Hi, I am a 58 year old women who just started to twitch in my legs out of the blue, it started after a virus ,my left leg felt small twitches and electrified at first when i would lay down to sleep, it went from there to both calves and thighs,it was like little electrical impulses that were travelling quickly and pulsing also itching at first but then you could watch the calves and thighs ,then now and again the twitches would be in other places twitching of a day as well none stop this morning i felt better but when i put my legs slightly bent up against the table and pushed with my toes,i felt a vibration and when i looked my right leg was vibrating and shaking badly and i could feel it right into my back and abdomen now i am reallly really scared,, i went to the docter and she ran blood tests that came back that my b12 was 156,normal is for borderline b12 deficiency 150 to 250, and my vitamin D 47,normal is 50 to 150, my saturation rate,was 13 normal is btween 20 and 55,, well now i am so scared,i cannot stop the panic ,i keep thinking i have motor neurone decease or something horrible, When i was 21 year old i started having panic attackes i have had many many years of horrible panic and phobias also ptsd and agoraphobia, i was getting better until this episode with twitches and strange shaking now i am so scared again,i have a terrible fear of death. The what if's have set in , i cannot find a site that i could talk to someone,please can you help me
You have to realize that all of us that have a tendency to have "panic attacks" may, overreact to most things that other people would not think twice about. I also have been having these burning, stinging sensations in my legs and feet lately and I am not sure what it is. If you have been checked out then, try to minimize the thoughts. Be sure to have your blood sugar checked in your blood work if, they have not done that already. I am right in the same age group as you are :))
We, or at least I, have found a few more things creeping up as I get each year older. MOST things are Normal!
If all of this keeps happening to you then, get re-checked. BUT... remember that we can tend to add more to it than is already there so, try not to do that. Keep a log of each day for the next 2 weeks and write down any incident that you have and, exactly how you felt at that moment. Then, if you need to see the doctor again, take it with you. It could just be something like a pinched nerve. I have had that before also. Take care and, be calm. Feel free to write me Anytime... I am here for you :)