Top
40
Doctor insights on: Schizophrenia Muscle Twitching

Share
Dr. Kevin Passer
1,368 Doctors shared insights

Schizophrenia (Definition)

A mental disorder with positive, negative, and cognitive symptoms. A person with positive symptoms loses touch with reality with hallucinations or delusions. Negative symptoms: lack of pleasure; failing to take care of everyday functions; losing motivation; the inability to carry out plans in isolation. Cognitive symptoms could include problems focusing, memory problems or difficulty understanding ...Read more


3

3
Does sciatica cause muscle twitching?

Does sciatica cause muscle twitching?

Yes: Acutely compressed nerves can result in muscle twitching, muscle spasm and typical painful radiation patterns. This is due to the abnormal signal the nerves are now sending to the muscles which are reacting to its signal. Sometimes this is an involuntary action in which the nerve is reacting like a reflex arc that is on replay. This cycle of nerve signaling needs to be broken to improve this. ...Read more

4

4
What to do if muscle twitching/tiredness?

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

5

5
What to do about muscle twitching/tiredness?

Rest/water: Your question is a bit too general for a precise answer, but in general, staying hydrate and providing adequate rest are good ideas to help with tired muscles. ...Read more

6

6
Can massage help get rid of muscle twitching?

Can massage help get rid of muscle twitching?

In some cases, yes: Depending on cause, simple muscle twitching due to myofascial strain, can be helped by massage. If the twitching persists, then other causes need to be sought and you should consult a physician. ...Read more

7

7
How can I stop the muscle twitching in my leg?

Muscle twitching: Your electrolytes should be drawn along with thyroid function tests. An MRI of your lumbar spine should be ordered to evaluate for possible disc disease, along with emg; MRI of your brain may also be warranted. ...Read more

9

9
Was in a car crash now suffer muscle twitching?

Was in a car crash now suffer muscle twitching?

Be seen: Multiple considerations, would be wise to be thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more

10

10
Can marijana cause muscle spasms or muscle twitching?

Can marijana cause muscle spasms or muscle twitching?

No: While it can cause very mild paresthesias, muscle twitching is not a common side effect. That being said, it is not well studied for specific side effect profiles and cannot account for adulterants. ...Read more

11

11
I have a muscle twitching around my rib cage. What is it?

I have a muscle twitching around my rib cage. What is it?

It could be GERD: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) is a chronic digestive disease that occurs when stomach acid or, occasionally, bile flows back (refluxes) into your food pipe (esophagus). The backwash of acid irritates the lining of your esophagus and causes gerd signs and symptoms. ...Read more

14

14
What are some causes of frequent muscle twitching and muscle aches?

What are some causes of frequent muscle twitching and muscle aches?

Electrolyte imbalanc: Among other things, an electrolyte imbalance caused by dehydration or other conditions resulting in alteration of the cellular environment can cause muscle twitching. Of course exertion and stress can also. ...Read more

15

15
Which may be the cause of frequent muscle twitching and muscle aches?

Which may be the cause of frequent muscle twitching and muscle aches?

Muscle twitch, aches: Painless twitching can be worrisome but if associated with aches, it suggests an actual problem with muscles or nerves. Simple things to try include assessing your electrolytes with calcium (labs) and red blood cell magnesium level. Can try oral magnesium before that (mag malate 400-600 mg per day, watching for diarrhea as indicates too much). ...Read more

16

16
Headaches and increased muscle twitching. Any ideas on what's causing this?

Headaches and increased muscle twitching. Any ideas on what's causing this?

Headaches: You may be having migraines that are causing your symptoms. Consult a neurologist for help. ...Read more

18

18
Frequent muscle twitching and paresthesia, what are the underlying causes of these symptoms?

Depends where,: How often, and what brings it on. Twitching and parasthesias can be caused by numerous things and it would be difficult to speculate with just a little history such as this. It could be anything from dehydration to ms, but we would have to know much more prior to even suggesting a diagnosis. See a physician for a thorough history and physical exam. ...Read more

19

19
I been getting alot of muscle twitching through out the day n when I lay daow to sleep from waist down will twich all at once?

