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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Myoclonus: Myoclonus = involuntary twitching or jerking of a muscle or group of muscles.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phil Zapanta
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sleep medicine doc: You should either see an ENT with a skill-set in sleep medicine or a sleep medicine doctor. The jerking motions can represent many things such as res ... Read More
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Dr. Sal Aragona
40 years experience Dentistry
Sleep Specialist: One possibility is a condition called restless leg syndrome. An overnight sleep test can determine this and/or other conditions that may be at play.
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Dr. R Sangal
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42 years experience Sleep Medicine
Hypnic jerks: Jerking movements occurring as one is falling asleep are called hypnic jerks and are normal. Jerks during sleep may be periodic limb movements if they ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Jerking: Stomach cramps and nausea pretty common and usually benign. However, uncontrollable jerking for 2 hours is not common. I think it would be best for y ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
36 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Seek professional dr: seek someone who is sleep medicine boarded or has a detailed sleep medicine practice (not just someone who runs a sleep study center, although lots of ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Sweet tooth: This can be a symptom of body glucose dysregulation. You should have a random and a fasting blood glucose level done to check for this. Your doctor ma ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Myoclonic jerks: Myoclonic jerks, especially at night, are fairly common events (as long as we're talking about just an occasional jerk) in normal people. They are not ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Spasms when relaxed: MAY be "release phenomena." If we store tension in our muscles and relax, they do not always release smoothly. When we relax and let our guard down ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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ER-NOW: involuntary body jerking with vomiting which is is worrisome and dangerous, suggesting possible seizure or electrolyte issues- go to the ER now.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Magnesium can be: helpful. Muscle spasms can be due to low magnesium or imbalance of mag, potassium, calcium. Check w/doc or a natural health professional. Peace and ... Read More

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