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    Hands letting go of stuff

    Has anyone experienced there hands letting go of stuff? I am a T3 complete and if I an holding something like a book or pushing a button it feels like my muscles let go for a split second, no matter how hard I am pushing a button. it is not all the time and it is worse if I am tired or fatigued. Some time it feels like I have Turrets of the hands.

    It is only for a split second and it does not effect any thing else like driving or pushing my chair.

    Sorry if this is not the right place for the threat but it is a pain in the but sometimes especially if I am holding a soda in a restaurant.


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    I know exactly what you're talking about, unfortunately I don't know what it's called or anything about it other than that it's obviously neurological in origin, and doesn't necessarily have anything to do with SCI, as I'm AB and have pretty much the same thing.

    Think of your body as being in a state of 'tension' and that 'tension' is due to the electrical activity in your brain and CNS. Then for whatever reason the brain waves are 'interrupted' for a split-second (it's probably the other way 'round, but this is an easier way of thinking) and with out that 'electrical tension' your arm suddenly 'drops' for the slightest moment. I've never actually dropped anything as it's only very momentary, but it is noticeable and it is annoying to say the least. Do you also have any sudden involuntary jerks, either arms or legs too, for that matter? Again, it may or may not be connected, and it may or may not be serious, but it too's pretty annoying (happens anywhere from every few hours to a few times a minute, and yep, fatigue/stress makes it worse) as well.

    Doesn't seem to be connected to any of my various pains that I know of.

    Maybe Doc Wise or the SCI Nurse can help here, I would be interested in at least knowing what's going on myself.

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    Tom,

    Thanks it's good to know that I am not the only one who deals with this. I went to my rehab hospital and they had no clue what it was from, they sent me to the hand specialist and he suggested that it may be from a reaction from medication.

    Stevie P

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