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A 34-year-old female asked:

My body has been twitching and jerking a lot along with numbness and pricking in face, legs and arms for 2 months!what could this be? very scary!

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor should check: Twitching, jerking, numbness, and prickly sensations of the skin are nerve symptoms. So, a person can see a primary care doctor and also a neurologist to figure out what is irritating the nerves or nerve endings. Some causes are drug effects (both medications and illegal drugs can be causes), chemical effects, brain or nerve diseases, etc... One can write down the symptoms to show the doctors.
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 47 years experience
Twitches: There are many things that can cause your symptoms, like various electrolyte imbalances, diabetes, various muscle diseases, adverse effects of a number of drugs, alcohol, etc. I strongly urge you to consult your family doctor and/or a neurologist.

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