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A 25-year-old member asked:

Idk how i know but sometimes, when i am sleeping i feel my body or limbs shake like i am having seizure. i can't stop it or wake up. what is happening?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Shaking at night: I can't tell you what is happening, but i can tell you that it is not a common generalized seizure because then you would be unconscious. There is a common disorder that occurs at night called myoclonic jerks, but these movements are sudden and intermittent jerks of the arm and/or legs. They do not tend to go on all night. I would consider causes like stress or drugs.
Last updated Nov 21, 2017


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