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Insomnia, nerve pain and bfs - how have you dealt with this?

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by Erik1971, May 17, 2019.

  1. Erik1971

    Erik1971 New Member


    Not posted here for a while but it seems my TMS has come back with a vengeance so love to reach out to members who are dealing with similar symptoms. Muscle cramps/ twitches or benign fasciculation syndrome, combined with nerve pain and trouble staying asleep. Had this for more than 5 years but it actually had calmed down until this year. Not being able to sleep in combination with the muscle pains and cramps is seriously impacting my work and family life. I am continuing my gym routine and trying to pick up meditation again but would love your advice especially from members dealing with similar TMS symptoms.

  2. hecate105

    hecate105 Well known member

    Look for what has happened in your life that may of triggered the symptoms - there will be something - either work, family, relationships.... something has upset your equilibrium and your body is reacting to cover up the stress - find the trigger - deal with the situation and you WILL heal again...
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  3. JanAtheCPA

    JanAtheCPA Beloved Grand Eagle

    Sigh, I'm sorry to hear this Erik. I feel like there's an epidemic of relapses amongst us "old hands" and certainly an alarming new epidemic of very serious symptoms in young people. I think it's a sign of the times.

    Meditation and journaling are my go-to resources. I've also been listening to podcasts: recently Nicole Sachs and Eddie Lindenstein.
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  4. Jimnat7

    Jimnat7 Peer Supporter

    Dealing with similar symptoms a dr. Told me it was polyneuropathy but i think it is bfs. Bfs is most likely tms in another form. I find i do much better when my focus is away from the symptoms. I have pain, fasiculations and numbness in both feet. I have started running again and my symptoms seem to improve when running. So probably tms. Meditation is great as I am just starting to try it. Accept its tms and move on with life and youll do geat.
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  5. fridaynotes

    fridaynotes Peer Supporter

    I just came across this because I'm an old-hand at TMS, having suffered and subsequently healed from a lot of mind/body disorders but recently I've been suffering from what feels like night nerve pain in my lower arms/hands and lower legs/feet and of course it's keeping me up ALL night and has me worried. the doctors have checked it out and they say I'm fine, so I'm ALL IN that it's TMS but it doesn't seem to be getting better. So, I am going to begin psychotherapy because something deep is going on here. We'll see. How are you doing now?

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