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can anxiety cause muscle twitching and weakness

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes, anxiety can: produce such symptoms but so can many other things. It is important that you see your doc. If he/she rules out medical conditions please see a menta ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: See below. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) myopathy is rare and is more apt to occur if you have renal impairment. Something else could be causing yo ... Read More
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
26 years experience Podiatry
Neurologist needed: Wow! immediate neurology consult needed. Spinal cord or central nervous system issue since both legs and arms affected.
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Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
May be: Muscle twitching can be due to a whole host of factors, much of which is benign. Suggest you express your concerns to a health care professional who ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Benign fasciculation: It's a familiar syndrome, nobody knows the cause, and this time I am glad to reassure you. If this stuff doesn't progress in months, it's harmless
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience Family Medicine
Fasciculation: Twitches can be the result of medications or drugs as well as muscle fatigue, but it sounds like you would benefit from a neurology consult to put you ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Trust your doctor: Motor neuron disease in a 29 year old without weakness with isolated fasciculations would be at best uncommon.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aron Tendler
18 years experience Psychiatry
Not Likely: Als is a rare progressive neurodegenerative disorder. The only established risk factors for ALS are age and family history. Accumulating evidence sugg ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Yes: Severe anxiety can cause an exaggerated physiological tremor that can resemble twitching.
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