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Night time Spasm's

stevensims Message
7 Apr 2012, 03:23 PM

Hi, My night time spasm's are getting worse and lately my breathing is going with the spasm, my arms are going more and sometimes my whole body jumps. Does anyone else get spasm's with their breath? it's starting to freak me now? I had a mri and mrs scans last month and there is a chemical change? I'm still waiting to know if it is something to worry about? Thanks Steve
Arod Message
11 Apr 2012, 01:15 AM

Hi Steve, just wanted to let you know that my husband experience night spasms while he is asleep. He was unaware of them until I told him. If I apply weight on him in any way he will have a spasmatic reaction. Were not sure whats to come of it yet. He hasnt experienced any with his breathing. God Bless Jrod
Aish Message
11 Apr 2012, 11:28 AM

Hi Steve Have you been in touch with the Kennedy Krieger institute yet? We find them really good for information and they usually email back within a day or so. They may know if what you experience is common and could advise you. They have also offered to review MRIs for us as they have a more advanced machine than most hospitals and say they can spot changes at an earlier stage. I don't know if they would charge for this or not as we haven't needed to accept so far. We usually email Kim at and find her very helpful. Take care Aish
SallyBuckner Message
11 Apr 2012, 01:29 PM

Steve, compared to yours my spasms are minor, but I have found that diazepam (valium), 4 mg. plus about 4-6 oz. of tonic water, which contains quinine, is usually helpful. I use the diet tonic water. . . . Keep us apprised if you find something that works better.
stevensims Message
11 Apr 2012, 09:04 PM

Hi, Thanks for all your replies, I started taking Vitamin D3 5000iu July last year and from day one my spasm's stopped, my pain eased but from october onwards (colder weather?) my spasm's came back and my pain was worse, through lots of research I found vitamin d uses magnesium to be absorbed in the bloodstream, so I think it has caused Magnesium deficiency, I have been using Magnesium Chloride oil without vitamin d for just over a week but has not made any difference yet, I think it might take time to get my levels back up (I hope?) I will post again if I improve. I had a brain mri and mrs last month and I've been told I have a chemical change on one side of my brain? I'm still waiting to know if it's something to worry about? doc's don't know? All the best Steve
rolandsgood Message
12 Apr 2012, 03:44 PM

Here is my 2 cents. I also suffer from muscle twitches at night (spasms?) . I find the combo of magnesium oxide and baclofen (muscle relaxer) helps.