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Restless legs, constant crying, muscle twitching, wakes up a lot @nite, constant worry on health, tingling, can't focus, very tense upper back/neck muscle is this anxiety? Wifes symptoms, can't help her : (

Restless legs, constant crying, muscle twitching, wakes up a lot @nite, constant worry on health, tingling, can't focus, very tense upper back/neck muscle is this anxiety? Wifes symptoms, can't help her : (

Need psych evaluatio: You are describing elements of depression
(crying spells, sleep disturbance and inability to concentrate). Need full psychiatric evaluation to rule out medical disorders as cause and treatment asap. ...Read more

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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I got tested for gonorrhea it came back posistive after I look on line seeing gonorrhea contract HIV I got scared stress started crying i.Get muscle twitching wen im up but not wen I sleep I loss my appetite can't focus im getn weird sharp pain but it als

I got tested for gonorrhea it came back posistive after I look on line seeing gonorrhea contract HIV I got scared stress started crying i.Get muscle twitching wen im up but not wen I sleep I loss my appetite can't focus im getn weird sharp pain but it als

Probably not HIV: I agree with previous reply. I'll add that although having or getting gonorrhea does increase the risk of HIV, gonorrhea is far more common than HIV and the odds are you don't have HIV. Get tested for HIV if not yet done; you can expect negative. HIV doesn't cause symptoms like yours; I agree it's probably stress/anxiety. If your gonorrhea hasn't yet been treated, get to the clinic or doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Extremely frustrated w/my health no doctor can explain my muscle twitching, constant crying, lack of sleep, restlessness, dysautonomia, tingling, and pain?

Extremely frustrated w/my health no doctor can explain my muscle twitching, constant crying, lack of sleep, restlessness, dysautonomia, tingling, and pain?

Mental Health: Perhaps it is time to seek assistance outside of a normal clinic such as at a naturopath's office. Any chronic pain and stressful situation can lead to mental health issues and from your question it would appear that any healing you get will or should include some work on your spirit and mental health. ...Read more

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My head felt weird real dizzy like then I had a tingling sensation through my whole body with lots of body twitching what is this?

My head felt weird real dizzy like then I had a tingling sensation through my whole body with lots of body twitching what is this?

Not your ears: Highly unlikely to be related to your ears. I would be concerned about a metabolic issue. A low calcium or hyperventilation. While unlikely without a focal deficit (arm or leg paralysis/ loss of vision, etc.) possible neurologic issue - would see a neurologist if persists or go to ER. ...Read more

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Is whole body twitching with no other accompanying symptoms worrisome? I've had persistent twitching, which I think started in eye, for about a week.

Is whole body twitching with no other accompanying symptoms worrisome? I've had persistent twitching, which I think started in eye, for about a week.

This can be fatigue: This could be due to fatigue

You can ask your physician to help clarify his other things we would consider would be a neurologic issue. ...Read more

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I left strenght training 3 months ago. Now there are muscle twitching in my whole body, no weakness, no atrophy. But nowthere are pins & needle (leg)?

I left strenght training 3 months ago. Now there are muscle twitching in my whole body, no weakness, no atrophy. But nowthere are pins & needle (leg)?

One possibility..: Although rare, there is a neurologic condition, benign fasciculation syndrome characterized by twitches, cramping, tingling without weakness (that is a quick summary). See a neurologist or a physiatrist for evaluation to be sure. Whether it is this or something else, physical exam can reveal a lot. It could be a simple electrolyte imbalance. If neurologic, the nerves can be tested easily. ...Read more

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How is it that I might be experiencing involuntary body twitching and jerking?

How is it that I might be experiencing involuntary body twitching and jerking?

Potential answers: Sudden involuntary sharp jerks could be myoclonus, but you could also have a tremor issue, or even focal motor seizures. See a neurologist and get this diagnosed. ...Read more

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What can explain body twitching during sleep?

What can explain body twitching during sleep?

Depends on the type: If your leg or arm jumps you could have restless leg syndrome which is treatable. Other remedies may include more rest or evaluation of your body chemicals such as potassium. ...Read more

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What underlying conditions causes muscle twitching all over your body?

What underlying conditions causes muscle twitching all over your body?

The most common: Cause is dehydration mineral/vitamin deficiency. That being said, there are other issues, that can present this way early, such as ms, but without any other symptoms, its not likely. Try hydrating well and taking a multivitamin and see if that helps. If not, see your primary doc for full workup. ...Read more

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Intermittent body twitching in both sides from over 2 month with no weakness or numbness can that be serious?

Doubtful: Twitching is likely nothing to worry about, especially on both sides of your body and without other symptoms. It's reasonable to see your doctor for an exam and perhaps some blood tests to check your electrolytes and thyroid function. ...Read more

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Can my body twitching be because of the nonstop diahrrea I have had since coming back from vacation 6 months ago?

