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What medical condition causes uncontrollable jerking movements of the arms/ legs?

What medical condition causes uncontrollable jerking movements of the arms/ legs?

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

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I am experiencing limb spasms, abnormal movements (quality: uncontrollable and repetitive), hip pain and leg pain. The following also describe me... No BP in L. arm, dr barely found pulse in L. wrist. Vascular?

I am experiencing limb spasms, abnormal movements (quality: uncontrollable and repetitive), hip pain and leg pain. The following also describe me... No BP in L. arm, dr barely found pulse in L. wrist. Vascular?

Get examined: The lack of pulse/blood pressure in left arm may signal a serious vascular condition. You need to get examined ASAP and be evaluated to rule out some life threatening possible causes. Please se a cardiologist or vascular specialist immediately! ...Read more

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My arms and legs are making a crackling sound everytime i any movement. Why is that?

My arms and legs are making a crackling sound everytime i any movement. Why is that?

Cracking joints: Often are due to some mild instability inside of joints, and some gas bubbles escaping from the joint fluid leads to the cracking (like cracking your knuckles in your hands). Sometims, tendons can rub over a bony prominence or eachother (or over the joint capsule) and that can also be the cause. There is no evidence that under normal load, cracking is destructive. ...Read more

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I have slow movement in my left arm and leg my b p is normal and I am feeling fewer senses in my left heel?

SOME GUESSES: Your description may suggest a focal neurological problem such as a prior stroke or parkinson's disease, but, of course, there may well be other explanations, and a direct visit to a neurologist would be very useful. Pursue the situation and get to the bottom of it. Best of luck. ...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 conditions. ...Read more

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Monday, Tues: my left arm/left leg have been tingly/weak. Comes and gradually goes with movement. Today same also face and right leg. Pinched nerve?

Monday, Tues: my left arm/left leg have been tingly/weak. Comes and gradually goes with movement. Today same also face and right leg. Pinched nerve?

Pinched nerve: The symptoms do not correlate with a pinched nerve. The problem may at the brain level rather than the nerve root. It is important to see a neurologist who can perform a thorough history and physical examination and identify the cause of the numbness and weakness. ...Read more

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On 15 mg buspirone a day for 7 days. Woke up with invol movement of arms and legs. Doc said to take 5mg for 7 days.should I continue taking it at all?

No, in my opinion: The reaction you have may be what is called an "extrapyramidal reaction" related to Dopamine D2 receptor actions of buspirone. Movement disorders can result and there can be concern regarding generation of long term movement disorder. Your reaction might be temporary but if you are prone to this kind of reaction continued use is questionable. ...Read more

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I began taking Effexor (venlafaxine) 75mg 12ish weeks ago. I've started getting sporadic jerking movements in arms/legs etc occasionaly. Is this normal/nonconcerning?

I began taking Effexor (venlafaxine) 75mg 12ish weeks ago. I've started getting sporadic jerking movements in arms/legs etc occasionaly. Is this normal/nonconcerning?

Fix problems: Effexor (venlafaxine) 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 (venlafaxine) 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

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Can whiplash cause paralysis and loos of legs and arms movement permenantly, because my neurosurgeon said like that?

Can whiplash cause paralysis and loos of legs and arms movement permenantly, because my neurosurgeon said like that?

Rarely: Less than 1 percent of patients with whiplash can develop neurologic deficits and that is when there is such severe whiplash that the cervical spine is involved and has been injured as well. If you are having these symptoms, there are other causes, and an MRI of cervical spine should be done urgently but that has likely been done considering you have seen a neurosurgeon already. ...Read more

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Rx Inability to ambulate. However, no movement neck head chess both arms and legs. Inability to ambulate mean total paralyzation?

Rx Inability to ambulate. However, no movement neck head chess both arms and legs. Inability to ambulate mean total paralyzation?

Inability to ambulat: JulianneB ~ from this description, there is inability to ambulate(walk) and no movement of neck, head, chest arms and legs. Were you breathing? This is the description of a comatose individual and if you were not it sounds like a very bad clinical note! Or perhaps we should see more of the note to decipher! Thanks ...Read more

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Does Spinal Stenosis affect the arms as well as legs? My arms are weak and have movements I can't control, plus pain. Walking is hard sometimes.

