A 18-year-old male asked:
Earlier this week i began getting twitches on the left side of my body. most in my left eye and my left upper arm. don't think it is stress based. also don't believe it is sleep based. any suggestions on how to stop it?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Maybe: Muscle weakness and twitching are associated with many problems, some benign like fatigue, anxiety, dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, thyroid problems, nerve injuries, and some severe like stroke, encephalitis, meningitis, Lou Gehrigs disease (ALS), multiple sclerosis (MS). See your Dr for a full workup so that any serious problems can be identified and treated.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
21 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Dec 5, 2020
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $44!
50% off with $19/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.