Can my body twitching be because of the nonstop diahrrea I have had since coming back from vacation 6 months ago?

Yes: The short answer is yes, through electrolyte imbalance- potassium, magnesium, calcium, among others, combined with dehydration. I recommend as starting point seeing your doc for regular blood work, specifically electrolytes, with replacement as needed as well as stool studies in trying to understand the cause for your protracted diarrhea. ...Read more

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I'm having muscle twitching/fascinations (not painful) all over my body the past few days. What could be the cause?

I'm having muscle twitching/fascinations (not painful) all over my body the past few days. What could be the cause?

Many causes: The list of possible causes is rather extensive. Neurologic issues, electrolyte imbalance, muscular issues to name a few. Best to see your doctor for evaluation. Sorry this was not more helpful. Best of luck with this. Dr. R ...Read more

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Can MS cause muscle twitching all over the body?

Can MS cause muscle twitching all over the body?

Rather unlikely: Muscle twitching isn't usually associated with multiple sclerosis, and more likely would represent a problem with your thyroid, or a medication reaction, or even issues with metabolic imbalance. Less likely for your age, muscle, nerve, and motor neuron issues. You might possibly have benign fasciculations. See a neurologist and get this diagnosed; ...Read more

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Are there any neurotransmitter imbalances that would cause muscle twitching all over body?

Are there any neurotransmitter imbalances that would cause muscle twitching all over body?

What an odd question: The role of neurotransmitters in myoclonus is still under study. What you're describing can be caused by problems elsewhere in the body, and in fact very often is. The brain is just an unfortunate bystander. The underlying cause is what needs to be found. See your doctor and let him/her figure it out. And I'm afraid if you bring up neurotransmitters, you'll probably just get a blank stare. ...Read more

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Is constant involuntary body twitching/jerking, and body pain a sign of ALS or other neuro issues?

Is constant involuntary body twitching/jerking, and body pain a sign of ALS or other neuro issues?

ALS concerns: Are best addressed by a Neurologist who treats this. (Not all neurologists do) Exclude the many conditions that can cause muscle twitching first. Start with PMD and some blood tests and ask about a neurology consultation. ...Read more

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24m worried bout ALS muscle twitching all over body nothing really feels any weaker than norm just really worried about this awful disease?

ALS: I would have it evaluated then. Put your mind at ease. See a neurologist or physiatrist and get a good evaluation and possibly an electrodiagnostic study. Twitching in muscle is common and usually benign. ...Read more

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Is there anything other than Benign Fasciculation Syndrome that would cause muscle twitching throughout the body for years? Every day occurrence.

Is there anything other than Benign Fasciculation Syndrome that would cause muscle twitching throughout the body for years? Every day occurrence.

Probably not: I assume you had a complete metabolic as well as neurologic evaluation. It was suggested this is benign fasciculation because other conditions that can cause it would be neurologic conditions, which it appears you don't have. ...Read more

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Muscle twitching all over body. It started in my upper right arm now its off and on all over my body for over 24 hours.

Can occur all over: Muscle twitching can be from dehydration or problems in electrolytes. Cramps can also occur with this. Muscles can be affected by changing levels of sodium and potassium as well as thyroid issues. Sustained twitches are unusual as most are transient in nature. Benign muscle twitches tend to occur all over the body. ...Read more

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Since August 20 I started to have dayli muscle twitching all over my body that last a few seconds. Should I be concerned ALS, MS or something bad.

Since August 20 I started to have dayli muscle twitching all over my body that last a few seconds. Should I be concerned ALS, MS or something bad.

Fasciculations: This is quite common and nobody understands it. If everything else is good, relax. This is not how either illness presents. You may read up on "benign fasciculation syndrome" if you want. Some folks say that there are associated systemic symptoms such as fatigue; I doubt this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can random body twitching both sides be a sign of brain tumor? From months I got it as a single twitch each time and sometimes it last 6 to 7 sec?

Can random body twitching both sides be a sign of brain tumor? From months I got it as a single twitch each time and sometimes it last 6 to 7 sec?

Probably not: Most myoclonus in healthy people occurs at sleep onset, lasts only a second or two, and is totally benign. However, if you are concerned about yours, see your neurologist for examination and possibly further work up. Good luck! ...Read more

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Had all over muscle twitching for 4 months. I feel a one-time twitch in one part of my body and then it moves to another. Mostly legs. Bad or benign?

Had all over muscle twitching for 4 months. I feel a one-time twitch in one part of my body and then it moves to another. Mostly legs. Bad or benign?

Fasciculation: May be either or both. Twitching is related to involuntary movement of the muscle under the skin. The majority are benign and most or all people have at one time or another. It may be associated with diseases of the motor neuron, such as als. If persisting would have evaluated to a degree that it is concerning would have a neurologic evaluation. ...Read more

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Is muscle twitching common when you drink a lot of caffeine? I have been drinking a lot of caffeine and on topamax (topiramate). It's all over my body for week.

