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A 34-year-old female asked:

Muscle twitching at rest all over my body except face. partner says it's getting worse at night when sleeping & happens all night. what is the cause?

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Dr. Arif Khan
A Verified Doctoranswered
Pain Management 12 years experience
Could be many things: This will require a thorough evaluation and diagnostic work up, esp. paying attention to serum electrolytes such as Calcium, potassium and maybe magnesium - deficiencies and/or excess of these can cause muscle twitching. Based on history and trend of your symptoms, you may need a neurology consult and also a review of your medications to make sure this isn't a side effect of something you are on.
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