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Husbands ck is high in blood test, muscle twitching, cramps, what can a neurologist do to help him, nephrologist won't help.

Husbands ck is high in blood test, muscle twitching, cramps, what can a neurologist do to help him, nephrologist won't help.

Muscle CPK: Elevated CPK indicates muscle fiber breakdown. This can occur from statins. He must stop them. Myositis can also occur from a rheumatic illness, such as polymyositis, mixed connective disease, or lupus. Some infections elevate CPK, like flu. Even predisone can weaken muscles and promote a muscle breakdown. Stopping statins is essential. Having a dx is essential. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Can 3 months of Tension headache, muscle twitching, and a week of lightheadedness be triggered by anxiety only? Blood tests and MRI scans normal

Can 3 months of Tension headache, muscle twitching, and a week of lightheadedness be triggered by anxiety only? Blood tests and MRI scans normal

Physical anxiety: Anxiety can present in a wide variety of physical ways, including muscle twitching, lightheadedness, & headaches. It can raise blood pressure, cause tingling of fingers/toes, irritable bowel syndrome, insomnia, and so on. If the dangerous and the likely both have been ruled out, anxiety may be the suspected cause. If symptoms change, the degree of suspicion for anxiety vs something else may change ...Read more

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Severe muscle twitching, spasming, contorting of hands/feet, severe tingling all over, legs feel like bricks, electrolytes are good, neg blood for MG?

Severe muscle twitching, spasming, contorting of hands/feet, severe tingling all over, legs feel like bricks, electrolytes are good, neg blood for MG?

Muscle twitching: I would see a doctor immediately. You need MRI of spine as well as labs to rule out other muscle disorders. A lumbar puncture may be necessary too. I would see your family doctor as soon as possible to help you facilitate the next steps. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a friend who has been shaking and twitching. His blood sugar is 147 which is normal for him his vs are?

What to do if I have a friend who has been shaking and twitching. His blood sugar is 147 which is normal for him his vs are?

Advice: First, the blood sugar is too high and suggests diabetes, which would require treatment and control. The shaking and twitching could be due to a variety of medical or neurological conditions, and should be evaluated face to face. Start with your internist, but a neurology consultation may be productive. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing constipation, twitching of muscle in stomach, and blood in stool. I've tried stool softeners, fiber without any relief suggestions?

I'm experiencing constipation, twitching of muscle in stomach, and blood in stool. I've tried stool softeners, fiber without any relief suggestions?

Need more fibers.: Blood in the stool is of concern. If it is bright red then it is probably because of your hard stool irritating the lower part of colon or hemorrhoids. However if the stool color is brown or black you need to go and see a doctor right away. For constipation take a lot more fiber like vegetables, salad, and fruits. You can also try an over the counter medicine like Colace (docusate sodium) or it's generic brand. ...Read more

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What causes muscle twitches (random body wide) and weak feeling? Had for 3 years daily. Blood work normal.

Hard to say,,,: This is hard to pinpoint without more of an idea of your daily activities and such. For example, this could easily be due to drinking coffee daily, especially if you're sensitive to it. It might be from stress, like financial and family issues along with those of health. Rarely it can be neurological or muscular, so more info might be needed. It might help to see a neurologist. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have anxiety. Many physical symptoms, including muscle twitches and occasional parasthesia, can anxiety really cause that? Blood work clear.

I have anxiety. Many physical symptoms, including muscle twitches and occasional parasthesia, can anxiety really cause that? Blood work clear.

Yes is possible but-: Severe anxiety can cause muscle twitches and parasthesia especially when associated with hyperventilation. You mention you also have other physical symptoms. These symptoms plus the ones you describe can also be due to various medical conditions. In addition to the blood test you should have a complete history and physical examination. ...Read more

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My blood levels are normal can it be Effexor (venlafaxine) that is causing my muscle twitches, my doctor says its stress related but I'm not stressed?

