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Involuntary Body Movements While Sleeping
I get involuntary movements when very stressed/frightened /have flashing lights or screens in front of me/had lots caffeine/very lil sleep. What is it?
Anxiety: You may be suffering from an anxiety disorder in addition to excess caffeine effects. Consult with your doctor to understand the origin of your distress, if you are cleared medically consult a clinical psychologist to help you lessen your anxiety and learn new ways of coping. Anxiety is based for the most part on inaccurate perceptions. Best. ...Read more
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
I recently started experiencing tingling in the body, and occasional involuntary twitching although not during sleep. What could this be?
See your doctor!
full family and personal history.
Medications, other drugs?
Worrisome and needs full evaluation and some testing, I think. ...Read more
Every night he has the most restless sleep where he almost had full body convulsions, constant movement. We have videos.?
SleepingWithAJerk???: Those jerks are called "myoclonus."Because it's at night and during sleep, it's called sleep or "nocturnal" myoclonus. It can be caused by a few things that can only be diagnosed in a sleep lab involving a sleep specialist and neurologist. It may be something else, but you could still consult the same persons. Take heart, he's not trying to kick you out of bed...check out https://www. Sleepassociation ...Read more
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
Boyfriend swears I jerk my body in sleep. Could jerking explain high spontaneous arousal index. Had CPAP so low AHI. ZERO recorded limb movements.
Nothing to worry: Jerking and limb movements are two different things. Jerking happens during REM sleep (high arousal part of sleep cycle). If you look at EEG, it actually looks like one seizure form, brain is asleep but tying to wake up. Nothing to worry about except you may have an angry sleep partner. ...Read more
Why do I randomly feel weird throbbing and involuntary movements in different parts of my body? Like eyebrows or hands and fingers.
Neurologist consult: You should see a neurologist asap.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
I am experiencing some rather violent sensations in my chest, mouth, and head. Until recently, I was for three experiencing constant involuntary body movements in my legs, feet, abdomen, and mouth, but not in my head. A week ago I started taking Amantad
Side effect of: Amantadin perhapse. But true Seizure captivity needs to be ruled pit. Therefore you need to contact your neurologist as ap. ...Read more
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
Sleeping, awake with a little naseaua, sudden body temp increase, immediate sweats and a pending bowel movement. 3 min. Later, body temp drops, chills?
More details: It's not clear if you are referring to a recurrent issue or just a one-time occurrence. Also did you actually take your temperature or you felt chills and fever? This could all due to an episode of acute gastroenteritis but if it still persists, then more work-up would definitely be needed. ...Read more
My husband is 43 and has almost like a seizure in his sleep. Rapid jerking movements all over his body and face and he cant talk or get my attention o?
Needs to be checked: By a neurologist, start with your primary doctor, asap, I would be extra cautious and ask not to let him drive untill his condition is sorted out, all the best ...Read more
What kind of sleep disturbance can cause entire body muscle contraction, arm/leg movement, sweating, and low moaning sound in children?
Seizure: This could be a seizure. By all means seek a checkup with your physician. ...Read more
I want to make an MRI scan but iam afraid of my body movments what shall I do taking sleeping pills or anti anixtey pills I want accurate images?
Check with doctor: A standard MRI scan of either the head, neck, or portion of the spine should take no more than 35 to 45 minutes to complete from the time you get in the scanner to the time you get out. The technologists will usually tell you if you are moving too much or not. But if you are worried about this speak to your doctor about medications to get through the study without extraneous movements. ...Read more
Is any one experiencing great results prescribing viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) or is it just hit and miss like others. Is it causing unusual body movements while asleep?
It is hit or miss: Any ssri, snri or viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) can cause or worsen periodic limb movement disorder, a movement disorder during sleep. It looks like you are probably bipolar from your meds. We only currently have three approved bipolar depression treatments. These are symbyax which is combination of zyprexa and prozac, seroquel xl, and latuda. Best wishes. ...Read more
See your doctor: You should see your doctor to be examined. They can help determine the cause, if there is an underlying neurologic reason or if it is Tourette's syndrome or a transient tic disorder. ...Read more
Neurologist: These are symptoms suggestive of possible neurological problem. See a neurologist. ...Read more
My 28 days daughter is jittery. These movements show only when she is sleeping and last for 1 to 3 seconds. Should I be worried?
I fell on my shoulder during Brazilian jiu-jitsu en its been a week now but it still hurts with some movements and I can't sleep on that side?
I have a chest pain in ight side. It happens after waking up from sleep, long term sitting back. After some movements it gets off. I do smoke.
I am 40yrs old and suffer from rhythmic movement disorder for over 30 yrs. It is starting to really interfere with my life and sleep. Any advise?
RMD: I don't know what you've tried. Trials of tricyclics or benzodiazepines can be helpful. Behavioral therapy and hypnosis have also proven helpful and CPAP in cases where sleep apnea is present. The Requip (ropinirole) class of meds has not been shown to offer any relief. I hope this helps. Seeing a sleep specialist with a neurological or psychiatric background is likely to be most helpful. ...Read more
Recently, I am experiencing involuntary urination at night during sleep. I had undergone urethrosystoscopy 6 months earlier. How serious is this?
Talk to your: Urologist as this is certainly inconvenient.Get a more detailed answer ›
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