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Okay, here I am again, I have lots of trouble actually getting on here to read the posts and I wish I could find more time to read them all and maybe even have a nice chat with someone in here once in awhile.

Anyway... I was wondering if muscle cramps could be a sign of a possible on coming attack? My feet have been really cramping in the night, and when I yawn ( and this is strange) the muscle under my jaw cramps up. This is exceptionally painful and I have to jam my thumb up under my jawbone to get the uscle to semi relax. This has happened several times in the last couple of weeks and I have noticed, once again, the numbness and tingling in my back between my shoulder blades. I even have a patch of skin/muscle that is tingling on the right side of my abdomen. it feels like many tiny needls sticking straight in. This is something I really haven't had before and it has been about 4 months maybe a little over since I had a serious of steriods IV style.

I know there will always be symptoms and I have only been dx a year and a half ago. I have had 3 different IV treatments in less than 2 years.

Is this.. normal? or as normal as it gets? :)
[QUOTE=deidraj;3409059]Anyway... I was wondering if muscle cramps could be a sign of a possible on coming attack? My feet have been really cramping in the night, and when I yawn ( and this is strange) the muscle under my jaw cramps up. This is exceptionally painful and I have to jam my thumb up under my jawbone to get the uscle to semi relax. This has happened several times in the last couple of weeks and I have noticed, once again, the numbness and tingling in my back between my shoulder blades. I even have a patch of skin/muscle that is tingling on the right side of my abdomen. it feels like many tiny needls sticking straight in. [/QUOTE]

Muscle cramps can be signs of a flare-up, but they can also indicate dehydration or even a lack of sufficient potassium/calcium. I get cramps in my jaw like you described. My leg cramps have been helped- lessened- by stretching my muscles. I found that some pain will also come when I have overworked a muscle.

The tingling and numbness are par for the course. You have had steroid treatments, but this is not a cure. Keep your daily journal regarding your day-to-day symptoms and relay the info to your neurologist. Your neurologist will be better able to assist you. :angel::angel::angel:





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