Focal tremor in my right hand was my first symptom of MS. I began to have twitching in the index finger of my rt. index finger about 6 years ago. The combination of the tremor and twitching of my finger has made it very hard to manage mouse controlled applications on my computer at work. It is much worse when I am under stress which is all the time at my job. The tremor and twitching are both much worse when I am tired.
Focal tremor is a common symptom of MS, but I have not found a Neurologist who will attribute the finger twitch to my MS. As my MS has progressed the tremor and twitching has gotten worse, so I cannot believe that they are not related.
Thank you for your post. I am thankful to know that I am not alone with my twitching.
There are some MS symptoms that can be triggered by position, but any neck/back/limb symptom that depends on position should be investigated for possible physical (musculo-skeletal) causes.Mercfh wrote:I know tremors can be a sign of MS.......but i've been dealing with something for the past few months that seem to come and go.
Recently especially, in certain "positions" of my thumb or certain fingers i'll have a sort of 'twitch'.....but it seems to go away once I change positions. Now in my job I am at the computer alot, so naturally my hands probably get alot of "stress", and tons of things can obviously cause twitching/tremors. This is both at rest and when held against gravity/moving etc.
I'm saying that most MS symptoms are not triggered by position, and that most sx associated with MS (including yours) can also be caused by other problems. I am in no position to dx your problem either way.Mercfh wrote:i know lheremittes sign is triggered by neck position, but i wasnt sure if u seemed to suggest my problem is neuro or probably muscular?
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