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do u guys ever get this weird physical feeling where ur not tense but ur body feels like it needs to tense?


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#1 neffyiffy

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 12:49 PM

i sometimes get this horribly annoying and frustrating bodily feeling where, even though my muscles are in a relaxed position, if im too tired or for another strange random unknown reason, it will start to feel really funky like it NEEDS to tense up b/c just letting the muscles loosen would feel bad at that moment (im having a hard time trying to describe this...its like imagine u feeling like u need to curl up your toes tight and tense your arms and legs in a way where all your muscles would be forcefully made stiff or contracted in an attempt to get rid of that feeling...

i hate it and whats frustrating is that nobody has ever seemed to feel this yet im here writing about this now.. how bout u guys do any of u get this too?? its miserable! its so bad and im so fidgety right now that i want to tell the guy in the living room to leave even though he is here to study

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 04:43 PM

cramps? restless?

try stretching to loosen up the muscles. even if your tired.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 07:00 PM

Yeah, half the time or more. At least stretch everyday, especially in the morning

it's actually normal for the body to be relaxed. Can't be tense all the time, although it always feels better that way (to an extent)

Occupy yourself and don't think about it all the time, just usually when you exercise. If you're sitting around too long ... you can take a break and do a bit of exercise

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 06:21 PM

Yeah! I get the exact feeling when I'm insomniac. Your body may not feel tense, but your mind might. Mental stress...at least that's what I think it is.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 05:34 AM

Yeah! I get the exact feeling when I'm insomniac. Your body may not feel tense, but your mind might. Mental stress...at least that's what I think it is.


Not only mental stress, when i'm insomniac, my shoulders are tense too, not just mentally ;)

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 11:35 AM

I've been getting this (I think) and I'm about to bash my head thru a wall... It's mostly in my right leg where it feels like the leg is raised up, tensed, and not resting on a surface even when it is...Makes sleep a ridiculous thing to try to do... But then, when I try to think about what is happening in the muscles to see if I can fix, Idk, it's weird, it's almot like it's all in my head, which it might be, ugh
I'm typing now and tensing up the leg and stretching it out, maybe feel better?

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 09:43 PM

not that this really has anything to do with the topic ... but heard if you squeeze the calf of your legs, for a little while, it will relieve stress

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 11:27 PM

i have this feeling where i felt i need to tense up my muscles and very fidgety that i cant sit still. very hard when i am having conversation. i felt like i need to swing my arms and body violently or curl up tight or i am gonna have a seizure.

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 10:59 AM

Trapped tension in the muscles. Not the outer muscles but the inner muscles. The best remedy for it is a deep presssure massage. The therapeutic massages I've had have helped resolve this and other issues for me.

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 11:56 PM

just say "excuse me, I just have to stretch" in the middle of talking to someone, and stand up or remain sitting, lay back, chest out and stretch arms wide open ... I think I've seen a few other
people do it. but if you're female ... you MIGHT not be "comfortable" about it, since you might think "you're looking like you're puffing out your boobs!!!" lol ... but REALLY, it's nothing. yeah guys might look for a second, but REALLY, so what?? it's not like he's gonna do anything. think of it more like yawning ... people do it without thinking. as long as you don't stretch and hit someone in the face or arm lol

that's probably all it means ... that you need some stretching or "a little exercise" to relieve any stiffness. or, maybe you can excuse yourself to somewhere else for a little while, and stretch or do whatever, there for a few minutes. a few minutes is all worth it, just to feel a little more "refreshed" or "relaxed" again, and helps get the blood flowing a bit more, helps relieve dullness and feel a bit more active. better than resorting to mere cans of Red Bull lol

always stretch in the morning, like right after getting up, or at least before going out, and also before bed. helps loosen and relax the muscles

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:16 AM

I get this all the time. It makes me feel like i am going crazy. I feel like i have to tighten my calf muscles and nothing relieves the tension. It happens in my arms too. I can uunderstad h OK w it can be from stress but i really wish i knew for sure what was causing it,

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 01:09 PM

it's just to release tension or "recharge yourself" ... if you sit still too long and your body's doing nothing for too long then you start to feel tired or restless

that's why every now and then you need to get up, stretch or maybe do a bit of walking / moving or even a little exercise

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 12:37 PM

what u need is vitamin D and a little exposure to the sun

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 11:34 AM

Yes! i wanna know what this is too! its very frustrating!

