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Hi. I had trouble sleeping & had twitching in arm & legs & back, only once, prior to going to sleep. Is this because of stress?

Hi. I had trouble sleeping & had twitching in arm & legs & back, only once, prior to going to sleep. Is this because of stress?

Could be, unlikely: If I read this correctly these twitches only occurred once? And not recurring? If so it may be anxiety if you have a history of that condition. It may also be a rare occurrence of myoclonus not tied to any anxiety, medication, or other medical condition - if so this happens occasionally to a majority of people and is not problematic. If frequenting problematic talk to your provider about options. ...Read more

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What causes leg or arm twitching while sleeping?

What causes leg or arm twitching while sleeping?

PLMD: Could be periodic limb movement disorder which occurs during sleep. Please see a sleep specialist for further work-up. ...Read more

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My right arm is twitching and my left leg plus the right side of my head is numb?

My right arm is twitching and my left leg plus the right side of my head is numb?

Odd symptoms: Antonio these symptoms don't follow anatomical correctness. Right arm and right side face and left leg. These are strange dysesthesias and don't follow the anatomical correctness of stroke for example and it would be very unlikely to be a stroke. But because they are odd, I would have a neurologist check you at least once. Thanks ...Read more

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My body has been twitching and jerking a lot along with numbness and pricking in face, legs and arms for 2 months! What could this be? Very scary!

My body has been twitching and jerking a lot along with numbness and pricking in face, legs and arms for 2 months! What could this be? Very scary!

Doctor should check: Twitching, jerking, numbness, and prickly sensations of the skin are nerve symptoms. So, a person can see a primary care doctor and also a neurologist to figure out what is irritating the nerves or nerve endings. Some causes are drug effects (both medications and illegal drugs can be causes), chemical effects, brain or nerve diseases, etc... One can write down the symptoms to show the doctors. ...Read more

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What could be causing my arm pain and twitching in both arms and legs?

What could be causing my arm pain and twitching in both arms and legs?

Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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In my case I'm 22, I have twitching n n jerking in some body muscle, left leg and arm feal weak on and off, could that mean ALS, what's the %?

In my case I'm 22, I have twitching n n jerking in some body muscle, left leg and arm feal weak on and off, could that mean ALS, what's the %?

<1% chance of ALS.: It is common for people to experience muscle twitching phenomena. Be healthy, eat right, exercise, & do not worry. In the early stages amyotrophic lateral sclerosis presents with increasing weakness in one limb, usually a hand. Fasciculations (twitching muscle fibers) are usually subtle. Then speech & swallowing difficulties are seen, as is difficulty walking. Still worried? Your MD can do a test. ...Read more

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I have a twitching and sharp pains in my arms legs feet and toes frequently no health issues 50 years old?

I have a twitching and sharp pains in my arms legs feet and toes frequently no health issues 50 years old?

Get it checked out: Depending on the affected nerves, symptoms of nerve pathology can range anywhere from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. One may experience limitation of movement or abnormal movements. If severe enough one may have paralysis. Have it evaluated by a professional. ...Read more

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Started with pins & needles in my feet. Now pains in arms & legs and body twitching all over? About 8 weeks since started 2 weeks since twitching

Pins & Needles: You should visit a neurologist and get a complete workup including a physical exam, blood work and/or possibly imaging studies. It may be a simple problem to fix or it may be more complicated. ...Read more

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22/m had weaknes in arms n legs on and off, some twitching in legs, now notice some muscle jerking, it's not constant it varies places, any ideas?

22/m had weaknes in arms n legs on and off, some twitching in legs, now notice some muscle jerking, it's not constant it varies places, any ideas?

Be seen: There are multiple potential causes, I would certainly be seen as soon as possible. Potential causes can include disorders of the muscular or neurological systems or a metabolic condition. Be seen for a diagnosis that is more specific as well as treatment options. ...Read more

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My nerves have been twitching my muscles can it be caused from alotstress? They are not painful but very annoying. (Upper arm, below jaw, lower leg.)

My nerves have been twitching my muscles can it be caused from alotstress? They are not painful but very annoying. (Upper arm, below jaw, lower leg.)

Twtiches: Please start by seeing your doc to rule out/identify any underlying medical condition. Magnesium supplements are sometimes used to help w/twitches. Jigsaw brand magnesium is a respected brand but there are others. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Been having muscle twitching in arms, peitoral muscles, abdomen and legs for 2 or 4 years now, very frequent, happen several times a day for some seconds each. What should I do?

