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Can stress and anxiety cause severe body soreness, weakness, and muscle twitching all over constantly?

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

Muscle Twitches (Definition)

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


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Can my muscle twitching that's body wide (started 2 weeks ago)anxiety & lack of sleep im super anxious to the point I need counseling and now this?

Can my muscle twitching that's body wide (started 2 weeks ago)anxiety & lack of sleep im super anxious to the point I need counseling and now this?

Anxiety & insomnia: Hello. Your twitching may be related to your anxiety. If the anxiety & sleep problems are brought under better control and you still notice a muscle twitching - then medical evaluation could shed more light on the symptom. If you are not already in some form of counseling - recommend that. Cognitive behavioral therapy is especially helpful. Use excellent sleep hygiene. Take care. ...Read more

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Can muscle twitching in calves and eye lids and some other body parts and weight loss last for 3 months or so with depression and anxiety?

Can muscle twitching in calves and eye lids and some other body parts and weight loss last for 3 months or so with depression and anxiety?

Depression wt loss: Yes, anxiety can cause a variety of symptoms including twitching (not twerking), and depression can lead to weight loss as there are appetite changes and you just don't feeling hungry. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause muscle twitches all over body? I am having severe anxiety. Anticonvulsant meds for weight loss.

Can anxiety cause muscle twitches all over body? I am having severe anxiety. Anticonvulsant meds for weight loss.

? medication rxtn: Depending on which medication you are taking, potential adverse reaction may explain your symptoms. But, would certainly wonder about other causes such as hyperthyroid or chemical/metabolic imbalances. Maybe due to the constellation of your symptoms, best to have a comprehensive visit with your doctor. ...Read more

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Would muscle twitches all over the body with no weakness be a sign of ALS? I have pretty severe health anxiety. I have had the twitches for years.

Would muscle twitches all over the body with no weakness be a sign of ALS? I have pretty severe health anxiety. I have had the twitches for years.

Benign fasciculation: It's a familiar syndrome, nobody knows the cause, and this time I am glad to reassure you. If this stuff doesn't progress in months, it's harmless ...Read more

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Would muscle twitches all over the body with no weakness or atrophy be a sign of ALS? I have severe health anxiety have had the twitches for years.

Would muscle twitches all over the body with no weakness or atrophy be a sign of ALS? I have severe health anxiety have had the twitches for years.

Fasciculation: Twitches can be the result of medications or drugs as well as muscle fatigue, but it sounds like you would benefit from a neurology consult to put your mind at ease about ALS and to rule out other disorders causing denervation of muscle groups. ...Read more

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Full body muscle twitches, internal tremors at night when fallng asleep, random numbness tingling. Anxiety!? Other ideas? Clean mri, emg, echo, blood.

Full body muscle twitches, internal tremors at night when fallng asleep, random numbness tingling. Anxiety!? Other ideas? Clean mri, emg, echo, blood.

Anxiety: Yes this could be symptoms of anxiety or other disorder. Be sure you are living a healthy lifestyle without alcohol, drugs, or smoking, and eating a healthy diet. Are you having high stress symptoms? Normal periods and normal weight?
If anxiety is the problem then you need help with this. Use meditation to relax, exercise more do not use stimulants. ...Read more

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Is muscle twitching same as spasm? Got cut and after a few days I have muscle twitching and headaches and I'm scared it's tetanus. I have anxiety.

Is muscle twitching same as spasm? Got cut and after a few days I have muscle twitching and headaches and I'm scared it's tetanus. I have anxiety.

See doctor: Muscle twitching is not the same as spasm of muscle. With tetanus you usually get muscle spasm.Your muscle twitching and headache may be due to tetanus or something else. Since you are anxious and concerned, better consult your doctor, after examining you, he can decide whether you have tetanus or another cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Inv. Muscle twitching arond elbow. Coming off anxiety meds. Normal? When to worry? Also losing weight by exerc. Losing muscle? Doesn't hurt but uncomf

Inv. Muscle twitching arond elbow. Coming off anxiety meds. Normal? When to worry? Also losing weight by exerc. Losing muscle? Doesn't hurt but uncomf

Not uncommon: May time coming off of meds like what you are on can cause atypical muscle irritation but so can exercise so maintain the exercise and if the symptoms don't resolve after a couple of weeks then have it evaluated ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep over one week plus some anxiety cause uncontrollable muscle twitching?

Can lack of sleep over one week plus some anxiety cause uncontrollable muscle twitching?

Yes: Lack of sleep disrupts the way the body defends itself, in other words reduced immunity. Anxiety together with lack of sleep can magnify an existing problem out of all proportion to reality, or may cause one to believe they have a condition they in fact do not have. Rest and relaxation are easier said than done, but will be of enormous benefit. Best of health and luck! ...Read more

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Can anxiety be responsible for muscle twitches and any sort of twitching in the face? (how about tics?)

Anxiety gets bad rap: Anxiety is guilty of many things and often is at the scene when other symptoms act up - but I think it ought not be the prime suspect for facial tics or twitches. It sounds more like the tic/twitch can bring on anxiety about how you look and "what the heck is going on? " your doctor might refer you to a neurologist if it is bad or getting worse or spreading. Also, watch out for drug side efx. ...Read more

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Have muscle twitching and pain in legs. Had same two years ago it went away. I am a nervous persin and anxiety is high.

Nerve irritation: Pain with muscle twitching usually indicates nerve irritation at peripheral nerve or spinal nerve root irritation. Please get an evaluation with rehabilitation medicine specialist or neurologist. Also may need to have electrolytes checked. ...Read more

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I waterproofed my deck it took 2 days to finish. I've been experiencing muscle twitching. My doc says it's just anxiety. Am I in danger of nerve damage?

I waterproofed my deck it took 2 days to finish. I've been experiencing muscle twitching. My doc says it's just anxiety. Am I in danger of nerve damage?

Nerve damage?: From what you describe, there is no clear connection to nerve damage indicated. But even if your Dr is right that you suffer anxiety - it is worth correcting. Consider an eval for CBT psychotherapy where you'll learn skills to manage anxiety. Don't worry or suffer - learn ways to help yourself. ...Read more

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Are there any hormone problems that cause physical anxiety symptoms (paresthesia, muscle twitching, jitteriness)?

Are there any hormone problems that cause physical anxiety symptoms (paresthesia, muscle twitching, jitteriness)?

Yes: Actually and imbalance of any of your hormones could cause the symptoms, but the most common one would be a thyroid problem. Talk to your doctor checking your thyroid involves a blood test. ...Read more

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How does stress and anxiety cause causes muscle twitches? How is that possible? My right thumb has been twitching for several weeks. It's annoying me!

How does stress and anxiety cause causes muscle twitches? How is that possible? My right thumb has been twitching for several weeks. It's annoying me!

Please see doc to: Make sure all is well medically. I see that you are a binge eater. Micronutrient imbalance is a possible cause, perhaps low magnesium. Check w/doc. Anxiety can produce an overall bracing ourselves do deal w/life, real or perceived dangers. Peace and good health. Try Herbert Benson's book, the Relaxation Response. ...Read more

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Can extra stress and anxiety lead to nausea, other stomach problems, headache, muscle twitching and hypersensitivity? Or is this something else?

Can extra stress and anxiety lead to nausea, other stomach problems, headache, muscle twitching and hypersensitivity? Or is this something else?

Yes and yes. ..: Stress can have a lot of physical effects but it could be something else as well. If getting worse or if not improving when Your stress improves see your MD. Also, check out this site for tips on how to manage stress and healthy living. ...Read more

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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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more