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Benign Tongue Twitch
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
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
Is it true the tongue can't have benign fasciculations? I can feel my tongue twitch sometimes, is it ALS?
By the time ALS affects the tongue the rest of your body would be compromised.
ALS is an "ascending" disease ...Read more
Is it true that you can gave benign fasciculations of the tongue? My tongue twitches a few times a week, is it more likely als? No other symptoms.
NOT ALS: Have your dentist evaluation your tongue and dentition. You do not describe ALS problems. ...Read more
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
I have been told I have bfs my tongue has been twitching for a few months now, Can your tongue twitch from bfs, feels like any other twitch u wouldget?
Yeah: Hi Matthew. I know a couple of elite physicians who have the same thing. Stop worrying. ...Read more
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
Taking gabapentin. Three weeks in im experiencing numb tongue and face body twitching and jerking. Worsening fibromyalgia pain in hands/feet. Cause?
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
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
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
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
I just noticed my tongue twitches a lot when I stick it out. Can this be something other than ALS?
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.
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
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
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?
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
Do ALS fasciculations come and go? I feel twitches in my tongue sometimes, but they always go away after a few seconds. What are thoose?
Not ALS: The one thing I can tell you is that is not a symptom that suggests ALS. Since they are minor, forget about them. ...Read more
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
What makes your tongue dry (feel dry) underneath and twitch? (mouth/tongue not actually dry). No new meds, no different foods eaten. Web md scares me.
Dry tongue: Are you a mouth breather? Do you have nasal obstruction? See your dr. ...Read more
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
Emg, ncv, mri, mra, bloodwork all negative. Neuro exam negative besides bfs syndrome and anxiety. Tongue twitches when resting in mouth should I be worried it happens once or twice a day. Is this norm?
BFS: If your EMG study was done by a competent person of three limbs and the face, then I agree with the diagnosis of bfs and you need not worry. ...Read more
Heart pounding all over, hand shakes, left hand finger twitch, when I talk feels like my tongue sticks out, leg shakes when standing?
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