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I have involuntary spasms of my whole body and I am not sure if this is normal. It happens more frequently then it did a week ago.

I have involuntary spasms of my whole body and I am not sure if this is normal. It happens more frequently then it did a week ago.

Need to see your doc: Spasms of the entire body could refer to anything from epileptic types of spells to tetanic types of posturing, or some form of sleep disorder, or generalized dystonic reaction. Lots of big fancy words but the bottom line is you must seek out a doctor (perhaps neurologist) for a thorough interview, examination, and orders for laboratory tests. Your description of what's happening is not normal. ...Read more

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Why is my index finger having involuntary spasms?

Why is my index finger having involuntary spasms?

Multiple causes: Spasms in the index finger can be caused by many things - excessive use can read to cramping of the finger. A low calcium level can also cause muscle spasms. If it is persistent, it would make sense to get an evaluation from your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm wondering about a 60yr lady getting involuntary spasms in her arm & jaw. Had a CT scan today and nothing had appeared. About 5 times today.

I'm wondering about a 60yr lady getting involuntary spasms in her arm & jaw. Had a CT scan today and nothing had appeared. About 5 times today.

May need an MRI: New seizures (if that is what these are) should be evaluated by a neurologist and an MRI might be a better way to check for some things that might be causing them (like a brain tumor). ...Read more

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Headache that will not go away, blurred viaion, stutterring, involuntary spasms. Pain will not go away with OTC or prescription hydrocodone. What could this be?

Headache that will not go away, blurred viaion, stutterring, involuntary spasms. Pain will not go away with OTC or prescription hydrocodone. What could this be?

See a doctor ASAP: Although your headache might represent a prolonged migraine, the other symptoms are not the usual accompaniments, and could represent an intracranial process. Do not use narcotics for headaches, as things usually get far worse. Get to your doctor and get this diagnosed and under control. ...Read more

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What causes involuntary muscle spasms?

What causes involuntary muscle spasms?

Many causes: Muscles in our body contract and relax consciously and unconsciously. A muscle that involuntarily contracts without our consciously willing it is called a "spasm." overuse, exercise, neck and back problems, posture, fatigue, diminished blood supply, injury, metabolite issues, and certain diseases can contribute to spasms. ...Read more

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Past day I feel an involuntary flutter/spasm (no pain) in abdomen just below bottom rib, center-right. Easier to feel when laying on back. Causes?

Past day I feel an involuntary flutter/spasm (no pain) in abdomen just below bottom rib, center-right. Easier to feel when laying on back. Causes?

ATwitchInTimeMakes9: Many people get little muscle twitches or 'flutters' or momentary spasms. Sometimes quite prominently (ever see the movie 'Dr Strangelove? ' or'The Pink Panther? '). They usually go away after a while and don't mean much unless they occur during stressful times or when taking certain certain stimulant medications or too much coffee or caffeinated drinks or...if they persist too long like, say 3 weeks ...Read more

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I took Plan B 10 times and I have been experiencing involuntary muscle spasms every part of my body. Could this be caused by hormonal imbalance?

I took Plan B 10 times and I have been experiencing involuntary muscle spasms every part of my body. Could this be caused by hormonal imbalance?

Too much plan B: Plan b is an excellent form of emergency contraception but it should not be used routinely. If you have used Plan B 10 times you need to be on another form of contraception. After you not tsken Plan B for some time I would see if your symptoms go away. If not, or if your symptoms get worse, you should look for other causes. ...Read more

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I have been having slight involuntary muscle spasms for as long as I can remember. What type of doctor should I see about this?

I have been having slight involuntary muscle spasms for as long as I can remember. What type of doctor should I see about this?

Neurology: A neurologist would be the doctor I would see. Not only do you need a compete history and physical and lab tests maybe needed. Also a test called an EMGNCV which checks nerves and muscles most likely will be needed to help figure out why the muscle spasms are occurring. That test is usually performed by a neurologist ...Read more

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Is there an association between involuntary muscle spasms and topamax (topiramate)?

Is there an association between involuntary muscle spasms and topamax (topiramate)?

