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My uncle recently began to have involuntary movements of the arms, legs, feet and mouth (like a breathing fish) with movements of tongue inside mouth?

My uncle recently began to have involuntary movements of the arms, legs, feet and mouth (like a breathing fish) with movements of tongue inside mouth?

Chorea: Chorea is dance like movement of the arms and trunk. Many movement disorders can be associated with this symptom. Certain medications can also cause these symptoms, especially the ones you are describing in the tongue, which may represent tardive dyskinesia. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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Involuntary Movements (Eg, Lip Smacking, Picking) (Definition)

Involuntary movements are a clinical finding in which there are muscle contractions that are not intentional. These are caused by a variety of muscle and nerve disorders. ...Read more


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Involuntary jerking movements on legs/arms, sometimes it is so bad. Why?

Involuntary jerking movements on legs/arms, sometimes it is so bad. Why?

Jerky movements: These involuntary movements can be caused by many neurological conditions, like dystonia, essential tremors, multiple system atrophy, huntingtons disease, myoclonus, parkinsons disease, certain drugs etc. You should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Involuntary jerking movements on legs/arms, sometimes it is so bad that I would almost fall off my seat.?

Involuntary jerking movements on legs/arms, sometimes it is so bad that I would almost fall off my seat.?

Jerking movements: You need to be evaluated by your doctor.Needs detailed history, history of any other medical condion or syptoms, meds being taken, alcohol use etc.And a detailed physical exam and may be lab and if needed imaging tests to find out the cause, as these movements can be caused by many different conditions. ...Read more

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I have minor involuntary movements like a finger twitch or a leg jerk especially when I'm lying down. What cud this be due to?

I have minor involuntary movements like a finger twitch or a leg jerk especially when I'm lying down. What cud this be due to?

Need examination: Twitches in the limbs can often occur without provocation & generally are considered to be clinically insignificant. If they become frequent or can be brought on by specific stimulation or changes in position of a limb or joint then, investigation of a deeper nature is warranted. I'd be happy to consult you more fully. Please set up an appointment with me by going to: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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I am experiencing constant, repetitive, involuntary movements and twitches in my mouth, stomach, abdomen, and legs. Have anxiety & depress. Take med?

I am experiencing constant, repetitive, involuntary movements and twitches in my mouth, stomach, abdomen, and legs.  Have anxiety & depress.  Take med?

MOVEMENT DISORDER: This needs careful evaluation and diagnosis. You may be experiencing a reaction from prior medications, such as tardive dyskinesia, but you may be developing a new problem such as myoclonus, or choreoathetotic issues. See a neurologist and get this pin-pointed. ...Read more

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Why would I be experiencing involuntary muscle movement in my legs after surgery.

Why would I be experiencing involuntary muscle movement in my legs after surgery.

Leg movements: Many reasons why. You do not state how long after surgery, hours, days, weeks. Many issues with anesthesia after surgery for several days for some folks that could be a cause. If this persists for more than 3 days after surgery, please let your surgeon know. Hope this helps. Good luck ...Read more