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Involuntary Head Jerking
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?
Possibly Tourette: Tourette syndrome is within the autistic spectrum. On the other hand it may be just a bad habit. If it is only that do not call any attention to it and it will stop. Even a "look" from others will keep it going. If other behavior symptoms develop, see a doctor. ...Read more
I would certainly: Want his pediatrician to see him for an evaluation, but your worrying about it won't help you or your son. ...Read more
22 y/o f w/ lupus. What could cause a bad headache and series of uncontrolled head jerking episodes? I was in class and didn't know what to do.
Not typically: In order to have your question definitively answered, you need to have what you are describing as "head jerks" properly diagnosed. Alcohol isn't at all well known to trigger the onset of a tic disorder, but what I have read suggests that different individuals report both lessening or increasing involuntary movements through alcohol use. See a neurologist! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Head jerking or: twitching may represent a tic (spasm-like movements of particular muscles). Anxiety may aggravate or increase tics which are otherwise usually harmless but may be annoying and may be able to be suppressed. Anxiety management strategies are powerful. Tics come and go. If serious consult physician. Best regards. ...Read more
Unlikely: If we are talking about an infant sometimes occasionally pulling on the ears may be symptom. There are "tics" which are usually twitching, eye blinking which if worsens may suggest something more serious (unrelated to the ear infection).This condition should be evaluated by a neurologist. Allergies which can lead to sinusitis can cause nose twitching because of the itchy nose. ...Read more
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