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How can I stop twitching?

How can I stop twitching?

Depends on cause: Note that you describe "epileptic seizures", and you take Dilantin (which is an old-fashioned drug used for about 80 yrs). You may be having myoclonic jerks, which Dilantin will make quite a bit worse. A drug such as Lamictal or Keppra (levetiracetam) could readily control all of this, and might be worthwhile to switch. Talk to your neurologist. ...Read more

Dr. Donald McCarren
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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area, or uncontrollable twitching of a muscle group that is served by a single motor nerve fiber. Muscle twitches are minor and often go unnoticed. Some are common and normal. Others are signs of ...Read more


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What causes twitching at night?

What causes twitching at night?

Irritation: Eyelid twitching is secondary to nerve or muscle fiber irritation. You do not need to treat it. That being said, it can be annoying. Try hot compresses for a few minutes, or, if you can, take aspirin, or aleve, (naproxen) or ibuprofen. Usually a single dose will stop the twitching in 30 to 40 min. ...Read more

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Why are my nerves always twitching?

Why are my nerves always twitching?

Nerve dose twitch: Muscle twitches are caused by our muscles tightening up involuntarily in other words when we're not actually controlling them
muscle twitches can happen for lots of reasons like stress too much caffeine a poor diet exercise or as a side effect of some medications
most twitches go away in a few days and are nothing to worry about some time the cause nerve problems or other medical conditions. ...Read more

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What is causing the twitching in my body?

What is causing the twitching in my body?

Not enough info: Your question is so vague there is no possible way to address it.
Pleas give as much information about your symptoms as you can. ...Read more

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My question is what causes twitching to occur?

My question is what causes twitching to occur?

Lots of things: Many reasons to have twitches - from completely normal, to a tired muscle to some serious diseases. Depends on where the twitching happens and how long it lasts/when it occurs. ...Read more

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Can bluegreenalgae help with twitching and spasms?

Can bluegreenalgae help with twitching and spasms?

Blue Green Bacteria: Blue-green-algae (a cyanobacteria!) has not been proven to have any health effects on humans, at least not through mainstream scientific research. Likely healthy when eaten from natural sources in plants. Various forms exist some of which are neurotoxic. The neurotoxic effect may in the future help in treatment of certain neuromuscular problems. Safer options are available. ...Read more

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What are medical problems related to twitching constantly?

Many: The differential diagnosis ranges from benign but annoying conditions to liver disease, muscle diseases, metabolic conditions all the way to serious things like Huntington's disease. Sounds like something you should check out. If a higher level of expertise turns out to be needed, there are good neurologists at Stanford. ...Read more

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My butt is twitching on the right side what could it be from?

My butt is twitching on the right side what could it be from?

Unclear: This is most likely muscle spasm. It is not likely something to worry about but watch. If is occasional it is of little importance. If it persist and is frequent it may not be simple If it persist see your doc ...Read more

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How come I have twitching, but nobody else in the family has it?

How come I have twitching, but nobody else in the family has it?

Twitching?: This term is difficult for us as neurologist it mean different things among which tics? Myoclonus, tremors? Seizures?
So what cause it? Where? How frequent? Need neurology evaluation--bring video. ...Read more

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Twitching lots of places in my body for years, it is intensifying. Why?

Why?: Have you waited years to ask this question which can only be answered with a physical exam and blood testing? ...Read more

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My undereye has been twitching on and off all day, is it anything to worry about?

Not really: Eyelid twitching are usually harmless and rarely painful. Can be caused by few factors including fatigue and stress and even dry eyes. Adequate sleep, eat healthy, adequate hydration and exercise. If it persists see your ophthalmologist ...Read more

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What causes my twitching all over my body its now 3 weeks since it twitch and its annoying?

Several things: These are probably fasciculations. They can be evaluated by a neurologist. Causes range from the trivial to the serious. Usually they prove to be ok. ...Read more

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As of now, I have a nerve flickering/twitching going on thru my body. What is causing this?

Neuro problem: It sounds like what we call vasiculations. This is likely a neuromuscular disorder and could be serious. Please see a neurologist ASAP. ...Read more

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Was out in sun all day then exercised some indoors and now my body keeps twitching. Why might this be?

Dehydration: Is most likely the culprit. The muscles will start to misfire and twitch with the next stage being cramping. Drink some gatorade and H20. You should be fine ...Read more

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I'm a young female and I've been 'snorting' like and twitching for years. I do it more when im ill, angry or upset, what could this be?

I'm a young female and I've been 'snorting' like and twitching for years. I do it more when im ill, angry or upset, what could this be?

