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Doctor insights on: Dr Friesland Muscle Twitching And Insomnia

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Been taking citalopram for a few months. My doc added mirtazapine for my sleeplessness recently. I'm taking both; experiencing muscle twitching. Help?

Been taking citalopram for a few months. My doc added mirtazapine for my sleeplessness recently. I'm taking both; experiencing muscle twitching. Help?

Celexa (citalopram): This could be additive effect on both medications. I'm not sure about the dosages. Please consult your prescribing physician. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Jaw twitching, shortness of breath, leg muscle cramps, insomnia. Brain tumor?

Jaw twitching, shortness of breath, leg muscle cramps, insomnia. Brain tumor?

See MD: Not sure what the underlying problem is, but it is clear you need to see an MD ASAP. Unlikely brain tumor however. ...Read more

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Is my insomnia cause for muscle twitches, dizziness, temp high in 96, and tiredness all the time. Can't fall sleep and get 4 to 5 hours a night?

Is my insomnia cause for muscle twitches, dizziness, temp high in 96, and tiredness all the time. Can't fall sleep and get 4 to 5 hours a night?

Sleep apnea Benign: You may want to see a sleep medicine specialist to rule out the possibility of sleep apnea.
There is a lot of causes of muscle twitching. It can involve different muscles. It is likely benign and may be caused by the electrolyte abnormalities. ...Read more

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Burning hands and feet, anxiety, insomnia, muscle twitches. What is this?

Burning hands and feet, anxiety, insomnia, muscle twitches. What is this?

Vitamin deficiency?: Vitamin B12 deficiency. If so, there should be other symptoms such as decreased touch and vibration sensation in the feet and decreased reflexes. Vitamin B12 deficiency can occur with various medications, intestinal problems, and malabsorbtion of nutrients. The diagnosis is easy with an exam and common blood tests. Other causes could be in the spinal cord. Go see your doctor! ...Read more

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Broken light sleep with vivid dreams, wake up every hour, small pupils, muscle twitches for last 2 months. 25 years old. Do I have fatal insomnia?

Broken light sleep with vivid dreams, wake up every hour, small pupils, muscle twitches for last 2 months. 25 years old. Do I have fatal insomnia?

Difficulty falling: Asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Natural treatment includes melatonin supplement but w/professional guidance. Stop all stimulants after noon. Insomnia not fatal. ...Read more

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Been overloaded at work started to get lightheaded muscle twitches and feeling of overwelmed not sure why not sleeping well either?

Been overloaded at work started to get lightheaded muscle twitches and feeling of overwelmed not sure why not sleeping well either?

Stressed?: Ways to address stress: talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more

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Does sciatica cause muscle twitching?

Does sciatica cause muscle twitching?

Yes: Acutely compressed nerves can result in muscle twitching, muscle spasm and typical painful radiation patterns. This is due to the abnormal signal the nerves are now sending to the muscles which are reacting to its signal. Sometimes this is an involuntary action in which the nerve is reacting like a reflex arc that is on replay. This cycle of nerve signaling needs to be broken to improve this. ...Read more

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What to do if muscle twitching/tiredness?

What to do if muscle twitching/tiredness?

Can be many things: First thing to do is hydrate well and see if that makes a difference. If it does not, you should see your primary to check for basic causes, from continued dehydration to certain levels in your blood. If it continues, check with a neurologist or physiatrist to get an emg to rule out anything worrisome. ...Read more

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What to do about muscle twitching/tiredness?

Rest/water: Your question is a bit too general for a precise answer, but in general, staying hydrate and providing adequate rest are good ideas to help with tired muscles. ...Read more

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Can massage help get rid of muscle twitching?

Can massage help get rid of muscle twitching?

In some cases, yes: Depending on cause, simple muscle twitching due to myofascial strain, can be helped by massage. If the twitching persists, then other causes need to be sought and you should consult a physician. ...Read more

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How can I stop the muscle twitching in my leg?

