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Twitching After Smoking Pot
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?
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
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
Can pots cause myoclonus? And if not what causes this? Because I had normal pet/ct brain and normal mri. Norma ncv/emg. Not sure why I twitch and jerk
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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
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
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
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
See a doctor: I would strongly recommend that you see a doctor for full evaluation for this concerning symptom. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
As above: U can ask him what was going on? ...Read more
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
Muscle spasms: Muscle spasms or contractions. Usually of no significance and disappear in a few seconds. ...Read more
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
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