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Anxiety twitches

sd100
sd100 Community member Posts: 126 Courageous
Recently I’ve been getting twitches around my ribs on left side of body.
At first I thought it could be a muscle twitch but after reading online its most likely from anxiety. 

Happens mostly on left side around the top rib but a few times I’ve felt it on right side to of rib too, it’s not painful at all but intrigued has anybody had these rib twitches before?

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  • WelshBlue
    WelshBlue Community member Posts: 703 Pioneering
    edited April 2023
    I have.  I first thought it was a stitch ... but then thought, nah you've got to be strenuously active to have a stitch  :p

    Mine starts like a 'flutter' that goes up my ribcage on one side, then becomes more prominent.
    Like you I have no pain with it.  Was weird the first few times but after speaking to my Psychologist I've learned to just breathe through it.

    The body is a weird and wonderful thing
  • sd100
    sd100 Community member Posts: 126 Courageous
    Yeah it’s more annoying than anything not painful,I hope it doesn’t last too long, how long were yours for? I’ve had it for a few days now.
  • lindyloo42
    lindyloo42 Community member Posts: 31 Connected
    I get this alot it's a bit like a flutter , I was thinking to go to doctor as I was thinking there might be something going on behind my ribs so thanks for info 
  • sd100
    sd100 Community member Posts: 126 Courageous
    I get this alot it's a bit like a flutter , I was thinking to go to doctor as I was thinking there might be something going on behind my ribs so thanks for info 
    I get this alot it's a bit like a flutter , I was thinking to go to doctor as I was thinking there might be something going on behind my ribs so thanks for info 
    To be honest it would be better if you did get a professional opinion as I’m not a doctor.
    Hopefully it’s just an anxiety twitch but you can’t rely on me for a diagnosis, if mines carries on for too much longer I will be getting checked out at doctors myself.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,979 Disability Gamechanger
    A health professional, such as a GP, would be our recommendation for anyone not sure about health and wanting medical advice too. Thank you for highlighting this @sd100. How are you feeling about everything at the moment?  :)
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  • sd100
    sd100 Community member Posts: 126 Courageous
    it it has passed now thanks for asking, lasted around a week.
  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 7,562 Scope online community team
    Glad it's passed now @sd100, it might be worth letting your GP know at your next check in, especially if any symptoms persist. 

    Are you feeling less anxious generally at the moment?
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  • sd100
    sd100 Community member Posts: 126 Courageous
    Thanks will do, been dealing with other things recently as well maybe the anxiety was just too much, or coulda been a harmless muscle twitch, but for sure will go doctors if happens again.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,979 Disability Gamechanger
    Do you want to talk to us more about this @sd100? We are here for you and it sounds like you are having a really difficult time at the moment  <3
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