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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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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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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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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

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Part of my palm underneath my thumb area has been twitching/jerking no obvious muscle weakness worried about ALS now .

Part of my palm underneath my thumb area has been twitching/jerking no obvious muscle weakness worried about ALS now .

Muscle Twitches: Muscle twitching may be due to many thing including peripheral nerve damage at the carpal tunnel for example, pinched nerve in the neck or benign fasciculation syndrome. Best to discuss this with your doctor and perhaps referral to a specialist is in order. ...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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18 month old MMR vaccine. 7 days later fever,twitching/jerking while falling asleep+ during night. Heard MMR can provoke this jerking..or due to fever?

18 month old MMR vaccine. 7 days later fever,twitching/jerking while falling asleep+ during night. Heard MMR can provoke this jerking..or due to fever?

Myoclonus vs seizure: MMR can be associated with febrile seizures which are common in this age range. Definitely see a doc right away. Video the episodes. This may be benign myoclonus, a normal twitching that we can experience while falling asleep. Or it may have been a febrile seizure, need more history and careful exam to diagnose! ...Read more

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Having sudden spasms in my arm and leg and upper back when laying down. Limb spasms start with sudden burning pain then the limb twitches/jerks hard.

Having sudden spasms in my arm and leg and upper back when laying down. Limb spasms start with sudden burning pain then the limb twitches/jerks hard.

C ur doc: U may have a disc problem in your neck, causing pressure on the nerves/ spinal cord that control your arms and upper back. Go in and get checked. ...Read more

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Numbness on right side of head/face, w/uncontrollable muscle twitches/jerks in right arm & hand. Neck MRI reports show nothing. What's causing this?

Numbness on right side of head/face, w/uncontrollable muscle twitches/jerks in right arm & hand. Neck MRI reports show nothing. What's causing this?

See your physician: These symptoms may represent a specific kind of headache (migraine) or other neurological condition, seizure, referred neuropathy, etc. Keep a log of the location, timing, duration, characteristic, and intensity of these episodes and take the log with you to your physician. You might be referred to a neurologist. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000647.htm ...Read more

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How is it that i might be experiencing involuntary body twitching and jerking?

How is it that i might be experiencing involuntary body twitching and jerking?

Potential answers: Sudden involuntary sharp jerks could be myoclonus, but you could also have a tremor issue, or even focal motor seizures. See a neurologist and get this diagnosed. ...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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