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Why are so many people total jerks?

Why are so many people total jerks?

Jerkishness: Some are ego-centric (world revolves around them). Some may be callous. Some may suffer from conditions like depression, anxiety or ptsd that can effect behavior or interactions with others. But it is best to remember that being a jerk is in the eyes of the beholder. ...Read more

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What would cause my body to randomly jerk?

What would cause my body to randomly jerk?

Not sure: What you are describing, but if it is completely involuntary, it could be a seizure. If you don't lose consciousness or become incontinent, it is probably not a generalized seizure. You need to see a doctor to figure this one out. ...Read more

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Why wouldi be having uncontrollable body jerks?

Why wouldi be having uncontrollable body jerks?

Seizures: A detailed history is needed.
Uncontrollable body jerks could be seizure, if you have one side jerking and you are aware of it, this may represent simple partial seizures, if the jerking all over the body and you are fully awake, so this can not be seizure as generalized seizure causes complete brain shut down and loss of consciousness, electroencephalogram can help in diagnosis. ...Read more

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I had urick acid & body jerk what I have to do?

Difficult to say: Hello, uric acid can be associated with certain conditions when elevated. Usually not in conjunction with body jerks. You will need to see your physician to determine if either issue is significant. ...Read more

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What if I jerk it too much can it lead to future problems?

What if I jerk it too much can it lead to future problems?

Meniscus tear: Additional activities, especially high impact or ones that involve twisting and pivoting, can cause meniscus to tear further. If/when you have this fixed, more of the meniscus will be damaged and thus more will have to be removed to stabilize the injury. The less meniscus you have left means less padding and greater chance for arthritis. ...Read more

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"i know a man that jerks off in front of his steps daughters is that norma?

"i know a man that jerks off in front of his steps daughters is that norma?

Unethical & Criminal: This is sexual abuse. Touching does not need to occur to be defined as sexual abuse. This can be very harmful to the females involved. This should be reported to child protective services and to the police. When one knows of such a harmful act- to do nothing is collusion. It is the responsibility of all to protect children - for they are often in a position where they can't protect themselves. ...Read more

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This is kind of weird but when I touch myself in a certain way I start jerking?

This is kind of weird but when I touch myself in a certain way I start jerking?

Jerking movements: You need to be evaluated by your doctor. Needs detailed history, history of any other medical condion or syptoms, meds being taken, alcohol use etc. And a detailed physical exam and may be lab and if needed imaging tests to find out the cause, as these movements can be caused by many different conditions. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my ex-crush is now crushing on me, but I don't like him because he is such a jerk!, what do you suggest?

What's the worst?: The greatest danger is a possible stalking situation. Read up on this and if this is the case, respond appropriately. Otherwise, this is part of life that we all go through -- almost everyone has a failed relationship and most of us have someone unwilling to let go. Seek the advice of mutual friends, be kind but firm, and set appropriate limits. ...Read more

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Sometimes during day and night when I'm awake sometimes body feels like it is going to kind of jerk sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't.

Sometimes during day and night when I'm awake sometimes body feels like it is going to kind of jerk sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't.

Myotonus: Your body can twitch when your muscle groups contract spontaneously. This can be related to fatigue or over activity which causes your muscle fibers to enact. Other possibilities include electrolyte problems like sodium, potassium, magnesium or calcium. ...Read more

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I have a problem jerking off?

I have a problem jerking off?

Masturbation?: Lori, what exactly is the problem you are having? Inability for erection? Can you be more specific? Thanks ...Read more

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Is jerking off healthy or unhealthy?

Healthy to a point: As long as it's not excessive, it's healthy to jerk off. Too much of anything excessively is not good. ...Read more

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Can a hypnic jerk need to wake you up?

Can a hypnic jerk need to wake you up?

Not necessarily: No, a hypnic jerk does not necessarily need to wake you up. It occurs at the transition of wake to sleep and most people feel the "twitch" or "jump" and thus, wake up. ...Read more

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Can hypnogocic jerks be brought on by anxiety?

Can hypnogocic jerks be brought on by anxiety?

Anxiety causes an: Overall tightening of muscles in some, because of chronic stress hormones (most notably adrenaline) creating normetabolites that take time to release. During the hypnogogic state, these muscles can seemingly violently discharge some of this tension. This is known as a myoclonic discharge and is harmless, except for temporary sleep interruption. Try some yoga just before bed and lower stress. ...Read more

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Why does my whole body jerk before I fall sleep?

Why does my whole body jerk before I fall sleep?

Hypnagogic 'jerk': 70% of people have had these: a hypnic jerk, hypnagogic jerk, sleep start, or night start, is an involuntary myoclonic twitch which occurs during hypnagogia, just as a person is beginning to fall asleep, often causing them to awaken suddenly for a moment. They are often accompanied by a 'falling sensation' possible causes are: anxiety, caffeine, stress, and strenuous activities in the evening. ...Read more

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Hypnotic jerks what do thay do and the symptoms?

Involuntary twitches: Hypnagogic jerks are abrupt movements or muscle jerks when you are about to fall asleep. Occasional jerks are common and not serious. When you are about to fall asleep, your brain may interpret the change as a danger and signal your body to react. If they happen more than every 30 seconds, it is called periodic limb movement disorder. Fatigue, stress ; stimulants can worsen them. Vitamins may help. ...Read more

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Why does my whole body jerk sometimes before I sleep?

Why does my whole body jerk sometimes before I sleep?

