Last reply 3 months ago
Muscle spasms

So, my neurologist’s nurse (who I find to be very dismissive) says that muscle spasms isnt an “MS thing”, however articles I’ve read tell me otherwise. I have muscle spasms with minimal movement, especially in my legs. Does anyone else experience the same or have any feedback?

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4 months ago

Hi welcome to the club.
Muscle spasms are a regular occurrence for myself.
So I guess I’m imagining it along with my GP and Neuro and nurses.
I have been prescribed baclofen for muscle spasticity and pregrabillin for nerve pain.
So re-educate the poor lady.
On a serious note try and gently stretch your leg muscles, and keep them warm/comfortable.
Mention these problems to your Neuro again.
I’m sure you’ll have a few more replies soon.
Welcome again

4 months ago

Absolutely. Spasms, spasticity, twitching,

4 months ago

Spasms are definitely an MS thing. I’ve been prescribed tizanidine and baclofen to try and stop the spasms in my legs but no joy, it particularly happen in the evenings when I’m too tired to move around so I think keeping your muscles moving is the key. Sadly cannabis is the only thing I find that definitely helps me with my spasms.

4 months ago

I can’t believe you neurologists nurse said it was not an ms thing. She can’t be an ms nurse, can she?👹

3 months ago

They absolutely are from MS, I have them in just about every muscle group and got prescribed baclofen which definitely helps with the pain!

3 months ago

Dear @newfiegirl11,

From personal experience, they are definitely an “MS thing”. I’m just glad for your neurologist’s nurse that she hasn’t experienced them…

All the best,


3 months ago

Dismissive nurse needs some additional training I think! My neuro tests me each time for clonus in ankles at each appointment, (worse every time) which is indeed a spasm/spasticity “thing” I believe!
😎 Loo – K

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