Benign Fasciculation Syndrome

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Benign Fasciculation Syndrome

Benign Fasciculation Syndrome, or BFS, is a neurological condition most notable for producing annoying muscle twitches. These little spasms can happen anywhere in the body. They are distressing, leading many people to have great anxiety about what is causing them. There may be othre symptoms that accompany the twitching, as well. But the good news is, BFS is completely benign. You can't die from it, nor does it progress to anything more serious. No one really knows what causes BFS. But there is this handy test here to help see if you've got BFS. Just go ahead and take it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Do you have muscle twitching? (If you have no muscle twitching, there is no point to taking this test!)
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Sometimes

  • 2. 
    Is your twitching limited to one body part (face, hands, feet, back, etc) or multiple?
    • A. 

      Pretty much all over

    • B. 

      Just one

    • C. 

      Two

    • D. 

      Three or four

  • 3. 
    When did the twitches start?
    • A. 

      Three months to a year ago

    • B. 

      Less than a week ago

    • C. 

      A week to a month ago

    • D. 

      A month to three months ago

  • 4. 
    Do you have any muscle weakness?
    • A. 

      Not at all

    • B. 

      Feels weak (perceived weakness) but I can force myself to overcome it

    • C. 

      Yes, true weakness

    • D. 

      Sometimes

  • 5. 
    Do you get muscle cramping or stiffness in the areas where you've felt twitches?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 6. 
    Do your muscles feel extra tired after a workout?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      I don't know

    • D. 

      I am physically unable to work out

  • 7. 
    Do your symptoms have some better days and some worse days?
    • A. 

      Option 1\Yes, it has fluctuated

    • B. 

      No, it's bad all the time

    • C. 

      Actually, it gets worse day after day with no better days

  • 8. 
    How many tests have you had done by a doctor for these symptoms?
    • A. 

      Lost count

    • B. 

      One

    • C. 

      Several

    • D. 

      None

  • 9. 
    If you feel any pain with your symptoms, how bad is it?
    • A. 

      Very strong and difficult to live with

    • B. 

      No pain

    • C. 

      Slight, just aching

    • D. 

      Fairly strong