Benign fasciculation syndrome

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What is benign fasciculation syndrome?

Benign Fasciculation Syndrome is a disorder of the nervous system characterized by the uncontrolled twitching (fasciculation) of voluntary muscle groups in various parts of the body that may or may not be associated with muscle cramps.

Common symptoms reported by people with benign fasciculation syndrome

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Treatments taken by people for benign fasciculation syndrome

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Who has benign fasciculation syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 2 new patients joined this month
  • 174 say benign fasciculation syndrome is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 14
30s 65
40s 61
50s 60
60s 31
70+ 12
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 11
30-39 years 21
40-49 years 17
50-59 years 7
60-69 years 5
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 137
Female 113

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 53
Not Diagnosed 23

These charts show data from benign fasciculation syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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