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Dr. Donald McCarren
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Muscle Twitching (Overview)

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 a nervous system disorder.


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Why do my antidepressants cause muscle twitching? This is so aggravating, been on few different kinds-all do this- is this dangerous?

Why do my antidepressants cause muscle twitching? This is so aggravating, been on few different kinds-all do this- is this dangerous?

Not normal: Anti depressants should not be causing muscle twitching. Something else is going on. See a neurologist or get a 2nd opinion. RULE OUT Lyme Disease. Lyme has co infections causing issue with depression. ...Read more

Dr. Donald McCarren
334 Doctors shared insights

Muscle Twitching (Overview)

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 a nervous system disorder.


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What does it mean when your leg muscle twitches when you're on a level 3 ADHD medication?

What does it mean when your leg muscle twitches when you're on a level 3 ADHD medication?

ADHD medication: Stimulant medications can cause muscle twitchings and cause an underlying tic problem to surface or get worse. Moderate to severe tics should be a reason to discontinue the stimulant med. ...Read more

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Managing Eye Twitching (Checklist)

Reduce caffeine intake
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Reduce alcohol intake
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How do you treat persistent muscle twitching after stopping benzodiazin?

How do you treat persistent muscle twitching after stopping benzodiazin?

Time...: Typically it will take time. Benzos act on the brain similar to alcohol, and withdrawal can cause many things, including twitches. Remember, taking benzos or alcohol may help temporarily, but the problem will just be delayed. If you are taking other medications (such as meds for mental illness), see your dr to make sure these are not contributing, as the benzos could have been covering this up. ...Read more

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Is there any immediate cure for muscle twitching?

See a doc: It is important to try to find the underlying causes of muscle twitching. Usually if this is done, the twitching can be "cured". There are many reasons for muscles to twitch including, fatigue, too much caffeine, thyroid disorders, disorders of calcium or magnesium metabolism, toxins and some neurological disorders. See your doc and have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Determine the cause of your strain if possible
Once
Try rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE)
Daily
Ease back into activity; don't overdo it
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Consider physical therapy or range-of-motion massage
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Can fibromyalgia lead to exercise (even mild ex) intolerance prolonged ex. Recovery time (~3 days) with muscle twitching? No trigger points present.

Can fibromyalgia lead to exercise (even mild ex) intolerance prolonged ex. Recovery time (~3 days) with muscle twitching? No trigger points present.

Careful advancement: Aerobic excercize is important in control of fibromyalgia however increasing the duration and intensity too rapidly will flare it up do check with your doctor because there are many other things that can cause those symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get muscle twitching?

Is it normal to get muscle twitching?

Can most times: Usually due to being tired or not getting enough rest. But if it persists or worsens you could be having a metabolic problem such as low potassium, calcium or magnesium. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get muscle twitching?

Can most times: Usually due to being tired or not getting enough rest. But if it persists or worsens you could be having a metabolic problem such as low potassium, calcium or magnesium. ...Read more

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Can exercising cause muscle twitching?

Can exercising cause muscle twitching?

It could: Whenever you exercise your muscle loose oxygen and produce lactic acid. This does result in cramping of muscles. Electrolyte imbalance cause this so energy drinks do help. However, if you are really concerned follow up with you doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause persistent muscle twitching?

What can cause persistent muscle twitching?

Nerve pressure: Possible causes include pressure on the nerves from muscles or spinal discs. There are neurologic conditions that can cause it as well as metabolic ones. Need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Does physical exertion cause muscle twitching?

A twitch is: A muscle contraction, and it can be caused by electrolyte imbalances, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, or acid-base changes brought on by exercise that builds up lactic acid. Rubbing mobilizes products, increases circulation and re-established homeostasis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Muscle twitching?

Muscle twitch: 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 a nervous system disorder. ...Read more

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Is it weird to experience muscle twitching after working out?

Is it weird to experience muscle twitching after working out?

Yes, depends: Exercise can induce eye fatigue if your work outs are strenuous, and can sometimes lead to eye muscle twitching. Eye muscles are small and can be sensitive to increased acid in the blood. They do recover very quickly in most cases. ...Read more

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What causes somebody to have muscle twitching and how do you stop it?

Vairety of causes: Muscle twitching commonly occurs when the muscle fasciculates. This can occur from excessive use, recovery, denervation, seizure activity and a variety of other causes. Some of these are benign while others may require extensive evaulation. ...Read more

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What underlying conditions causes muscle twitching all over your body?

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

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Do you experience muscle twitching after working out? Is that normal?

Do you experience muscle twitching after working out? Is that normal?

Yes, depends: Exercise can induce eye fatigue if your work outs are strenuous, and can sometimes lead to eye muscle twitching. Eye muscles are small and can be sensitive to increased acid in the blood. They do recover very quickly in most cases. ...Read more

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How do you treat persistent muscle twitching after stopping benzodiazin?

Time...: Typically it will take time. Benzos act on the brain similar to alcohol, and withdrawal can cause many things, including twitches. Remember, taking benzos or alcohol may help temporarily, but the problem will just be delayed. If you are taking other medications (such as meds for mental illness), see your dr to make sure these are not contributing, as the benzos could have been covering this up. ...Read more

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I'm having muscle twitching/fascinations (not painful) all over my body the past few days. What could be the cause?

I'm having muscle twitching/fascinations (not painful) all over my body the past few days. What could be the cause?

Many causes: The list of possible causes is rather extensive. Neurologic issues, electrolyte imbalance, muscular issues to name a few. Best to see your doctor for evaluation. Sorry this was not more helpful. Best of luck with this. Dr. R ...Read more

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What are the top causes for muscle twitching and spasm I can feel it but there is no pain at all. They come frequently and I am not sure why?

Muscle twitching: Muscle twitching without pain may be associated with changes in the Alpha motor neuron causing "fasciculations". If associated with weakness the concern would be als. Believe you have had that evaluated on previous ncs/emg. Diseases of the muscle whether infectious, inflammatory, medication induced or hereditary may also cause symptoms. Your elevated ESR mentioned before is concerning. ...Read more

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Does herpes cause muscle twitching?

Does herpes cause muscle twitching?

Muscle twitching: I have had some patients complain of this issue. Herpes is a virus that lives in the nerves and when a nerve is irritated it can become hyper excited and cause the Twitching sensation. This should subside once the flare goes away. ...Read more

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Is muscle twitching a sign of leukemia?

Is muscle twitching a sign of leukemia?

No: Muscle twitching is not a sign of leukemia. Twitching can happen for many reasons, including drinking too much coffee or not sleeping enough. ...Read more

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Can MS cause muscle twitching all over the body?

Can MS cause muscle twitching all over the body?

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

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Is there any immediate cure for muscle twitching?

See a doc: It is important to try to find the underlying causes of muscle twitching. Usually if this is done, the twitching can be "cured". There are many reasons for muscles to twitch including, fatigue, too much caffeine, thyroid disorders, disorders of calcium or magnesium metabolism, toxins and some neurological disorders. See your doc and have it evaluated. ...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