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Possible causes of involuntary movements/twitches?

Possible causes of involuntary movements/twitches?

Some causes: Hereditary dystonia, Tourette's, myoclonic jerks and myoclonic epilepsy, Parkinson's, Huntington's, post-traumatic reactions, tardive dykinesia, medication reactions. ...Read more

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Causes for involuntary body movements during sleep?

Causes  for involuntary body movements during sleep?

JLS: The usual is jumping legs syndrome but i guess that it can exetend to other parts. It indicates an irritable nervous system. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden weakness and involuntary movements?

What can cause sudden weakness and involuntary movements?

Some possible causes: Sudden weakness and involuntary movements could be caused by drug side effects, a stroke, a TIA. a seizure, MS, or an injury to the head. It would help to know if the symptoms affected both sides of the body or not. It would also help to know if the symptoms recur and how long they last. ...Read more

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What causes involuntary movement while sleeping?

What causes involuntary movement while sleeping?

Sleep movements: Many disorders cause abnormal movements during sleep. Plmd where the limbs jerk is common. Stereotypical movement may occur with nocturnal seizures. ...Read more

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What causes eye involuntary movement?

What causes eye involuntary movement?

See ophthalmologist: Involuntary eye movements such as nystagmus (rapid back and forth movements of the eyes) may be congenital (born with it) or acquired and must be evaluated by a specialist in eye diseases known as an ophthalmologist...Treatment may be with special lenses and/or with surgery. ...Read more

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Help please! could caffeine cause involuntary muscle movement in kids?

Help please! could caffeine cause involuntary muscle movement in kids?

It is possible.: Especially if the child is not used to it or has had an overload of caffeine. Best thing is to stop caffeine and see if it improves....And if it does not improve then have him seen. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause involuntary movements? Like laying on back, than rocking side to side for a few seconds?feel like inside are trembling? Or no way.

Can anxiety cause involuntary movements? Like laying on back, than rocking side to side for a few seconds?feel like inside are trembling? Or no way.

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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Why do you get involuntary bowel movements? What causes this?

Why do you get involuntary bowel movements? What causes this?

Fecal incontinence?: Occasional incontinence of stool with fecal leakage is common, but loss of bowel control particularly without warning may signal a significant infection, inflammatory problem, maldigestive concern, or neurologic disorder. Sometimes, particularly in youths, the condition is behavioral. Often, anal manometry followed by biofeedback can be curative without the need of surgery or medication. ...Read more

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Involuntary eye movement jerking--causes?

Involuntary eye movement jerking--causes?

Twitch: Benign twitch most common. If involves some of the face, need to see neurologist to rule out more serious disease. ...Read more

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What can cause involuntary eye movements?

What can cause involuntary eye movements?

Congenital nystagmus: Rhythmic congenital bilateral eye movements usually associated with reduced vision. ...Read more

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I experience involuntary body movements caused by anxiety. I took Klonopin for three years. My psychiatric nurse practitioner had me taper off. I have not taken it since December. This makes the body movements more intense. My head feels heavy and fu

I experience involuntary body movements caused by anxiety.  I took Klonopin for three years.  My psychiatric nurse practitioner had me taper off.  I have not taken it since December.  This makes the body movements more intense.  My head feels heavy and fu

Who diagnosed the: movements as "involuntary" and "caused by anxiety"? Clonazepam works for many types of organic involuntary movements as well as anxiety. Why did this person taper you off of it? I wouldn't trust a psychiatric nurse practitioner to guess my weight, much less have any competence to diagnose an organic vs psychogenic movement disorder. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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What is dystonia and what causes it? Started lithium therapy 3 weeks ago and developed involuntary muscle movements mostly in back and all of torso 2 weeks later. Lithium level still below therapeutic, now stopped med 3 days ago

What is dystonia and what causes it? Started lithium therapy 3 weeks ago and developed involuntary muscle movements mostly in back and all of torso 2 weeks later.  Lithium level still below therapeutic, now stopped med 3 days ago

Hello. : Hello. Dystonia is a movement disorder which can cause painful involuntary muscle contractions involving one or more muscles. There can be a genetic predisposition for dystonia or it can be due to disease. There are many medications which can can cause dystonia - lithium is one of them. Please talk with your doctor about stopping lithium and your side effects. ...Read more

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What would cause involuntary movements just below my left side rib cage? It's not painful. Definitely not pregnant but feels like a hard baby kick movement.

What would cause involuntary movements just below my left side rib cage? It's not painful. Definitely not pregnant but feels like a hard baby kick movement.

Muscle spasms?: I wonder if it's more INSIDE your belly/chest or outside. Things that feel like movement or "small kicks" can be organs that have muscle (in that area, stomach, colon, small intestine), or our muscles of the chest and abdominal wall. Small muscle spasms often feel that way, or sometimes feel like sharp stabs that are fleeting. Feel free to privately consult me. If fever, see Doctor. Good luck ...Read more

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Can eyestrain cause involuntary eye movement?

Can eyestrain cause involuntary eye movement?

No: While eye strain may cause headaches and discomfort around the eyes, it will not cause involuntary eye movement. ...Read more