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muscle seize up while asleep

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Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
It sounds like: you are describing muscle cramps,which come and go.Muscle spasms last longer(hours to days).Cramps and spasms are symptoms of underlying muscle irrita ... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Sounds like cramp: I gather that your calf muscle contracts and cramps in the night. You may be lacking in magnesium. Try soaking in a warm bath with a hadful of epsom s ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Normal: Normal.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Gurgling: Gurgling may be caused by GERD especially when sleeping
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Muscle spasm: can occur in virtually any muscle, but they are most common in the legs. A number of factors may cause a muscle spasm like overexercise, inadequate bl ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience Neurology
Hmmm: Could still be myoclonus. Possibilities include epileptic myoclonus, subcortical myoclonus, and other other movement disorders. Movement disorders w ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Myoclonus vs RLS: Restless leg syndrome is a real entity, but if just a few twitches probably not serious.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Sleep paralysis: Actually it is just the opposite. The muscles have no tone and no movement during sleep paralysis. Sleep paralysis occurs when falling asleep or when ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Kelts
24 years experience Neurology
Possible Carpal Tun: There are other possibilities, but the most likely cause for your symptoms is carpal tunnel syndrome. This is the result of compression of the median ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Progressive relax: Progressive relaxation exercises-mp3 downloads, tapes, cds, practice can be helpful. It is more than just deep muscle relaxation. Massage can help. Re ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
How long?: How long has this been going on? Any injuries or medications. Best to see your doctor for a complete examination and good history
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doc: There can be multiple reasons . Best to see your doc for evaluation.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Hallucinations : Are you taking any drugs either legal or illegal? This sounds like a reaction to something your body has ingested.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Need to see doctor: There are many causes for impaired sleep. You may have something like sleep apnea. There is no way to sort this out without seeing your doctor. You ne ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
Hypermobility ? : 22y fem wakes several times nightly w. paresthesias both lower extremities & need to urinate more frequently than normal. Symptoms suggest nerve i ... Read More
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A 4-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Seizure: I would be concerned about seizure activity. Get checked.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
18 years experience Internal Medicine
May be normal: Myoclonus refers to a quick, involuntary muscle jerk. For example, hiccups are a form of myoclonus. So are the sudden jerks, or "sleep starts, " you m ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
44 years experience Ophthalmology
Heart is fine: Your heart is not stopping unless you have a cardiac issue. The jump can come from involuntary spasms such as restless leg syndrome.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
Normal? : The sudden jerking movement occurring on the verge of falling asleep is a normal phenomenon!
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Sleep Clinic: It sure sounds like you would benefit from a sleep study at your local sleep clinic.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Gas: If your child is breast fed you may have eaten something that disagrees and he/she wakes up with belly pain. If the baby is formula fed it may be that ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Talk to doc: Do you have racing thoughts? But be sure tv is not on. Not using computer in room. It is cool dark an quiet and not exercising late at night. You mig ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience Family Medicine
Concerned...: The symptoms you are describing can be caused by a few things; most common would be a nerve entrapment locally or from your neck. Postural changes ca ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience Pediatrics
That is normal: Some babies are excitable, busy, hyper, very active, cannot be still... However you describe it. Some with tantrums even at this age. If with other be ... Read More

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