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Involuntary movements an issue? Have invol. Movements only when i try sleeping. Lip puckering/ twitching. Jaw moving. Muscle twitch. Face twitching.

Involuntary movements an issue? Have invol. Movements only when i try sleeping. Lip puckering/ twitching. Jaw moving. Muscle twitch. Face twitching.

Could be normal.: Involuntary movements may occur during the dreaming phase of sleep. Some people may have difficulty getting to sleep because they worry a lot and when they finally fall asleep their muscles twitch which can cause them to wake up. It can also happen when you are very tired and yet you may have a hard time to relax and sleep. I wouldn't worry too much about this. ...Read more

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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


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Involuntary eye movement jerking--causes?

Involuntary eye movement jerking--causes?

Twitch: Benign twitch most common. If involves some of the face, need to see neurologist to rule out more serious disease. ...Read more

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Als fear.muscles twitching randomly including eyelid.feel like arm is weak.thumb feels weird.normal neuro exam.als?scheduled for emg .

Als fear.muscles twitching randomly including eyelid.feel like arm is weak.thumb feels weird.normal neuro exam.als?scheduled for emg .

Good test: The nerve conduction test will give you the answer. muscles twitching randomly is common in normal folks, however it can also be an early sign of ALS. The EMG will be very helpful. I routinely have muscle twitching for decades and am healthy. ...Read more

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Involuntary muscle contractions = fasciculations?

Involuntary muscle contractions = 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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Could arm muscle strain cause finger twitching and forearm fasciculations? Arm & Neck pain?

Could arm muscle strain cause finger twitching and forearm fasciculations? Arm & Neck pain?

Fasiculations: Fasiculations may be a benign finding but when localized to only one part of your body it might be a sign of nerve damage; you say that you are having arm and neck pain which raises the possibility that you might have irritation of one of cervical (neck) nerve roots. If present, it would also explain why you see Fasiculations. If your signs/symptoms worsen/ persists consider a visit to your MD ...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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What could cause painless involuntary forehead tightening / twitching?

What could cause painless involuntary forehead tightening / twitching?

Facial nerve: facial nerve supplies the forehead muscles and anything that makes the facial nerve get active will cause this, idiopathic hemifacial spasm is the most common cause of this, sometimes it is from an actual compression of the facial nerve or due to its inflammation, consider neurological consultation for this issue as you need an MRI brain to r/o a mass and inflammation ...Read more

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Uncontrollable eye, thumb, and mouth twitching with random llimbs going knumb. Randomly.Any thoughts?

Uncontrollable eye, thumb, and mouth twitching with random llimbs going knumb. Randomly.Any thoughts?

Low potassium: Cramping often due to low potassium and many medical conditions can cause this or side effect of diuretic blood pressure medication. Can also cause numbness. Also anxiety with disrupted breathing a main cause. ...Read more

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Headache, drowsiness, pressure behind right eye, uncontrollable shaking in head/neck, uncontrollable twitching with eyes, body muscles contract?

Headache, drowsiness, pressure behind right eye, uncontrollable shaking in head/neck, uncontrollable twitching with eyes, body muscles contract?

See your doctor now: All of these symptoms are not normal. Not sure if your eye muscle twitching contracting is in unison with your body or not? Independently, twitching of the eyes can be benign if it's myokymia and caused by tiredness or exertion. However, it seems you need a physical exam in which your doctor can assess your eyes too, and give you a medical plan to follow. S/he may need to order labs too. ...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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Neurological symptoms! twitching muscles. Issomething wrong?

Neurological symptoms! twitching muscles. Issomething wrong?

Many possibilities: Muscle twitches can be caused by many different conditions, some dangerous and some completely benign, see your doctor to help narrow down causes and determine if any treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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Twitching and lip quivering in sleep?

Twitching and lip quivering in sleep?

Need sleep eval: You may need a sleep study with a seizure montage to see what the exact cause is. See a sleep specialist who is also a neurologist and will be best trained to rule out a night time seizure disorder and a myoclonic disorder. After a careful history, it is possible that the neurologist will opt for a 72 hour seizure study first. Best wishes. ...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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Benzodiazepine spasms twitching eyes nerves, what to do?

Benzodiazepine spasms twitching eyes nerves, what to do?

Unsure I understand: Benzos don't generally cause muscle spasms. However, withdrawing from benzos, if you were using higher than usual doses, can cause this. If that is the case, get help immediately, because seizures, delirium, markedly elevated blood pressure and pulse and many other potentially life and/or health-threatening things can happen to you. Go to your doctor, an ER or an urgent care setting. ...Read more

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Left chest quivering and twitching internally. Normal?

Left chest quivering and twitching internally. Normal?

Just relax: May be you just exited or anxious. Just relax yourself!! Drink tea, camomile tea is good. Take a rest. It's not normal, but may happen with anxiety. ...Read more

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Eye twitch face numb pinched nerve?

Eye twitch face numb pinched nerve?

Not related: I am assuming you mean "pinched nerve" in the neck? This would probably not be related to facial numbness or eye twitching. Furthermore, two different nerves control facial sensation and eyelid closure, so more than one nerve would have to be irritated. Other conditions, such as ms as mentioned, could play a role in all 3. ...Read more

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Spasms and twitching under left eye socket.

Spasms and twitching under left eye socket.

Pretty Common.: Such twitching is common and usually benign. Related to stress, meds, stimulants, sleep deprivation, etc. Unless this is progressive (becoming more frequent and involving larger areas of your face or other areas of your body) it requires no further evaluation. ...Read more

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Left side chest started twitching, felt like mild muscle spasm?

Left side chest started twitching, felt like mild muscle spasm?

Chest: As a 48 year old male, you should see an MD to discuss and have an exam, you are at the prime age for heart disease and do not want to misinterpret your symptoms as a muscle spasm. If you actually see a muscle like your pec muscle twitching, then that is not your heart and yes, it is a muscle twitching which could be from overuse or an electrolyte abnormality most commonly. ...Read more