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Dr. Colin Sanner answered:

Haven't slept well in 4 days. As I start to fall asleep something twitches; sometimes arms sometimes legs. What can I do tot prevent this & get rest?

Benign hypnic jerks

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Nocturnal myoclonus, or benign hypnic jerks, are normal though sometimes bothersome. These may be worsened by alcohol, sleep deprivation, untreated depression, low potassium or magnesium, or hypoxia (low oxygen getting to the brain) from smoking/ sleep apnea/ lung disease or COPD. Sleep hygiene should help. Good luck!
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Dr. Alvin B. Lin answered:

I have twitching pain arms back legs hips stomach jelly legs small headackes lot of blood test mri spine neuro exam good doc says gad me brain tumor?

Anxiety

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By GAD, I assume you mean generalized anxiety disorder. Blood tests won't tell you about a brain tumor. Neither will an MRI of your spine. And if brain tumor is too small to affect your neurologic function, a neuro exam might not demonstrate it. So if you don't believe a "good doc", then get a second opinion. BTW if brain CT or MRI is negative, then very unlikely to be brain tumor.
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Dr. Charles Miller answered:

Had painful sensations in arm, muscle twitches in arms, legs and face and having lately painful joints, feet and leg muscles. Is this a nerve problem?

It could be, or more

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Your guess is pretty reasonable, but it could also represent a metabolic or central nervous system issue. Medicines you take could also be a contributing factor. See your Family Doc to be sure..
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Dr. Ipe Kalathoor answered:

Can Mitral Valve Prolapse be misdiagnosed as anemia? Fluttering pounding heart beat, shortness of breath, shaking/twitching, pain in arms and legs.

Mitral valvprolapse

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Mitral valve prolapse is a harmless condition Unless it is causing Leaking. MVP usually Doesn't have any symptoms.
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Normal for my child to twitch arms and legs during rem?

Yes

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muscles relax as we fall asleep and result in a twitching/jerk like movement that is short-lived
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What could be causing my arm pain and twitching in both arms and legs?

Several things

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This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you.
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With dysautonomia is constant muscle spasms and twitching normal? Face, arms, hands, legs, feet? An had couple times muscle go weak, what would help?

As above

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With so many symptoms, it is better toi see U PCP for evaluation and work up
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Could depression cause twitching or hitching in arms,legs and inside the ears?

Perhaps

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Itching can occasionally be related to anxiety. More often it is related to a medication or food allergy.
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Im polycystic. I have been experiencing severe twitching from my eyes, arms, legs, evetywhere! Is my pcos responsible?

Unusual

Twitching
Twitching is not a usual symptom for this syndrome. You might need to get labs to see what's going on.
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my 5 month old baby every day shakes twitches arms legs for 5 secs or so. She is not in discomfort this started a month ago. Is this natural?

Seizures

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Shaking and twitching are signs of a seizure which should be rulled out by a neurologist rpobably by doing an EEG. There maybe other physical signs that an examination may divulge.
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