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Could these symptoms be related? Joint pain/ inflammation, fatigue, postural hypotension, dry mouth, poor memory/'fog', arm/hand twitches, clumsiness

Could these symptoms be related? Joint pain/ inflammation, fatigue, postural hypotension, dry mouth, poor memory/'fog', arm/hand twitches, clumsiness

Possibly: It is possible that you may have one single condition, although it would seem more likely to be a number of conditions that may be contributing. There are a number of inflammatory arthropathies, lupus, for example, that can cause joint complaints but also a variety of systemic manifestations in their more advanced state. Consider being seen. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald McCarren
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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area, or uncontrollable twitching of a muscle group that is served by a single motor nerve fiber. Muscle twitches are minor and often go unnoticed. Some are common and normal. Others are signs of ...Read more


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My right arm and hand have been twitching/jerking randomly. What would be causing this?

My right arm and hand have been twitching/jerking randomly. What would be causing this?

Twitching hand /arm: F/u/ w/ doc urgent care /ER today. May be thyroid, parathyroid, calcium, magnesium, renal function (which affects electrolytes), rarely may be MS, neurologic issues f/u /today. ...Read more

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Why is my right arm/hand shaking and twitching? I need some advice.

Why is my right arm/hand shaking and twitching? I need some advice.

This is dangerous: You don't provide any other information, but you could possibly be having a stroke or a limited seizure or a severe chemical imbalance and my best advice is, you should be seeking medical attention right now. ...Read more

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Assume there is nerve pinch between thoracic and arm w/symptoms-arm pain & finger twitch & hand numb during sleep, will Bikram yoga help or worsen it?

Assume there is nerve pinch between thoracic and arm w/symptoms-arm pain & finger twitch & hand numb during sleep, will Bikram yoga help or worsen it?

Agree: Dr krauser urges you to put the cart before the horse and get diagnosed. Lots of push to get into alternative therapies by entrepreneurial promoters, but you need to know what is wrong, as things can get worse rather rapidly with certain activities. Sounds like you do have nerve issues, and consider thoracic outlet, but also more peripheral nerve issues. ...Read more

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An accident 3 years ago caused nerves in right hand and arm to be severed. Since then gone for one surgery. But today thumb kept twitching non stop?

An accident 3 years ago caused nerves in right hand and arm to be severed. Since then gone for one surgery. But today thumb kept twitching non stop?

TWITCHING: May be a sign of INNERVATION! (Nerve "coming back") Unfortunately, it can also occur with the ABSENCE of nerve connections! Your Surgeon can order an EMG\NCS (Probably a repeat since you very likely have had the study before)
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I have aching arms and my hands and wrists have been in pain since august. I read that this is a sign of Als. I also have twitching all over.

I have aching arms and my hands and wrists have been in pain since august. I read that this is a sign of Als. I also have twitching all over.

Oh, not another one: This icebucket challenge thing, which I barely noticed when it was happening, seems to have had the unforeseen & unintended consequence of causing an epidemic of ALS anxiety among great swathes of perfectly healthy 20- and 30-somethings. You have pain & you jump straight to ALS? About 60% of ALS pts have pain but one HUNDRED percent have weakness. No weakness, no worries. ...Read more

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Early 20's male, I been having weaknes on left arm and hand and left leg but comes and goes, some twitching around my body any ideas, ? Thanks

Early 20's male, I been having weaknes on left arm and hand and left leg but comes and goes, some twitching around my body any ideas, ? Thanks

Any ideas?: Here's an idea: See a doctor. It doesn't sound like something you should blow off. Weakness in an arm and a leg on one side at the same time should be checked out before you decide not to worry about it. ...Read more

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I began shaking and twitching all over my body after I woke up, and I have tremors in my hands, feet, arms. Eating didn't help, not too stressed out.?

I began shaking and twitching all over my body after I woke up, and I have tremors in my hands, feet, arms. Eating didn't help, not too stressed out.?

Tremors: You need to be evaluated by physician it could be anything ranging from a thyroid problem. If the tremors are persisting I would recommend you going to an emergency room or urgent care ...Read more

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22/m having cramps in my hands, arms, twitching al over my body, and neck when I make gesture, some weakness what's the % of me having ALS?

22/m having cramps in my hands, arms, twitching al over my body, and neck when I make gesture, some weakness what's the % of me having ALS?

Less than 1%...: You would likely benefit greatly from proper nutrition, hydration, adequate and regular sleep, and exercise. See your doctor or a neurologist for a thorough evaluation and tests if simple lifestyle changes do not help. ...Read more

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I have a question and nobody seems to answer me, 23 /m left hand, arm, leg, foot sometimes ate weak and shake, also have twitching all over? Als?

I have a question and nobody seems to answer me, 23 /m left hand, arm, leg, foot sometimes ate weak and shake, also have twitching all over? Als?

Neurologic symptoms: The symptoms described suggest a neurological disorder. Have your doctor work with a neurologist to get to the bottom of this. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause visible and non-visible muscle twitching sometimes painful in the legs and feet? Twitching also in face, hands and arms.

Can a pinched nerve cause visible and non-visible muscle twitching sometimes painful in the legs and feet? Twitching also in face, hands and arms.

I would recommend: You see a doctor for evaluation. For one thing one nerve would not cause twitching in feet, hands, face and arms, that would have to be different nerves...... ...Read more

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Not looking for diagnosis just ideas, Iseeing my doc in jan, 22/m some weaknes in left arm and leg comes and goes, hand cramps, twitching, als?

Not looking for diagnosis just ideas, Iseeing my doc in jan, 22/m some weaknes in left arm and leg comes and goes, hand cramps, twitching, als?

You're right No Dx: You are absolutely correct. On the basis of what you have presented no diagnosis is actually possible much less placing ALS as a possibility. Your age and the fact that you are saying weakness comes and goes on one side of your body puts that off the table. If you are interested in a private consultation to get more ideas on this please feel free to look me up at www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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I twitched all over for a week. I feel like I have compressed nerves in left arm/hand and left leg. Now scalp is twitching 2" above left ear. Anxiety?

I twitched all over for a week. I feel like I have compressed nerves in left arm/hand and left leg. Now scalp is twitching 2" above left ear. Anxiety?

Twitching: The symptoms you have are very diffuse and do not correspond to any discrete neurological condition such as a stroke. Diffuse neurological symptoms can be seen with certain metabolic conditions such as kidney failure, infections, or liver disease. I doubt you have any of these and I suspect these symptoms could be due to anxiety. See your doctor for a complete work up. ...Read more

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33yr female. Sudden onset of achy bones, pins&needles in arms/hands. Forgetfulness, 1 eye twitching, complete exhaustion. Happens every 5 months or so.?

33yr female. Sudden onset of achy bones, pins&needles in arms/hands. Forgetfulness, 1 eye twitching, complete exhaustion. Happens every 5 months or so.?

Aches, foregetful: Twitches, exhausted. All of this suggests the need for you to see your doctor. Tell him/her everything. The doc will examine you and MAY refer you to a neurologist for appropriate tests. Please follow through and you will likely find your answer. Peace and good health. ...Read more