Been having muscle twitching in arms, peitoral muscles, abdomen and legs for 2 or 4 years now, very frequent, happen several times a day for some seconds each. What should I do?

Unusual problem: If this bothers you, go see a neurologist who can investigate for known causes and may be able to correct the problem if there is any electrolyte abnormaiity (Calcium deficiency etc). ...Read more

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Do I have ALS? Twitching all over various parts of head, face, has spread localized to part of arm, stomach, leg off and on. Brief spurts.

Do I have ALS? Twitching all over various parts of head, face, has spread localized to part of arm, stomach, leg off and on. Brief spurts.

Twitching: There are many reasons for twitching, some more serious and some less so. Please don't leap to conclusions and please see your doctor to get a good diagnosis and treatment if needed. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Early 20's male, I been having weaknes on left arm and hand and left leg but comes and goes, some twitching around my body any ideas, ? Thanks

Early 20's male, I been having weaknes on left arm and hand and left leg but comes and goes, some twitching around my body any ideas, ? Thanks

Any ideas?: Here's an idea: See a doctor. It doesn't sound like something you should blow off. Weakness in an arm and a leg on one side at the same time should be checked out before you decide not to worry about it. ...Read more

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For the past 4 months, I've been having muscle twitching in my arms and legs and knee collapsing. Does this need to be evaluated or can I let it be?

For the past 4 months, I've been having muscle twitching in my arms and legs and knee collapsing. Does this need to be evaluated or can I let it be?

Get it evaluated: That's my opinion. You could get some labs done and a good neuromuscular examination (maybe by a good neurologist) and get appropriate diagnostic testing. You could have a condition known as benign fasciculations but if your knees are collapsing then, you should go in for medical attention. ...Read more

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22yr m, my legs are kind of weak, so are my arms, shake when I squeeze something hard, can it be ALS, have twitching when I make facial gesture?

22yr m, my legs are kind of weak, so are my arms, shake when I squeeze something hard, can it be ALS, have twitching when I make facial gesture?

No: Can be electrolyte or vitamin related. See PMD. Nothing in medicine is100%. ALS is more frequent in certain small genetic pool persons....of specific ethnic origin. ...Read more

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I am experiencing muscle twitching. In my right thigh and occasionally in both upper arms but leg is continuous, twitching has been going on 2 weeks.

I am experiencing muscle twitching. In my right thigh and occasionally in both upper arms but leg is continuous, twitching has been going on 2 weeks.

Go see a neurologist: Either you are low in magnesium, potassium or you need to get a EMG to r/o muscle pathology. And MRI of the brain - need to see a neurologist ...Read more

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Can poor circulation cause non painful muscle twitching (not spasms) in legs and arm?

Can poor circulation cause non painful muscle twitching (not spasms) in legs and arm?

Sometimes: If there is intermittent circulation going to a muscle, it is not going to be "fed" properly and the efficiency in the muscle function may be compromised. Twitching is plausible. ...Read more

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Muscle twitching arms &legs under rib cage, even butt sometimes; don't hurt ; could this be stress? Cant keep l leg still either feel need to move it

Muscle twitching arms &legs under rib cage, even butt sometimes; don't hurt ; could this be stress? Cant keep l leg still either feel need to move it

Muscle twitching: Painless twitching can be benign, sometimes happens with magnesium deficiency or problems with calcium but there are certain types of twitching that warrant a good neurological exam to sort out. Many things can be blamed on stress but usually better to look for more worrisome answer before assuming that. ...Read more

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I have been having a twitching/jerking feeking in my head. And also my arms legs and other body parts jerk too. Doc said I have tension headache. Help?

I have been having a twitching/jerking feeking in my head. And also my arms legs and other body parts jerk too. Doc said I have tension headache. Help?

Could be stress But: This could be stress, but you need a full evaluation to make sure that there are no other medical or neurologic issues that are involved. Your physician will guide you through the evaluation and you may need to see specialist such as neurology. ...Read more

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How common is ALS before 30 with no family history? 28/white/male worried about ALS due to 2 weeks of muscle twitching, possible weakness in arms/legs

How common is ALS before 30 with no family history? 28/white/male worried about ALS due to 2 weeks of muscle twitching, possible weakness in arms/legs

Not common: Not common, certainly, but if you are concerned I would not hesitate to be fully evaluated by a neurologist. ...Read more

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