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What could be the cause of the random twitching of my eyelids? Is it serious? It's not painful or anything.

What could be the cause of the random twitching of my eyelids? Is it serious? It's not painful or anything.

Myokimia: Depending on the degree of the twitching can be benign muscle fiber twitching or something more serious such as blepharospasm which a sustained muscular contraction or dystopia -- best to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I recently started feeling random twitching in random parts of my body. Also panic attacks before the twitching. Not sure if serious but concerns me.

I recently started feeling random twitching in random parts of my body. Also panic attacks before the twitching. Not sure if serious but concerns me.

Evaluation: I would recommend that you see your PCP and or see a psychiatrist. It is possible that it is all anxiety related but there could be other medical issues. Also, it might be helpful to do some lab work. What is your overall stress level? Have you experienced a major stressor recently? It is common to have physical symptoms with anxiety. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have random twitching of the upper right eyelid. This has been going on randomly for 2wks. Thanks?

Fasciculations: Or twitches usually are not serious and are self-limiting/temporary. It may be related to stress, anxiety, medication side effects.
If it persists or worsens, go see your dr. ...Read more

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For the past week my head/neck has been randomly twitching. Also slight pain in back right side of head. Any ideas for the cause of this?

For the past week my head/neck has been randomly twitching. Also slight pain in back right side of head. Any ideas for the cause of this?

Not sure: twitching can be benign esp as its only been there a short time. The muscles on back of head can cause pain via spasm. Basically if it persists see your GP who may get you a neurologist. ...Read more

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Slight Pain in my right arm and neck after using new mouse, also there's random twitching, numbness?

Slight Pain in my right arm and neck after using new mouse, also there's random twitching, numbness?

How long: Where you sitting in front of the computer using the mouse? In what position where you in? I doubt if the random twitching is related to use of the mouse. You may help alleviate this discomfort by doing simple stretching exercises. Put your arms up in the air and stretch, roll your head to the left and right slowly, roll you shoulders. If symptoms worsen, please see your primary doc. ...Read more

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Random twitching on right side of my chest about the bottom left side of my right breast. What causes it?

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Achy legs and random twitching in body. Very scared! Could this be als?

Achy legs and random twitching in body. Very scared! Could this be als?

NOT ALS: However, maybe you should be evaluated for the onset of a small fiber neuropathy. Have a neurologist check your symptoms. ...Read more

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What to do if I have had a random twitching below my right eye for the past few weeks.?

What to do if I have had a random twitching below my right eye for the past few weeks.?

Blepharospasm: Most blepharospasm is not harmful and can get worse with caffeine, stress, or fatigue. If it does not go away in a month you should see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have had body shakes at night and random twitching for 14 months now. Was decreasing then I got flu in July. Since then left cheek twitch persist?

I have had body shakes at night and random twitching for 14 months now. Was decreasing then I got flu in July. Since then left cheek twitch persist?

Cheek twitching: This can occur due to a variety of causes. You need to be evaluated by your physician who can then order the appropriate tests and/or referrals. ...Read more

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I'm having random twitching all over body, mainly while I'm resting, also crawling sensation mostly thighs/head. I'm healthy I don't have other symptoms. I have IBS tho

I'm having random twitching all over body, mainly while I'm resting, also crawling sensation mostly thighs/head. I'm healthy I don't have other symptoms. I have IBS tho

It's really common: Muscle twitching is common, especially associated with too much coffee, stress or not enough sleep. Anxiety is probably the biggest cause. Muscle cramping caused by over-exertion or dehydration can also be the problem. People worry that they might have ALS/Lou Gehrig's disease, but it is actually VERY uncommon. I suspect the crawling sensation is also benign. See doctor if it persists/progresses. ...Read more

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What could cause random twitching in my chest, above the heart, possibly a vessel? No sob or pain.

What could cause random twitching in my chest, above the heart, possibly a vessel? No sob or pain.

