Has anyone else here experienced this? I have muscle twitching throughout the body. It was worse when I was taking stevia liquid droplets, but my muscles are always spasming. However, it’s just very light twitching. I haven’t experienced any other symptoms like weakness, etc. I’ve heard it can be caffeine related or anxiety. I do think when I drink more caffeine it’s worse. My mind use to think it might be some disease like ALS, but I think I’m exaggerating things in my mind thinking that.
Not definitely true. There is no definite cause for muscle twitching or cramping but it could involve nervous system discharge (both dangerous and benign) OR hydration/electrolyte balance
Is the the twitching constant or worse post training? What have you tried to manage it?
I just noticed now I drank a lot of water and the twitching seemed to settle down. So it could be hydration?
The twitching is constant. The main thing I did to manage it was cut back on black tea (I was consuming three large mugs a day along with stevia sweetener). Also, cutting back on stevia which I think excites my nervous system. However, as I mentioned above I just drank a lot of water right now and I feel like it’s gotten better. So am I dehydrated? I do feel my urine is a bit too yellow at times. I know it should be more clear.
Dehydration can lead to elecrolyte imbalance, and drinking caffeine and not drinking water can do that.
Smash some Gatorade around your workout for a week or two see if anything changes
Okay, thanks I’ll experiment with replenishing my electrolytes.
I didn’t drink black tea today and stayed well hydrated and the twitching basically went away. I had some rare twitching but not nearly as bad as yesterday. I also got some Gatorade Zero. So yeah, I think that was the issue. Thanks for the advice guys!
Nice. Except for Gatorade zero. Sugar is life.
Keep an eye on things anyways. U never know.
How long have you experienced the twitching/fasciculations?
I’ve experienced this for approximately 2 years. Its tough not to let the mind slide to a bad place, but it is most likely a form of Benign Fasciculation. Its typically helpful to meet with a Neurologist to examine issues like this.
It’s hard to say, but it’s only recent years that I’ve gotten into drinking lots of black tea…the twitching is at its worst when I’m having three large mugs a day, plus kombucha and an americano too. I was drinking black tea to ween myself off of coffee, which was giving me a lot of anxiety. But I wasn’t drinking much water. I haven’t had any black tea in three days now and the twitching has died down a lot. However, I have been drinking americano and energy drinks, but not on the same day and just one for the day. I still get the twitching, but not nearly as much. Yeah, my guess it’s benign, but obviously your brain starts thinking ALS, etc. But yeah, it’s twitching throughout the body. I will likely go see a doctor at some point.
Yeah if its persisted for this long without function changes…its most likely not sinister.
Mine also occurs throughout the body with frequent hot spots. I can pretty much see it occur in my calf muscles 24/7.
Just chiming in here… I have had this since 2000. It freaked the hell out of me at first once i started looking symptoms up. It is called benign muscle fasciculations … It is harmless… annoying but harmless.