Sleep starts: Technically this is called a hypnic jerk or sleep start, it occurs at sleep onset. They can be more prominent according to the aasm with any of the following: anxiety, caffeine, stress, and strenuous activities in the evening. So the recommendation would be not to engage in any of the activities if the events are frequent or speak with your doctor about anxiety if need be. ...Read more

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What to do if I have headaches that cause a sudden jerk?

What to do if I have headaches that cause a sudden jerk?

Cause / 'caused by'?: If a headache causes a muscle spasm/twitch/jerk, then you should get it evaluated by your Dr to be certain it is not more involved than "just a headache." ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have slight involuntary jerks?

What does it mean when you have slight involuntary jerks?

Nothing: Most people get both myoclonic jerks (real jerks, often accompanied by a pleasant or unpleasant feeling) and fasciculations (twitchies unaccompanied by any emotion.) both are harmless unless the fasciculations are primarily in the tongue, or if the myoclonic jerks cause you to kick your sleeping partner. ...Read more

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I feel jerks before going 2 sleep at any time of the day.. Can you help?

I feel jerks before going 2 sleep at any time of the day.. Can you help?

It's normal: These jerks are normal. Have you ever seen a dog sleeping and dreaming? Those twitching movements happen because our brain shuts off our body so we don't act out our dreams while we sleep. Myoclonic jerks are similar movements that can occur right as you fall asleep. If you're sleep deprived, they are more likely to happen. ...Read more

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Any explanation for why I get hypnic jerks so many times during an hour?

Any explanation for why I get hypnic jerks so many times during an hour?

See below: If you are referring to hypnic jerks that are involuntary muscle twitches that occur at the transition from wake to sleep, having it multiple times per night may point to fragmentation of sleep by an underlying medical disorder, including sleep apnea, esp. If daytime sleepiness, periodic cessation of breathing, ; snoring occur. Consult w/ a sleep medicine specialist to help discern the cause of it. ...Read more

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Will a hypnic jerk need to wake you up to be classified as a hypnic jerk?

Will a hypnic jerk need to wake you up to be classified as a hypnic jerk?

Not necessarily: No, a hypnic jerk does not necessarily need to wake you up to be called a hypnic jerk. It occurs at the transition of wake to sleep and people feel the "twitch" or "jump" and thus, wake up. For example, during a sleep study some people experience a hypnic jerk but to not wake up, although it is caught on the recording. ...Read more

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I'm having uncontrollable jerks. Everywhere on my body. Feel very weak. N blurry?

I'm having uncontrollable jerks. Everywhere on my body. Feel very weak. N blurry?

Go to ED now: It sounds like you may be experiencing an electrolyte imbalance or possibly signs of epilepsy.
You need to go to ED before the situation gets any worse. Do not delay!! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hynogogcic jerks can u wake up gasping for air for instance?

What are the symptoms of hynogogcic jerks can u wake up gasping for air for instance?

Anxiety: Many folks who are highly anxious have a fear on not getting enough air. When we are between sleeping and waking we can feel quite vulnerable and pull out of the relaxed state with a start. Get help from your doc or a clinical psychologist, more likely the latter will be the one to help you through this. Magnesium level can be tested for and supplemented if needed. Low mag can cause jerks. ...Read more

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My son jerking his head in every ten to fifteen minutes and this happned when he tries to slip and he wake up?

My son jerking his head in every ten to fifteen minutes and this happned when he tries to slip and he wake up?

Can be normal: While falling asleep it is normal to have some "jerks" that jolt you awake when drifting off to sleep. This is a normal occurrence especially in childhood and adolescence. Although this occurrence can be normal please have your son evaluated by your primary care provider. ...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?

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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My baby is 9 wks old sleeps on back when will she stop jerking herself awake even when it's extremely quiet in the house?

My baby is 9 wks old sleeps on back when will she stop jerking herself awake even when it's extremely quiet in the house?

Normal reflex: The startle or Moro reflex is active in infants for up to 4 months asleep and 3 months awake. If you can limit the environmental sounds or movements nearby, she should not do this as much. ...Read more

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My kid age 2 yrs sometime get scared in sleep. Cried. Body stiff. Jerks too. But he is in sleep. What's the best way to relax him?

Take your son & a: Video of the stiffening/jerking movements to his pediatrician, who will tell you if he needs an overnight eeg to rule out nocturnal seizures. If it's a night terror, you can put your child in his own bed, drowsy but awake, at a consistent time after reading, soothing & brushing his teeth. If he's having night terrors, he'll have no recollection of them & you'll get a full night's sleep. ...Read more

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My body jerks whenever I lay dwn uncontrollably. I've had fibromyalgia for 2 years. Could that b likned to my uncontrollable jerks? My whole body

My body jerks whenever I lay dwn uncontrollably. I've had fibromyalgia for 2 years. Could that b likned to my uncontrollable jerks? My whole body

Megnesium: There is a blood test (or urine) to measure magnesium though your doc. You can also get an entire micronutrient panel from spectracell lab for overall health. Muscles don't relax smoothly but in little bursts, which may account for your jerks. Check w/doc. Please and good health to you. ...Read more

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Does lamotrogine stop the jerks? On 100mg per day. I also on metaformine 500mg per day. My aim is to try and recover. Want to drive again pls help.

Does lamotrogine stop the jerks? On 100mg per day. I also on metaformine 500mg per day. My aim is to try and recover. Want to drive again pls help.

Myoclonus: Do not know if you have Juvenile Myoclonic Espilepsy but would note in this category, definite best agents are Depakote and Keppra (levetiracetam). Lamictal is more "hit or miss" and less likely to be as effective ...Read more