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Doctor insights on: Involuntary Body Jerks

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Is constant involuntary body twitching/jerking, and body pain a sign of ALS or other neuro issues?

Is constant involuntary body twitching/jerking, and body pain a sign of ALS or other neuro issues?

ALS concerns: Are best addressed by a Neurologist who treats this. (Not all neurologists do) Exclude the many conditions that can cause muscle twitching first. Start with PMD and some blood tests and ask about a neurology consultation. ...Read more

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How is it that I might be experiencing involuntary body twitching and jerking?

How is it that I might be experiencing involuntary body twitching and jerking?

Potential answers: Sudden involuntary sharp jerks could be myoclonus, but you could also have a tremor issue, or even focal motor seizures. See a neurologist and get this diagnosed. ...Read more

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My body jerks at night and now it also does when I'm awake. It's involuntary. Is this normal and if not what is it?

Go see a: Neurologist. The most important 'test' to diagnose any movement disorder is a through and detailed history and physical. You could help your neurologist by getting sample video to show him of your body jerks at night and daytime. You might need several attempts to catch this. ...Read more

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I was hit on head and stunned 10 mo. Ago past mo. Started having involuntary jerks when laying down sometimes just leg sometimes whole body - related?

Check your brain: Start out with a family doc visit to have a complete neurological exam. These symptoms may or may not be related. This is too complicated to diagnose on healthtap. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have involuntary spasms of my whole body and I am not sure if this is normal. It happens more frequently then it did a week ago.

I have involuntary spasms of my whole body and I am not sure if this is normal. It happens more frequently then it did a week ago.

Need to see your doc: Spasms of the entire body could refer to anything from epileptic types of spells to tetanic types of posturing, or some form of sleep disorder, or generalized dystonic reaction. Lots of big fancy words but the bottom line is you must seek out a doctor (perhaps neurologist) for a thorough interview, examination, and orders for laboratory tests. Your description of what's happening is not normal. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have slight involuntary jerks?

What does it mean when you have slight involuntary jerks?

Nothing: Most people get both myoclonic jerks (real jerks, often accompanied by a pleasant or unpleasant feeling) and fasciculations (twitchies unaccompanied by any emotion.) both are harmless unless the fasciculations are primarily in the tongue, or if the myoclonic jerks cause you to kick your sleeping partner. ...Read more

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I have involuntary head jerks. I only get them around people usually because I'm always so tense and afraid of everyone. How can I stop it?

I have involuntary head jerks. I only get them around people usually because I'm always so tense and afraid of everyone. How can I stop it?

Tics: It sounds like you have an involuntary stereotypical movement disorder that is associated with anxiety. It is probably a tic. There are medications and even some newer tms protocols to treat this. See a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What organ handles most involuntary movement in the body?

What organ handles most involuntary movement in the body?

The brain: The brain and central nervous system are generally responsible for voluntary and involuntary movements in the body. Twitching in muscles can be caused by a calcium deficiency and other causes. You must see a "neurologist", a specialist in nerve problems. ...Read more

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I recently started experiencing tingling in the body, and occasional involuntary twitching although not during sleep. What could this be?

I recently started experiencing tingling in the body, and occasional involuntary twitching although not during sleep. What could this be?

Strange: See your doctor!
full family and personal history.
Medications, other drugs?
Worrisome and needs full evaluation and some testing, I think. ...Read more

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I took Plan B 10 times and I have been experiencing involuntary muscle spasms every part of my body. Could this be caused by hormonal imbalance?

I took Plan B 10 times and I have been experiencing involuntary muscle spasms every part of my body. Could this be caused by hormonal imbalance?

Too much plan B: Plan b is an excellent form of emergency contraception but it should not be used routinely. If you have used Plan B 10 times you need to be on another form of contraception. After you not tsken Plan B for some time I would see if your symptoms go away. If not, or if your symptoms get worse, you should look for other causes. ...Read more

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I have minor involuntary movements like a finger twitch or a leg jerk especially when I'm lying down. What cud this be due to?

I have minor involuntary movements like a finger twitch or a leg jerk especially when I'm lying down. What cud this be due to?

Need examination: Twitches in the limbs can often occur without provocation & generally are considered to be clinically insignificant. If they become frequent or can be brought on by specific stimulation or changes in position of a limb or joint then, investigation of a deeper nature is warranted. I'd be happy to consult you more fully. Please set up an appointment with me by going to: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Involuntary jerking movements on legs/arms, sometimes it is so bad that I would almost fall off my seat.?

Involuntary jerking movements on legs/arms, sometimes it is so bad that I would almost fall off my seat.?

Jerking movements: You need to be evaluated by your doctor. Needs detailed history, history of any other medical condion or syptoms, meds being taken, alcohol use etc. And a detailed physical exam and may be lab and if needed imaging tests to find out the cause, as these movements can be caused by many different conditions. ...Read more

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I'm 21. Out of absolutely nowhere, developed involuntary facial, hand, foot tics on left side of my body. Occur very frequently during day. Norm MRI?