Cramping k and mg: Topamax (topiramate) produce acidosis which cause lowering of potassium and magnesium

so if cramping is noted adding extra potassium and magnessium will help

tremors gets better with topomax, other facial spasms also can improve with topamax (topiramate). ...Read more

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Involuntary facial muscle spasms a sign of some big problem?

Involuntary facial muscle spasms a sign of some big problem?

Could be: Most likely they are benign and not a sign of a big problem but first determine what is causing the spasms. It could be an indication of serious underlying disease that requires treatment. Central tumors or hormone dysfunction or electrolyte abnormalities are just a few of the causes which should be treated and not ignored. ...Read more

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I had a trauma to my neck in 2010 since then I've had muscle spasms and involuntary contractions in my left arm.

Nerve problm: See a orthopedic spine specialist, chiropractor, neurologist or all the above. This is almost certainly related to a bulging or slipped disc or direct nerve injury. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat involuntary index finger twitches/ spasms?

What is the best way to treat involuntary index finger twitches/ spasms?

Twitching: It depends on cause of involuntary twitches of fingers. Muscle relaxer, valium, and Botulinum toxin injection can helps. ...Read more

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Since 2 nights my left index finger has been showing an involuntary movement either tremor/spasm (once/night for 2 seonds). Could it be serious?

Since 2 nights my left index finger has been showing an involuntary movement either tremor/spasm (once/night for 2 seonds). Could it be serious?

No, fasiculation: There are several possibilities mostly in the neuro realm some of which are benign like fasciculations or idoipathic resting tremor or carpal tunnel synrome or spasm. GIVEN the range of answers see your doctor to check Vitamin levels and for referral to Neurology for thorough eval. An EMG may be indicated. Medications and hand or occupational therapy may be able to help. Don't delay. ...Read more

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My chest is spasming really badly what should I do?

My chest is spasming really badly what should I do?

See a doctor: I am unfamiliar with chest spasms. I would urge that you have a doctor evaluate the chest pain. ...Read more

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How do I strengthen my lower back to stop it spasming?

How do I strengthen my lower back to stop it spasming?

After: Stretches and warm ups, over a exercise ball you do facing down, reverse sit ups, or find a machine at the gym that serves similar purpose. ...Read more

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What's the difference between Spasticity and spasm?

What's the difference between Spasticity and spasm?

Neuro vs muscular: To me spasm is a local muscle involuntary contraction and spasticty is a neurologic problem loss of cortical control of motor function causing inability to appropriately relax muscles sign of a upper motor neuron injury ...Read more

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My body jerks at night and now it also does when I'm awake. It's involuntary. Is this normal and if not what is it?

My body jerks at night and now it also does when I'm awake. It's involuntary. Is this normal and if not what is it?

Go see a: Neurologist. The most important 'test' to diagnose any movement disorder is a through and detailed history and physical. You could help your neurologist by getting sample video to show him of your body jerks at night and daytime. You might need several attempts to catch this. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can deal with involuntary celibacy?

Can you tell me how I can deal with involuntary celibacy?

Fill your life: With other endeavors so that you are not so focused on not having a sexual partner. ...Read more

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I get weird, involuntary sob-like breaths. What does this mean?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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After gallblddr removal I have severe pain upper stomch. Lasts abt 5-8hrs/episode feels like intestnes are severly spasming. Wht cld it b?

After gallblddr removal I have severe pain upper stomch. Lasts abt 5-8hrs/episode feels like intestnes are severly spasming. Wht cld it b?

Bile leak: I always worry about a bile leak after a cholecystectomy. I would be urgently evaluated by the surgeon who performed the surgery, if it continues to be of discomfort for you through the night, have a very low threshold for being emergently evaluated in the emergency department by an ER doctor. Be well. ...Read more

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I've herniated discs in the past. A few days ago I was leaning and then I was on my knees in pain. It's been 4 days and it still is spasming. Help!

I've herniated discs in the past. A few days ago I was leaning and then I was on my knees in pain. It's been 4 days and it still is spasming. Help!

Back pain: Is one of the most common presenting symptoms in the Office and the Emergency room. With your pre-existing History of the Herniated discs, you are certainly more susceptible to pains in your back. See your Doctor and maybe a good Physical therapy program designed for you as well as some medications after a physical exam can be of benefit to you. Best wishes. ...Read more