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Doctor insights on: Parkinsons Disease Muscle Twitch

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Muscle twitching in legs could it be a start of Parkinson's disease?

Muscle twitching in legs could it be a start of Parkinson's disease?

Not likely: Micrographia often is the earliest sign of Parkinson. S disease. (redution in the size of hand writing. Blance issues and difficluty with initiation of mobement may come next along with a pill rolling tremor of one hand. Twitching and muscle loss in the legs can be caused by many conditions. (ALS-diabetic amyotrophy, neuropathy, spinal cord syndromes etc) ...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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Do I have Parkinson's disease? My muscles twitch, my hips ache, I get dizzy often, I've been hunching over a lot, but I just got over the flu.

Do I have Parkinson's disease? My muscles twitch, my hips ache, I get dizzy often, I've been hunching over a lot, but I just got over the flu.

Doubtful: Parkinson's is exceedingly unlikely in a 16-year-old woman like yourself! Unless there's a very strong history of it in your family starting at a young age, you need not worry about this. The symptoms--rest tremor that gets better with movement, slowed movements, stiffness, and instability while standing--sounds different from what you report. If you're still concerned, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Over the last 3 years various different muscles twitch with my mother. Our doc says it a touch of Parkinson's. Will the twitching get worse.

Over the last 3 years various different muscles twitch with my mother. Our doc says it a touch of Parkinson's. Will the twitching get worse.

See neurologist: "Touch of Parkinson's" may turn out to be full blown Parkinson's disease, or other progressive problem as time passes. Treatments are available, but get this properly assessed, diagnosed, and managed. Need specialty involvement. ...Read more

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My muscles/nerves sometimes twitch rapidly. Is this an early sign of something like Muscular Dystrophy or Parkinsons coming later in life?

My muscles/nerves sometimes twitch rapidly. Is this an early sign of something like Muscular Dystrophy or Parkinsons coming later in life?

Not likely: I remember worrying about my muscle twitching as a young man. Neurodegenerative disease unlikely. It seems that we all twitch from time time, with little focal areas of fasciculation. 50 years later and I'm still not degenerating since my first concern (I think). Not the case, however, if accompanied with weakness, pain, or reduced sensation, in which case you would merit a neurologic eval ...Read more

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Please help! What is the main difference between alzheimers' and parkinsons' disease?

Please help! What is the main difference between alzheimers' and parkinsons' disease?

Movements: Alzheimer's disease affects mainly memory and other cognitive functions. Parkinson's disease affects movements, either by tremor or by rigidity. It does not affect cognitive functions in the early stages. ...Read more

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29 y/o male woke up with a muscle spasm in hand casing thumb to twitch. Worried about parkinsons/als?

29 y/o male woke up with a muscle spasm in hand casing thumb to twitch. Worried about parkinsons/als?

Ans: Well does not sound like Parkinson's. You need to give a good history. So best to see a doctor if the issue occurs again ...Read more

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With motor neuron disease would the muscle weekness come before the painless muscle twitching when at rest?

With motor neuron disease would the muscle weekness come before the painless muscle twitching when at rest?

Motor neuron disease: There are two types of neuronal loss in motor neuron disease. Upper motor neuron problem causes weakness without fasciculations (muscle twitch). Lower motor neuron involvement may present with fasciculations before any noticeable weaknees. Therefore weakness may come before, during or after the onset of fasciculations. You need to see a neurologist rather than worrying about the disease. ...Read more

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Can kidney diseases cause muscle twitching?

Can kidney diseases cause muscle twitching?

Yes: The kidneys are one of the main regulators of your electrolytes, such as potassium for example. So problems in the kidneys can cause electrolyte abnormalities which can affect muscle function and tone. Don't hesitate to be seen if you are having problems. ...Read more

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Can a liver disease cause muscle twitching on face and neck?

Can a liver disease cause muscle twitching on face and neck?

Yes: Liver damage can lead to the buildup of ammonia and other toxic materials in the body. The toxic materials can damage brain tissue.
That could show up as impaired motor control, spasms, twitches.
But if liver disease is mild it's less likely, but there are many factors that can result in both liver disease AND nerve/muscle abnormalities. It's worth getting checked out by your doc. ...Read more

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24m worried bout ALS muscle twitching all over body nothing really feels any weaker than norm just really worried about this awful disease?