Muscle twitching: Your electrolytes should be drawn along with thyroid function tests. An MRI of your lumbar spine should be ordered to evaluate for possible disc disease, along with emg; MRI of your brain may also be warranted. ...Read more

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Was in a car crash now suffer muscle twitching?

Was in a car crash now suffer muscle twitching?

Be seen: Multiple considerations, would be wise to be thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more

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Can marijana cause muscle spasms or muscle twitching?

Can marijana cause muscle spasms or muscle twitching?

No: While it can cause very mild paresthesias, muscle twitching is not a common side effect. That being said, it is not well studied for specific side effect profiles and cannot account for adulterants. ...Read more

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I have a muscle twitching around my rib cage. What is it?

I have a muscle twitching around my rib cage. What is it?

It could be GERD: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) is a chronic digestive disease that occurs when stomach acid or, occasionally, bile flows back (refluxes) into your food pipe (esophagus). The backwash of acid irritates the lining of your esophagus and causes gerd signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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What are some causes of frequent muscle twitching and muscle aches?

What are some causes of frequent muscle twitching and muscle aches?

Electrolyte imbalanc: Among other things, an electrolyte imbalance caused by dehydration or other conditions resulting in alteration of the cellular environment can cause muscle twitching. Of course exertion and stress can also. ...Read more

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Which may be the cause of frequent muscle twitching and muscle aches?

Which may be the cause of frequent muscle twitching and muscle aches?

Muscle twitch, aches: Painless twitching can be worrisome but if associated with aches, it suggests an actual problem with muscles or nerves. Simple things to try include assessing your electrolytes with calcium (labs) and red blood cell magnesium level. Can try oral magnesium before that (mag malate 400-600 mg per day, watching for diarrhea as indicates too much). ...Read more

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Headaches and increased muscle twitching. Any ideas on what's causing this?

Headaches and increased muscle twitching. Any ideas on what's causing this?

Headaches: You may be having migraines that are causing your symptoms. Consult a neurologist for help. ...Read more

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Frequent muscle twitching and paresthesia, what are the underlying causes of these symptoms?

Depends where,: How often, and what brings it on. Twitching and parasthesias can be caused by numerous things and it would be difficult to speculate with just a little history such as this. It could be anything from dehydration to ms, but we would have to know much more prior to even suggesting a diagnosis. See a physician for a thorough history and physical exam. ...Read more

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I been getting alot of muscle twitching through out the day n when I lay daow to sleep from waist down will twich all at once?

I been getting alot of muscle twitching through out the day n when I lay daow to sleep from waist down will twich all at once?

Poss myoclonus: Myoclonus is an involuntary fast jerking of muscles or groups of muscles. There are many causes. A neurologist can help you sort them out and determine if treatment is required. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I have what feels like a muscle twitching/tingly sensation on the base of my skull (left side) for 2 days now. What could be causing this?

I have what feels like a muscle twitching/tingly sensation on the base of my skull (left side) for 2 days now. What could be causing this?

Skin tingling: Have a doctor look at the skin on your scalp. I always think of shingles when I hear this kind of story. Often the tingling feeling starts a couple days before the rash appears. This is the time to see a doctor, because the earlier you get started on the medication for shingles, the more it will help. After 48 hrs of the rash, the medicine doesn't make much of a difference. ...Read more

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24m worried bout ALS muscle twitching all over body nothing really feels any weaker than norm just really worried about this awful disease?

ALS: I would have it evaluated then. Put your mind at ease. See a neurologist or physiatrist and get a good evaluation and possibly an electrodiagnostic study. Twitching in muscle is common and usually benign. ...Read more

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I've been having muscle twitching almost 24/7 today. I would do something to get rid of it but they always came back in thirty seconds or so?

Muscle twitching: Muscle twitching is common but is usually transient. If you have persistent issues, I would recommend seeing a neurologist to rule out any underlying disease. ...Read more

Dr. Donald McCarren
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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area, or uncontrollable twitching of a muscle group that is served by a single motor nerve fiber. Muscle twitches are minor and often go unnoticed. Some are common and normal. Others are signs of ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more