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Dr. Robert Killian
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Extremely frustrated w/my health no doctor can explain my muscle twitching, constant crying, lack of sleep, restlessness, dysautonomia, tingling, and pain?

Dr. Robert Killian
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Extremely frustrated w/my health no doctor can explain my muscle twitching, constant crying, lack of sleep, restlessness, dysautonomia, tingling, and pain?

Mental Health: Perhaps it is time to seek assistance outside of a normal clinic such as at a naturopath's office. Any chronic pain and stressful situation can lead to mental health issues and from your question it would appear that any healing you get will or should include some work on your spirit and mental health. ...Read more

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Dr. Duane Gels
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I was trying to get sleep & randomly felt a twitch from my upper back to upper part of my arms which woke me up..is that common to get twitches before going to sleep?

Dr. Duane Gels
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I was trying to get sleep & randomly felt a twitch from my upper back to upper part of my arms which woke me up..is that common to get twitches before going to sleep?

Usually normal: Yes, happens often as you pass through stages of sleep, and is normal. Tho usually it's the sleep partner who complains; the sleeper stays asleep, but sometimes it does wakes them. Reading my toddler to sleep, when she twitches, I know she's out and I can go back to my reality show. ...Read more

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Dr. Vikram Patel
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Dr. Shahid Rafique
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What could cause facial and neck muscle twitching right before going to sleep?

Dr. Shahid Rafique
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What could cause facial and neck muscle twitching right before going to sleep?

Myoclonic jerks: Muscle twitching as one is falling asleep is a normal physiological condition. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Dr. David Lipkin
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What if different parts of my body will all twitch right before I go to sleep? What could that be?

Dr. David Lipkin
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What if different parts of my body will all twitch right  before I go to sleep? What could that be?

Sleep jerks: A twitch is a sudden brief muscle contraction. Two examples of harmless twitches are "sleep jerks" and hiccups. Sleep jerks of an arm or leg occur as one is falling asleep. Hiccups are the result of twitching of the diaphragm muscle. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Amster
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Why do you twitch in bed, when your about to go to sleep? Not just before.. But when your still awake in bed? Leg and arm twitches

Dr. Michael Amster
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Why do you twitch in bed, when your about to go to sleep?  Not just before.. But when your still awake in bed? Leg and arm twitches

Myoclonic jerks: Myoclonic jerks are common. Stimulation of the muscle in little bursts makes the muscle jerk. It's part of the reflex arc and normal. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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Woke up randomly to use bathroom. Before going to bathroom, notice two fingers twitched & felt a tingle. Had trouble sleeping & have anxiety . Ideas?

Dr. Yash Khanna
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Woke up randomly to use bathroom. Before going to bathroom, notice two fingers twitched & felt a tingle. Had trouble sleeping & have anxiety . Ideas?

Anxiety?: It may be due to anxiety itself.Sometimes it may be due to hyperventilation.Relax and see if it goes away.If the symptoms persist get yourself checked by your doctor. Also talk to your doctor about your underlying anxiety and what needs to be done about that. ...Read more

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

Dr. Andrew Dutka
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What causes twitching when going to sleep?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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What causes twitching when going to sleep?

? Sleep myoclonus ?: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/Myoclonus/detail_myoclonus.htm

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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My 20 month old gets twitches when he is going to sleep. What would be the cause?

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

Normal: We all have those as we fall asleep and wake up.Those jerks are more than likely myoclonic spasms. ...Read more

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Dr. Charlene Sojico
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Hi. Woke up , tried to go back to sleep , turned neck other way & it felt like it twitched or jerked a bit , then went away , what was that?

Dr. Charlene Sojico
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Hi. Woke up , tried to go back to sleep , turned neck other way & it felt like it twitched or jerked a bit , 
then went away , what was that?

More than: Likely pulled muscle. Since it was self limiting, you may observe for now. If condition worsened, please have your doctor give you a complete exam, so you can get proper treatment early. ...Read more

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