- Managing anxiety is a major way to suppress benign fasciculation syndrome, since anxiety is a major cause of twitching muscles.
- Recognizing triggers of muscle twitching will go a long way. In my case, common triggers are trail running, hill dashing and power hiking.
- Waiting out the storm. The more time under your belt from the institution of muscle twitching, the more reassurance you’ll have that this is not ALS, as ALS is progressive.
- Buy a calendar and every day place a shiny red star on it to track time under your belt. Before you know it you’ll have a cluster of stars equating to lengthy time passage—without any neurological regress if all you have is benign fasciculation syndrome.
Benign fasciculation syndrome isn’t a pathological process or disease in the true sense. It’s just a fancy name. Muscles were meant to twitch while we’re under stress. The theory is that they are on standby for a flight or fight response.