Feeling bad again

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I've posted on here before about having muscle twitches and other symptoms that may be caused from anxiety. I don't get my twitches as much they were always happening in my right eyelid which has now stopped. They still happen mainly in my legs and stomach but not as much. Anyway the reason I'm writing again is because I've noticed my left toes don't spread out as much as my rights when I move them. I can move them fine but just not as much as right. Just wondering if this is normal as it's making my anxiety worse

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    Your toes are fine . One side if your body will be stronger and more flexible then the other. That is perfectly normal and fine.  Eat foods high in magnessium and drink lots of water it will calm down those twitches even more. 
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      Thanks for the reply. I have started drinking nearly 3 litres of water a day which I think has helped calm the twitches down. I'm starting gym This week so hopefully that will help me feel less stressed. And going to try and give up smoking

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      Sounds like a great plan. At least cut down a little on the smoking. Its not the best thing for you. Many smoke with no panic disorder but its always nice for the body to have more oxygen running thru it. As you cut down on the smoking bananas, avacadoes and celery are very heloful with helping you curtail withdrawls. Not fully but helpful. Quitting is hard whilst this is all going on but cutting down is extremly doable. Use it like medcine where you take out an x amount and place them in a box and thats it for the day. No cheating and this way you lower the whole nicotine level and it won't make you feel deprived and wont  trigger an anxiety.  But know when your stressed you still can not cheat. Thats how i would go about about it. The less smoking trigger the easier to quit thats why i say you deciede the amount then stick with it. Every two weeks take one  away..preferably the morning one. When you get down to about five you can get a patch. Its all about the triggers the less the better and easier. Cold turkey is rough with a panic disorder slow and steady. Anyway that works is good. Theres statistics to back many different ways. What yiu can do besides setting aside a soecific amt and sticking to it id in the morning when you wake always wait one hour from when you wake. Of you have work wake earlier haha. This does seem to work the best. 

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      Hi ben,  good for you by going to a gym & having a desire to quit smoking.  Your toes are ok ben.  You will probably notice that your left hand is much the same from the right.  Body twitches are a common complaint for many people.  Be prepared but not alarmed when you start gym as your muscle twitches will work overtime.  This is purely through excercise & will settle once you become toned up.  Eye twitches can be bought on through fatigue & stress.  As lisa said, magnessium, lots of water will help.  My GP also advised taking vitamin B.  I have purchased them, however, I have not had the eye twitch problem for a while now.  Perhaps the magnessium is working.  Hope all goes well & enjoy your work out.  Have fun lol

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    Hi, I think the previous person who replied is right. . But I understand coming from a person who over analyze everything in my body. I have questions how did ur eye stop twitching? My Right eyelid has been twitching for a bit over a month now. And it's annoying. I sometimes feel a bit of pain in my eye. Did that also happen to you?

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      Hi magali.. sure is annoying isnt it..  Try magnesium & potassium.  I have not had the complaint of eye twitch for a few weeks now.  Perhaps vitamin B12 wouldnt hurt to top it as GP recommended.  Yes, I did have some pain in eye, seemed to be coming from the back of the eye.  Not sure if it was through my own fault by pulling my eyelid, trying to squeeze the darn nerve that was twitching.  Im heaps better now.  Worth giving it a try magali 

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    One doesn't try anything....you are either going to do it....or not. Here's what I did.

    First I switched brands to american spirit...none of the over 800 legal additives. When I was smoking pure nicotine which is all american spirit has, and still craving a ciggie, I searched for the most used additives. I found two very addictive ones as soon as I saw the list.  In smoke form, directly through lungs, sugar and licorice. And any real licorice will raise the blood pressure, too. It took me weeks to stop craving a smoke while I was smoking pure nicotine.

    I then decided that having come off those two addictive additives, nicotine would be easier, so I began to taper. It took months, but I didn't have cravings. i came down one at a time.

    In my ciggie pack there were never more than my days allowance. I also smoked consciously, no "habit smokes"...on the phone, just because i ate, while drinking, etc. My smoke had to be deliberate and conscious. I soon found that two or three puffs were enough pure nicotine,(my body told me) so I would knock the fire off the end, and relight it later for a conscious smoke. One ciggie was good for three relights after awhile....meanwhile, i'm tapering down, still lighting up a lot, but actually smoking less with no distress at all.

    I am now down to two cigarettes a day, some days one. NO DISTRESS, NO WANTING MORE ...PERFECT! I hardly ever even think of smoking anymore. What do you think....worth doing, Ben? If you are serious, start tomorrow with a carton of american sprits. The blue pack is regular, which is what I started with. The yellow pack is light and still quite full flavored, which is what I use now.

    These are more expensive, but in the long run cost less, as you are tapering and consciously smoking. Worth doing,Ben? Notice I didn't say worth trying.wink

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    you could try physically stretching your toes to improve things.
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