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Taking fludrocortisone for a year (POTS) and synthroid (thyroxine) for 4 (Hashimoto) could any of these medicines could cause muscle pain n twitching side effect?

Taking fludrocortisone for a year (POTS) and synthroid (thyroxine) for 4 (Hashimoto) could any of these medicines could cause muscle pain n twitching side effect?

Perhaps: Possibly more common would be secondary electrolyte changes due to the mechanism of fluid retention involved with the fludrocortisone. Have these been checked recently. Also, with POTS, a mast cell activation syndrome could be considered. ...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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I have dysautonomia (pots) & after walking 2.5 miles my muscles in legs twitch a lot is this from me being so deconditioned? Or from dysautnomia itself

I have dysautonomia (pots) & after walking 2.5 miles my muscles in legs twitch a lot is this from me being so deconditioned? Or from dysautnomia itself

POTS, walks: Muscle twitching would not be common as a direct effect of pots, but it could happen if you are deconditioned and trying to exercise. Make sure you are very well hydrated, have adequate salt and expecially magnesium. Sometimes magnesium can lower pressure but usually well tolerated in patients with pots. ...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?

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 kidney feels like its twitching?

My kidney feels like its twitching?

Rest assured that...: ...your kidney, for as many years as it sits in the back of your body attached to a bladder full of wet urine, perhaps always trying to absorb the shock of your poor posture as well as when your babies were squishing the heck out of them while you were pregnant....that they are not looking to move down the street by jumping out of your body and slithering away. Twitching's for MUSCLES not beans! ...Read more

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How long does anxiety twitching last?

How long does anxiety twitching last?

Muscle twitches can: POSSIBLY be from low magnesium. Please see you doc to rule out other conditions. He/she can also measure your magnesium w/blood work. Then you can supplement if needed. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does compressed nerves cause twitching?

Does compressed nerves cause twitching?

Yes: Acutely compressed nerves can result in muscle twitching, muscle spasm and typical painful radiation patterns. This is due to the abnormal signal the nerves are now sending to the muscles which are reacting to its signal. Sometimes this is an involuntary action in which the nerve is reacting like a reflex arc that is on replay. This cycle of nerve signaling needs to be broken to improve this. ...Read more

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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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Where is my face twitching on the left side?

Where is my face twitching on the left side?

Some may be a nerv-: -ous facial twitch. Many times it's hard 2 find the reason why they develop. If this of a great concern, make an appointment 2 see your PCP, & get referrals if warranted. ...Read more

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What can cause uncontrollable facial twitching?

What can cause uncontrollable facial twitching?

A couple possible: Facial myokymia and hemifacial spasms would be fairly recognizable causes. Tardive dyskinesia, and Tourette's might present this way. Have you seen a neurologist?? ...Read more

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I am constantly twitching my head, what's wrong?

I am constantly twitching my head, what's wrong?

You might have: A tic or a tremor. Medical evaluation should lead to an accurate diagnosis - however, the cause is not always discernible. Take care. ...Read more

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Why does my eyebrows keep on twitching in the day?

Why does my eyebrows keep on twitching in the day?

Blepharospam: Consider myokymia, which is quite benign and often due to eyestrain, fatigue, stress, but also, blepharospasm which causes squinting and irritation. Might check with your doctor to see if an underlying irritant is present. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why I always keep twitching my head?

Could you tell me why I always keep twitching my head?

Comments: Best to visualize your movements, but possibilities include essential tremor, hemifacial spasms, spasmodic torticollis, tardive dyskinesia, Tourette's syndrome, as a few examples. A face to face visit with a neurologist should help. ...Read more

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Left chest quivering and twitching internally. Normal?

Left chest quivering and twitching internally. Normal?

Just relax: May be you just exited or anxious. Just relax yourself!! Drink tea, camomile tea is good. Take a rest. It's not normal, but may happen with anxiety. ...Read more

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My boyfriend keeps twitching in his sleep. Is this normal?

