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Doctor insights on: Intermittent Muscle Tremors

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What can cause muscle twitches and uncontrollable muscle movents?

What can cause muscle twitches and uncontrollable muscle movents?

Uncontrolled muscle: There are a number of possibilities. It is vital to call your doctor to soon be examined to determine the cause of this disorder. If this disorder worsens then go to your E.R. For immediate help. ...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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Jerky movements and muscle spasms?

Jerky movements and muscle spasms?

Question is unclear: In general jerky movements indicate an injury in the nervous system. If they are occurring with spasms they may be due to a stable brain injury from birth or infancy, or to an evolving injury to the spinal cord or brain. Certain muscle diseases (genetic) will lead to poor contol and spasm. Some are temperature sensitive. ...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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Can MS or ALS cause muscle twitching and headaches?

Can MS or ALS cause muscle twitching and headaches?

Yes: Either condition can cause these symptoms but there are also many less serious medical conditions that can cause them. ...Read more

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What stops facial muscle spasms from twitching?

What stops facial muscle spasms from twitching?

Find cause first: You must first determine why you are twitching. Low calcium may be a sign of parathyroid hormone disorders. Brain tumors or injuries to the facial nerve may also be responsible and should be treated. ...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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What causes involuntary muscle spasms?

Many causes: Muscles in our body contract and relax consciously and unconsciously. A muscle that involuntarily contracts without our consciously willing it is called a "spasm." overuse, exercise, neck and back problems, posture, fatigue, diminished blood supply, injury, metabolite issues, and certain diseases can contribute to spasms. ...Read more

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Are muscle twitching, muscle atrophy, and leg weakness HIV ARS symptoms?

Are muscle twitching, muscle atrophy, and leg weakness HIV ARS symptoms?

Please spell out: ARS. I know what ARV therapy stands for, but not ARS. Anti-retroviral side effects? If you do mean ART, please specify which ARV's you're referring to. ...Read more

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Does physical exertion cause muscle twitching?

A twitch is: A muscle contraction, and it can be caused by electrolyte imbalances, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, or acid-base changes brought on by exercise that builds up lactic acid. Rubbing mobilizes products, increases circulation and re-established homeostasis. ...Read more

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What causes unilateral lower leg muscle weakness and atrophy?

What causes unilateral lower leg muscle weakness and atrophy?

Nerve damage: If you have unilateral muscle weakness and atrophy there has to be an injury or impingement of the nerve which innervates that part of your leg. A demyelinating process such as MS may also lead to muscle atrophy and weakness unilaterally. Other causes may be trauma to that muscle, prolonged immobilization in a cast, or not weight bearing on the leg can lead to loss of strength and muscle mass. ...Read more

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What causes facial tics and muscle spasms?

What causes facial tics and muscle spasms?

A number of things: Facial tics and spasms can occur because of anxiety, medication side effects, excess caffeine, low potassium etc. Most tics are short lived. If the symptoms persist it is best to see your doctor and get further evaluation. ...Read more

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Involuntary muscle contractions vs fasciculations?

Involuntary muscle contractions vs fasciculations?

Big vs small: Fasiculations are involuntary small muscle contractions. There are lots of causes. If they persist, call your family doctor. ...Read more

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What stops facial muscle spasms!?

What stops facial muscle spasms!?

What is causing them: First determine what is causing the spasms first. It could be an indication of serious underlying disease that requires treatment. Central tumors or hormone dysfunction or electrolyte abnormalities are just a few of the causes which should be treated and not ignored. ...Read more

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Causes of muscle twitches?

Causes of muscle twitches?

Magnesium potassium: Deficiency of these minerals can cause it as we'll as deficiency of vitamin B12 and other b vitamins. Lack of sleep is another cause. Take magnesium and if it doesn't help, try potassium. ...Read more

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Any doctors advice on symptoms spine pain, muscle spasms in ribs, dizziness, breathing probs, muscle weakness, tremors arms/head/legs not constant?

What's under hood?: Sounds like your car engine could use a tune up! I'd recommend seeing a primary care physician who can start the process by finding out when each problem began to discover its root cause (if possible). Labs & other studies will likely be needed. Only then, can good advice be given on lifestyle changes or medications that will get you singin' and dancin again! Good luck. ...Read more

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Does magnesium help muscle spasms and tremor?

Does magnesium help muscle spasms and tremor?

Maybe.: Only if the tremor or spasm is related to Mg deficiency. It is reasonable to do a trial of a Mg supplement and see if it make you better. ...Read more

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TCan HGH cause twitching or muscle spasms while sleeping?

TCan HGH cause twitching or muscle spasms while sleeping?

