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Muscle Twitches All Over Body Anxiety
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
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
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
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
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?
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
Muscle pain and tightness, muscle spasms, always tired, random pains throughout body, lack of concentration. All these symptoms every day. Any ideas?
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have incredibly tight muscles all over. Stretching doesn't help. Tenderness all over my body. Frequent muscle twitches. Help! ?
Do muscle twitches start before weakness in ALS ?muscle twitches for past 12 days.arm feels weird and that's arm w twitches but twitches other places
Twitches: Muscle twitches are often present in ALS, but there are many causes of muscle twitching that are not ALS. For many people, such a symptom is entirely benign. It appears the internet information out there generally indicates ALS for muscle twitching- that is not what most of us would say in clinic. Here is another resource: http://www.neurocuro.com/muscle-twitching-and-fasciculation/ ...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
Possible, but: May be part of anxiety or some other disorder, however - a number of neurological disorders and other medical conditions such as thyroid problem could present with twitches and changes in mental health/fatigue. Please see doctor for examination and tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can atenelol or klonopin (clonazepam) cause myoclonus and or fasciulations / twitching all over my body ?
Atenolol: Atenolol caused fasciculations in a study involving over 75, 000 people at a rate of 0.28. % or 28/1000 people, all of them within the first month of treatment only. The older the patient, the greater the likelihood of fasciculations.On a study of Clonazepam in 35, 000 people, all of them still on the drug rated it as severe and it continued as long as they were on the drug. The rate was 0.48% ...Read more
can anxiety cause muscle twitches all over body? I am having severe anxiety.
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?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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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