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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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;

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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.

Dr. Alan Mease
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Crying (Definition)

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