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My Baby Legs Twitch And Cries
My 5 month old baby every day shakes twitches arms legs for 5 secs or so. She is not in discomfort this started a month ago. Is this natural?
Many reasons: Drug overdose (caffeine, amphetamines drug side effect (such as from diuretics corticosteroids or estrogeexercise lack of nutrients in the diet stress twitches not caused by disease or disorders (benign twitches) often affecting the eyelids calf, or thumb normal and quite common often triggered by stress or anxiety come and go and donot last for more than a few days symptoms of a nervous system. ...Read more
Several possibles: There are a couple types of movement disorders that occur mostly at night. One is a variant of restless leg syndrome, called periodic limb movements disorder of sleep. This can seem like kicking or writhing so might not be what you mean there are some other movement issues that could cause actual muscle twitching and smaller movements. If possible have a video taken to show doc or sleep eval. ...Read more
No: Twitching is common & happens to everyone; and is not dangerous -- usually just bothersome ... Sometimes downright painful! frequent twitching (in the absence of new meds, herbs, etc.) could indicate a deficiency of several salts: potassium, magnesium, calcium, manganese, selenium. A daily multivitamin can replace these salts if you are deficient. See your pcp to exclude more serious problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter is 5 and she's been twitching at night in shoulder to her leg and sometimes when awake what could this be?
When I'm lying in bed at night I get violent leg twitches and spasms. Then they're really uncomfortable. How do I get them to stop?
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