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Causes Of Myoclonus
It is a condition: Myoclunus just means jumping or jerking limbs. Usually it is the legs but can be any muscle. At night it may wake you up causing daytime fatigue. It can occur by itself or be part of a number of conditions where nerves in the head are not communicating with the nerves in the spine such as ms, head injury or pinched spinal nerves. Have a neurologist evaluate. ...Read more
Numerous causes: Brief list: normal jerks on falling asleep, but problem if it awakens (plms). Associated with epilepsy (juvenile myoclonic), spinal cord inflammation (aid's), following hypoxia (lance-adams), organ failure (kidney, liver), metabolic and medication reactions. Meds that seem to work best here include depakote, keppra, (levetiracetam) and maybe lamictal. Other drugs used in epilepsy, may make worse. ...Read more
Stress will worsen: The stress is not the cause, but could make the symptoms seem far worse. Real question involves why you are experiencing the problems you describe. Do you have an over-active thyroid gland, is there muscular irritability, are some of the movements consistent with seizure activity, or a spinal cord problem? In essence, get a full evaluation, as this is not emotional. ...Read more
When I try to sleep I suddenly shock..what are the causes of sleep myoclonus?is it dangerous?happens 15-25 a night
Sleeping issues: You have two things to do: 1: See your primary doctor as soon as you can! 2: Please see a Psychologist to help you calm down. Should turn out OK - please keep me informed. ...Read more
What are the causes of sleep myoclonus??should I worry??because when I try to sleep suddenly I feel like shock and wake up.i did an EEG it was normal.
Can atenelol or klonopin (clonazepam) cause myoclonus and or fasciulations / twitching all over my body ?
Atenolol: Atenolol caused fasciculations in a study involving over 75, 000 people at a rate of 0.28. % or 28/1000 people, all of them within the first month of treatment only. The older the patient, the greater the likelihood of fasciculations.On a study of Clonazepam in 35, 000 people, all of them still on the drug rated it as severe and it continued as long as they were on the drug. The rate was 0.48% ...Read more
Can pots cause myoclonus ? And if not what causes this ? Because i had normal pet/ct brain and normal mri.Norma ncv/emg.Not sure why i twitch and jerk
Neurologist: Check with a neurologist.Get a more detailed answer ›