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can anxiety cause muscle spasms

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Not directly: The link between anxiety and a specific spasm or physical symptom is indirect. Anxiety initiates the fight/flight response in humans. In actual threat ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Howell
19 years experience psychiatry
Possible: Short term physical effects of anxiety can be insomnia, change in appetite, fatigue, diarrhea, sweating, muscle tension, distorted vision, headaches, ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
Most likely anxiety: Most likely anxiety but a good idea to get checked out by the physician and try to rule out some of those other possibilities
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Hot: Localized increase in temperature may represent localized infection called cellulitis. Seek medical attention
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Dr. Pavle Repovic
Specializes in Neurology
This : This is very, very tricky. Yes, there are reported cases of mri-negative ms, but they are very rare, so it is paramount to rule out other conditions. ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
//: Could be the ms or possibly "good old" sciatica which is a pinched or irritated nerve in the low back causing such symptoms as you relate in an ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Consult Neurologist: Trgeminal neuralgia has been reported in patients with ms.You have to ask this question from your neyrologist as he/she is the only one can tell you i ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No: Someone has been reading too many medical horror stories. It is mega highly unlikely that spasms in an otherwise healthy 20 year old represent anythin ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience Pathology
Myoclonic seizures?: You may be experiencing a form of limited or localized seizure disorder known as "myoclonus" (muscle-centered), which is a form of epilepsy (sudden in ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Bad choices: You probably don't need or want to pick A or B. Both require a doctor's DX and TX and it might be another thing altogether. A common cause of neuropat ... Read More
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