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Involuntary movement of head and shoulders just has movement getting worse

Involuntary movement of head and shoulders just has movement getting worse

I'm : I'm sorry but this question is difficult to answer over the internet. What you need to do is to see a neurologist interested in movement disorder who will be able to diagnose the problem after seeing it. It could be any number of things that are potentially treatable. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Could tourette's syndrome get worse with stress?

Could tourette's syndrome get worse with stress?

Manage stress: Symptoms, such as tics , can be worsened with stress. The disorder itself is also a stressor, so it is important that good stress management techniques be utilized. ...Read more

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Can being anxious about bowel movements make them worse? Tense muscles and create a feeling of incomplete bowel emptying?

Can being anxious about bowel movements make them worse? Tense muscles and create a feeling of incomplete bowel emptying?

Anxiety and BMs: Anxiety can certainly affect the passage of bowel movements. Young women with anxiety can suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction which results in the incomplete passage of bowel movements. Pelvic floor dysfunction results from contracting those muscles you should be relaxing, and vice versa. ...Read more

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Uncontrollable movements and jerks, are they tics or another problem?

Uncontrollable movements and jerks, are they tics or another problem?

Not tics!: Uncontrolled movements and jerking is a form of chorea. It can occur with drugs, neurologic disease, and other causes, which to some extent are age related. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How come I have involuntary head movements or tremors while sitting still?

How come I have involuntary head movements or tremors while sitting still?

Movement disorder: Resting tremor is worrisome. Some persons are nervous and have a need to move even when trying to sit still. This may be normal, but may indicate a disorder. Tourette sydrome can begin in this manner as can parkinsonism. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Sudden jerking movements getting worse. Who do I see?

Sudden jerking movements getting worse. Who do I see?

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

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Help please! could caffeine cause involuntary muscle movement in kids?

Help please! could caffeine cause involuntary muscle movement in kids?

It is possible.: Especially if the child is not used to it or has had an overload of caffeine. Best thing is to stop caffeine and see if it improves....And if it does not improve then have him seen. ...Read more

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Repetitive myoclonus getting disruptive. Happens more when sitting and lying down. Unsure of cause? Neuro pathology is migraines, treated w topamax (topiramate)

Repetitive myoclonus getting disruptive.  Happens more when sitting and lying down.  Unsure of cause? Neuro pathology is migraines, treated w topamax (topiramate)

Myoclonus: Myoclonus has myriad causes including hereditary, infection, nervous system injury, drug reaction or tumor etc.. In your history it does not show that you had MRI of brain or spinal . Please see your neurologist and find out the real cause. Thanks. ...Read more

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Sometimes in the night i start to see everything on slow motion, my movements, other people movements and i also suffer anxiety ?

Sometimes in the night i start to see everything on slow motion, my movements, other people movements and i also suffer anxiety ?

Perceptual changes: need to be checked out w/an eye doctor. If he/she clears you of eye problems see a mental health professional to learn strategies to cope w/anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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back stiffness ,sweating , off balance with movement comes an goes everyday .how can this be anxiety more like autoimmune 13yrs some days worse ?

 back stiffness ,sweating , off balance  with movement comes an goes everyday .how can this be anxiety more like autoimmune 13yrs some days worse ?

Balance problems: If you have had a lobectomy for lung cancer, please rule out recurrence first. If these symptoms have persisted for the last 13 years, I can understand your frustration. I imagine screening labs have been done as well as a thorough neurological exam. If not, please request them. Problems with balance is worrisome. It can be an inner ear problem, B12 deficiency, or cerebral. Stop all supplements . ...Read more

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I have involuntary facial twitches accompanied by back pain and frequent anxiety attacks. What could be the problem?

I have involuntary facial twitches accompanied by back pain and frequent anxiety attacks. What could be the problem?

See your Dr.: Your symptoms could be due to several things ranging from psychological to hormonal to other things or could be nothing serious. The best way to find out is to get evaluated by your primary care doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do uncontrolled tongue movements from antipsychotic use get worse over time?

Do uncontrolled tongue movements from antipsychotic use get worse over time?

They can: They can get worse, especially in older women. You and your psychiatrist will be faced with deciding whether your need for the medication overrides this symptom. If the antipsychotic dose is decreased, the movements may increase, at least temporarily. After a time they may decrease or stop, if the medication is stopped. Tardive dyskinesia can be very difficult to manage. ...Read more

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Laying down I will involuntarily have short spurts of gasping (1-3) when I change positions. Possible spasm or tic due to Cymbalta or Trazodone?

Laying down I will involuntarily have short spurts of gasping (1-3) when I change positions. Possible spasm or tic due to Cymbalta or Trazodone?

Gasping: Gasping can be due to many issues. How much do you weigh & what other meds are you on? Does this happen when you are sitting up or just when laying down? This can be due to meds, but need more info to see if any other issues underlying this are present. Consult with us to help get to the bottom of this. ...Read more

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Causes for burning stomach with constipation burning bowel movement and fatigue.I also have bowel movement after meal.I have hick ups and gas prob to?

Causes for burning stomach with constipation burning bowel movement and fatigue.I also have bowel movement after meal.I have hick ups and gas prob to?

Burning: Too many conditions to simplify this. See a gastroeneterologist.. Some conditions are discussed at http://www.Healthhype.Com/burning-anus-rectum-burning-sensation-after-a-bowel-movement.Html. ...Read more

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Can tremors make you feel neasous? Can tremors be caused from lack of excerise or poor posture?

Can tremors make you feel neasous? Can tremors be caused from lack of excerise or poor posture?

Tremors: Tremor can run in families or be essential type or have many other associations. If you are taking Clonazepam for anxiety you should know that it is sometimes used to treat tremor, but can cause tremor when you withdraw, or between doses if you have become dependent on it. That type of withdrawal can also cause nausea. This is one possible explanation, discuss others with your prescriber. ...Read more

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Does stress make your constipation worse? I've been suffering from chronic constipation and it gets worse in extreme stressful periods. Why is that ?

Does stress make your constipation worse? I've been suffering from chronic constipation and it gets worse in extreme stressful periods. Why is that ?

Constipation: When stressed, you may unconsciously change your diet and also drink less water -- which could lead to changes in bowel habits (constipation). Also, if you have some form of ibs, stress could also worsen this. Your gut is richly innervated, and responds to all kinds of stimuli. Many people, however, notice diarrhea with stress rather than constipation. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Involuntary Movements (Eg, Lip Smacking, Picking) (Definition)

Involuntary movements are a clinical finding in which there are muscle contractions that are not intentional. These are caused by a variety of muscle and nerve disorders. ...Read more