Is muscle twitching common when you drink a lot of caffeine? I have been drinking a lot of caffeine and on topamax (topiramate). It's all over my body for week.

Yes: A muscle twitch is an small local involuntary contraction of muscle. It's usually not a symptom of a serious illness. Excessive caffine intake can cause muscle twitching. Other causes are: occuring after muscular exertion, tension or anxiety and magnesium deficiency. Twitching associated with muscle weakness indicates a motor neuron disease. For more information see: http://bit. Ly/1rBtxRu ...Read more

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Is constant muscle twitching all over the body a symptom of early HIV infection?

Is constant muscle twitching all over the body a symptom of early HIV infection?

No: That is s non-specific finding and does not indicate any one specific disease process. If it is persistent I would go see your doctor for a full physical exam. ...Read more

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Can stress and anxiety cause severe body soreness, weakness, and muscle twitching all over constantly?

Can stress and anxiety cause severe body soreness, weakness, and muscle twitching all over constantly?

Yes, anxiety can: Produce such symptoms but so can many other things. It is important that you see your doc. If he/she rules out medical conditions please see a mental health professional. Do not rely on medication alone but learn some self-regulatory procedures like self-hypnosis, self talk changing, etc. Peace and good health. Biofeedback may be helpful also. ...Read more

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Muscle twitching at rest all over my body except face. Partner says it's getting worse at night when sleeping & happens all night. What is the cause?

Could be many things: This will require a thorough evaluation and diagnostic work up, esp. Paying attention to serum electrolytes such as Calcium, potassium and maybe magnesium - deficiencies and/or excess of these can cause muscle twitching.
Based on history and trend of your symptoms, you may need a neurology consult and also a review of your medications to make sure this isn't a side effect of something you are on. ...Read more

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Weight. Loss can gain weight loss of muscle dizziness some painless muscle twitching in body had a rough year can it be aniety and u no any other cause?

Weight. Loss can gain weight loss of muscle dizziness some painless muscle twitching in body had a rough year can it be aniety and u no any other cause?

See your PCP.: I am not sure if you are asking if weight loss or anxiety is causing muscle twitchings. Anxiety can certainly cause muscle twitches and also weight loss because the tension may make it difficult to eat. On the other hand, anxiety can also cause "anxious eating" or smoking or drinking alcohol. Your doctor could also rule out Hyperthyroidism which causes anxiety and weight loss. ...Read more

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Hello I have weak ana positive of titre 1:80 but have weakness in body with muscle twitching I have internal bleeding 7 month ago.

Hello I have weak ana positive of titre 1:80 but have weakness in body with muscle twitching I have internal bleeding 7 month ago.

Complex: Although the ANA titer is by no means diagnostic, the muscle twitching and history of internal bleeding (assume that no cause could be detected then) are disconcerting. Consider a neurologic consult for the muscle twitching, a rheumatology consult if you have joint symptoms. ...Read more

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6months ago I started having tingling in hands. Now I have muscle twitching all over my body. The tingling is more here and there.?

6months ago I started having tingling in hands. Now I have muscle twitching all over my body. The tingling is more here and there.?

Get neurology exam: When you first mention the tingling in your hands,
my first thought would be to evaluate possible
carpal tunnel syndrome
But the other symptoms are non specific
So I think you'll need a good neurology exam
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Does brain tumor symptom one side localized body twitching and cramps or full body twitching and cramps? When to worry and get a scan to rule it out.

Does brain tumor symptom one side localized body twitching and cramps or full body twitching and cramps? When to worry and get a scan to rule it out.

Sometimes.: Any new seizure-like symptoms (muscle twitching, body shaking, muscle cramping) should be evaluated by your physician. The symptoms are not necessarily a brain tumor. There are many other causes of these symptoms. But, see your doctor for an evaluation. Your doctor might order a scan. ...Read more

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Correlation muscle twitching throughout body developed 6 years ago, followed by low extrem tightness months later to unilateral low leg swelling 2013?

Correlation muscle twitching throughout body developed 6 years ago, followed by low extrem tightness months later to unilateral low leg swelling 2013?

One leg swelling: Does not tie into the previous two problems (atrophy could)
Swelling can be caused by leaky vessels, tissue injury, deep vein thrombosis, clogged lymphatics, bleeding into the leg, etc. Twitching followed by tightness of muscles obviates a good neurological assessment. ...Read more

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Can u have painless muscle twitching throughout the body with brain cancer?

Can u have painless muscle twitching throughout the body with brain cancer?

Yes.: Seizures can be caused by brain cancers, and they are known for causing involuntary muscle twitching. See your doctor about this as there is a way to identify if this is in fact seizures, and there is also treatment for stopping it. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

Crying = release of tears ...Read more