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Muscle twitches for a month (no weakness in muscles), extremely stressed, hopelessness. Anxiety?

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Muscle twitches for a month (no weakness in muscles), extremely stressed, hopelessness. Anxiety?

Possible, but: May be part of anxiety or some other disorder, however - a number of neurological disorders and other medical conditions such as thyroid problem could present with twitches and changes in mental health/fatigue. Please see doctor for examination and tests. ...Read more

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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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One week of lexapro, (escitalopram) muscle twitches in left arm and calf muscles, headache, and stomach pain. Do i need to see dr. Or keep tolerating side effects?

One week of lexapro, (escitalopram) muscle twitches in left arm and calf muscles, headache, and stomach pain.  Do i need to see dr. Or keep tolerating side effects?

More to it: Give it a little more time and see if the side effects diminish. If not, talk to your doc about trying a different med. However, understand that medication alone is not optimal treatment for depression (if that is what you are treating). For most depressed patients, the benefits of meds are indistinguishable from placebo. Good treatment for depression is psychotherapy (with or without meds). ...Read more

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Extremely frustrated w/my health no doctor can explain my muscle twitching, constant crying, lack of sleep, restlessness, dysautonomia, tingling, and pain?

Extremely frustrated w/my health no doctor can explain my muscle twitching, constant crying, lack of sleep, restlessness, dysautonomia, tingling, and pain?

Mental Health: Perhaps it is time to seek assistance outside of a normal clinic such as at a naturopath's office. Any chronic pain and stressful situation can lead to mental health issues and from your question it would appear that any healing you get will or should include some work on your spirit and mental health. ...Read more

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Panicking about this doctors conclusion about my muscle twitch, I have health anxiety. >"But muscle twitches can be caused by some diseases as well."?

Panicking about this doctors conclusion about my muscle twitch, I have health anxiety.
>"But muscle twitches can be caused by some diseases as well."?

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. Please see your doctor first. ...Read more

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I am experiencing epileptic seizures. The following also describe me: Confusion, Eyes rolling back, Muscle twitching, and Blackouts (with memory l...

I am experiencing  epileptic seizures. The following also describe me: Confusion, Eyes rolling back, Muscle twitching, and Blackouts (with memory l...

See a Neurologist!: You should see a neurologist ASAP. Every single seizure you have damages brain and places you in danger of sustaining other trauma while you are unconscious. You need to get this under control. Best wishes ...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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What are these symptoms a sign of? Stomach pain, anxious feeling, muscle tention, shaking hands, muscle twitching, shallow breathing , muscle ache?

What are these symptoms a sign of? Stomach pain, anxious feeling, muscle tention, shaking hands, muscle twitching, shallow breathing , muscle ache?

Anxiety Disorder: I understand your discomfort' the stresses at age 18 of relationships, school, finances, peer pressure, and unresolved feelings with parents, siblings and friends can cause anxiety. Use of alcohol and drugs can make anxiety worse. Please see a therapist for understanding these symptoms, to deal with stresses, and treatment including therapy, relaxation, meditation, exercise, and medication. ...Read more

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Back and muscle pain. Sleep loss no appetite basic insomnia what should I do?

Sorry to hear about: Your pain and issues. I hate to say it, but you are suppose to be 14 years old to use this site. That being said, it sounds like you are depressed, please talk to your parents about this. If they are not available, talk to a physician, including your pediatrician to offer ways to help. I am sorry i cannot help more, but my thoughts are with you and best wishes! ...Read more

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The doc said to take clonzaepam for anxiety, citalpram for panic attacks and anxiety . I have been taking muscle relaxers to ease tension in my upper back. Thought?

The doc said to take clonzaepam for anxiety, citalpram for panic attacks and anxiety . I have been taking muscle relaxers to ease tension in my upper back. Thought?

Be Wise With Meds: Clonazepam and citalopram are reasonable medicines for anxiety and panic. There can be possible issues with dependence if Clonazepam is used over the long term so you would need to be careful about that. Also, the medicine you are currently taking for your back in combination with Clonazepam could result in increased sedation. It would be a good idea to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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I am experiencing limb spasms, contracture, limb pain and calf pain.worse lying down both feet&lower legs.2daystook relaxer to sleep dr ordered bmp?

I am experiencing  limb spasms, contracture, limb pain and calf pain.worse lying down both feet&lower legs.2daystook relaxer to sleep dr ordered bmp?

Unclear question: BMP is a common screening test but is usually not diagnostic of an illness. You should go through with the evaluation and follow your doctor's advice. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Husband:moderate to severe health anxiety/worries ofALS/no weakness/only Contraction Fasciculations/all drs say no ALS. 29yo. Cause of fasciculations?

Husband:moderate to severe health anxiety/worries ofALS/no weakness/only Contraction Fasciculations/all drs say no ALS. 29yo. Cause of fasciculations?

Other reasons for Fs: Anxiety can lead to a lot of diseases or disease like states. So you have to get this thought of ALS out of your mind because ALS does not develop under 50 years of Age....so you do not have any reasons to worry about ALS. Fasciculations are a sign of muscles under stress of some kind or another. Some medications can cause muscle problems like this. I would advise you to exercise your muscles dai ...Read more

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Feeling so anxious, mood swings, happy, unhappy, and recently severe insomnia, night mares, diminished memory, nd palpitations wt self muscle twiching?

Feeling so anxious, mood swings, happy, unhappy, and recently severe insomnia, night mares, diminished memory, nd palpitations wt self muscle twiching?

Need evaluation now!: Your symptoms are concerning for many potential serious causes. This sounds like it could be due to hyperthyroidism, or it could be a manic episode. Please make sure you go to a doctor right away to be evaluated ...Read more

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Do muscle twitches start before weakness in ALS ?muscle twitches for past 12 days.arm feels weird and that's arm w twitches but twitches other places

Do muscle twitches start before weakness in ALS ?muscle twitches for past 12 days.arm feels weird and that's arm w twitches but twitches other places

Twitches: Muscle twitches are often present in ALS, but there are many causes of muscle twitching that are not ALS. For many people, such a symptom is entirely benign. It appears the internet information out there generally indicates ALS for muscle twitching- that is not what most of us would say in clinic. Here is another resource: http://www.neurocuro.com/muscle-twitching-and-fasciculation/ ...Read more

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Can serequel make you feel extremely weak as well blurry eyes anxiety muscle tension and body tics. Upped dose for sleep and began getting symotoms?

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Can serequel make you feel extremely weak as well blurry eyes anxiety muscle tension and body tics. Upped dose for sleep and began getting symotoms?

Yes: Seroquel (quetiapine) can cause all of the above symptoms (although I don't know of it causing tics). I also think you have hit upon the reason as well; in general it is not a good idea to increase a dose abruptly or to increase without first consulting your physician/NP. The higher dose is most likely what is causing your increased symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr says fibro - ANA slightly high, depression, restless legs, muscle twitching, fatigue, tingling, joint pain headache, elbow/wrist pain, anxiety dr right?

Fibromyalgia: Though patients who meet the criteria for diagnosis of fibromyalgia can have many associated symptoms, and usually have poor quality sleep, the focus of that diagnosis is about the pain and tender areas. It is not usually about joint pain, and though ANA elevation is not diagnostic, you may want to discuss your symptoms with rheumatologist as there could be other issues. ...Read more

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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


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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which a person 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