Go Back   NeuroTalk Support Groups > >

General Health Conditions & Rare Disorders Discussions about general health conditions and undiagnosed conditions, including any disorders that may not be separately listed below.

Mystery electric jolts and twitches

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-17-2016, 10:23 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 11
Help Mystery electric jolts and twitches

I'm a 36y/o otherwise healthy male living in the tropics of Puerto Rico.

Current symptoms: muscle fasciculations up and down my body, although none above my neck that I can tell. Mild, sometimes disappear for a few hours but mostly ongoing.

In my abdomen and lower abdomen area, it (or something else) feels like someone tapping me with a finger. Several times a day -- and this is the worst by far -- one of these taps will turn into an electric zap / jolt that startles me and has me jump up with a wince, increasing heart rate, etc. This makes it difficult to relax throughout the day.

I can feel the twitches / bumps more when laying down, so I'm a bit scared of going to bed at night because they either become more noticeable or just get worse.

I have a 2-month history of dealing with this. It started off pretty bad with huge electric jolts every few minutes that decreased in frequency over time and went away almost completely after a few weeks (I've also made huge diet changes that now exclude dairy / gluten / processed foods / etc).

For about 2 weeks the fasciculations also went away, but now they're back along with a miniature version of the jolts. Rather than posting my entire wall-of-text history of dealing with this, I just wanted to know if ANYONE out there experienced something similar?

Suffice it to say I have been to several ERs (bloodwork and abdomen CT is fine, take some Valium and see a neuro), neurologists (your neuro exam is normal), GIs (no parasites in stool, but you have scar tissue from 35 years ago in your lower abdomen, let's do all kinds of crazy colonoscopies and tests which I passed on), etc and everyone has their own opinion but nobody has diagnosed it. My stomach / digestion / everything is completely fine. The valium really helped once or twice when I needed it, but makes me super sleepy and I want to fix the underlying problem instead.

I can't be the only one to experience these symptoms...?
slay2k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2016, 03:21 PM   #2
madisongrrl's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Midwest
Posts: 584

You should also repost this in the Peripheral Neuropathy forum.
  • Gabapentin, Nortriptyline, & Low Dose Naltrexone
  • Methylcobalamin/Methylfolate, & Vitamin D3/K2
  • Phosphatidyl Choline, Phosphatidyl Serine & Probiotics
madisongrrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2016, 03:55 PM   #3
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: The Twin Cities
Posts: 280

Hello slay2k: I don't have anything useful to offer here I'm afraid. But I noticed this is your first post here on NeuroTalk. So I just wanted to say... welcome!
Skeezyks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2016, 07:54 PM   #4
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 11

Thanks guys, and @madisongrrl will do.
slay2k is offline   Reply With Quote

abdomen, day, electric, fine, jolts

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
head pain from vibrations and jolts.. CSF leak? roffa13a Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Concussion Syndrome 2 08-02-2015 09:45 PM
Bumps, Jolts and Slaps after TBI AaronS Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Concussion Syndrome 7 05-05-2015 12:58 PM
SCS electric jolts, Urban Legend? Mims70 SCS & Pain Pumps 7 07-29-2014 09:15 AM
Head movement causes dizziness and jolts TBI/PTSD Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Concussion Syndrome 12 08-30-2012 05:10 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:31 AM.
Brought to you by the fine folks who publish mental health and psychology information at Psych Central Mental Health Forums

The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment
provided by a qualified health care provider. Always consult your doctor before trying anything you read here.

Powered by vBulletin • Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.31 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.7.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

All posts copyright their original authors Community Guidelines Terms of Use Privacy Policy