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Should my muscles be twitching on their own!?

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Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 13 years experience
Maybe: Muscle twitching can be a normal thing. For example, college students staying up all night and drinking coffee can experience eyelid twitching. Occasional muscle twitching, without other symptoms, should not cause concern. However, if the symptoms persist, or get worse, or become associated with weakness in that muscle, or sensory changes, then it needs to be evaluated.

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Why do muscles twitch ?

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Nerves/muscle: Nerves act like wiring to trigger the muscles to move. Overactivity of nerves, or lower Disregulation of the nerves (disk disease, neuropathy) Lowered controls on the nerves (restless leg syndrome.... very very common, occurs during sleep with cramps! and more likely after a lot of use of muscle) Or... irritated muscles (low potassium/magnesium, muscle injury). these are some of the possibiliteis
A 41-year-old member asked:

Why is it that my muscles keep twitching?

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Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 16 years experience
Many things: Could be anything from a very benign to serious condition. Excessive caffeine (benign), ALS (serious). If its a problem, please have it checked out.
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A 16-year-old male asked:

Why do my muscles twitch in my calf?

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Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 33 years experience
Fasciculations: Fasciculations have a variety of causes, the majority of which are benign, but can also be due to disease of the motor neurons. They are encountered by virtually all healthy people, though for most, it is quite infrequent. If the neurological exam is otherwise normal and EMG testing does not indicate additional pathology, a diagnosis of benign fasciculation syndrome is usually made

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