I'm 21. Out of absolutely nowhere, developed involuntary facial, hand, foot tics on left side of my body. Occur very frequently during day. Norm MRI?

Tics: Please get a second opinion about your tics. Many neurological conditions are difficult to diagnose at first. If physical etiology is ruled out please look into the possibility of an anxiety disorder and seek psychological support. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I experience involuntary body movements caused by anxiety. I took Klonopin for three years. My psychiatric nurse practitioner had me taper off. I have not taken it since December. This makes the body movements more intense. My head feels heavy and fu

I experience involuntary body movements caused by anxiety. I took Klonopin for three years. My psychiatric nurse practitioner had me taper off. I have not taken it since December. This makes the body movements more intense. My head feels heavy and fu

Who diagnosed the: Movements as "involuntary" and "caused by anxiety"? Clonazepam works for many types of organic involuntary movements as well as anxiety. Why did this person taper you off of it? I wouldn't trust a psychiatric nurse practitioner to guess my weight, much less have any competence to diagnose an organic vs psychogenic movement disorder. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Re mirtazipine if I don't go to sleep immediately I get almost pre-orgasmic but unpleasant feeling in my groin which ends in the involuntary jerking of my arms and legs. Goes on and on until I get up"?

Re mirtazipine if I don't go to sleep immediately I get almost pre-orgasmic but unpleasant feeling in my groin which ends in the involuntary jerking of my arms and legs. Goes on and on until I get up"?

Mirtazipine sleep: This medication affects the sleep and is dose dependent. I would encourage to discuss with your doctor to adjust the dose to address getting to sleep issue. The medication is not a sleep inducer its an antidepressant with sedative quality and once your depression symptoms clear up sleep should be in rhythm. Also please let doctor know if using any other otc meds supplements. ...Read more

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I'm 33 years old been told I have these symptoms Micrographia rigid muscle muscle involuntary body moments slight tremor in hand poor balance and talk?

I'm 33 years old been told I have these symptoms Micrographia rigid muscle muscle involuntary body moments slight tremor in hand poor balance and talk?

Parkinsonisms: The things you've mentioned can be referred to collectively as PARKINSONISMS. Given the fact, you've listed blood & lymph cancers as current conditions I'd want to look at medications, radiation, and other interventions you've received as being possibly related. If you'd like a 1-1 consult please write me at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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For two years I have been experiencing constant involuntary movements of my body: head, mouth, jaw, stomach, abdomen, and legs. They are accompanied by restlessness and agitation.?

For two years I have been experiencing constant involuntary movements of my body: head, mouth, jaw, stomach, abdomen, and legs. They are accompanied by restlessness and agitation.?

See Neurologist: Could be onset of a neurologic problem or side effects of medications or potentially a sleep problem albeit less likely. Were you ever on anti-psychotic medications? Usually these sort of side effects occur only if still taking certain types of meds, not if they have been stopped. However, a few rare cases have been reported to occur years later. ...Read more

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Causes for involuntary body movements during sleep?

Causes for involuntary body movements during sleep?

JLS: The usual is jumping legs syndrome but I guess that it can exetend to other parts. It indicates an irritable nervous system. ...Read more

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Dementia pt. Showing increased spasmodic jerks after a fall needing stitches. What could be reasons for those involuntary jerks? What are Tx?

Dementia pt. Showing increased spasmodic jerks after a fall needing stitches. What could be reasons for those involuntary jerks? What are Tx?

Myoclonus: Myoclonus is common in late stages of multiple types of dementia including Alzheimer's. Normally treat with anti epileptic medications including keppra (levetiracetam). However if the dementia and myoclonus present rapidly over month this would need checked out soon. ...Read more

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My 7yr old girl has sudden involuntary movements of upper body that lasts for 2sec once every 2or 3 days for 3 months. Is it of any concern?

My 7yr old girl has sudden involuntary movements of upper body that lasts for 2sec once every 2or 3 days for 3 months. Is it of any concern?

Tic or seizure: Sudden involuntary movements in children is suggestive of a tic or seizure disorder. Rarely, a condition called PANDAs is responsible for this. If these events are truly involuntary, it's time for evaluation. At some point, she is likely to become distressed by them as other children begin to take note of it. ...Read more

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My dad had a major brainstem stroke this past march& he's suffering bad involuntary body shakes& movements. What can be done for these movements?

My dad had a major brainstem stroke this past march& he's suffering bad involuntary body shakes& movements. What can be done for these movements?

Treatments: Based on your description, very hard to categorize, but if he has incoordination causing this, use of weights on limbs might help. If these are myoclonic jerks, medication can control, similar if seizure activity. Might contact us with a video of activity, as that will help guide us. ...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