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Islandton, SC
A 23-year-old female asked:

what does it mean when your eyebrows jump? if they jump only once, does this carry any significance? or is it just a twitch?

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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Tic: Facial tic is what this may be. Cause is often unknown, but stress and caffeine seem to play a role. Get some sleep, cut caffeine and see if it goes away.

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Is it normally for my heart to "jump" sometimes when i'm smoking weed?

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Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
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No: If your heart is "jumping" when you smoke marijuana, this is a worrisome sign. Your heart "jumping" is really never the norm. You may wish to speak to a doctor and, of course, stop smoking "weed" altogether -- before it gets any worse.
A 28-year-old member asked:

Is twitching normal as you fall asleep?

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Dr. Ranji Varghese
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They can be: Movements around sleep onset are quite common and may be simple as leg twitch or body jerk and a feeling of falling. They can also be a sign of restless legs or periodic limb movements during wake. Most sleep specialists are not concerned unless it is affecting getting to sleep, affecting your sleep quality or are disruptive to a bed partner.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Am I having mini-seizures if my biceps has been twitching off and on all morning?

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Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Moving Muscle: Seizures always originate in the brain. What you're experiencing is a tremor, spasm or tremulousness. Localized twitching is not uncommon and no one knows exactly why they occur. Some theorize local chemical imbalance in the muscle tissue is responsible, others believe it is a localized spontaneous discharge of a nerve ending. Whatever the cause, they are usually transient and harmless.
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Can corticosteroids cause me to twitch?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Yes: Corticosteroids have many side effects. The best way to know is top stop for 2 weeks and see if the twitch resolves.
Phoenix, AZ
A 45-year-old male asked:

Why does my heartbeat jump all over the place when excercising?

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Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
That depends: During exercise, your heart must pump more blood to deliver enough oxygen to your muscles. The heart rate should increase or decrease again depending on the amount of work the muscles do (the intensity of exercise). If the heartbeat is irregular, not just going faster or slower, that is not normal and should be evaluated by your doctor (perhaps by a stress test).

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