Hi guys, today I want to talk about spasms and maybe ask you a couple of questions too.
I get them sometimes, usually only in my legs. They used to be quite a rare thing for me. My mum aid I used to get them a lot as a baby/toddler but I don’t remember having them much as a child and teenager.
However, I think it’s fair to say that a lot of things in the cerebral palsy-side of my life have changed loads over the last couple of years. Longer readers of this blog will know that I’ve had more bad days and tire more quickly now than I used to, but I’ve also noticed that I’ve been having more and more spasms too.
Admittedly, a lot of these feel like they’re linked as much to how I’m feeling emotionally as much as anything else. I get them a lot iif I’m really anxious or really upset. Being cold is also a factor too a lot of the time, and sometimes, I go through phases of having them at night just as I’m about to fall asleep. You know, in that moment when you’re just dozing off and then your whole body from the waist-down jerks and then you’re wide awake again? Yeah, that.
Most of the time, they’re over pretty quickly, but sometimes, usually when I’m really, really upset, they last longer. Oddly enough it usually happens to one leg and then the other, but sometimes they both go off on one together. I don’t find them painful, but it it’s one that takes longer to go away, it can make me feel achy afterwards.
Do you have spasms? Have they changed over time? How do they impact on you?