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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Myoclonus
These comments are made for the purpose of discussion and should NOT be used as recommendations for or against therapies or other treatments. An individual patient is always advised to consult their own physician.
Question: I have been advised that the jumpiness I experience is due to higher doses of narcotics taken for nerve damage due to chemo and currently Taxol. The dr. said this is common and there is no danger. I take MS Contin & MSIR. I want to read up and learn more about myoclonus. Where can I find information on this nerve disorder?
Answer: Myoclonus is not "jumpiness"; but, spontaneous muscle activity/spasm. Most basic neurology texts will describe this.
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