Posted By on October 25, 2006

I Should Probably Go See A Doctor

.: Recently I’ve developed a twitch. It’s a bastard of a thing, as it’s unpredictable and very noticeable. There are basically four varieties I’ve noticed: 1.) my right shoulder will twitch up towards my cheek 2.) my cheek will twitch down towards my right shoulder 3.) my abdominals will twitch as if I had the hiccups or 4.) all three will happen at once. Actually, it’s very much like having the hiccups, only in different parts of my body, and no silly noise.

.: I don’t know why I have a twitch, but here are some ideas I’ve considered:

:-: The twitch could have developed from an lack of sleep, and its nearly week-long duration is easily explained by its interference with every night of sleep since its development — sort of a positive feed-back process: I twitch because I didn’t sleep well, and now I don’t sleep well because I twitch.

:-: It’s a nervous tic, not a twitch. I was more comfortable with this idea up until I finally took the O-Chem test I had been sweating about immediately before the twitch appeared. Since the test has already past and the twitch persists, I’m inclined to think it’s something else.

:-: The twitch is an early sign of multiple sclerosis and my neural pathways are gradually demylinating. This is Gigi’s hypothesis, but I prefer my quackery from web-based sources only, not medically ignorant friends.

:-: The twitch is purely psychological and I’m subconsciously willing myself to jerk around all crazy-like. I can easily simulate the twitch on command and it doesn’t appear any different from when it occurs naturally. Curiously, though, I can’t bring myself to twitch in the other direction — say, trying to twitch my head towards my left shoulder.

:-: The twitch is a manifestation of my own feelings of guilt and self-loathing for treating a very close friend like they don’t exist anymore — a sort of self-punishment, if you will.

.: I should call her, but it’s much too late tonight for that. Plus, at the moment I can’t really hold a phone to my ear very well.

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3 Responses to “Concern”

  1. Dallas says:

    While I can’t say with confidence what the cause of the twitch is, I have a pretty good idea on how to fix it. Have a senior friend buy you a flask of Johnnie Walker Black from your local red-roofed liquor store, take a double shot a couple of hours before you go to bed, and call me in the morning.

  2. pero says:

    at the risk of seeming medically ignorant…

    1- have you been eating a nutritionally sound diet?
    2- your theories could be right.

    – and –

    Don’t let Rush see you twitching, he will accuse you of being dramatic.

  3. Christina says:

    I think the same thing sometimes, but then I don’t. However, yours is a much different situation, I think?

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