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Jerky Body Movements
May be myoclonus: If the sudden jerks occur in sleep, this may be plms which is like restless legs, if occurs when using arms or legs, intension myoclonus, if spontaneous at rest may be epilepsy, a medication reaction, metabolic derangement. If any of this describes you, get an appointment with a neurologist. ...Read more
Question is unclear: In general jerky movements indicate an injury in the nervous system. If they are occurring with spasms they may be due to a stable brain injury from birth or infancy, or to an evolving injury to the spinal cord or brain. Certain muscle diseases (genetic) will lead to poor contol and spasm. Some are temperature sensitive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son is experiencing blinking eyes and abnormal movements (quality: uncontrollable and repetitive, jerky) .
What is considered frantic fetal movement? 29w5d baby makes some sudden, repetitive, hard movements that shake me over. Like jabs. Distress? Seizures?
Ballistic motion: Fast and jerky motion is known as ballistic muscle movements. These movements can cause muscle strains and sprains. Switch to smooth controlled slow movements to help avoid injury. ...Read more
Neurologist: Depending on your age, i would be concerned about central (brain) involvement rather than otologic (ear) disease. Inner ear disease usually causes true feeling of spinning (vertigo). Jerky uncontrolled movements is more consistent with a neurological disorder. I strongly would urge you to see a neurologist. ...Read more
GI virus: Sounds like a viral GI process.Get a more detailed answer ›
Difference between tics and spasms? Involuntary foot jerks, leg movements, finger jerks, & jaw jerks that stop occurring when busy. What are these?
Many causes: Jerking movements occurring as one is falling asleep are called hypnic jerks and are normal. Jerks during sleep may be periodic limb movements if they are repetitive, brief, and occur in series. If they cause poor sleep or daytime sleepiness, they can be treated, but they often occur in normal subjects. Jerks may occur with sleep apnea , parasomnias (abnormal sleep behavior), and seizures. ...Read more
Involuntary movements an issue? Have invol. Movements only when i try sleeping. Lip puckering/ twitching. Jaw moving. Muscle twitch. Face twitching.
Could be normal.: Involuntary movements may occur during the dreaming phase of sleep. Some people may have difficulty getting to sleep because they worry a lot and when they finally fall asleep their muscles twitch which can cause them to wake up. It can also happen when you are very tired and yet you may have a hard time to relax and sleep. I wouldn't worry too much about this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
13mnthold does jerking movements with his legs, weird arm movements&makes moaning noise while sleeping.Also does unresponsive blank stares while awake?
Rapid weight Loss: It could be pancreatitis. Rapid weight loss can lead to pancrea titis, which results and having malabsorption of fat. This can lead to school with gooey texture, bad smell and usually abdominal pain. It would be a good idea to call your doctor this weekend and discuss if evaluation is indicated. ...Read more
Theoretically yes: There are many who feel that this is true, though everyone has their own opinion on it. ...Read more
What kind of sleep disturbance can cause entire body muscle contraction, arm/leg movement, sweating, and low moaning sound in children?
Hypnic jerks: Jerking movements occurring as one is falling asleep are called hypnic jerks and are normal. Jerks during sleep may be periodic limb movements if they are repetitive, brief, and occur in series. If they cause poor sleep or daytime sleepiness, they can be treated, but they often occur in normal subjects. Jerks may occur with sleep apnea , parasomnias (abnormal sleep behavior), and seizures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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