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Abrupt Jerks Of The Arms Or Legs
I get shock like sensations in my back that cause a momentary jerk of both arms and legs. Not a pain, just feels like someone shocked me, a jolt. ?
My body has been twitching and jerking a lot along with numbness and pricking in face, legs and arms for 2 months!what could this be? Very scary!
Doctor should check: Twitching, jerking, numbness, and prickly sensations of the skin are nerve symptoms. So, a person can see a primary care doctor and also a neurologist to figure out what is irritating the nerves or nerve endings. Some causes are drug effects (both medications and illegal drugs can be causes), chemical effects, brain or nerve diseases, etc... One can write down the symptoms to show the doctors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypnic jerks: Jerking movements occurring as one is falling asleep are called hypnic jerks and are normal. Jerks during sleep may be periodic limb movements if they are repetitive, brief, and occur in series. If they cause poor sleep or daytime sleepiness, they can be treated, but they often occur in normal subjects. Jerks may occur with sleep apnea , parasomnias (abnormal sleep behavior), and seizures. ...Read more
Sudden onset of first of all jerking shoulder & arm when lying flat then arms/hands & legs! but is always there when i out stretch arms?
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
Random, painless muscle jerks in arms and/or legs plus occasional neck spasm with no history of sci, or other injuries. What would cause this?
Movement disorder: Dystonias or other movement disorders are often painless, involving often bizarre posturing or sudden random motions. There are a considerable variety of these, some of which are post-infectious, secondary to medications, psychiatric disorders, as well as genetically-determined movement disorders. If this a persistent problem, see a neurologist. ...Read more
I have painful muscle jerks while trying to sleep, it first started in my legs then all of a sudden my arms and now my whole body.They go on all night.?
I began taking Effexor 75mg 12ish weeks ago. Ive started getting sporadic jerking movements in arms/legs etc occasionaly. Is this normal/nonconcerning?
Fix problems: Effexor can cause myoclonus. Make sure iron problem is resolved. Iron is an important co-factor for the enzyme Tyrosine Hydroxylase (the rate limiting enzyme in the production of Dopamine and related neurotransmitters (nor-epinephrine). Effexor blocks the re-uptake of Serotonin and nor-epinephrine. If the iron is OK you might want to re-check your calcium / Vit D and even consider getting an EEG ...Read more
22/m had weaknes in arms n legs on and off , some twitching in legs , now notice some muscle jerking , it's not constant it varies places , any ideas?
Be seen: There are multiple potential causes, I would certainly be seen as soon as possible. Potential causes can include disorders of the muscular or neurological systems or a metabolic condition. Be seen for a diagnosis that is more specific as well as treatment options. ...Read more
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