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Doctor insights on: Progressive Worsening Of Eyelid Spasms

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Jaw twitching, shortness of breath, leg muscle cramps, insomnia. Brain tumor?

Jaw twitching, shortness of breath, leg muscle cramps, insomnia. Brain tumor?

See MD: Not sure what the underlying problem is, but it is clear you need to see an MD ASAP. Unlikely brain tumor however. ...Read more

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Involuntary muscle contractions of the eye lid?

Involuntary muscle contractions of the eye lid?

Blepharospasm: Causes quivering or involuntary contraction of the muscle surrounding the eye. This can be a significant problem and often can be relieved with Botox injections into the orbicularis muscle under the guidance of an ophthalmologist or neurologist experienced in the use of the medication. The drug induces a reversible paralysis of the muscle making the contractions significantly less. ...Read more

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Diagnosed EBV now seems gone on to serious autoimmune disease symptoms muscle weakness stiffness in muscles numbness loss of sensation ?

Diagnosed EBV now seems gone on to serious autoimmune disease symptoms muscle weakness stiffness in muscles numbness loss of sensation ?

Disconcerting: Thoughts might include an inflammatory autoimmune neuritis, cidp, even onset of ms, which is associated about 99% of adult pts. Need to get this diagnosed and treated. You may need spinal fluid and various blood studies. ...Read more

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What causes involuntary muscle contractions of the eyelid?

What causes involuntary muscle contractions of the eyelid?

Stress and dryness: You're referring to a 'blepharospasm', which is a flickering of the eyelid that usually resolves spontaneously after a few months. It's almost always caused by stress (including not sleeping well) and dryness. Try using artificial tears 4 times a day. If it doesn't go away after a few months, get checked. ...Read more

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Constant painless calf muscle twitches is it associated with hiv infection e.g. peripheral neurological types symptom that affect muscles and nerves ?

Constant painless calf muscle twitches is it associated with hiv infection e.g. peripheral neurological types symptom that affect muscles and nerves ?

Not really...: Neuropathy and twitching are two different things which are not necessarily linked together. Symptoms of neuropathy include numbness in feet, burning sensation, problem with balance, etc. Twitching on the other hand can happen from a lot of different reasons such as stress, benign fasciculations or with more serious pathology involving the anterior horn cells such as ALS, Polio, etc. ...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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Ebv positive which caused autoimmune disease struggle to breathe move lungs numbness loss of sensation muscle stiffness weakness muscle heavyness?

Ebv positive which caused autoimmune disease struggle to breathe move lungs numbness loss of sensation muscle stiffness weakness muscle heavyness?

? Guillain-Barre ?: Not sure what you wish answered, but your description could be c/w an acute immune polyneuritis called guillain-barre, or even onset of a chronic process called cidp. If you have been diagnosed, perhaps you may improve with ivig infusions. However, please clarify what you need answered and we will amplify our responses. ...Read more

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What are the causes of difficulty in breathing accompanied with tiresome , muscle and joint pains?

What are the causes of difficulty in breathing accompanied with tiresome , muscle and joint pains?

See your doctor: These are all vague symptomsee your doctor for a physical exam, blood work and possibly other testings to find the cause. ...Read more

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Chronic intermittent muscle twitching. Occurs bilaterally and in ue and le as well as trunk (usually extension spasm). Increasing frequency. Causes?

Chronic intermittent muscle twitching.  Occurs bilaterally and in ue and le as well as trunk (usually extension spasm).  Increasing frequency. Causes?

Neurologist: Some muscle twitching can be harmless and in these cases there is no muscle pain or weakness. With such generalized twitching i recommend an evaluation by a neurologist for diagnosis. Calcium and magnesium deficiencies and neuromuscular conditions will be considered. ...Read more

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Patient with a rare autoimmune disease (relapsing polychondritis) with new onset worsening cramping of muscles over body worsening over time.....?

Patient with a rare autoimmune disease (relapsing polychondritis) with new onset worsening cramping of muscles over body worsening over time.....?

RPC: As a rheumatologist, I have quite a few patients with relapsing polychondritis (RPC). Patient is do respond to therapy but do require routine evaluations every 3-4 months. There are multiple drugs that may be used but this depends on clinical findings as well as laboratory and imaging findings. I recommend that you be seen by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Involuntary facial muscle spasms a sign of some big problem?

Involuntary facial muscle spasms a sign of some big problem?

Could be: Most likely they are benign and not a sign of a big problem but first determine what is causing the spasms. It could be an indication of serious underlying disease that requires treatment. Central tumors or hormone dysfunction or electrolyte abnormalities are just a few of the causes which should be treated and not ignored. ...Read more

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What causes swelling of neck vessels, rattling voice, inner ear discomfort and shortness of breath, which resolves with 20 mg of hydrocortisone daily?

What causes swelling of neck vessels, rattling voice, inner ear discomfort and shortness of breath, which resolves with 20 mg of hydrocortisone daily?

See ENT: The resolution of symptoms from hydrocortisone (are you sure that it is not prednisone?) suggests that this is from an inflammatory condition- however the dose of hydrocortisone is unlikely to be that effective in controlling inflammation. Do note that chronic use of cortisone may lead to a lot of severe side effects . Have you consulted an ENT whose practice focuses on the ears alone? ...Read more

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Spasms are a symptom of essential tremor? If yes, deep brain stimulation surgery can improve spasms as well as tremor?

Spasms are a symptom of essential tremor?

If yes, deep brain stimulation surgery can improve spasms as well as tremor?

Possibly: Please get in touch with a neurosurgeon or neurologist who are involved with this procedure. The degree of tremors that you are affected with, as well as what causes them, will be very important in understanding wether you are a candidate for this procedure. ...Read more

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Spasms are a symptom of essential tremor? If yes, deep brain stimulation surgery can improve spasms as well as tremor?

Spasms are a symptom of essential tremor? If yes, deep brain stimulation surgery can improve spasms as well as tremor?

For ET possible: Depends what is causing the problem. Spasms can be caused by many things, usually peripheral and unlikely to respond to dbs. There is some evidence that dbs helps with refractory et (2008 american academy of neurology, practice parameter publication). ...Read more

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What causes facial tics and muscle spasms?

What causes facial tics and muscle spasms?

A number of things: Facial tics and spasms can occur because of anxiety, medication side effects, excess caffeine, low potassium etc. Most tics are short lived. If the symptoms persist it is best to see your doctor and get further evaluation. ...Read more