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How can I stop twitching/jerking my head?

How can I stop twitching/jerking my head?

Find the cause: To stop a problem, generally you have to know what causes it. Multiple causes for head jerking occur, including nervous tics, huntington's disease, parkinsons, excessive caffeine, stimulant drug abuse, prescription drug side-effects. ...Read more

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Is there anything medical i can do about my neck/face twitching, jerking, or hitting?

Is there anything medical i can do about my neck/face twitching, jerking, or hitting?

Movement problem: You seem to possibly have spasmodic torticollis, but perhaps hemifacial spasms. Other movement disorder problems could be present, even medication reaction such as tardive dyskinesia. Need to get diagnosis first and later treatment based on cause. ...Read more

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Is constant involuntary body twitching/jerking, and body pain a sign of ALS or other neuro issues?

Is constant involuntary body twitching/jerking, and body pain a sign of ALS or other neuro issues?

ALS concerns: are best addressed by a Neurologist who treats this. (Not all neurologists do) Exclude the many conditions that can cause muscle twitching first. Start with PMD and some blood tests and ask about a neurology consultation. ...Read more

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Tingling throughout the body that leads to twitching/jerking that occurs during the day and night. epilepsy is in my family but my diagnosis was negat?

Tingling throughout the body that leads to twitching/jerking that occurs during the day and night. epilepsy is in my family but my diagnosis was negat?

Twitching/jerking: Not all twitching and jerking is epilepsy. it may not be epilepsy but it's still a neurological problem. if your negat diagnosis of epilepsy was made by a neurologist, go back & ask, "If it isn't epilepsy, then what is it? Just give me a name to put on it." Then learn everything you can about what (s)he tells you it is. Caution: A lot of things in medicine don't have a neat, tidy explanation. ...Read more

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Hi, recently been experiencing twitching / jerking while walking, not big twitches only small but worrying. also after eating i feel sick and bloated ?

Hi, recently been experiencing twitching / jerking while walking, not big twitches only small but worrying. also after eating i feel sick and bloated ?

Good history &: good examination is what this doctor orders.....Good luck. If you'd like to discuss anything then, please land on my homepage and become PROACTIVE: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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My right arm and hand have been twitching/jerking randomly. What would be causing this?

My right arm and hand have been twitching/jerking randomly. What would be causing this?

Twitching hand /arm: f/u/ w/ doc urgent care /ER today . May be thyroid, parathyroid, calcium, magnesium, renal function ( which affects electrolytes), rarely may be MS, neurologic issues f/u /today. ...Read more

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I am experiencing night time leg twitching/jerking movements. What is causing this? This prevents me from falling asleep. What can I do

I am experiencing night time leg twitching/jerking movements. What is causing this? This prevents me from falling asleep. What can I do

Need evaluation: During that interval between wakefulness and sleep there is some normal shifting around of arms and legs. This does not normally require treatment.Anxiety can make these movement more pronounced and when anxiety is treated they lessen and sleep comes more quickly. Sometimes however when the restless movements are very bothersome they represent restless legs syndrome (rls) and need meds. ...Read more