Need to see M.D.: It appears that your symptoms may be related to a tic that you have picked up over a period of time. The tic seems to be aggravated when you are under stress. I would recommend seeing a physician and be evaluated. Stress management may help the symptoms. ...Read more

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Painless twitching/spams in the middle of my back on the right. Has been present for a couple of days it's on and off, comes and goes. Causes?

Likely benign: So, you are seeing (or someone is seeing) fluttering of the muscle? It is likely nothing important. However, be on the watch for similar symptoms in the arms and legs. Call your doctor if the condition persists for the next couple of days. Bloodwork may be opted for by your physician. ...Read more

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I've noticed that I've experienced twitching all over my body very frequently in the past couple months. Why? (No serious health issues, but K is 3.2)

Insufficient info: Twitching means hypersensitive nervous system, which can be due to many internal or external factors. Electrolyte levels in your blood, like Potassium, Calcium and Magnesium are cery important. Consult a neurologist. In the meantime try taking Magnesium tablets (over the counter health supplements) to quiet the twitching. ...Read more

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Two days ago, the middle part of the left side of my back started twitching. I have no pain, but its annoying. Almost as if someone keeps poking me.?

Two days ago, the middle part of the left side of my back started twitching. I have no pain, but its annoying. Almost as if someone keeps poking me.?

Fasiculation?: Fasiculations are involuntary contractions of a muscle. If there are no other neurologic problems (such as weakness or sensory loss), they are typically "normal." people just get these off and on. However, if they persist, it is good idea to be seen by your doctor so your electrolytes can be checked. ...Read more

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My kidney feels like its twitching?

My kidney feels like its twitching?

Rest assured that...: ...your kidney, for as many years as it sits in the back of your body attached to a bladder full of wet urine, perhaps always trying to absorb the shock of your poor posture as well as when your babies were squishing the heck out of them while you were pregnant....that they are not looking to move down the street by jumping out of your body and slithering away. Twitching's for MUSCLES not beans! ...Read more

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How long does anxiety twitching last?

How long does anxiety twitching last?

Muscle twitches can: POSSIBLY be from low magnesium. Please see you doc to rule out other conditions. He/she can also measure your magnesium w/blood work. Then you can supplement if needed. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does compressed nerves cause twitching?

Does compressed nerves cause twitching?

Yes: Acutely compressed nerves can result in muscle twitching, muscle spasm and typical painful radiation patterns. This is due to the abnormal signal the nerves are now sending to the muscles which are reacting to its signal. Sometimes this is an involuntary action in which the nerve is reacting like a reflex arc that is on replay. This cycle of nerve signaling needs to be broken to improve this. ...Read more

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How can I stop twitching/jerking my head?

Find the cause: To stop a problem, generally you have to know what causes it. Multiple causes for head jerking occur, including nervous tics, huntington's disease, parkinsons, excessive caffeine, stimulant drug abuse, prescription drug side-effects. ...Read more

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Where is my face twitching on the left side?

Where is my face twitching on the left side?

Some may be a nerv-: -ous facial twitch. Many times it's hard 2 find the reason why they develop. If this of a great concern, make an appointment 2 see your PCP, & get referrals if warranted. ...Read more

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What can cause uncontrollable facial twitching?

What can cause uncontrollable facial twitching?

A couple possible: Facial myokymia and hemifacial spasms would be fairly recognizable causes. Tardive dyskinesia, and Tourette's might present this way. Have you seen a neurologist?? ...Read more

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I am constantly twitching my head, what's wrong?

I am constantly twitching my head, what's wrong?

You might have: A tic or a tremor. Medical evaluation should lead to an accurate diagnosis - however, the cause is not always discernible. Take care. ...Read more

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Why does my eyebrows keep on twitching in the day?

Why does my eyebrows keep on twitching in the day?

Blepharospam: Consider myokymia, which is quite benign and often due to eyestrain, fatigue, stress, but also, blepharospasm which causes squinting and irritation. Might check with your doctor to see if an underlying irritant is present. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why I always keep twitching my head?

Could you tell me why I always keep twitching my head?

Comments: Best to visualize your movements, but possibilities include essential tremor, hemifacial spasms, spasmodic torticollis, tardive dyskinesia, Tourette's syndrome, as a few examples. A face to face visit with a neurologist should help. ...Read more

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Left chest quivering and twitching internally. Normal?

Left chest quivering and twitching internally. Normal?

Just relax: May be you just exited or anxious. Just relax yourself!! Drink tea, camomile tea is good. Take a rest. It's not normal, but may happen with anxiety. ...Read more

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My boyfriend keeps twitching in his sleep. Is this normal?

My boyfriend keeps twitching in his sleep. Is this normal?

No: One possibility is a condition called restless leg syndrome. An overnight sleep test can determine this and/or other conditions that may be at play. A sleep specialist can then diagnose and recommend the right treatment for your friend. ...Read more