Muscle Spasms In Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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Muscle spasms can be a source of considerable pain in many people withfibromyalgiaandchronic fatigue syndrome. Our muscles clench and just won’t relax, sometimes in spite of multiple treatments. These conditions often show up alongside others, like irritable bowel and irritable bladder syndromes, that involve smooth muscle spasm.

I almost always have muscles in spasm, mostly in my neck, lower back, and hips.

Taut, hard, painful muscles can keep me awake and limit my activity significantly. In addition to the constant ones, I get them randomly around my body.

They can hit out of the blue, too. I can’t count how many times I’ve been in the middle of something and feeling fine, only to be sidelined by a sudden muscle spasm. It can happen while I’m walking, sitting, or lying down and I haven’t found any way to predict them.

I’ve heard enough stories from other people with these conditions that I know I’m not alone. So what can we do about it?

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