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Posted by: anon mp | 2007/04/05

NERVE JERKS

HI, I'm a 27 year old female who for the last year has been suffering with a slight jerk in my right elbow. i've seen my gp who prescribed zink tablets that did not work and i've seen a neurologist who also had me on medication that did not work.the sensation is worse when i'm anxious and slightly painful when i'm cold.please advise...

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Dear Anon mp
If the neurologist did not diagnose any specific disease like MS and if your nerve tests were normal ( which I hoped they did), I think you should see a good physio. Many of these symptoms are caused by muscle spasms, triggerpoints and other soft tissue problems. When you sort out the problem in the neck/shoulder, the jerk would probably go away. They should also have tested your magnesium, potassium and calcium blood levels to ensure that this is not due to an electrolyte imbalance.

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