24m worried bout ALS muscle twitching all over body nothing really feels any weaker than norm just really worried about this awful disease?

ALS: I would have it evaluated then. Put your mind at ease. See a neurologist or physiatrist and get a good evaluation and possibly an electrodiagnostic study. Twitching in muscle is common and usually benign. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of muscle twitching? Just recently started having this symptom. Have had tests that ruled out any neurological disease

What is the most common cause of muscle twitching? Just recently started having this symptom. Have had tests that ruled out any neurological disease

Usually benign.: I infer from what you write that you saw a neurologist for EMG/NCS and other necessary tests. Since the tests have ruled out any significant disease, you most likely have benign fasciculations. You can confirm this with the doctor who ordered the tests. Take care, and keep healthy. ...Read more

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Can liver cancer or liver disease cause painless constant muscle twitching /spasms in the calves???

Can liver cancer or liver disease cause painless constant muscle twitching /spasms in the calves???

No: liver cancer and liver disease do not result in twitching of muscles. When liver gets bad and portal hyperteinsion develops ascites and later jaundice are complications. Muscle twitching are prossilbe electrolyte related. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed with Crohn's Disease, have headaches, numbness in extremities, and painless muscle twitching. Vit. B12 deficiency?

Recently diagnosed with Crohn's Disease, have headaches, numbness in extremities, and painless muscle twitching. Vit. B12 deficiency?

It's possible.: Your symptoms, esp. The extremity numbness, could be due to vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 is absorbed primarily in the last portion of the small intestine, which is commonly affected by Crohn's. It is a simple blood test to check B12 levels. Since chronic deficiency can cause irreversible problems, you should get checked out immediately, and have B12 replacement if needed. Don't delay! ...Read more

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Panicking about this doctors conclusion about my muscle twitch, I have health anxiety. >"But muscle twitches can be caused by some diseases as well."?

Panicking about this doctors conclusion about my muscle twitch, I have health anxiety. >"But muscle twitches can be caused by some diseases as well."?

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. Please see your doctor first. ...Read more

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My neurological symptoms have stumped the doctors.....?

My neurological symptoms have stumped the doctors.....?

YOU HAVE:: A proven skin punch biopsy diagnosis of small fiber neuropathy, and you possess one of the many causes of such an entity. Could be pre-diabetes, but with the ANA issues, might look further into collagen vascular categories. Other considerations, include Celiac disease, Sjogren's, HIV, paraproteinemias, B-12, etc.
Would check anti-GM-1 with IgG, IgM, as you might have an autoimmune sensory neuropathy, and might respond to a course of IVIG. Can you visit a neuromuscular specialist? ...Read more

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My vitamin d is 20. Can that be the cause of my muscle twitching? They twitch several times a day sometimes more

My vitamin d is 20. Can that be the cause of my muscle twitching? They twitch several times a day sometimes more

Not vitamin D: The mildly low vitamin d level is not a cause. See a neurologist to look to other causes. ...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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What is the definition or description of: Muscle twitching?

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

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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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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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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What could be the cause of muscle twitching in my shoulder?

This could be: An electrolyte abnormality such as hypokalemia (low potassium) or hypercalcemia (high calcium). It could also be due to dehydration, muscle spasm from over exertion. Be sure to drink plenty of h2o and if it persists see your doctor for blood work. ...Read more

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What to do if muscle twitching/tiredness?

Can be many things: First thing to do is hydrate well and see if that makes a difference. If it does not, you should see your primary to check for basic causes, from continued dehydration to certain levels in your blood. If it continues, check with a neurologist or physiatrist to get an emg to rule out anything worrisome. ...Read more

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Can Buspar (buspirone) stop muscle twitching?

Possibly: It is possible that Buspirone could stop muscle twitching although this would be unlikely given the characterized indications and therapeutic effects of this medication. Talk with a physician for more details. Stay safe! ...Read more

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Could REM sleep patterns cause muscle twitching?

Could REM sleep patterns cause muscle twitching?

By definitiion: By definition rem's are rapid eye movements that cause muscle twitching of the eye muscles. Our brain is a wonderful and largely misuderstood organ. It is capable of deactivating our body during dreams such that although we are imaging running in our sleep, our legs don not actually move but may twitch. If you have a pet, this is easily visible while they sleep. ...Read more

Dr. Donald McCarren
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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

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 ...Read more