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 09:56 PM

Look into restless leg syndrome - that's EXACTLY how my RLS shows up. I get really tired/am up past my bedtime, and suddenly my legs get this weird feeling. Sorta pins and needles, but mostly an overwhelming urge to both stretch and tense my legs. Neither actually relieves the feeling though. Posted Image

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 12:02 AM

It's like a feeling of "uncomfortableness".

I'm a guy and sometimes I cross my legs like a girl like wrap it all over my feet =P I guess you just need thing's to help you relax and feel more comfortable when resting. Like drinking tea, taking a shower and just keeping on the move by doing stuff.

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 03:25 AM

Been getting this exact sensation as the original post. It happens to me after an hour or so of sleep. Then I wake up and the sensation of having to tense up starts. I find that walking around has helped, some times going to another bed in the house. Some times orgasm is a good remedy because it makes you tense up and then releases the tension. Can't do that all the time though...

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 10:29 PM

I get this too, it usually happens when I'm trying to do things at work. My work requires more thought then physical activity. My guess is that it has to do with stress or anxiety. Walking around, stretching, or doing something that doesn't require much thought usually helps. In the cases where I can't get up and more around, tensing up my muscles seem to sooth the feeling.

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 08:42 PM

I know exacly what you mean i thought it could be restless leg syndrome but i get it in me legs arms fingers and toes its like i have torrets in my body iv done it since i was about 6 my dad used to shout at me because he thought i was taking the mick out off disabled people but i could not help scrunching my body up iv told the dr afew times but he doesnt underatand what i am trying to say i wish i knew what it was

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 09:47 AM

I found this thread by chance while googling a related subject.

I think what the original poster is describing and what some of those who reply are describing is Tourette syndrome.

I also have it and did not learn what it was until recently.

It is usually genetic. You should see if you notice one of your family members who also has tics. One of my parents does.

There is a more recent diagnosis they are using now for people with muscle tensing issues called : Tourettic OCD. They say this is much harder to treat than simply Tourettes or OCD because it has features of both but isn't really one or the other.

Tourette syndrome is not very well understood and some may associate only the more extreme forms of Tourettes with the syndrome. Some people who have Tourettes feel the urge to make very extreme movements and sounds - shouting, throwing out the arms, etc.

But I think there are a lot of people like us who feel a constant urge to tense different muscles in our bodies - but not in a very obvious way, so other people may not be aware of it.

For me the tensing urges have gotten worse as I have gotten older and one bad side effect of the tensing is that I am constantly straining and injuring muscles in my neck and back.

Unfortunately there is very little understanding of this from other people or the medical community but it is thought to be neurological.

Anyone who is serious about trying to find ways to cope with this should see a professional who specializes in Tourettes and works with people with Tourettic disorders. There is no real treatment for this, but some people have success with a technique called "Habit Reversal Training."

Good luck to everyone who has to cope with this.

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 12:03 AM

Tourette syndrome is not very well understood and some may associate only the more extreme forms of Tourettes with the syndrome. Some people who have Tourettes feel the urge to make very extreme movements and sounds - shouting, throwing out the arms, etc.


Is that why some people "are loud and obnoxious all the time" or they can't seem to shut up? Like when my mom talks too much and "can't shut up". Like if you're going to talk ... don't be overexcessive, or even "too excessive" itself. But the physical side of it I do understand now and then ... like maybe I won't do it all the time but sometimes I feel like it

Some people probably think it's crazy but I just think "it's like an adrenaline rush or some kind of physical temptation". It's sort of like "feeling like The Hulk" and you just want to hit, smash or break something once in a while ... and if I can't do it, seeing someone else or even a videogame do it now and then is sort of satisfying. That's why I like action movies and games, or stuff like MMA or WWE ... just seeing people get hit, hurt or beat up lol. Some people might think "it's a little crazy or immature" but that's how I feel about it.

People like us need "regular exposure to violence" (but in a "safe" manner of course. Example: media violence. We like it, or some of it. As long as people
don't get carried away and then go hurt someone or break something. Or so we try ... fortunately, I haven't). Or go do something physical: maybe some place like the boxing gym, fitness gym or Muay Thai, etc. I don't do that stuff but "I have my ways of relieving tension" sometimes. I know I feel like hitting and breaking stuff
or people sometimes ... but I haven't went out and done it


But instead most of the time I "just have to try to be more calm" or have some privacy. How am I doing? I'm okay ... most of the time. But every now and then I feel like it ... think of it like a bear at the river. Just leave it alone ... and he's good. Or the nice little doggie ... when you don't make it bark or bite.


