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what causes excessive muscle twitches? my thighs, calves, thumbs, and other body parts will twitch for months at a time?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Muscle twitches: There are many causes of muscle twitches, such as electrolyte imbalances, medication side effects, or too much caffeine. They are usually self-limiting. When they are excessive, they are concerning. There are neurological conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als) that can cause muscle twitches. Please go see a physician for a thorough history, exam and appropriate testing.

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