muscle cramps so bad in my calves that I thought someone was trying to crush my bones. Another time cramps and spasms at the same time in both legs I couldn’t walk. I went off the methotrexate and they all stopped. I do know that RA and or its medications will deplete your potassium and magnesium. Daughter in law is a nurse and suggested I take these two supplements. I have been and I haven’t been getting the cramps in my back around my ribs any longer. Those cramps still continued after I stopped the methotrexate. I am now starting my own therapy of nothing but natural supplements. I’m done with all the side effects and chemicals that are in these medications.

posted over 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Muscle spasms is one of the many symptoms of RA. It will come & go. Taking a hot bath will help.

posted almost 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

As I have only been diagnosed this Feb I am still new to the drugs, however I have for about 6 yr had horrible cramps in my calf muscle but only in right leg, as for muscle spasms and flickering nerves like a butterfly in my back or front off thighs I have had for such a long time, I'm also started t feel my eyelids twitch, so for me the meds are not to blame

posted over 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I shook so badly that I needed to support my elbows on the table to drink coffee without spilling it. This situation feeaked out my sons and husband. All that shaking stopped after I stopped all the mdicine in Feb 2012. 10 moths down the line I could even put nail polish on my nails without painting my whole fingertip. It took a while for all the chemicals to get out of your system. But, blood tests confirm that I am in remission ever since and the docter told me that the using of the drugs for 14 years might be the reason for the remission. Yes I still have pain because of the damage in my joints, but no new activity.

posted over 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I was diagnosed with RA in April 2017. I have bouts with muscle spasms and cramps to my feet and toes and also my hands. I can make a wrong move and the muscle spasms attack something fierce, especially to my back, shoulders and legs. Never experienced the shakes. Good luck to you!

posted over 1 year ago
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