But I think there are a lot of people like us who feel a constant urge to tense different muscles in our bodies - but not in a very obvious way, so other people may not be aware of it.

For me the tensing urges have gotten worse as I have gotten older and one bad side effect of the tensing is that I am constantly straining and injuring muscles in my neck and back.

Unfortunately there is very little understanding of this from other people or the medical community but it is thought to be neurological.

Anyone who is serious about trying to find ways to cope with this should see a professional who specializes in Tourettes and works with people with Tourettic disorders. There is no real treatment for this, but some people have success with a technique called "Habit Reversal Training."

Good luck to everyone who has to cope with this.



I think it's "probably a bit of a mistake" to try to change people like that completely because it's probably genetic. But there are ways you can try to reduce it, like things or techniques to try to calm them down. Yes I believe they should try to be more calm and peaceful and I do believe there are things they can do to improve that. But to expect them to COMPLETELY change that part of them ... I don't know ... and probably not. I'm not even sure I want to. Honestly I don't ... there's a part of me that doesn't want to.

Think of like animals. You don't expect animals to change. They are what they are, by nature and instincts. What you can do is train some of them but an animal is still an animal, they're creatures of nature. The only difference is they've been trained or conditioned to act differently.

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 03:09 AM

I do get that weird physical feeling when I'm at the beach or at a casino resort in Las Vegas. I don't want my ya-know to boink up. But those ladies in their almost bare-naked bikinis, can't help it.

That's why I stay in the pool so it doesn't "stand" out.

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 09:53 PM

Is that why some people "are loud and obnoxious all the time" or they can't seem to shut up?


I thought about it a little later and later knew "it doesn't neccessarly mean people who talk alot" ... but I think it sometimes means the people "who get all loud, excited and restless" sort of like kids who make alot of noise and don't know how to behave themsevles

or like when you tackle someone or do something that gives you some kind of rush and then you feel like "roaring out a yell" or something like that

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 02:09 PM

I have multiple sclerosis and I know exactly how the original poster feels. You can not explain it to people. It about drives you crazy tho. You feel the need to tighten your muscles up in order to try to relax. There's just an overwhelming anxious feeling throughout your body and it almost hurts. I hope you do not have MS but I have assumed it was one of my symptoms. When I'm lucky it is just my legs. It can effect my whole body and that's when it really drives you crazy! Good luck!

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 05:15 PM

Yea sometimes. You need to be more active during the day were not meant to sit on our asses all day, stretch, go for a run find the desire to better yourself, your body lasts you for lifetime treat it well

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 04:19 AM

I have that feeling all the time right now! I'm so frustrated how do you get rid of it? It's messing with my driving now...



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Posted 09 June 2015 - 02:26 PM

The feeling I have is extremely weird. I feel like I have to move my body into a weird form to remove that weird feeling I have. It is not pain but it is very hard to not pay attention to the feeling. I also feel if I take a deep breath then the feeling stops in my back but then comes back 2 seconds later. I feel this in my lower back. My neck going to my shoulder my thigh, and my rib on the right side. I need help I am going crazy. Please if anyone has this, reach out !!

