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Is Having Many Myoclonic Jerks Every Night Normal
Yes: Myoclonic jerks are involuntary twitching episodes of muscles or groups of muscles. They are very common and almost always not an issue. A common time for them to occur is at night, and often while falling asleep. However, if other symptoms exist or this condition is changing it can be a sign of some nervous system problems, too, although rarely is myoclonus the first sign. ...Read more
My daughter is having many episodes of myoclonic jerking when awake but EEGs and MRIs are normal. Could it still be seizures?
No: Myoclonus is a movement disorder not a seizure disorder, it can be physiologic; normal with no clinical significane, it can laso be related to other problems of the neurologic system. Keep requested follow up with the neurologist for continued monitoring overtime to determine if other symptoms will develope or if your child's movements are physiologic. Take care. ...Read more
May be normal: Myoclonus refers to a quick, involuntary muscle jerk. For example, hiccups are a form of myoclonus. So are the sudden jerks, or "sleep starts, " you may experience just before falling asleep. These forms of myoclonus occur in healthy people and rarely present a problem. If you believe this is a myoclonus and gives you a problem, i would suggest you to see your pcp. ...Read more
1year3month old baby boy.jerks 2or3 times a day.Active and development milestones meti.is this kind of jerks normal?kindof jerk while urinating
Jerking Episodes: HellCat262243. The jerking described is not typical. Infants, particularly newborns, have a startle reflex, but it passes after several months old. Any type of jerking needs assessment with thorough questioning and I recommend an evaluation by a Neurologist. Video taping the episodes can further assist the Neurologist. For consults, my direct link is healthtap.com/vanessanealmd code PNYTKV. ...Read more
My af almost always kicks in at night when asleep. I average an episode every 6 to 7 weeks. What could cause episodes during sleep?
Sleep apnea: There are many possible answers to this question. One of them is that obstructive sleep apnea can be associated with afib. Osa is a problem seen often if obese people ( bit in others as well) that occurs when during sleep the muscles in the throat are relax and if extra tissue blocks the airway causing blood oxygen levels to drop and stress hormone release. This can affect the heart. ...Read more
When I fall asleep early I have vivid nightmares within a few mins of falling asleep, awake in panic. What is causing dreams so early in sleep cycle?
While most dreams: occur in REM sleep, dreams may occur any time in the cycle. Stress, medications, substances, alcohol, foods, etc. may increase likelihood. Stress reduction and anxiety management measures may help. Use fantasy to rewrite your dreams and train your brain to be calm. If you experience distress and impairment despite all measures consider an evaluation and therapy. Best regards for relief. ...Read more
Is there a type of epilepsy that causes contant parethesias all over, dizziness and myoclonic jerking ? Have had this for 2 months . 34 years old
I have 15-25 sleep myoclonus a night.I heard that jerk before falling asleep is not seizure. My EEG is abnormal. Doctor told me i have partial seizure?
Can restless leg syndrome cause what look like myoclonic jerks or tremors all night long in 6 yr old. EEG was normal. Also how is row diagnosed?
Facial grimacing in my sleep. Myoclonus? The grimacing only happens a few times while sleeping. Usually it wakes me up. Possibly of being seizures?
See your PCP: I will recommend a general check up with your PCP, he/she will conduct preliminary evaluation and refer you to a specialist if need be. Your symptom is non-specific and may or may not be serious. It's very difficult to give a good answer without proper history and examination. ...Read more
I have grand mal seizures at times I wake up feeling like I had a seizure in my sleep ,I often have strong eragular hart beats, is there a correlation?
Rapid heart beat?: if your seizures occur at the same time of your strong heart beat then there is a (possible) correlation. Ask your doctor to prescribe an event monitor ( a recorder of the heart rhythm) which you will carry for several weeks till either a seizure occurs or till a fast heart beat occurs and then you can tell if there was a relation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a 3monthold.Sleeps great at night, but daytime naps are always very different.Some days he'll sleep alot, other days hardly at all is this norm?
Schedule him: Do your best to put him on a schedule if this fails you do what he does if he rests you rest. Follow the pattern ...Read more
What could cause parethesias all over for several months, pain in fingers and toes, dizziness , myoclonic jerks and choking fits while sleeping?
I can be falling asleep and then all of th sudden if jerk awake involuntatily. Why does this happemed?
In recent weeks, having hypnic jerks in multiple muscles almost every nite (used to be rare for me). Don't feel like I am falling nor am i almost asleep, just very relaxed. What could be causing them?
Broken light sleep with vivid dreams, wake up every hour, small pupils, muscle twitches for last 2 months. 25 years old. Do I have fatal insomnia?
Difficulty falling: asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Natural treatment includes melatonin supplement but w/professional guidance. Stop all stimulants after noon. Insomnia not fatal. ...Read more
12 month old girl had 3-4 episodes of shaking in all her body, symmetrical, while asleep, lasted about 3-5 seconds. Otherwise healthy. Is that normal?
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