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Myoclonus Jerks And Kidney Issues
What neurological disorders could cause choking/ swallowing trouble usually while drifting off to sleep?Also have parethesia and myoclonic jerks.
Doctor can evaluate: A primary care doctor, an ENT doctor, a neurologist, and a sleep medicine specialist can help figure out what is going on if a person has sensations of trouble swallowing while going to sleep. There could be a problem with the nerves controlling muscles in the tongue, throat, esophagus, etc... There could be other disorders (such a swelling, looseness, tumors, etc...) in those parts of the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
Could I have multiple system atrophy at age 36? Suffer from tachycardia, memory issues, dizziness, fasciculations, brain fog, muscle pain, apathy?,
Prob not MSA: Yes, people at age 36 have MSA sometimes, and illness like it. Normally memory issues and muscle pain are not their symptoms. They tend to have ataxia- loss of balance- and trouble walking. MSA is normally diagnosed by brain MRI. Head injuries also can cause these symptoms. ...Read more
Not really: At least not in the formal definition of fm. However, they can exist in the same individual with fm. It wouldn't be the first time i had seen these coexist. However, i would seriously look for other treatable causes of paresthesias such as peripheral nerve entrapment syndromes. ...Read more
May have inherited epilepsy--generalized seizures on awakening, teen onset-- partial seizures with weird jaw sensation, too--possible myoclonic jerk?
?JME?: Not sure of your precise question, but will attempt an analysis. You may possess juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, and if correct, your best drugs might be either Depakote or keppra, (levetiracetam) (lamictal may not work quite as well here. Yet, you may be sub-therapeutic based on your description). Also, you seem to have several complexities, and i wonder how all these inter-relate. Go over this with neurologist. ...Read more
I am experiencing epileptic seizures. The following also describe me: Confusion, Eyes rolling back, Muscle twitching, and Blackouts (with memory l...
See a Neurologist!: You should see a neurologist ASAP. Every single seizure you have damages brain and places you in danger of sustaining other trauma while you are unconscious. You need to get this under control. Best wishes ...Read more
Experiencing myoclonic jerks 1+ yrs awake & asleep- NO other symptoms of neuro disorders, just the jerks. Anxiety suggests symptom of BFS?? worry?
What's the cure to hypokalemic periodic paralysis, hypocalcemia, hypertension, panic disorder and renal parenchymal disease? I have these.
Health Ed: There is no way that a physician can answer these many questions in 400 characters or less. Please break down into separate questions & ask one per entry. Please resubmit. ...Read more
Elderly male with dementia. What are causes of hand tremors? Tremors may prove to be a problem when eating with a spoon. Myoclonic jerks related?
Chronic dizziness, brain fog, muscle rigidity and neuropathy and episodes of confusion. Normal liver, thyroid and b12 tests. Any suggestions? Lost
Shakiness weakness of legs and arms numbness and timgling, twitches, postural tremor.Is it als?Have low b12normal MRI of brain and spine and sjogren's.
Not just yet: You have two very good reasons for your symptoms, sjogrens, and low b12. ...Read more
Possibly: High urinary copper excretion is most often associated with Wilson's disease, a hereditary disorder of copper metabolism. Other causes such as chronic liver disease may cause this. Further testing is indicated. Please follow up with your physician. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Is it normal to wake from nocturnal simple partial complex seizures shaking, nauseous, dizzy and weak, heart racing, disoriented? Not on meds?
Classification?: Your description mixes a lot of jargon which on one hand is very specific but does not go together on the other hand. I.E. There is no simple complex seizure, either it is simple or complex. If you are using these terms i presume you have been diagnosed. If this seizure is a new occurrence then it would be important to look into why you had a seizure, i would recommend to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Is sleepmyoclonus same as periodic limb movement disorder? 1 ped neuro diagnosed my 5 yo daughter's sleeptime jerks as sleepmyoclonus, other as plmd
Can be: can be called the Same they are different but similar ...Read more
MRI normal but had sleep paralysis symptoms on 1 side of body in daytime couldn't breathe I'm on keppra (levetiracetam) for dystonia like facial spasms was it siezure?
Please clarify: Try posting again and divide your sentences with punctuation (e.g. periods and commas). Start with what happened. Make the MRI secondary. The MRI didn't have this; you did. Please provide a clearer description of whatever this was. Forgive me for stating this, but your post is practically impossible to decipher. ...Read more
Is constant involuntary body twitching/jerking, and body pain a sign of ALS or other neuro issues?
Would Multiple System atrophy cause dizzy, tach up to 180bpm, shaky, memory issues, vision problems, twitching,, headaches, high epinephrine...?
Never seen 180 BPM: I've treated many a patient with MSA and recently lost a patient who was a good friend of mine to the same diagnosis after his 10 year battle. I've never seen a heart rate of 180 BPM. That's not autonomic dysfunction anymore as much as sinus node problem with the heart itself. MSA will cause more disruption of a dramatic nature with blood pressure but not escalate heart rate to those extremes. ...Read more
Husband has focul segmental glomular sclerosis and twitching in his muscles, why the twitching, tests normal? CK high, could it be adrenal fatigue?
Clarification: Hi. First of all, there is no such thing as "adrenal fatigue"; it's a farce and doesn't exist. So that's something you can eliminate as a problem immediately. The muscle twitching can be anything from electrolyte disorders due to his kidney disease to ALS; he needs to see his doctor. Hi CK can be evaluated to find the tissue source of the elevation, which will help determine the cause. Good luck! ...Read more