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should i be worried about muscle twitching?

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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
No: It's likely result of caffeine excess, sleep deprivation or temporary neurologic irritation. Should resolve on it's own.

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A 53-year-old member asked:

How do you treat persistent muscle twitching after stopping benzodiazin?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Time...: Typically it will take time. Benzos act on the brain similar to alcohol, and withdrawal can cause many things, including twitches. Remember, taking benzos or alcohol may help temporarily, but the problem will just be delayed. If you are taking other medications (such as meds for mental illness), see your dr to make sure these are not contributing, as the benzos could have been covering this up.
A 42-year-old member asked:

I have a muscle twitching around my rib cage. What is it?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
It could be GERD: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) is a chronic digestive disease that occurs when stomach acid or, occasionally, bile flows back (refluxes) into your food pipe (esophagus). The backwash of acid irritates the lining of your esophagus and causes gerd signs and symptoms.
A 42-year-old member asked:

One of my muscles was twitching today. Should I worry or just wait until tomorrow?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Don't worry,be happy: Muscle twitches happen to everyone at some time. When i get one it is quite random in location. Frequent twitching can be related to anxiety, stress, hyper-caffeination, etc. Don't worry, unless it continues in one place with signicant frequency.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Is there any immediate cure for muscle twitching?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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See a doc: It is important to try to find the underlying causes of muscle twitching. Usually if this is done, the twitching can be "cured". There are many reasons for muscles to twitch including, fatigue, too much caffeine, thyroid disorders, disorders of calcium or magnesium metabolism, toxins and some neurological disorders. See your doc and have it evaluated.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Neurological symptoms! twitching muscles. Issomething wrong?

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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 17 years experience
Many possibilities: Muscle twitches can be caused by many different conditions, some dangerous and some completely benign, see your doctor to help narrow down causes and determine if any treatment is necessary.

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