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What is the difference between fasciculations and twitches? I've read benign fasciculations doesn't occour in the tongue, so what are thoose twitches?

What is the difference between fasciculations and twitches? I've read benign fasciculations doesn't occour in the tongue, so what are thoose twitches?

See your MD, or neur: You are not talking about minor issues. Particularly, in the context of psychoactive drugs (abilify (aripiprazole) and paroxetine) a movement disorder can represent important or serious problems. Changing or discontinuing drugs may be necessary, but that is not something you should do on your own. See the doctor who is prescribing your meds and if that isn't helpful see a neurologist for evaluation, soon. ...Read more

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Is it true the tongue can't have benign fasciculations? I can feel my tongue twitch sometimes, is it ALS?

Is it true the tongue can't have benign fasciculations? I can feel my tongue twitch sometimes, is it ALS?

No: By the time ALS affects the tongue the rest of your body would be compromised.
ALS is an "ascending" disease ...Read more

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I could feel my tip of tongue jolting every now again is it twitching or spasms?

I could feel my tip of tongue jolting every now again is it twitching or spasms?

Spasms: If you are not having trouble speaking at the time of these symptoms, it is doubtful that you're having significant tongue muscle spasms. These symptoms may simply be due to an irritable nerve or muscle fibers, but if they continue start with an examination by your otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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How do I stop myself from twitching and biting tongue during sleep?

How do I stop myself from twitching and biting tongue during sleep?

During sleep: See a physician about the twitching and a dentist to see if there are any dental findings that would contribute to this occurrence. ...Read more

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How can I stop myself from twitching and biting tongue during sleep?

How can I stop myself from twitching and biting tongue during sleep?

Nightguard: You should see your dentist and be evaluated for a night guard/need of orthodontic referral. Let us know what they say. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing twitching below my left eye near the cheek bone. This happens every time I swallow or press my tongue to the palate.

I've been experiencing twitching below my left eye near the cheek bone. This happens every time I swallow or press my tongue to the palate.

Nervous Tic: By definition a tic is a repetitive, uncontrollable, purposeless contraction of an individual muscle or group of muscles, usually in the face, arms, legs or shoulders. It could be chronic tic disorders or transient tic. Some tics are the result of brain injury, head trauma, or encephalitis, although most tics are idiopathic (the cause is not known). ...Read more

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Had emg of left arm and right leg yesterday, showed no abnormalities. I been twitching for 4 years. Would emg have shown anything if I had bulbar als. The twitch is on the tip of tongue and happens after flexed or touched. Blood work, thyroid normal.?

Had emg of left arm and right leg yesterday, showed no abnormalities. I been twitching for 4 years. Would emg have shown anything if I had bulbar als. The twitch is on the tip of tongue and happens after flexed or touched. Blood work, thyroid normal.?

Not bulbar ALS: If you had bulbar ALS, it would be obvious after 4 years. Many folks have these benign fasciculations. The best way I know to stop being preoccupied with trivial non-symptoms is to embrace high-level wellness. You're 28, young enough to be an Olympic champion. Really push your body in your favorite sport and resistance / aerobic training, eat like an athlete, and have a body you truly ENJOY. ...Read more

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What could cause your tongue to twitch uncontrollably?

What could cause your tongue to twitch uncontrollably?

Fasciculations: Tongue twitching could be fasciculations of the muscle. This should be evaluated to be sure it is not associated with other medical conditions. ...Read more

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I can feel my tongue twitch o couple of times a week. Should I worry?

I can feel my tongue twitch o couple of times a week. Should I worry?

Tongue twitching 4/4: Please do not worry about this. Sleep well, eat well, get some exercise, visit with friends and family, enjoy the summer.

I hope my other posts have reassured you. In case you need to hear from someone else, I will stop responding.

Cheers! ...Read more

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Tongue twitch every know and then. I will be sitting down on the couch and just feel my symmetrical hyperflexiatongue twitch almost in the center jus?

Tongue twitch every know and then. I will be sitting down on the couch and just feel my symmetrical hyperflexiatongue twitch almost in the center jus?

Twitch: If it is just of the tongue, this could be a dyskinesia, which is an abnormal movement. There is something called tongue thrusting, but this does not sound like what you are experiencing. Certain medications are more predisposed to causing this condition, and worthwhile discussing with your doctor further. A fasciculation of the tongue muscles is also something that might be addressed. ...Read more

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Hi docs! What could cause your tongue to twitch uncontrollably?

Hi docs! What could cause your tongue to twitch uncontrollably?

Tongue fasciculation: The differential diagnosis for this condition if your description and my interpretation are correct is the following: motor neuron disease, pachymeningitis, muscular dystrophy, cn xii lesion, and other causes for lower brainstem dysfunction. Please see your doctor to sort out this info and guide your treatment if necessary. Happy holidays and well wishes. ...Read more

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My tongue twitches after eating?

