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Lancaster, SC
A 21-year-old female asked:

What underlying conditions causes muscle twitching all over your body?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
The most common: Cause is dehydration mineral/vitamin deficiency. That being said, there are other issues, that can present this way early, such as ms, but without any other symptoms, its not likely. Try hydrating well and taking a multivitamin and see if that helps. If not, see your primary doc for full workup.

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Atlanta, GA
A 31-year-old male asked:

Are there any neurotransmitter imbalances that would cause muscle twitching all over body?

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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 35 years experience
What an odd question: The role of neurotransmitters in myoclonus is still under study. What you're describing can be caused by problems elsewhere in the body, and in fact very often is. The brain is just an unfortunate bystander. The underlying cause is what needs to be found. See your doctor and let him/her figure it out. And I'm afraid if you bring up neurotransmitters, you'll probably just get a blank stare.
Turlock, CA
A 23-year-old female asked:

Can MS cause muscle twitching all over the body?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Rather unlikely: Muscle twitching isn't usually associated with multiple sclerosis, and more likely would represent a problem with your thyroid, or a medication reaction, or even issues with metabolic imbalance. Less likely for your age, muscle, nerve, and motor neuron issues. You might possibly have benign fasciculations. See a neurologist and get this diagnosed;
Last updated Mar 12, 2019


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