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Doctor insights on: Hypothyroidism And Muscle Twitching

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Can hypothyroidism cause muscle twitching?

Can hypothyroidism cause muscle twitching?

Possibly: There are many symptoms from head to toe that may occur with hypothyroidism. You should get tested with your doctor to see if medical treatment is needed to support healthy thyroid function. ...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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How do I stop muscle twitching with hypothyroidism?

How do I stop muscle twitching with hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroid Symptoms: The best way to control symptoms related to hypothyroidism, which may include muscle twitching, is to work with your endocrinologist to reach normal thyroid levels. If thyroid hormone levels normal (best measured via TSH test), then symptoms should improve. ...Read more

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Mild pain on side of neck, head, eye twitching, its on and off and feel it in my shoulder. My other muscles were randomly twitching to. I have hypothyroid.

Mild pain on side of neck, head, eye twitching, its on and off and feel it in my shoulder. My other muscles were randomly twitching to. I have hypothyroid.

Best to see doctor: The upper cervical nerves form the stellate ganglion which can go rostrad to the head for innervation. The lower ones do control the neck and shoulder muscles. It is difficult to just say that the problem is that. It is best to have it evaluated especially in view of the eye twitching. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps? They're brief but they hurt. No twitching, happens at research. I do have sciatica and hypothyroid. Is it related to either?

What causes leg cramps? They're brief but they hurt. No twitching, happens at research. I do have sciatica and hypothyroid. Is it related to either?

Yes: Could be either. Could also be muscle tightness and electrolyte imbalances as well. Suggest seeing your doctor to determine which it is. ...Read more

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Can kidney diseases cause muscle twitching?

Can kidney diseases cause muscle twitching?

Yes: The kidneys are one of the main regulators of your electrolytes, such as potassium for example. So problems in the kidneys can cause electrolyte abnormalities which can affect muscle function and tone. Don't hesitate to be seen if you are having problems. ...Read more

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Feel muscle twitching in lower abdominal area?

Feel muscle twitching in lower abdominal area?

No short answer: Medically it is called fasciculation. It is a quivering of a tired muscle. Most people have them at times, some frequently. Sometimes it seems to center on an area where there had been an injury. Ofter it may involve the corner of an eye or the neck but may be any place in the body. ...Read more

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Is muscle twitching cause by tetanus infection?

Is muscle twitching cause by tetanus infection?

No: If you had tetanus, you'd know -- and it's still around. Everybody gets some muscle twitchies from time to time -- nobody's sure how this happens. They're only cause for concern if they're striking / spectacular. ...Read more

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Why is my upper left arm muscle twitching all day?

Why is my upper left arm muscle twitching all day?

See a doctor: Occasional muscle twitching is normal. If your arm is twitching all day this needs to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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What to do if the right leg muscle twitching/spasm?

What to do if the right leg muscle twitching/spasm?

Right leg spasm: Apply ice to your low back for thirty minutes while laying face up. If symptoms subside then you seem to have a right sided lumbo sacral radiculopathy. compression of a nerve root in your low back.
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Why is my left lower thigh muscle twitching for no reason?

Why is my left lower thigh muscle twitching for no reason?

Fasiculation: This is most likely something called a fasiculation. It is an isolated muscle twitch in one area that lasts temporarily. A good example is an eye twitch. If the symptoms continue, worsen, or move to include other muscles you should see your doctor. It could be a sign of an underlying neurologic disorder. ...Read more

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Muscle twitching below my left rib cage. What could be wrong?

Muscle twitching below my left rib cage. What could be wrong?

See below: It could be any of several things. You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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How do you stop yourself from involuntary muscle twitching fasciculations?

How do you stop yourself from involuntary muscle twitching fasciculations?

Depends on the type: If your leg or arm jumps you could have restless leg syndrome which is treatable. Other remedies may include more rest or evaluation of your body chemicals such as potassium. ...Read more

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Heaviness and numbness (maybe) on neck, shoulder. And muscle twitching all over.

Heaviness and numbness (maybe) on neck, shoulder. And muscle twitching all over.

