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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?

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: 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! ...Read more

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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

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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?

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: 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. ...Read more

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What could be causing my arm pain and twitching in both arms and legs?

What could be causing my arm pain and twitching in both arms and legs?

Several things: 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. ...Read more

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For the past 4 months, I've been having muscle twitching in my arms and legs and knee collapsing. Does this need to be evaluated or can I let it be?

For the past 4 months, I've been having muscle twitching in my arms and legs and knee collapsing. Does this need to be evaluated or can I let it be?

Get it evaluated: That's my opinion. You could get some labs done and a good neuromuscular examination (maybe by a good neurologist) and get appropriate diagnostic testing. You could have a condition known as benign fasciculations but if your knees are collapsing then, you should go in for medical attention. ...Read more

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I've been getting twitches in my arms or legs it's like jumpy twitches sometimes they so strong my whole body moves what do you think this is?

I've been getting twitches in my arms or legs it's like jumpy twitches sometimes they so strong my whole body moves what do you think this is?

What brain tumor?: Twitching arms/legs which cause full body movements are not twitches anymore...except to the TOUGH AND RUGGED AUSSIES! We call them either ballistic movements, forceful myoclonic jerks, or even convulsions if you've got some type of brain tumor. Would you like to speak to a neurologist a bit more on this subject? If so, please write me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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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?

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: 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.. ...Read more

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My husband just had major abdominal surgery . He now has uncontrollable twitches in his arms and legs. Is this normal?

My husband just had major abdominal surgery . He now has uncontrollable twitches in his arms and legs. Is this normal?

See below : Tremors, twitches, and shakes after surgery are not uncommon. Also referred to as Postanesthesia Shivering (PAS) and is one of the leading causes of discomfort for patients recovering from general anaesthesia. Primary cause felt to be anesthetic inhibiting the body's thermoregulatory capability, although cutaneous vasodilation (triggered by post-operative pain) may also be a causative factor. ...Read more

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What can cause muscle pain, twitching and atrophy in the arms and legs that is worsening in less then 1 years time?

What can cause muscle pain, twitching and atrophy in the arms and legs that is worsening  in less then 1 years time?

Muscle Twitching: Biggest concern would be for a motor neuron disease. An example would be lou gerhing's disease or als. I would definitely have this evaluated. Start with your primary care provider, a neurologist, or physiatrist. ...Read more

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I have side effect from the corticoid steroid i had injected i am having twitching of my arms legs stomach how long will this last?

I have side effect from the corticoid steroid i had injected i am having twitching of my arms legs stomach how long will this last?

Depends: on dose and length of time you have been on medication. Figure 3-5 days after stopping for side effects to resolve. ...Read more

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Muscle twitching arms &legs under rib cage, even butt sometimes; don't hurt ; could this be stress? Cant keep l leg still either feel need to move it

Muscle twitching arms &legs under rib cage, even butt sometimes; don't hurt ; could this be stress? Cant keep l leg still either feel need to move it

Muscle twitching: Painless twitching can be benign, sometimes happens with magnesium deficiency or problems with calcium but there are certain types of twitching that warrant a good neurological exam to sort out. Many things can be blamed on stress but usually better to look for more worrisome answer before assuming that. ...Read more

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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?

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: 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. ...Read more