My tongue twitches after eating?

There might be: Certain foods or spices you might bf sensitive to. Try to see what foods trigger the twitching. Consider consulting with your physician or dentist. ...Read more

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Can you have myokymia in the tongue? Is it normal to have twitches in tongue?

Tongue twitching: This is an important question. Perfectly healthy people can have twitching in their tongue. It is not always a sign of an illness. By itself, it may not be remarkable.

Take a look at this for more information:

http://www. Neurocuro. Com/muscle-twitching-and-fasciculation/ ...Read more

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I just noticed my tongue twitches a lot when I stick it out. Can this be something other than ALS?

I just noticed my tongue twitches a lot when I stick it out. Can this be something other than ALS?

Yes!: tremor or twitching of the PROTRUDED tongue is not of any major importance you do not diagnose an important rare disease on such a basis?!! ...Read more

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Tongue twitches normal? Tongue twitches occur a few times a day, so far each day regardless if I took Concerta. Tongue twitches back or to the side.

Tongue twitches normal? Tongue twitches occur a few times a day, so far each day regardless if I took Concerta. Tongue twitches back or to the side.

Dyskinesia: I feel your distress.
As per information, you have muscle twitches and Acne; and taking Concerta.
Concerta is a medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It may cause muscle twitches and tongue twitches,
See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, side effects of medications, dose, monitoring of medication; and Therapy for stress.
See a Neurologist for muscle and tongue twitches. ...Read more

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Why do so many sources on the internet suggest that tongue twitches always mean als?

Internet Informasjon: Perhaps the reason is that anyone can publish on the internet- there is no editor. There is no expert who makes sure every piece of information is correct. The internet is great for learning, but some of the information is not correct! Besides, it's true that some people with ALS have tongue twitching, but very few people with tongue twitching have ALS. ...Read more

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When I bite down on my tongue for a bit it's starts to spasm (twitch) for a while Is that normal worried about als?

When I bite down on my tongue for a bit it's starts to spasm (twitch) for a while Is that normal worried about als?

Not ALS: There is no need to bite your tongue. Tongue twitching in ALS, when it occurs at all, is constant, during sleep, during wakefulness, during biting and during relaxation. There is no need to think about ALS here. ...Read more

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I've tongue twitches every days since 1.5 month. Normal neuro exam and clean EMG 1 month after the onset. I'm a 28 y-o man. Could it be bulbar ALS?

Movement disorder: If you had tongue weakness with fasciculations, that might be worrisome, but your twitches are far more benign. These kinds of movements might be seen from medication, such as tardive dyskinesia, or even secondary to dental issues. ...Read more

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Can someone confirm that twitches in the tongue is normal and not a sign of als? Myokymia? Have clesn emg of tongue.

Can be many reasons: Tongue twitching can have benign (excess caffeine, lack of sleep, anxiety, fatigue, stress, overwork) or severe (ALS, demyelination, tumor) causes. Given your age and a "clean" EMG of the tongue, it is less likely due to a serious cause. However, you should follow-up with a neurologist to review all your study results. Ref: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003929.htm ...Read more

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For 2 months I´ve had fasciculations in my tongue everyday. Maybe 10 single twitches a day. Could this be the hyperexcitability phase in ALS?

Unlikely: ALS is quite rare and typically starts in the legs and arms with symptoms like stumbling, trouble writing, etc. Given that you take several psychiatric medications, my guess is what you're experiencing may be a side effect of one of your medications, possibly Abilify (aripiprazole). Did you start one of these medications in the last few months? I'd speak to your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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I've tongue twitches since 01/2015. Several clean neuro exams, 2 clean EMG (02 : limbs and tongue, 05 : tongue). Just a multiplet after speaking. ALS?

No BUT....: By all means gear up for the August 2015 Ice Bucket Challenge that the ALS Foundation of America is going to hold again. But in your case tongue twitches with normal neurological exams and no abnormal EMG's cannot be ALS...not here...not in France...and not even on PLANET ALS....if such a planet existed. ...Read more

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Heart pounding all over, hand shakes, left hand finger twitch, when I talk feels like my tongue sticks out, leg shakes when standing?

Heart pounding all over, hand shakes, left hand finger twitch, when I talk feels like my tongue sticks out, leg shakes when standing?

Need more history: Are these symptoms recent? How did they start? Do you have any reason to be under stress? You can benefit from a visit to an urgent care or a live consult. ...Read more

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When I try to smile my mouth area starts twitching and I was wondering what causes this and how can I make it stop?

Facial dyskinesia: Would wonder if you have ever experienced bell's palsy, as facial synkinesis due to aberrant recovery could be a cause. However, a condition termed hemifacial spasm may be an issue, and facial myokymia is also a possible choice. Doubt you possess a tardive dyskinesia, and you did not mention problems elsewhere in your body, so sounds very localized, find movement disorder neurologist. ...Read more