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Have you ever felt a fluttering feeling in random parts of your arm or leg? Some even get it in their eye .The sensations can also be described as a constant thump just under the skin. Yeah, well.....what is that?

Asked by maybe_KB (661 points ) July 31st, 2008
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gooch's avatar

Yes it is a muscle twitch.

richardhenry's avatar

A fasciculation (or “muscle twitch”) is a small, local, involuntary muscle contraction (twitching) visible under the skin arising from the spontaneous discharge of a bundle of skeletal muscle fibers. Fasciculations have a variety of causes, the majority of which are benign, but can also be due to disease of the motor neurons.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fasciculation

Poser's avatar

Probably demons.

AstroChuck's avatar

That’s guilt. You’ve done something wrong, haven’t you?

drhat77's avatar

Drinking tonic water can help – the quinine in the tonic water stabilizes nerve and muscle tissue membranes and keeps them from randomly firing

timothykinney's avatar

I get them. It’s a muscle spasm. It’s not really anything to worry about. I suggest the following:

1) Exercise regularly.
2) Get plenty of potassium and enough sodium (RDA for sodium is minimum recommended, not minimum). Bananas are a good source of potassium.
3) Stay away from muscle relaxers and alcohol.
4) Stay away from stimulants like energy drinks and espresso.
5) Tell your family that you love them (this won’t help the spasms, but it’s a good idea anyway).

melonsforeal's avatar

thudding? Maybe if you hear a thuddingnoise then you are hearing or feeling tour jugular vein. Like when you work our and can hear your blood rushing through your neck.

Megan64's avatar

It’s love.

karen_joy's avatar

The best natural treatment for a muscle twitch is taking a high-dose magnesium supplement.

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