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Doctor insights on: Involuntary Head Shaking

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Random head jerking?

Random head jerking?

Head Jerking: Jerking or tremor, is caused by many things , to include some medications or alcohol or illicit substances, parkinson's disease, neurologic problems, or an essential tremor which occurs with aging. ...Read more

Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more


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Head jerking and sniffing?

Head jerking and sniffing?

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

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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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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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Dizziness causing jerking movements?

Dizziness causing jerking movements?

Neurologist: Depending on your age, i would be concerned about central (brain) involvement rather than otologic (ear) disease. Inner ear disease usually causes true feeling of spinning (vertigo). Jerky uncontrolled movements is more consistent with a neurological disorder. I strongly would urge you to see a neurologist. ...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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Head jerking, and head popping?

Head jerking, and head popping?

Head Jerking: Jerking or tremor, is caused by many things , to include some medications or alcohol or illicit substances, parkinson's disease, neurologic problems, or simply essential tremor with aging. ...Read more

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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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Is anxiety head rushes like seizures?

Is anxiety head rushes like seizures?

Anxiety ?: Can have many symptoms , such as ha, chest pain , shortness if breath , feeling dizzy and about to faint , my advise is see u pcp for evaluation and work up. ...Read more

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Dizziness, jerking movements?

Dizziness, jerking movements?

? seizure activity: Such symptoms may be seen with myoclonic epilepsy, but could be associated with inner ear pathology. Best to see either a neurologist or an otolaryngologist, as this could affect your work, driving, sports, etc. ...Read more

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Jerking eye movements? = nystagmus?

Jerking eye movements? = nystagmus?

Most commonly, yes: Nystagmus is the name for usually rhythmic, oscillating (back and forth, or up and down) involuntary movements of both eyes. It is most often seen as a congenital (born with) finding, or develops shortly after birth. There are other causes for unusual or "jerking" eye movements too, and affected individual should be seen by an ophthalmologist, neuro-ophthalmologist, or neurologist for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Involuntary arm movements my arm moves and hits on the head continuously?

Involuntary arm movements
my arm moves and hits on the head continuously?

Arm jerking: Involuntary arm jerking may represent either seizure or motor tics, in case of seizure if the arm jerking is sudden and vigorus with preserving of awareness, it can be a myoclonic seizure, if the movement is rhythmic in one side and unable to control it but can feel it, so it can be a simple partial seizure, then eeg can help in the diagnosis. The other possibility is motor tic with normal eeg. ...Read more

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Jerking movements of legs during sleep?

Jerking movements of legs during sleep?

Sleep disorder: This is a well known condition related to brain irritability, medications are available. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Head injury, confusion, vomiting, and falling asleep, what's wrong?

Head injury, confusion, vomiting, and falling asleep, what's wrong?

Head injury: You are describing a post concussion syndrome after a head injury, with vomiting and sleepiness this needs to be accessed with either a ct or mr to rule out an intracranial injury. ...Read more

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Sudden jerking movements getting worse?

Sudden jerking movements getting worse?

Jerking movements: See your primary care doctor as it may be something which can be easily treated like essential tremors or due to metabolic or neurological condition. ...Read more