More likely muscle: Muscle fibers 'twitch'. An artery carries blood from the heart to rest of body and pulsates rhythmically. Veins carry blood from the body back to the heart slightly bluish, but flatten easily. So you probably r having some random small muscles in the chest wall contracting, causing a twitch. Not likely serious. Often see with muscle fatigue. Weight lift? Sleeping poorly? Tired these days? ...Read more

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What is this cramping two days after cycle and now to add to cramps I have random twitching in lower mid abdomen?

What is this cramping two days after cycle and now to add to cramps I have random twitching in lower mid abdomen?

Could be intestines: It might be your intestines talking to you. Sometimes when they are irritated they can cause what feels like cramping. Gas moving around in the intestines can also feel somewhat like random twitching with the gas bubbles moving around at random times and creating that kind of feeling. Are you having loose stools or diarrhea as well? Have you changed your diet recently? Are you stressed? ...Read more

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I'm 20 having continuous random twitching all over body for the last 1-2 months am I fine? Sleep schedule is kinda messed, some anxiety and I take vitamins but nothing? I'm 20 years old.

I'm 20 having continuous random twitching all over body for the last 1-2 months am I fine? Sleep schedule is kinda messed, some anxiety and I take vitamins but nothing? I'm 20 years old.

Sleep schedule: I think you hit on it yourself. If your sleep schedule is erratic it is not too surprising that you are having these physical symptoms. Of course getting back on a regular schedule is the key. However, if not, you can try a few "tricks". Spend only sleep time in your bedroom, avoid stimulants (coffee) near bedtime (this may be part of the problem if you're trying to stay awake), etc.
Good Luck ...Read more

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Random twitching for 2 months now. I wear glasses, sometimes contact lenses. What can be the reason of the twitching eyes?

Random twitching for 2 months now. I wear glasses, sometimes contact lenses. What can be the reason of the twitching eyes?

Several causes: Eyelid twitching is very common, and often occurs from stress, fatigue, lack of sleep, and overuse of stimulants such as caffeine and decongestants. Local eye irritation can also add to this, such as dry eye, allergy, and blepharitis (eyelid infection, inflammation). Eyestrain and excessive reading can contribute. Try reducing the stress/stimulant factors, and get an eye exam for the other causes. ...Read more

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Muscle twitches for 10 says. Arm feels weird which is where more twitching is but have random twitching all over. Arm even feels hot. Sound like ALS?

Muscle twitches for 10 says. Arm feels weird which is where more twitching is but have random twitching all over. Arm even feels hot. Sound like ALS?

No, not really.: Perhaps some other folks can comment on this. These symptoms do not sound like ALS to me.

What was the spinal cord compression causing, by the way? ...Read more

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Mild neck pain, moderate wrist and arm pain, random twitching in thumb, pointer, middle, and ring fingers.?

Mild neck pain, moderate wrist and arm pain, random twitching in thumb, pointer, middle, and ring fingers.?

See a neurologist: You may have 2 problems not one. Check EMG-NCS for median nerve issue at the wrist and neck problem. Brachilal plexus pathology can do this but is quite uncommon. Focal seizures can cause random jerking of fingers but usually it does not re-occur in an isolated peripheral nerve distribution (thumb, index, middle finger and the inside 1/2 of the ring finger). EMG can be done if symptoms > 2 weeks. ...Read more

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When the doctor pushed on the right stomach it hurt it started with random twitching of the stomach and now I can't poop I got a pain when I tried.

When the doctor pushed on the right stomach it hurt it started with random twitching of the stomach and now I can't poop I got a pain when I tried.

Not for the internet: You are ill and need the attention of your physician in person. The question implies worsening. Please sign off of the internet and contact your physician to see if they need to do more testing or examination. ...Read more

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Is muscle twitching a symptom of lymphoma? No muscle pain or weakness just random twitching in muscles. Have a swollen lymph node in armpit. I'm 18

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Is muscle twitching a symptom of lymphoma? No muscle pain or weakness just random twitching in muscles. Have a swollen lymph node in armpit. I'm 18

Not typical: A lot of early lymphoma have no symptoms. Some can cause local symptoms depending on their anatomic location and size. Muscle twitching is not a typical sx from lymphoma. Classical constitutional sx (not everyone) are: fever, night sweat (soaking sweat), and weight loss (10% over 6 months). Systemic sx can occur in aggressive or late lymphoma. ...Read more

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Mild pain on side of neck, head, eye twitching, its on and off and feel it in my shoulder. My other muscles were randomly twitching to. I have hypothyroid.