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 09:16 AM

Amazing I'm not the only one feeling it. I'm super relaxed in spirit. Just being. Well, I have spirits here with me. So, I know subconsciously I want to leave & return home already & this body is fighting to hold onto me. My body doesn't want to let me go. Our days are numbered to a T. When you are finished here. You know it, but your body has grown so attached to you that it fights to hold on. If you'd ever tried to initiate an OBE. Your body fears letting you go. I have no fears, but excitement to leave. You aren't alone with what you are experiencing I've been gaining so much insight about the life to come. And, it's not like I'm depressed. I'm a calm & mellow happy person. I feel really happy with my life. I, in my soul & spirit know that I feel complete like wanting to leave the cocoon, but there is the tension. I'm also thinking maybe it's not just that. You are energy. You are electricity. When you leave the body. You are still that. It's when you are also surrounded by other energies, electric in spirit. They are connected with you in that vicinity that you are in a currency. You have a soul connection to loved ones from above who are basically with you for many reasons. Another reason for insomnia. What keeps people awake. Excitement. When you are clear from this body & have been back to the other side. You are very alive with the oneness of the power. All light. Darkness can't sleep with light. So, you're basically in a currency, a conductor. The body is a lower frequency & it's grounded to the earth. I have a loved one in spirit sitting next to me. I can see the unseen sometimes. I don't feel the tension on my left side right now, but I feel it on my right leg. Have you ever sat next to a stranger in church or anywhere just very tight? How you're mind creates its own space. Well, it's not like you are doing it on purpose if it's someone close to you, but the flesh is a wall & it acts like one. I've had many wonderful spiritual experiences like allowing my spirit loved ones connect to me in spirit. That when I was laying down. It happened to me several times. They slip in through the sides like there is an open zipper. It's very weird. The first time it happened to me was when the Holy Ghost came in & created the connection. Demons had tried to but can't get in because the light of God is so powerful it torches their darkness. Once my faith increased. So did my authority & power in Jesus name. It is dreadful for evil to come next to Jesus's people. They actually flee from you when you come near. People that have demons in their soul start to tremble because of the light of God. They can get in anyone. Just as easy as anyone can catch something from a mosquito or a cold. Before I was saved. I'd experienced trembling a long time ago before I broke a generational curse. Before I knew Jesus. I didn't know I had demons dwelling in my soul. Anyway, Once I broke the generational curse. I felt the demon leave. THAT WAS THE SCARIEST MOMENT in my life. I felt all of its fear. But once that was gone. The heavy cloud of drowsiness left & I became free. Lol. It felt so good. Let me tell you. The first time when a spirit loved one came in. It freaked me out. I just allowed it to enter. I didn't move. It felt like someone else came in, like 2 people fitting in one fat man's spandex. Lol. They vibrate at such a high frequency & have to lower theirs to not shock you. It is quite shocking, but fun like an adrenalin rush after dropping from a roller coaster & coming back up. It gets exciting. I told myself, do not fear. Observe & understand. It also felt like my heart was pounding so hard that it was pounding on the outside of my chest. My hands felt bigger than normal. Why do they do it? Heavens technology is so advanced it makes what we have, which is a shadow of the substance unbelievable because we'd never seen it, but once you see something is when you learn to believe it. Most people have the "THOMAS" mind. He was the worse doubter in bible scriptures. Actually, he sounded like most Americans today. LOL. So when you are a spirit & you connect to someone in their cocoon. You are plugging in the RCA jacks so that telepathically you can hear their voice inaudibly. I've had my own inner monologues before, but you know your own voice. When you hear someone else's voice in your head. You'll know it, slightly. Like you slightly know you're breathing. You never think about it. No one ever appreciates breathing unless they smoke & catch a lung disease. Now that you are aware that you feel the air come in your nostrils cooler & warmer as it comes out. You feel your chest expanding under your shirt. Some can feel the inside of their lungs. But, the point is when you keenly observe the subtle things, right? Like you are with your muscles feeling what they are. You will learn that voice telepathically drops in an essay when it's an incoming mail or they'll spend some moments with you having a conversation. Before you can say what you want to ask. They already can read your thoughts since they're plugged in. Anyway, I spilled as much as I could about this. I hope this helps in so many ways & so many levels whether you believe in the power of God or not. I am happy to share so whoever comes across with their experiences won't be frightened, but more comfortable & be enlightened. I pray that you grow healthy in wisdom & glory. Taking caution of what you will. May God bless you to the highest. If you'd like to keep up with me. Here's my Twitter-Aj_Fisher_619. Thank you all for not fearing your personal situations or doubting, but believing, that all of us are experiencing. You are not alone. Trust in God. 



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Posted 11 July 2015 - 09:18 AM

The feeling I have is extremely weird. I feel like I have to move my body into a weird form to remove that weird feeling I have. It is not pain but it is very hard to not pay attention to the feeling. I also feel if I take a deep breath then the feeling stops in my back but then comes back 2 seconds later. I feel this in my lower back. My neck going to my shoulder my thigh, and my rib on the right side. I need help I am going crazy. Please if anyone has this, reach out !!

I know what it is. I had it before too. If you really want the solution. Find my twitter. Aj_Fisher_619 & DM me.



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Posted 16 August 2015 - 01:17 AM

Holy crap dude, seriously? Not even on point. Anyway. I think the point a lot of people aren't getting is that the poster doesn't feel tense and is looking for ways to relax, it's the opposite. They, like myself, WANT/NEED to tense their muscles just to feel relief. Like it's an anxiety inside that just builds and I can't tense my arm muscles tightly enough against my body to get rid of the anxiety. I'm wondering if this is like a symptom of Aspergers/Autism or something. Like Temple Grandin had her squeezing machine to make her feel better. That's almost how it feels.



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