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A 29-year-old male asked:

Can anxiety and stress really cause muscle twitching and soreness throughout the body (arms, legs, shdr, butt)? clear brain mri. the fear pending the mri results was 6 days ago, can anxty/stress symptoms last this long? (how long hyperstimul last??

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Before I would attribute all these symptoms to anxiety and stress I would want to rule out conditions like deficiency of calcium,magnesium and electrolyte imbalance,muscle overuse,muscle fatigue or actual muscle inflammatory disease. A consultation with a rheumatologist or neurologist would be worthwhile.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Agree with Dr Colantino, and it is important to have blood studies but also an EMG test. (Am unclear as to why MRI of brain was done.) Perhaps the anxiety and stress is appropriate to your worry about the significance of your symptoms and signs. If this persists once answers are forthcoming, then consider counseling. First, see knowledgable specialists, and get advice.

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