Thursday, February 12, 2015

being with you never felt wrong. it’s the one thing I did right. you’re the one thing i did right.

Latest diagnosis:
Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD), is a condition in which a person’s legs or arms twitch, cramp or move involuntarily and periodically during sleep. Previously, PLMD was referred to as nocturnal myoclonus - rapid, rhythmic contractions of the muscles often seen in seizures. Because the movements disrupt sleep and often lead to daytime sleepiness, PLMD is considered a sleep disorder. As PLMD causes you to be very tired during the day, it can have a detrimental effect on your health and well-being, leading to depression, bad memory, short attention span and fatigue.

Myoclonus describes a symptom and not a diagnosis of a disease. It refers to sudden, involuntary jerking of a muscle or group of muscles. Myoclonus sometimes occurs in response to an external event or when a person attempts to make a movement (a hiccup is an example of myoclonus). The twitching cannot be controlled by the person experiencing it. Essential myoclonus occurs in the absence of epilepsy or other apparent abnormalities in the brain or nerves. There is an association of essential myoclonus, essential tremor, and even a form of dystonia, called myoclonus dystonia.

source 1 & 2.