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Als fear.muscles twitching randomly including eyelid.feel like arm is weak.thumb feels weird.normal neuro exam.als?scheduled for emg .
ALS fear.Have muscle twitches random and intermittent more so in leg.no weakness.w/o weakness is this probably nothing?do the twitches precede ALS?
Fasciculations: involving the tongue in addition to limb muscles would be more typical of ALS. The development of both upper motor neuron and lower motor neuron signs and symptoms is also an important feature of ALS. Upper motor neuron symptoms include increased muscle tone, spasticity, increased reflexes and pathological reflexes ( up going toe sign) Lower MN sign include atrophy, decreased tone and reflexes. ...Read more
Unsure I understand: Benzos don't generally cause muscle spasms. However, withdrawing from benzos, if you were using higher than usual doses, can cause this. If that is the case, get help immediately, because seizures, delirium, markedly elevated blood pressure and pulse and many other potentially life and/or health-threatening things can happen to you. Go to your doctor, an ER or an urgent care setting. ...Read more
Not related: I am assuming you mean "pinched nerve" in the neck? This would probably not be related to facial numbness or eye twitching. Furthermore, two different nerves control facial sensation and eyelid closure, so more than one nerve would have to be irritated. Other conditions, such as ms as mentioned, could play a role in all 3. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very common: Twitching of the eyelid muscle is a common thing and usually nothing to worry about. It may get worse with fatigue, stress or too much caffeine. If you develop any other problems such as double vision or other nerve problems then you should be evaluated by an eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Involuntary movements an issue? Have invol. Movements only when i try sleeping. Lip puckering/ twitching. Jaw moving. Muscle twitch. Face twitching.
Could be normal.: Involuntary movements may occur during the dreaming phase of sleep. Some people may have difficulty getting to sleep because they worry a lot and when they finally fall asleep their muscles twitch which can cause them to wake up. It can also happen when you are very tired and yet you may have a hard time to relax and sleep. I wouldn't worry too much about this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do muscle twitches start before weakness in ALS ?muscle twitches for past 12 days.arm feels weird and that's arm w twitches but twitches other places
Twitches: Muscle twitches are often present in ALS, but there are many causes of muscle twitching that are not ALS. For many people, such a symptom is entirely benign. It appears the internet information out there generally indicates ALS for muscle twitching- that is not what most of us would say in clinic. Here is another resource: http://www.neurocuro.com/muscle-twitching-and-fasciculation/ ...Read more
Hereditary ALS: Genetic familial ALS is very rare, and clusters in folks of South Pacific backgrounds. Most likely you have benign fasciculations, but thyroid dysfunction may also be a culprit. Suggest you have these items checked by a neurologist, just to reassure you if nothing else. My condolences for the loss of your sister. ...Read more
Involuntary movements + brisk reflexes: saw neurologist; MRI, EEG, found nothing, conclusion: psychological? Now tingling in left pinky+ring fingers
Involuntary mvmts: There are some causes that have not been addressed, but the first two could be due to a psychological cause. Expect some kind of follow up evaluation and continued discussion to help close the case on these. Tingling in the left hand fingers probably is due to something different, such as mild ulnar nerve compression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difference between tics and spasms? Involuntary foot jerks, leg movements, finger jerks, & jaw jerks that stop occurring when busy. What are these?
Need sleep eval: You may need a sleep study with a seizure montage to see what the exact cause is. See a sleep specialist who is also a neurologist and will be best trained to rule out a night time seizure disorder and a myoclonic disorder. After a careful history, it is possible that the neurologist will opt for a 72 hour seizure study first. Best wishes. ...Read more
Myokymia: Most commonly twitching over the eyelid is rather benign, and is associated with fatigue, eye strain, stress, etc. However, less commonly, may be seen associated with problems at the brainstem (pons). The latter more likely involves more widespread areas of the face. Get reassured by a visit to an eye specialist. ...Read more