No: Is this GH that you are taking or an adult man or a teenager or a younger child is taking? GH does not cause twitching or muscle spasms but I worry that the person taking it is doing it to build muscle and it is not approved for that. ...Read more

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2 X's TFCC tear. Last 8 mon(s) ago. Ulna freely moving no pain. Can not flex hand and pick anything up. Gives way and that causes some pain. Aches and swells sometimes. Intermittent lateral forearm muscle tremor and hand weakness just started. Is this

2 X's TFCC tear. Last 8 mon(s) ago.  Ulna freely moving no pain. Can not flex hand and pick anything up.  Gives way and that causes some pain.  Aches and swells sometimes. Intermittent lateral forearm muscle tremor and hand weakness just started. Is this

TFCC tears are...: not easily diagnosed, or, unfortunately, treated. Since you have this diagnosis, I assume you've already seen an orthopedist and/or a physical therapist. It sounds like you're experiencing a significant amount of discomfort and disability. You would be wise to direct your concerns to them. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when somebody has a tremor, do they still have control of the muscles?

Partial: While there is control but involuntary cotractions of opposing groups of muscles leads to less than full control. ...Read more

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Tremor in thum pain in right arm muscle??

Can be local issue : This could be muscle or neurologic have your physician send you to a rheumatologist or neurologist ...Read more

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What is the cause of tremor of muscles specially on arms and legs?

See a neurologist: A tremor is a sign of a problem in the part of the brain that controls your muscles. It does tend to be persistent and usually does not resolve on its own. See a neurologist for consultation. ...Read more

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Does magnesium help muscle spasms and tremor?

Maybe.: Only if the tremor or spasm is related to Mg deficiency. It is reasonable to do a trial of a Mg supplement and see if it make you better. ...Read more

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What if you have a postural tremor but do have weakness or pain in you muscles/?

Possibilities: One cause for all 3 symptoms is myositis, inflammation of muscles. But other causes do exist, including peripheral neuropathy. This syndrome definitely requires neurological investigation because many causes of this syndrome can cause irreversible weakness. ...Read more

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How does cyclosporine cause fine muscle tremor?

Drug-induced tremor: See the following site by the nih on drug-induced tremor: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000765.Htm. Then discuss the condition with the prescriber & options available to you concerning the tremor. ...Read more

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Any way to relieve the symptoms of west Nile? I'm incredibly uncomfortable and shaking/tremors are v prominent and disrupt everything. Muscle jerks 2

Any way to relieve the symptoms of west Nile? I'm incredibly uncomfortable and shaking/tremors are v prominent and disrupt everything. Muscle jerks 2

Supportive treatment: I'm sorry you're feeling so lousy. Unfortunately, it's supportive treatment which means lots of fluids, good nutrition, OTC medications for fevers. Yes, shaking and muscle jerking can be part of the symptomatology. It usually takes several weeks to several months to fully run its course. Let your doctor know if things aren't getting better. Tremors can be supportively treated. ...Read more

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I havehad feeling of vibrations in myleft leg feels like my cell phone vibrating on me but not. Like a deep muscle tremor really fast. No pain what 2do?

I havehad feeling of vibrations in myleft leg feels like my cell phone vibrating on me but not. Like a deep muscle tremor really fast. No pain what 2do?

Vibration: I had the same sensations before cell phones era, perhaps triggered by the on call pager when i was an intern. The mechanism is not well understood but it is very common and appears to be a benign process. Myokymia, myotonic discharges or sensory memory processing may be explanation. If in doubt check with your physician to make sure there is no other problem that may suggest a medical condition. ...Read more

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What to do if I have slight tremor in my hands due to muscle weakness?

What to do if I have slight tremor in my hands due to muscle weakness?

Depends: It is not uncommon to have a very mild tremor after a strenuous workout. However, if your hands are getting tired quickly and/or if tremor just arises, you should have it examined by a physician. You may have something like a mild essential tremor to it being an early sign of something more worrisome. See a physician for a physical exam, diagnosis, and treatment plan. ...Read more

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My neuro dr hadi manji when i told him i felt my nerves being attacked through my entire body, heart muscle and head tremor he looked concerned why?

My neuro dr hadi manji when i told him i felt my nerves being attacked through my entire body, heart muscle and head tremor he looked concerned why?

Ask him: I can't tell what dr manji was thinking so better to ask him. It could be because your description of your symptoms may be a little unusual and confusing, and not necessarily because he thought you had a serious condition. But the doctor who saw you knows best. ...Read more

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After every panic attack, my muscles feel like they are burning and I have internal tremors for days while trying to relax. It gets worse after each attack. Could this be caused by anxiety? I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder.

After every panic attack, my muscles feel like they are burning and I have internal tremors for days while trying to relax. It gets worse after each attack. Could this be caused by anxiety? I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder.

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. There can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, GI symptoms, etc. Please see doctor and then go to a mental health professional to learn ways to deal w/anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Was told I have west nile virus and have all the symptoms. Shaking badly and muscle jerks. Will PCP prescribe any relief? Why are tremors a symptom?

Was told I have west nile virus and have all the symptoms. Shaking badly and muscle jerks. Will PCP prescribe any relief? Why are tremors a symptom?

Flu-like symptoms: Most people infected with WNV are asymptomatic. However, those with symptoms can experience fever, headache, body aches (may cause tremors), joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea, and/or rash. There is no cure per se, but symptoms are managed with adequate hydration, antipyretics, antidiarrheals, etc. If your symptoms worsen, speak with your physician. http://www.cdc.gov/westnile/symptoms/ ...Read more

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Tremor (Definition)

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