Benign Cramp Fasciculation Syndrome

Posted by StephanieT @slturley, May 27 12:09am

Hello, has anyone here been living with the struggles of Cramp Fasciculation Syndrome? I was just diagnosed last week after months of horrible cramping. Can anyone tell me what has worked for you? I am interested in connecting with other people who are suffering with this.
Thanks in advance.

Apple Cider Vinegar in water in the a.m. THE AMISH have a product that works also for me.Caleb Treez Organic Farm, I take two ounces of this when I get the charley horse, it STOPS IT COLD in less than a minute. THE AMISH use it for their aches and pains after farming all day, it does work. I hopped around in severe pain and even went to the ER once and they did nothing. THE CHARLEY HORSES IN THE BACK OF MY LEGS WAS SCREAMINGLY PAINFUL. You will have to do some stretching exercises off the internet to keep the CHARLEY off….Margaret O'Brien….sufferer of NEUROLOGY in the legs…..You can order this on line…I always get two at a time and keep them by my bed…M.

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the Bottle has a tree on it and says STOPS LEG AND FOOT CRAMPS, I take a whole ounce or two when the CHARLEY GETS TO ME…It works….

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I don't have cramps, but I do have fasciculations, and aching pain. The snake oil remedies won't work. I've had this since Feb last year, it's sort of a curse. Feels like someone is continuously tapping my arms, legs, or pulling little muscles in my hands. Things that helped improve it:

– Getting a full 8 hours of sleep, no matter what. If you haven't tried melatonin supplements, now's the time. I'd start with 3mg and see how it goes.
– Eliminate all caffeine, even chocolate
– If you've got the willpower to do it, try doing 2-3 weeks eliminating dairy, gluten, and alcohol from your diet, then slowly add them back in one at a time, one week at a time, to see if it has any impact. Reducing dairy and also eliminating alcohol helped me a lot.
– Get your B12 and D levels tested. If they're super low, or very low, try supplementing. These helped me a little, not a lot, but they did help a little.
– Exercise more, and focus on work as much as possible, find distractions. If I get 30 minutes of nothing, I will gravitate right back to thinking about it and it gets worse.
-Cal/Mag/Zinc supplements may or may not do anything.
– Neurologists may give you a benzo, like Gabapentin or Carbamazipine. You won't get addicted to any of them, but it's a coin toss. I've read hundreds of forums over the past year and some people react positively and their twitching and cramps totally disappear. Then there's people like me, where it magnified the twitching, making it far worse, so I stopped taking these things.

It never really gets better, so it's best to find a routine to work with it somehow. Me personally, I refuse to accept that there's not something in my body causing this irritation and I continue to search for answers. I'm following up with a gastroenterologist and a urologist to see if it's something in my gut causing all this. I'm keeping a journal which you might want to try too, to see if there's something that I'm either doing or eating that's triggering this. Good luck!

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I appreciate the self-advocacy you are doing, @captainanxiety8. It really is important for each patient to research as well as go to doctors for help. It sounds like you have come up with some good plans, thank you for sharing.

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Thank you so much for you input. I will definitely try these. I’m glad you don’t have the addition of the cramps. I’ve already started the Neurontin but I’ll have to build up to see if it helps. I really hope so.

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@margaretob

Apple Cider Vinegar in water in the a.m. THE AMISH have a product that works also for me.Caleb Treez Organic Farm, I take two ounces of this when I get the charley horse, it STOPS IT COLD in less than a minute. THE AMISH use it for their aches and pains after farming all day, it does work. I hopped around in severe pain and even went to the ER once and they did nothing. THE CHARLEY HORSES IN THE BACK OF MY LEGS WAS SCREAMINGLY PAINFUL. You will have to do some stretching exercises off the internet to keep the CHARLEY off….Margaret O'Brien….sufferer of NEUROLOGY in the legs…..You can order this on line…I always get two at a time and keep them by my bed…M.

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Margaretob, thank you for this information. Do you put the apple cider Vinegar in warm water or cold water? Does it matter? I used to put it in Crystal Light lemonade and was able to drink it that way. I’ll start doing that again.
Do you feel like the ACV helps with the cramps AND Fasciculations?

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