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I was driving today and when I stepped on the brake, my foot started going up and down by itself. This is a new one for me!
Is this Clonus?
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YUP..it is clonus. You can semi control it by changing the angle of your foot when it happens. Some people mistake spasticity with clonus.
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I'm the same way with clonus but not when I'm driving, thankfully. It's worse sitting in the shower and when trying to get dressed. I had issue with clonus type spasms at night in my legs and started taking a low dose of Valium before bed. It definitely helps but knocks me out. Wouldn't be good to take before driving.
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Marty I'm so sorry to read you have clonus!
It's not fun...now you have it, please take care especially when driving.
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Thanks. I found that I can initiate the clonus by moving my foot up and down a couple of times.
Keeps a pretty good beat to a fast song.
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