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What causes twitching at night?

What causes twitching at night?

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

Dr. Donald McCarren
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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


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Had ssep test. Tech could not get some areas to twitch. So she pushed electrodes hard onto my skin to get a twitch. False normal result? Wouldn't my body not twitching mean there's something wrong?

Had ssep test. Tech could not get some areas to twitch. So she pushed electrodes hard onto my skin to get a twitch. False normal result? Wouldn't my body not twitching mean there's something wrong?

Nerve test: Please discuss the results of the somatosensory evoked potentials with your neurologist. The test can vary by gender, temperature, and age. The doctor can account for any variation in testing technique also. ...Read more

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Managing Eye Twitching (Checklist)

Reduce caffeine intake
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Reduce alcohol intake
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How do you treat persistent muscle twitching after stopping benzodiazin?

Time...: Typically it will take time. Benzos act on the brain similar to alcohol, and withdrawal can cause many things, including twitches. Remember, taking benzos or alcohol may help temporarily, but the problem will just be delayed. If you are taking other medications (such as meds for mental illness), see your dr to make sure these are not contributing, as the benzos could have been covering this up. ...Read more

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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Determine the cause of your strain if possible
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Try rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE)
Daily
Ease back into activity; don't overdo it
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Consider physical therapy or range-of-motion massage
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My undereye has been twitching on and off all day, is it anything to worry about?

Not really: Eyelid twitching are usually harmless and rarely painful. Can be caused by few factors including fatigue and stress and even dry eyes. Adequate sleep, eat healthy, adequate hydration and exercise. If it persists see your ophthalmologist ...Read more

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What could calf/eye/arm muscle twitches (non painful)in an 18yr old girl mean? I just finished treatment for amebiasis. Twitching since week 2 of sick.

What could calf/eye/arm muscle twitches (non painful)in an 18yr old girl mean? I just finished treatment for amebiasis. Twitching since week 2 of sick.

Many possibilities: Muscle twitches can be caused by a wide variety of things. More common causes are caffeine, stress and nutrient deficiency. If you were having a lot of diarrhea with your amebiasis, you might have also had some nutrient loss. Persistent muscle twitching can also be a symptom of a more serious problem. I recommend you see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of/treatment for full body twitches?

What are possible causes of/treatment for full body twitches?

Twitching: Muscle twitching or fasciculation in the absence of weakness or atrophy (thinning of the muscle) is a common benign occurrence. If there is muscle weakness and/or muscle wasting then I suggest you contact your physician for correct diagnosis and treatment. Some types of neuropathies, caffeine use, and certain medications are known to cause these benign muscle twitches. ...Read more

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How can a person cure an eyelid twitch?

How can a person cure an eyelid twitch?

Eyelid twitching: Eyelid twitching is often due to any cause of eye irritation, stimulant use, stress, lack of sleep, neurologic disease, and other issues. Try using frequent artificial tears, getting adequate sleep and minimize stress, and stop stimulant use. If this persists, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Do electrolytes get rid of twitches?

Do electrolytes get rid of twitches?

Not likely: Unless you have sodium. Potassium or calcium electrolyte abnormality in serum and the onset of twitches also started with specific electrolyte imbalance, over the counter electrolytes will not help. ...Read more

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What do you do if you have a bad side effect to anti depressant and or antianxiety drug like nerve twitching arm goes numb brain zaps memory loss etc?

What do you do if you have a bad side effect to anti depressant and or antianxiety drug like nerve twitching arm goes numb brain zaps memory loss etc?

Speak with doctor: If you have any side effects to a new medication, call your treating physician for a follow up appointment. This situation cannot usually be well done over the phone, and warrants some time to determine exactly what is going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have had gonorrhea but was given a pill n shot by a doctor but have little bumps on the top of the head of my penis and am experiencing legs twitch?

I have had gonorrhea but was given a pill n shot by a doctor but have little bumps on the top of the head of my penis and am experiencing legs twitch?

Here are some. ..: I'm glad you're treated for gono/? chlamydia timely. So, have the treating Doc take a look at glans penis; meanwhile, keep that area as dry, clean, & ventilated as much as possible + apply antifungal with steroid cream lightly 1-2 x daily for 3-5 days; if recurrent & related with long foreskin, do circumcision. To make you strong, don't overdo masturbation and take on healthy lifestyle. .. ...Read more

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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

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Can you prevent/treat head twitches/shakes?

Can you prevent/treat head twitches/shakes?

Yes: Depending on cause of symptoms, medications may be able to control your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a twitching in my head for the past two days and it mostly happens during school. It feels very violent and is hard to avoid in class. Cause?

I have a twitching in my head for the past two days and it mostly happens during school. It feels very violent and is hard to avoid in class. Cause?

? essential tremor?: Sounds like the head may be shaking from side to side or front to back. You could have an essential familial tremor or maybe even a cerebellar titubaton tremor, if involves entire head and not just one side. Thyroid problems can cause head tremors. Contact your doctor and get this controlled. ...Read more

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My 20 month old gets twitches when he is going to sleep. What would be the cause?

My 20 month old gets twitches when he is going to sleep. What would be the cause?

Sleep myoclonis: This happens in people of all ages. Parents tend to notice it more in kids because they worry about everything that appears odd. ...Read more

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Why do I always get nervous twitches when I've just had a shower?

Why do I always get nervous twitches when I've just had a shower?

Could be sensitive,,: Your body might be sensitive to water/sensation of water on your body. Sometimes this occurs due to hypocalcemia/low calcium, but is unlikely in a person your age. To be sure, it would be wise to see your doctor for an exam and a calcium level if you're still concerned. ...Read more

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Or could you of any genetic make-up build fast twitch muscles through exercise?

Or could you of any genetic make-up build fast twitch muscles through exercise?

Yes: Anyone can build fast twitch muscle fibers through strength training, however there is some degree of genetic influence as to how much fast twitch muscle tissue can be developed. ...Read more

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How can I stop twitching?

How can I stop twitching?

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

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What causes twitching at night?

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

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Why are my nerves always twitching?

Why are my nerves always twitching?

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

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What is causing the twitching in my body?

Not enough info: Your question is so vague there is no possible way to address it.
Pleas give as much information about your symptoms as you can. ...Read more

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My question is what causes twitching to occur?

My question is what causes twitching to occur?

Lots of things: Many reasons to have twitches - from completely normal, to a tired muscle to some serious diseases. Depends on where the twitching happens and how long it lasts/when it occurs. ...Read more

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Can bluegreenalgae help with twitching and spasms?

Can bluegreenalgae help with twitching and spasms?

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

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What are medical problems related to twitching constantly?

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

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My butt is twitching on the right side what could it be from?

My butt is twitching on the right side what could it be from?

Unclear: This is most likely muscle spasm. It is not likely something to worry about but watch. If is occasional it is of little importance. If it persist and is frequent it may not be simple If it persist see your doc ...Read more

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How come I have twitching, but nobody else in the family has it?

How come I have twitching, but nobody else in the family has it?

Twitching?: This term is difficult for us as neurologist it mean different things among which tics? Myoclonus, tremors? Seizures?
So what cause it? Where? How frequent? Need neurology evaluation--bring video. ...Read more

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Twitching lots of places in my body for years, it is intensifying. Why?

Why?: Have you waited years to ask this question which can only be answered with a physical exam and blood testing? ...Read more

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My undereye has been twitching on and off all day, is it anything to worry about?

Not really: Eyelid twitching are usually harmless and rarely painful. Can be caused by few factors including fatigue and stress and even dry eyes. Adequate sleep, eat healthy, adequate hydration and exercise. If it persists see your ophthalmologist ...Read more