Muscle twitches after COVID vaccine anyone?

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I got COVID vaccine Jam 3rd and started having body wide twitches on Jan 17th. This has given me a ton of anxiety. Anyone have this experience?

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    The same thing has been happening to me since I got my first dose on Jan 21. I didn't get my 2nd dose because I was scared it would make it worse but the twitching has got worse anyway. Has the twitching subsided or gotten better for either of you? I am close to going to a neurologist because I am very concerned

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    I don't know how accurate this is but i heard from one of my acquaintances that the side effects are less severe if you have been taking care of your health, ie clean eating, frequent exercise (at least thrice per week) and decent sleep hygiene (no less than 6-7 hours everyday). I myself haven't been keeping up on all of the fronts so i'm not risking it and taking the vaccine yet until I've taken care of myself for at least half a year. If any of you are concerned you should very well visit a specialist. All the best and thank you for being brave!

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    oh my life yes!! ive just started a new thread about this. pfizer 5 weeks ago and twitching from day 4 now a tremor from 2 weeks in both hands and jaw. im a 38 year old healthy female! whats happened now? has it resolved? have you had the second dose? im worried to have mine again. ive been referred to neuro

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    same thing happening to me and it's very annoying. 1st pfizer in May twitches including my head...I'm not getting my 2nd.

    I've had bloods and even a ct and all normal. I have even seen immunologist who is also trying to say it's not the pfizer ! I'm over this

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    Yes, I've been having the same muscle twitching symptoms for 10 months now (since my 2nd COVID vaccination), mostly in my legs, sometimes forearms. Saw a neurologist. Nothing abnormal found on blood tests. Symptoms have toned down a bit since I've taken good B vitamins, esp. B-12. Not going away completely, but better. Also helpful is taking a Calcium supplement before bed and sometimes a homeopathic Leg Cramps tablet if needed. I'm a 66 year-old female.

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    Oh my gosh I am having the same thing a few days after my second booster. I feel a little better knowing others are having a similar experience. But it is driving me crazy. Has it gotten better for anyone yet?

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    Has anyone had muscle twitches start a few months after vaccines? It sounds like most of yours were immediate?

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      Yes, to the twitching. I had my last booster in November 2021 and currently have leg twitching all during the day. It is so bad that sometimes it feels like something is crawling on my legs. I also have very painful cramps in my legs at night, as well as during the day.

      I suffer from osteo arthritis and for the past 4-5 months I have developed extreme pain in the upper part of my left leg, which sometimes makes it very painful to walk. My doctor took x-rays and an ultrasound to check for a Baker's cyst or a possible blood clot. Both tests came out negative. He couldn't find anything wrong! I'm convinced that these new and worsened symptoms are caused by the vaccine.

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      Hi,

      I hope you're still checking this page.

      I had 2 pfizer shots with no problem. I had the third at the 6 month mark and two months later the muscle twitching began. It started like clockwork in my right leg- over and over in the same place without stopping- so frequent even my PCP saw it in office.

      Three days later it spread over my entire body and hasn't stopped for a single day. It has almost been a year of this with no relief.

      I have had thousands in workups including:

      Brain MRI

      EMG-noted the twitching

      Vascular ultrasound

      CT scan

      Thyroid biopsy to rule out a nodule

      Rheumatology workup and genetic test

      Endocrinology work up

      Three sep. neurology consults

      Repeated full panel of blood work

      The only thing I know is I have a mildly elevated autoimmune titer with no diagnosis after extensive testing, including genetics, from a specialized lab in CA.

      I was pro-vaccine and pro-science, but the more I read and the longer I live with this I believe I had an adverse reaction and there are starting to be medical journals exploring this symptom. The medical community, with one exception, has told me they've never heard of muscle twitching from the shot. Other than trying magnesium no one has any suggestions of how to treat this and it's almost impossible to find others to talk to because anything that seems anti-vax gets shut down on social media.

      I am not a conspiracy theorist. I need to find answers on how to treat this.

      The only other remarkable thing was that my PCP noted significantly poor blood flow to my toes around the time this began. That triggered the vascular and rheumatology workups. That issue does seem better.

      If there are any doctors or clinics studying adverse vaccine reactions I would so appreciate the information.

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    I did not get the vaccine, but i did have an anomaly event when having covid. IT started w muscle spasms after the 5th day and they became so severe I ended up in the ER (looked like I had Epilepsy). THey ran 38 tests MRi, ekg,eeg.. you name it they ran it.THey found nothing. In the end they gave me high doses of liquid Valium to arrest the spasms and they have never returned. First dose was so big, I passed out for 15 minutes. IT was like a nervous system reset. NO issues since. I know how horrible the spasms can be. Hopefully this info might help someone going thru this.

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