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Causes of myoclonus?

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

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Myoclonic Jerks (Definition)

Myoclonic jerks is a symptom where a person has involuntary contraction of a discrete group of muscles. Hiccups is one example. Myoclonic jerks is also normal when it occurs as a person is falling asleep. In other circumstances, it can ...Read more


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What causes myoclonus and how can I address the symptoms?

What causes myoclonus and how can I address the symptoms?

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

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Can stress cause myoclonus and fasciulations / twitching all over my body ?

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

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When I try to sleep I suddenly shock..what are the causes of sleep myoclonus?is it dangerous?happens 15-25 a night

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

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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

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What are the causes of non epileptic myoclonus that effects face upper torso and knees that is stimulus sensitive?

Many possible: Causes. Here is a comprehensive reference: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/myoclonus/ds00754. ...Read more

Myoclonus (Definition)

Brief shock like muscle jerk either focal in a limb or more widespread in the body, usually due to some central nervous system pathology. However, can also be a normal ...Read more