Body Jerks when falling asleep ?..

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When you're falling asleep and your body jerks and wakes you up. What is all that about ?..

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    I think its muscle spasms, when your relaxing, the body shutting down for sleep... 
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    Are you on meds ? It sound like restless leg 
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      Yeah 20mg of fluoxitine and 25mg Amitriptiline. .It wasnt restless leg I had that when I was pregnant. It was a bit  like when you dream your falling off a bike and u jerk awake however I wasnt thinking of anything in particular....x
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      Sorry I mis read, its not your legs. I get these body jerks, mine are due to nerve issue in spine, which is twisted and the cord is rubbing against bones.

      I am guess from your does of Amitrip that it for nerve pain ? I have been prescribe that previously, I am of course purely guessing as dont know the details

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    Pregablin/gabepentin is another option ( although it wasnt for me )
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    Dude this is a totally normal phenomenon, EVERYONE gets this at some point or another when asleep.
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    very common.....happens to my family members all the time
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    It happens to me sometimes, it's normal 
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    Does it occurs while u r falling asleep?Looks like hypnagogic jerk.Google it.Antidepressants are also known to cause sleep related movement disorders.
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