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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?

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

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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For 2 year, I have had hyperactive bowel sounds, they get worse during stress . Sometimes, not always, i would have lose stools. Bowel movements:1 per day?

For 2 year, I have had hyperactive bowel sounds, they get worse during stress . Sometimes, not always, i would have lose stools. Bowel movements:1 per day?

Anxiety or not : Anxiety is associated, in fact it presents with physical symptoms including rumbling stomach, cramps, nausea, diarrhea, shortness of breath, chest heaviness, tingling, , hot flashes, chills, dry mouth among others. So a person can have any combination of the above. But there could be other physical underlying factors that need to be ruled out, the two may coexist. See ur dr. Help is effective. ...Read more

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Any advice? I have suddenly developed 'tics' (involuntary movements)?

Any advice? I have suddenly developed 'tics' (involuntary movements)?

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

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What to do if i continue getting these involuntary movements quite a lot, just all of a sudden. I've read many things but don't know which would apply to me?

What to do if i continue getting these involuntary movements quite a lot, just all of a sudden. I've read many things but don't know which would apply to me?

This is complex: You need expert help, unless you have unusual neurological expertise, you will not figure out how to manage this, and it is far safer to see a neurologist ASAP. You could have epilepsy with focal seizures, or even a movement disorder, and these issues require very specific directions. ...Read more

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Involuntary movements, lost of sensation, speech impairement and imsomnia?

Involuntary movements, lost of sensation, speech impairement and imsomnia?

Complex: Many possibilities, including multiple sclerosis, hereditary disorder, but could be variety of different causes, so see a neurologist asap, and get answers. ...Read more

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Would excessive blinking and other involuntary movements be a sign of mild tourettes?

Would excessive blinking and other involuntary movements be a sign of mild tourettes?

DX. not met: Tourrete's Dsorder requires the presence of two or more motor tics with an associated vocal tic. Blinking and involuntary movements may indictations of a number of other disorders. ...Read more

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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. Brad Goldenberg
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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