Twitching etc.: These symptoms are not normal and there are many possibilites as to the cause. Be sure you are living a healthy drug free life style and eating nutritious food. You should consult your doctor concering a checkup. ...Read more

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Can wellbutrin (bupropion) cause muscle twitching when you first start taking it?

Can wellbutrin (bupropion) cause muscle twitching when you first start taking it?

It could: I don't hear about "twitching", but I do hear patients say that wellbutrin (bupropion) can cause a jittery or tremulous feeling, especially at first. This can be dose-dependent (ie, a lower dose might help), and it may improve with time. It's important to stay well hydrated, especially in hot weather. ...Read more

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Who do I need to see for involuntary muscle twitching in my hips? Only when I sit or lie down.

Int Med or Neurology: This does not, at first thought, sound like a surgical problem to me. I would consider seeing an internal medicine physician to confirm your overall well-being and then perhaps consider a neurologist if necessary. ...Read more

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Intermittent random muscle twitching that jumps around. Without weakness is this most likely benign and not ALS?

Intermittent random muscle twitching that jumps around. Without weakness is this most likely benign and not ALS?

Usually benign: Fasciculations does not = ALS. They are more likely a symptom of excess caffeine, lack of sleep, anxiety, stress, etc. Diagnosis for ALS does include fasciculations in the criteria, but only one part of it, and must be accompanied by weakness in the same limb. Twitching as related to ALS indicates dying muscle and therefore weakness which does not come and go. See a Neurologist for eval if needed. ...Read more

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Muscle twitching all over body. It started in my upper right arm now its off and on all over my body for over 24 hours.

Can occur all over: Muscle twitching can be from dehydration or problems in electrolytes. Cramps can also occur with this. Muscles can be affected by changing levels of sodium and potassium as well as thyroid issues. Sustained twitches are unusual as most are transient in nature. Benign muscle twitches tend to occur all over the body. ...Read more

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I've had a muscle twitching in my jaw for 3 days. Not painful but annoying and the twitch is visible. What could be causing it?

I've had a muscle twitching in my jaw for 3 days. Not painful but annoying and the twitch is visible. What could be causing it?

Most likely fatigue: I first suspet fatigue. This s a fasiculation most often benign in etiology, but sometimes these can occur from neurologic reason. You physician can clarify ...Read more

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For the past couple months I have noticed random muscle twitching. Lasts 2-3 seconds. No weakness. 34 yr old female. Chance of ALS?

Muscle twitch: Many causes of muscle twitches, ALS is not likely to be the cause of them. If they persist or increase in frequency or length of time, u should be checked. ...Read more

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Is muscle twitching same as spasm? Got cut and after a few days I have muscle twitching and headaches and I'm scared it's tetanus. I have anxiety.

Is muscle twitching same as spasm? Got cut and after a few days I have muscle twitching and headaches and I'm scared it's tetanus. I have anxiety.

See doctor: Muscle twitching is not the same as spasm of muscle. With tetanus you usually get muscle spasm.Your muscle twitching and headache may be due to tetanus or something else. Since you are anxious and concerned, better consult your doctor, after examining you, he can decide whether you have tetanus or another cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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25 yo man. Healthy. Just started to have muscle twitching in my right arm last 24hrs. Comes&goes. No pain. Why? What to do? Already got nerve issues.

25 yo man. Healthy. Just started to have muscle twitching in my right arm last 24hrs. Comes&goes. No pain. Why? What to do? Already got nerve issues.

Vitamin D/Calcium: Can be many reasons for this, but often due to inadequate calcium and vitamin d in your diet. Hydration can also play a role if you are working out and not replenshing your fluids and electrolytes. I would start with 600 mg of calcium and 3-4000 units of vitamin d a day and see if that helps. ...Read more

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Since August 20 I started to have dayli muscle twitching all over my body that last a few seconds. Should I be concerned ALS, MS or something bad.

Since August 20 I started to have dayli muscle twitching all over my body that last a few seconds. Should I be concerned ALS, MS or something bad.

Fasciculations: This is quite common and nobody understands it. If everything else is good, relax. This is not how either illness presents. You may read up on "benign fasciculation syndrome" if you want. Some folks say that there are associated systemic symptoms such as fatigue; I doubt this. Best wishes. ...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. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more