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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 a symptom where a person has involuntary contractions of one ...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 cause, if possible
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Try R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation)
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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