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Question: Odd neurology/muscle spasm problem


 tresa97 - Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:18 pm

I get this weird feeling in my upper back on the right near the shoulder blade and in both my knees. It feels like popcorn is popping and you can see the skin moving, it happens at least 10 times a day in each area, any idea as to what this could be? I am a 38 year old female who has some arthritis and have not had surgery in either of these areas. I am on Depo Provera and no one in my family suffers from anything like this
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:40 pm

User avatar Hello Tresa97,

It sounds like what you may be feeling are repeated spasms of the muscle known as fasciculations. If you search for this on the web it will return lots of nasty illnesses. Before becoming concerned about these I would suggest you first start by seeing your doctor to have your electrolytes checked. A very common cause of this is simply being a bit low on calcium or potassium. These other "bad" illnesses are quite rare and often would present with other symptoms as well.

If you develop other symptoms or these are getting worse, more testing may be needed.

Best wishes.

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