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myoclonic jerking

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Sudden jumps: Myoclonus is a brief shocklike muscle jerk lasting about a second. It can be focal or widespread and is caused by a problem in the central nervous sy ... Read More
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Muscle jerks: Brief sudden shocklike muscle jerk, which can be focal or widespread and secondary to central nervous system issue.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
35 years experience Preventive Medicine
Sudden contraction : They are merely sudden twitches or contractions of a muscle or muscle group. They are not considered pathological.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Numerous causes: Brief list: normal jerks on falling asleep, but problem if it awakens (plms). Associated with epilepsy (juvenile myoclonic), spinal cord inflammation ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Maybe not: True myoclonic jerks are sudden and may involve limbs and/or trunk. If uncontrolled, pts may fall, hit nearby objects, drop hot liquids, etc, with va ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Cassady
36 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: As drug levels increase (as ssri, tramdol, flexeril) or decrease (as alcohol, xanax, (alprazolam) soma) the nervous system will respond with these clo ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
37 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Myoclonic jerks are involuntary twitching episodes of muscles or groups of muscles. They are very common and almost always not an issue. A common time ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Perhaps: Not unique to experience myoclonic jerks at night just prior to falling asleep. While asleep, such activity is entitled periodic limb movements of sl ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
33 years experience Neurology
Short duration: They are short duration muscle jerks, most common;y seen and felt while going asleep.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Myoclonic jerks: Myoclonic jerks = quick, involuntary twitching of muscle(s) with a number of possible causes. For instance jerking occurring as one is drifting off ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Not really: At least not in the formal definition of fm. However, they can exist in the same individual with fm. It wouldn't be the first time i had seen these c ... Read More
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