I been getting alot of muscle twitching through out the day n when I lay daow to sleep from waist down will twich all at once?

Poss myoclonus: Myoclonus is an involuntary fast jerking of muscles or groups of muscles. There are many causes. A neurologist can help you sort them out and determine if treatment is required. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

21

21
I have what feels like a muscle twitching/tingly sensation on the base of my skull (left side) for 2 days now. What could be causing this?

I have what feels like a muscle twitching/tingly sensation on the base of my skull (left side) for 2 days now. What could be causing this?

Skin tingling: Have a doctor look at the skin on your scalp. I always think of shingles when I hear this kind of story. Often the tingling feeling starts a couple days before the rash appears. This is the time to see a doctor, because the earlier you get started on the medication for shingles, the more it will help. After 48 hrs of the rash, the medicine doesn't make much of a difference. ...Read more

22

22
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

23

23
I've been having muscle twitching almost 24/7 today. I would do something to get rid of it but they always came back in thirty seconds or so?

Muscle twitching: Muscle twitching is common but is usually transient. If you have persistent issues, I would recommend seeing a neurologist to rule out any underlying disease. ...Read more

24

24
I've been eating once a day, two the most for the past months. I recently start having paresthesia, muscle twitching and random pains. Vit. Def.?

I've been eating once a day, two the most for the past months. I recently start having paresthesia, muscle twitching and random pains. Vit. Def.?

CVitamin/Calcum/Magn: Needs to be checked as it may be vitamin deficiency or low calcium or magnesium level.
You will need a comprehensive history and physical examination and blood test if indicated to make a diagnosis and treat approriately. ...Read more

25

25
Is there anything other than Benign Fasciculation Syndrome that would cause muscle twitching throughout the body for years? Every day occurrence.

Is there anything other than Benign Fasciculation Syndrome that would cause muscle twitching throughout the body for years? Every day occurrence.

Probably not: I assume you had a complete metabolic as well as neurologic evaluation. It was suggested this is benign fasciculation because other conditions that can cause it would be neurologic conditions, which it appears you don't have. ...Read more

26

26
I'm seeing a physiatrist for muscle imbalances; last night I started having non stop muscle twitching in my rt glute after stretching ; still going.

Not uncommon: There is a wide range of conditions that can cause muscle twitching. Some medications (diuretics, corticosteroids, SSRIs or estrogens) can cause involuntary but harmless muscle twitching as a side effect. If concerned, see you doctor for medication adjustment. ...Read more

28

28
I have had a fluttering sensation on the right side of my chest for 2 days. It isn't painful, more like a muscle twitching quickly. What could it be?

I have had a fluttering sensation on the right side of my chest for 2 days. It isn't painful, more like a muscle twitching quickly. What could it be?

Not cardiac: The symptoms are almost surely not cardiac, and may reflect a transient motor neuropathy of chest muscles. If symptoms persist for more than 1 week, then would check with MD ...Read more

29

29
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

30

30
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

31

31
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

33

33
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

34

34
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

35

35
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

36

36
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

37

37
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

38

38
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

39

39
How can excess of water may cause muscle twitching?

Dilution: Excess water (lots of water) can dilute some electrolytes in your blood. Those electrolytes are important in nerve conduction. Nerves activate your muscles, so if there are "electrical" disturbances, your muscle can twitch. ...Read more

40

40
Can a malabsorption problem cause muscle twitching?

Can a malabsorption problem cause muscle twitching?

Possible: Nutritional deficiency can highly impact your muscle mass and strength. Twitching however may be caused by electrolyte imbalance. Thus it all depends on what kind of malabsorption you are concerned with. On the other hand, a drug reaction (bronchodilator for asthma), too much caffeine, or a neurologic disorder may cause twitching as well. ...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


Dr. Donald McCarren
329 Doctors shared insights

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