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Muscle Fasciculations All Over Body
The twitches you can see and feel in muscle are contractions of irritable muscle fibers. They are sometimes seen with muscle fatigue. I sometimes see young people with fasciculations who google the word and come in afraid they have ALS . There is also an entity called benign fasciculation syndrome that is sometimes accompanied by cramping. Caffeine and theophylline (in ...Read more
Rather unlikely: Muscle twitching isn't usually associated with multiple sclerosis, and more likely would represent a problem with your thyroid, or a medication reaction, or even issues with metabolic imbalance. Less likely for your age, muscle, nerve, and motor neuron issues. You might possibly have benign fasciculations. See a neurologist and get this diagnosed; ...Read more
Can stress and anxiety cause severe body soreness, weakness, and muscle twitching all over constantly?
Yes, anxiety can: produce such symptoms but so can many other things. It is important that you see your doc. If he/she rules out medical conditions please see a mental health professional. Do not rely on medication alone but learn some self-regulatory procedures like self-hypnosis, self talk changing, etc. Peace and good health. Biofeedback may be helpful also. ...Read more
See your MD: 24 year old gentleman with muscle twitching and heart palpitations. You may be experiencing side effects from drug exposure, an electrolyte disturbance, or other problems. The only way to know for sure is for you to be seen in person for a full history and physical exam, lab tests. Please get seen right away. Good luck. ...Read more
Stress will worsen: The stress is not the cause, but could make the symptoms seem far worse. Real question involves why you are experiencing the problems you describe. Do you have an over-active thyroid gland, is there muscular irritability, are some of the movements consistent with seizure activity, or a spinal cord problem? In essence, get a full evaluation, as this is not emotional. ...Read more
Weird (muscle?!) pains all over my body, alternating locations mostly hands/arms, but also shinbones etc & sometimes muscle twitches. What to do/test?
Myalgias/Fasciculat: Are you taking any medications or supplements? Have you recently stopped any antidepressent or anti-anxiety medication? Have you started a recent new or increased exercise program? Might want to see your physician to check your potassium, magnesium, renal function, and creatine phosphokinase or CPK. Any history of fibromyalgia? Your doctor may have to order an EMG /NCV to look at nerve/muscle fx. ...Read more
Muscle spasm all over body tests done on muscles and nerves!both normal also pulsate feeling everywhere!buspirone get rid of all this anxiety feeling?
I have incredibly tight muscles all over. Stretching doesn't help. Tenderness all over my body. Frequent muscle twitches. Help! ?
Muscle pain and tightness, muscle spasms, always tired, random pains throughout body, lack of concentration. All these symptoms every day. Any ideas?
What an odd question: The role of neurotransmitters in myoclonus is still under study. What you're describing can be caused by problems elsewhere in the body, and in fact very often is. The brain is just an unfortunate bystander. The underlying cause is what needs to be found. See your doctor and let him/her figure it out. And I'm afraid if you bring up neurotransmitters, you'll probably just get a blank stare. ...Read more
I have muscle spasms and twitches all over my body along with burning pain but all tests are normal ? Including emg/ncv CPK /aldolase/esr/ctscan/mri?
Severe debilitating pain all over body, sudden onset, gradually spread all over body, tired all the time, bad circulation, i've cold feet all the time?
See a doctor: The condition is severe and debilitating. Any condition or symptom of such extent needs a good medical evaluation especially with all the accompanying symptoms. See your md and discuss all your symptoms well, good luck. ...Read more
The most common: Cause is dehydration mineral/vitamin deficiency. That being said, there are other issues, that can present this way early, such as ms, but without any other symptoms, its not likely. Try hydrating well and taking a multivitamin and see if that helps. If not, see your primary doc for full workup. ...Read more
Is there a type of headache/migraine that can make muscles all over tight and cause all over body pain, with twitching muscles and nerve sensations?
Migraine symptoms: No particular type of migraine does this, but some conditions commonly associated with migraine can. Fibromyalgia for instance often goes hand in hand with migraine and can cause burning pain in the body and sometimes tight muscles or twitches. Migraine auras can cause many symptoms, from vision loss to trouble speaking to arm heavy/weakness, to nerve sensations, but not normally whole body pain. ...Read more
Muscle twitching through out entire body for many years. MRI of brain negative. Sometimes cheek muscle twitches then locks for 2-3 seconds. Any ideas?
Alternative medicine: Try alternative medicine approaches such as meditation, yoga, hypnosis, acupuncture, and massage therapy to name a few. There are many options available, and its a bit of trial and error. Watch out for any practitioner that says they can cure everything - even MD's. best of luck. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Does compressed nerve cause muscle wasting in you pecks along with your arms and legs muscle. Because all my muscles in my body is weak and wasting 23?