Does Spinal Stenosis affect the arms as well as legs?  My arms are weak and have movements I can't control, plus pain.  Walking is hard sometimes.

Spinal stenosis: Spinal stenosis may affect the arms or the legs, or both. It tend to occur in the lumbar spine and the cervical spine. These areas regulate input to the legs and arms respectively. Some people may have spinal stenosis in both regions, or either region, or the spine. ...Read more

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38y f. Aphasia, neuropthy, fibromyalgia, delayed muscle movement(arms&legs won't go), recent swelling, drifting while walking. Could this be serious? Help.

38y f. Aphasia, neuropthy, fibromyalgia, delayed muscle movement(arms&legs won't go), recent swelling, drifting while walking. Could this be serious? Help.

It is time to see: A neurologist. You have described poor motor coordination, the presence of neurological gait abnormalities. Neurologists specialize in disease of and damage to the nervous system and symptoms you presented.
Rec.: make an appointment with your primary care physician to discuss whether a visit to a neurologist is warranted. Hope it helps... ...Read more

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I have chronic pain in my left lower leg and knee. I also have a very sore shoulder on the right side, and movement of my arm is limited. X-rays of the knee and shoulder shows no abnormalities. Do I need to see Specialist?

I have chronic pain in my left lower leg and knee. I also have a very sore shoulder on the right side, and movement of my arm is limited. X-rays of the knee and shoulder shows no abnormalities. Do I need to see Specialist?

Maybe: One possible more common cause of shoulder pain and limited movement is rotator cuff injury. This usually will not show up on plain x-rays. It can often be a chronic nagging type injury and you may want to see an orthopedic specialist. The knee pain may be some form of arthritis though not enough info for me as you mention lower leg pain as well. Again, an orthopedic surgeon may be of help. ...Read more

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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?

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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Nauseous, numbness and tingling in hands, legs, and feet. Pain in my right arm, limited movement with that arm.

Nauseous, numbness and tingling in hands, legs, and feet. Pain in my right arm, limited movement with that arm.

Numbness: Most concerning is the pain in the right arm. If this is something new it needs evaluation by a physician. The diffuse numbness and tingling could be from any number of causes. An infectious or inflammatory workup may also be indicated. Again, the pain and lack of movement in the right arm needs more immediate attention. ...Read more

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I have episodic numbness, weakness all over, my legs and arms, before a bowel movement which relieves it. I had a lung infection a few months ago.

I have episodic numbness, weakness all over, my legs and arms, before a bowel movement which relieves it. I had a lung infection a few months ago.

Merits evaluation.: Your symptoms merit a visit to your doctor for a careful history and physical exam as well as routine blood tests and perhaps a 24 hour holter test. Checking your blood pressure sitting and standing, your heart rhythm, and a careful neurologic exam might provide the clues to your problem. ...Read more

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I have shakey, unsmooth movements, particularly in my arms when lowering them from a raised position, I also get this in other limbs too. I do not shake when resting. Thankyou for any help/advice given.

I have shakey, unsmooth movements, particularly in my arms when lowering them from a raised position, I also get this in other limbs too. I do not shake when resting. Thankyou for any help/advice given.

Shakey: There are lots of possibilities for what is happening. Please see your doctor to get a diagnosis. He/she MAY refer you to a neurologist. The sooner your know and get any possible needed treatment the better. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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5 mo's postop quad bypass n still having sharp stabbing pains on rt side that goes to arm, with movement and sneezing. What can be the cause of this.

5 mo's postop quad bypass n still having sharp stabbing pains on rt side that goes to arm, with movement and sneezing. What can be the cause of this.

Non-cardiac: Hi. Your pain doesn't have the characteristics I associate with cardiac pain, but more with the sternotomy itself. If the bone is not healing well, you could feel such pain. You could ask the surgeon who did the job. If the bone is shifting with movement, sneezing, etc, it will hurt. Get enough calcium and vitamin D for bone healing to take place. Good luck! ...Read more