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Depends on cause: Note that you describe "epileptic seizures", and you take Dilantin (which is an old-fashioned drug used for about 80 yrs). You may be having myoclonic jerks, which Dilantin will make quite a bit worse. A drug such as Lamictal or Keppra (levetiracetam) could readily control all of this, and might be worthwhile to switch. Talk to your neurologist. ...Read more
Irritation: Eyelid twitching is secondary to nerve or muscle fiber irritation. You do not need to treat it. That being said, it can be annoying. Try hot compresses for a few minutes, or, if you can, take aspirin, or aleve, (naproxen) or ibuprofen. Usually a single dose will stop the twitching in 30 to 40 min. ...Read more
Nerve dose twitch : Muscle twitches are caused by our muscles tightening up involuntarily in other words when we're not actually controlling them muscle twitches can happen for lots of reasons like stress too much caffeine a poor diet exercise or as a side effect of some medications most twitches go away in a few days and are nothing to worry about some time the cause nerve problems or other medical conditions. ...Read more
Blue Green Bacteria : Blue-green-algae (a cyanobacteria!) has not been proven to have any health effects on humans, at least not through mainstream scientific research. Likely healthy when eaten from natural sources in plants. Various forms exist some of which are neurotoxic. The neurotoxic effect may in the future help in treatment of certain neuromuscular problems. Safer options are available. ...Read more
Many: The differential diagnosis ranges from benign but annoying conditions to liver disease, muscle diseases, metabolic conditions all the way to serious things like Huntington's disease. Sounds like something you should check out. If a higher level of expertise turns out to be needed, there are good neurologists at Stanford. ...Read more
Why?: Have you waited years to ask this question which can only be answered with a physical exam and blood testing? ...Read more
Several things: These are probably fasciculations. They can be evaluated by a neurologist. Causes range from the trivial to the serious. Usually they prove to be ok. ...Read more
Neuro problem: It sounds like what we call vasiculations. This is likely a neuromuscular disorder and could be serious. Please see a neurologist ASAP. ...Read more
Was out in sun all day then exercised some indoors and now my body keeps twitching. Why might this be?
Dehydration: is most likely the culprit. The muscles will start to misfire and twitch with the next stage being cramping. Drink some gatorade and H20. You should be fine ...Read more
On right side when U touch near hipbone it feels weird like some kind of twitching even just a light touch what could that be?
I'm a young female and i've been 'snorting' like and twitching for years.. I do it more when im ill, angry or upset, what could this be?
Painless twitching/spams in the middle of my back on the right. Has been present for a couple of days it's on and off, comes and goes. Causes ?
Likely benign: So, you are seeing (or someone is seeing) fluttering of the muscle? It is likely nothing important. However, be on the watch for similar symptoms in the arms and legs. Call your doctor if the condition persists for the next couple of days. Bloodwork may be opted for by your physician. ...Read more
I've noticed that I've experienced twitching all over my body very frequently in the past couple months. Why? (No serious health issues, but K is 3.2)
Insufficient info: Twitching means hypersensitive nervous system, which can be due to many internal or external factors. Electrolyte levels in your blood, like Potassium, Calcium and Magnesium are cery important. Consult a neurologist. In the meantime try taking Magnesium tablets (over the counter health supplements) to quiet the twitching. ...Read more
Two days ago, the middle part of the left side of my back started twitching. I have no pain, but its annoying. Almost as if someone keeps poking me. ?
Fasiculation?: Fasiculations are involuntary contractions of a muscle. If there are no other neurologic problems (such as weakness or sensory loss), they are typically "normal." people just get these off and on. However, if they persist, it is good idea to be seen by your doctor so your electrolytes can be checked. ...Read more
Rest assured that...: ...your kidney, for as many years as it sits in the back of your body attached to a bladder full of wet urine, perhaps always trying to absorb the shock of your poor posture as well as when your babies were squishing the heck out of them while you were pregnant....that they are not looking to move down the street by jumping out of your body and slithering away. Twitching's for MUSCLES not beans! ...Read more