Mild pain on side of neck, head, eye twitching, its on and off and feel it in my shoulder. My other muscles were randomly twitching to. I have hypothyroid.

Best to see doctor: The upper cervical nerves form the stellate ganglion which can go rostrad to the head for innervation. The lower ones do control the neck and shoulder muscles. It is difficult to just say that the problem is that. It is best to have it evaluated especially in view of the eye twitching. ...Read more

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Random twitching in stomach. New symptom. On Ranitidine, Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) and Metamucil. I have muscle knots/bumps on my back as well. Should I be worried?

Random twitching in stomach. New symptom. On Ranitidine, Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) and Metamucil. I have muscle knots/bumps on my back as well. Should I be worried?

Muscle: If you're experiencing frequent and scattered muscle twitching, deficiencies of calcium, magnesium or potassium would be suspected. Frequent loose bowel movements may cause some of these deficiencies. If symptoms persist consult your physician who will order the appropriate tests and any needed treatment. ...Read more

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Random twitching, water drop, crawling skin sensation, took V B complex shots I take potassium, magnesium, calcium test fine. Dr said relaxed nerves?

Random twitching, water drop, crawling skin sensation, took V B complex shots I take potassium, magnesium, calcium test fine. Dr said relaxed nerves?

Twitching?: MikeB ~ one of the great urban myths of Medicine is that Bco shots "relaxes the nerves". It does not. If you have normal Vit B2, B6 and B12 levels B Co IM does nothing. No harm done. It is water soluble. The body takes what it needs and the rest is readily excreted in the urine. Are you using any other drugs? Recreational? Consider seeing Neuro. Thx ...Read more

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What causes random twitches in the body?

Some possibles: Fatigue, muscle overuse, and electrolyte imbalances are most common causes, including imbalances with calcium and magnesium. There are some worrisome explanations related to the nervous system so you should discuss with a good practitioner and ask for exam to assess the twitches. ...Read more

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Why have I developed a random twitch on my nose?

Why have I developed a random twitch on my nose?

Muscle twitch: Too much caffeine, lack of sleep and extra tiredness. Remove these factors and see what happens. ...Read more

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What's the most common cause of random twitches or muscle spams?

What's the most common cause of random twitches or muscle spams?

Muscle twitches: The most common cause of muscle twitches and fiber spasms is changes in exercise / activity. Either an abrupt increase or decrease normally correlates with these symptoms. ...Read more

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Male 22. I get random twitches on my body a few times a day is this neuropathy?

Male 22. I get random twitches on my body a few times a day is this neuropathy?

Fasciculation: The description you mentioned is called fasciculation. This is most likely the symptoms of benign fasciculation which does not have any negative impact on your health other than being nuisance. However, you need to be watchful for any h muscle weakens, difficulty of speech, difficulty of swallowing. This could be sign of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ...Read more

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Keep getting random twitches on different parts of body throughout day. 21 male. Could it be als?

Not ALS: Random "twitches" could be due to muscle fatigue, stress, chemical imbalance, medication side effects, thyroid issues, even on occasion vitamin deficiencies. You do NOT have ALS. ...Read more

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Random twitches around body, neuro strength exam fine and all electrolytes serum fine no weakness but sleep makes it a bit less frequent what's wrong?

Random twitches around body, neuro strength exam fine and all electrolytes serum fine no weakness but sleep makes it a bit less frequent what's wrong?

Here are some...: At this time, you may just wait, watch, and see if such twitches may fade and resolve spontaneously in time. Meanwhile, observe & record the specific features, relevance, sequence of events, etc. Of these twitches and other possibly related symptoms over time so to provide pertinent info for professional analysis. How to do such correctly? Go to http://www. Formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. Best.. ...Read more