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What can cause persistent muscle twitching?

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Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 46 years experience
Nerve pressure: Possible causes include pressure on the nerves from muscles or spinal discs. There are neurologic conditions that can cause it as well as metabolic ones. Need to see a doctor.

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A 53-year-old member asked:

How do you treat persistent muscle twitching after stopping benzodiazin?

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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 28-year-old male asked:

What causes eyelids to have a twitch.Almost as if it were muscle twitches?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Cause is not known: Trembling of an eyelid, which happens in normal people, is called myokymia (an involuntary, spontaneous, quivering of a few muscle cell bundles within a muscle). Myokymia starts and stops spontaneously. In the eyelids, it can last a few minutes to a few days. One should see an ophthalmologist (md eye doctor) if such symptoms persist, keep recurring, or are combined with any other symptoms.
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 35 years experience
Most of the time it is related to stress and fatigue.
Feb 2, 2012
A 21-year-old male asked:

What could be the cause of muscle twitching in my shoulder?

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Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 17 years experience
This could be: An electrolyte abnormality such as hypokalemia (low potassium) or hypercalcemia (high calcium). It could also be due to dehydration, muscle spasm from over exertion. Be sure to drink plenty of h2o and if it persists see your doctor for blood work.
Aberdeen, NJ
A 24-year-old female asked:

What can be the cause of muscle twitching with no weakness. ?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. Causes of muscle twitching range from trivial abnormality in electrolytes to life threatening illness like ALS. It would be prudent to see your doctor. Wish you good health!
United Kingdom
A 42-year-old female asked:

Does sciatica cause muscle twitching?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
Sciatica: Sciatica is just a term used for an irritated or compressed nerve root and muscle twitching can also occur with this disorder.

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