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A 25-year-old female asked:

How does stress and anxiety cause causes muscle twitches? how is that possible? my right thumb has been twitching for several weeks. it's annoying me!

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Please see doc to: make sure all is well medically. I see that you are a binge eater. Micronutrient imbalance is a possible cause, perhaps low magnesium. Check w/doc. Anxiety can produce an overall bracing ourselves do deal w/life, real or perceived dangers. Peace and good health. Try Herbert Benson's book, the Relaxation Response.
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Last updated May 29, 2014

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