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A 35-year-old female asked:

Normal to have sudden onset of hard myoclonic jerks while awake but relaxed? entire body.

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Dr. Keshab Paudel
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
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 may experience just before falling asleep. These forms of myoclonus occur in healthy people and rarely present a problem. If you believe this is a myoclonus and gives you a problem, i would suggest you to see your pcp.

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