Not like this: A compressed nerve could cause atrophy (wasting) of a single muscle or muscle group. If, however, muscles are weak or wasting all over your body, you need to be concerned about disorders like muscular dystrophy, rhabdomyolysis, or other serious problems.History-esp. family history-of nerve/muscle/autoimmune disorders are important & tests likely must be done.A visit to your doctor ASAP is in order ...Read more
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Twitching etc.: These symptoms are not normal and there are many possibilites as to the cause. Be sure you are living a healthy drug free life style and eating nutritious food. You should consult your doctor concering a checkup. ...Read more
Experiencing a host of symptoms including fatigue+constant muscle fasciculations all over my body. Passed neurological exams and negative lupus tests?
Fasciculations: The most common cause of fatigue is usually related to your sleep (at your age). Make sure you're getting 7-8 hours of sleep per night. Are you overweight or have a thick, short neck? Sleep apnea is a very common cause of fatigue. Weightlifters or those who exercise excessively, or those who take stimulants are prone to fasciculations. ...Read more
Mostly after meals have brain fog, can't concentrate at all, very sleepy, lethargic, have muscle fasciculations all over the body, one or two sudden foot/hand single jerks when relaxed. What is it?
See PCP.: Does it matter what you eat? Does a meal high in carbohydrate do this? You may want to see your doctor and have you tested for diabetes . It also sounds like you are very tense and when you relax, your muscle twitches. At any rate, your doctor could rule out other medical conditions which could explain these symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Muscular fasciculations could be benign, associated with thyroid disorder, or even due to Lou Gehrig's disease. The EMG will assess the physiology, but will not provide final diagnosis as your doctor will need to compile all the data, and correlate. However, at your age, most likely this is benign. ...Read more
Could anxiety cause body vibrations and muscle fasciculations, and body tingles?
If not what could?
Is frequent muscle twitches a sign of low percentage of muscles in the body .. It has been 7 years and the twitches never stopped ?
Fasciculations : Benign fasciculations are common in healthy young individuals. In the absence of weakness and atrophy, these fasciculations are no indication of any disease process. ...Read more
I'm overweight and I can't see these frequent muscle twitches over my body. Should I be more worried?
Is there anything other than Benign Fasciculation Syndrome that would cause muscle twitching throughout the body for years? Every day occurrence.
I left strength training(whole body) due to exams, now there are muscle twitches all over my body? What to do? Can i start strength training again?
Yes: The nervous energy built up due to lack of exercise is likely the cause of the twitches. You may also be magnesium deficient due to the stress of exams and since most american diets are relatively deficient in magnesium. Exercise and eat more greens. Take 400 mg of magnesium glycinate daily to see if that helps. Exercise during next exam week! ...Read more
I’ve had muscle twitches all over the body for 9 months, if it was ALS would there be any more symptoms by now?
I have muscle twitches in random places all over my body had them for at least two years maybe longer. No noticeable weakness or muscle problems. BFS?
Fasciculation: Could very well be benign fasciculations. Be safe and see a doc for some labs, etc just to be safe. ...Read more
On the seventh this month I carried a seven year old on my shoulders, I suspect that I may have damaged my spine somehow, I started getting muscle twitches all over my body, and now a week later I have pain in my upper spine, is this normal?
Most likely normal. : I suspect you over exerted your muscles causing fatigue and muscle fasciculations and cramping. Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness frequently follows 24-48 after an unfamiliar workout intensity. The cause is uncertain, but pain usually peaks at day 3 and may linger for a week. Exercising again usually helps diminish the pain. ...Read more
I've had body wide muscle twitches for 4 months now. I've also felt fluttering and vibrations. I'm scared, could this be ALS?
TREMOR: Try not to worry as there are many possible causes for your symptoms; most of which are benign. Nonetheless, a thorough evaluation, starting with your primary care doctor would be a good starting point. During this visit it would also be appropriate to share with your doctor your anxiety regarding ALS as they may be able to answer questions to alleviate some of your worry. ...Read more
Are muscle twitches everywhere on your body normal a week after both knees being replaced? They vary from constant & light to few very violent
Check your meds: Muscle twitches can be a common, benign finding in certain cases. For example, many students have experienced eyelid twitching from drinking too much coffee. Twitches can be made worse by certain medications, including opioids, which is given for knee surgery. If it's all over the body and not localized to your knees, you can probably just observe for improvement once off meds. ...Read more
Constant muscle twitches all over body, always tired, and feel nauseous. Had them before and went away for months.. Now back for 2 months now. Help?
Twitches: Need more information. What does your Dr. think? Ask to have blood K checked. ...Read more
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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