My boyfriend keeps twitching in his sleep. Is this normal?

No: One possibility is a condition called restless leg syndrome. An overnight sleep test can determine this and/or other conditions that may be at play. A sleep specialist can then diagnose and recommend the right treatment for your friend. ...Read more

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What is the causes of twitching in the head on top and side

What is the causes of twitching in the head on top and side

Irritation perhaps: Some irritation to a muscle, nerve, or part of a nerve that goes to certain muscle fibers may cause those fibers to twitch. Such twitching is usually for a few hours or a day, and only once in a while. In those cases, doctors and patients usually don't spend time looking for a cause. But, if symptoms are frequent, or recurrent, a primary doctor, ENT doctor, and a neurologist can evaluate. ...Read more

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Twitching all over for month, I'm 20 years old, what's wrong?

Twitching all over for month, I'm 20 years old, what's wrong?

See a doctor: I would strongly recommend that you see a doctor for full evaluation for this concerning symptom. ...Read more

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Twitching and kicking before sleep. Why do I only do it sometimes?

Probably benign: Most normal people have had "sleep starts", a sudden jerk of the body, when falling asleep, or when aroused. This is worse when sleep deprived. Repeated movements of the legs is periodic leg movements of sleep, a variation of restless legs syndrome. This can make the legs and feet twitch hundreds of times in the night; it can be easily treated by prescription medication. ...Read more

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The side of my head is twitching. What could be the cause of this?

The side of my head is twitching. What could be the cause of this?

Temporalis muscle: The temporalis muscle is on the side of the head. It is used for chewing. You can feel it when you make a bite or clench your teeth.

Twitching occurs when muscles are tired or when they undergo a change in activity. Some people grind their teeth at night, this can cause twitching. There is also a artery there, which has a pulse. ...Read more

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Whenever I think about sexy girls I start twitching, is this normal?

Sexual: Arrousal and twitching, blushing can be mediated by the stimulation of the sympathetic nevous system and stress hormones. Yes it's normal. It can also be self defeating and a relationship barrier. Sex is part of the journey, but is the only goal for some and that creates internal conflict. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes twitching to occur? Is it your nervous system?

Movement disorder?: Depends upon pattern of twitching. For example, Gilles de la Tourette may cause sudden tic like motions, and myoclonus could be violent sudden jerk. Localized twitches called myokymia can affect eyelids and face. May be secondary to brain and brainstem irritation, but might also be local secondary to muscle activity, fasciculations. ...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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Should I be concerned that my forhead keeps twitching? It's happened for 2 days now.

Muscle spasm: This is a very unusual symptom. The cause can be explained by spontaneous firing off of a nerve to the frontalis muscle, a thin muscle that is innervated by the facial nerve. It is similar to blepharospasm or twitching of the muscles around the eye. Usually, it is anxiety, but if it continues, see a neurologist to rule something more serious. ...Read more

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Can you heal a damaged nerve due to injury? ...Or the twitching feeling is forever now?

Can you heal a damaged nerve due to injury? ...Or the twitching feeling is forever now?

Slowly: Nerves heal very slowly - an inch or so a month. So, there is potential that your nerve injury may heal if there was significant trauma. Alternatively, if there was just minor damage, the healing may be significantly faster. ...Read more

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For the past couple of days, I've had a twitching right under my ribcage in the center. Should it be checked out?

Rib twitching: Is there any pain or swelling? Does it come and go? Any history of trauma? Have u had this previously? Probably u can watch it for several days more if answers to questions posed are no ...Read more

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I've have had nerve twitching on the left side of my head for a few weeks now. What could be the cause? It happens randomly.

I've have had nerve twitching on the left side of my head for a few weeks now. What could be the cause? It happens randomly.

Muscle twitching: This sounds like an irritable, superficial nerve or muscle fibers of uncertain etiology. It commonly occurs in an eyelid. I doubt it is anything serious in view of the absence of other neurological symptoms. Try avoiding caffeine and see your physician if the symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more