My blood levels are normal can it be Effexor (venlafaxine) that is causing my muscle twitches, my doctor says its stress related but I'm not stressed?

Can be both: Yes, Effexor (venlafaxine) can cause muscle twitching. The short-term clinical trials before Effexor (venlafaxine) was released showed 1% of patients having this effect if using the immediate release form, and 3% of those taking the extended release form. That said, stress and anxiety can produce these physical effects as well. I hear you say you're "not stressed" -- but if completely not, why are you needing effexor (venlafaxine)? ...Read more

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I've had pain in my upper left ab region and acid reflux. I've become dizzy, weak and muscle twitches. I had blood tests done that were normal, is it?

I've had pain in my upper left ab region and acid reflux. I've become dizzy, weak and muscle twitches. I had blood tests done that were normal, is it?

Don't expect more: Muscle twitches are seldom worrisome; most people get them and they usually mean nothing. I think they're nerves doing self-maintenance. Manage your acid reflux (meds, maybe prop up the head of your bed), stay fit) and your physician will decide about imaging based on the character of your abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Why would both of my calves and feet hurt? At night in bed, or when its cold. Would a blood clot be unusual? Also non painful muscle twitches on knee.

Why would both of my calves and feet hurt? At night in bed, or when its cold. Would a blood clot be unusual? Also non painful muscle twitches on knee.

Hard to say: Your symptoms are nonspecific. Restless-leg syndrome consists of: 1) discomfort, pain, tinglies etc in feet, legs, +/- arms at night or worse at night 2) urge to move the limbs, not involuntary but irresistible urge to move 3) inactivity brings it on 4) movement relieves the symptoms at least temporarily. If you have those symptoms, you have rls. It is treatable. ...Read more

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Do I really need to take vitamin D if my level is 29, and if so, then how much? It is barely low. I have muscle twitching and tingling, too.

Do I really need to take vitamin D if my level is 29, and if so, then how much? It is barely low. I have muscle twitching and tingling, too.

Optimal level 50-80: While 29 is just below the "normal range" the optimal range is 50-80. Taking D to raise your levels may not necessarily help you feel better but evidence suggests a higher level reduces risk of cancer, heart disease & autoimmune disease.See http://tinyurl. Com/2chkcer &
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Having normal iron, B12 & D doesn't mean you have no vitamin deficiencies. See http://tinyurl. Com/mzrkbx8 ...Read more

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Correlation muscle twitching throughout body developed 6 years ago, followed by low extrem tightness months later to unilateral low leg swelling 2013?

Correlation muscle twitching throughout body developed 6 years ago, followed by low extrem tightness months later to unilateral low leg swelling 2013?

One leg swelling: Does not tie into the previous two problems (atrophy could)
Swelling can be caused by leaky vessels, tissue injury, deep vein thrombosis, clogged lymphatics, bleeding into the leg, etc. Twitching followed by tightness of muscles obviates a good neurological assessment. ...Read more

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I currently have a muscle twitch in my thumb and index finger, I am 26, I had two sets of blood work done and everything came back fine.

I currently have a muscle twitch in my thumb and index finger, I am 26, I had two sets of blood work done and everything came back fine.

Overuse: Myokimea describes the overuse of muscle which leads to these twitchings, and while that may be one solution, an EMG will be helpful to determine nerve and muscle responses to suggest if a disease is present. Be sure your magnesium, calcium, potassium are stable. ...Read more

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24m muscle twitch in arm for a while. Worried could be ALS or something. Blood tests urine ANA test and so on all norm frustrated with no answers?

24m muscle twitch in arm for a while. Worried could be ALS or something. Blood tests urine ANA test and so on all norm frustrated with no answers?

Fasciculations: Twitching or vibrations under the skin are likely caused by fasciculations. Fasciculations are fine twitchings of the muscle fibres under the skin. This is usually most obvious when the muscle is at rest. It can be completely benign and not significant except as a nuisance. It is made worse by fatigue, caffeine, or a combination of both. See your doctor or a neurologist for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more


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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