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Twitching In Arms And Legs
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
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 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
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
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
Can mitral valve prolapse be misdiagnosed as anemia? Fluttering pounding heart beat, shortness of breath, shaking/twitching, pain in arms and legs.
Recently, have begun experiencing muscle twitches in both arms and legs more than 24 hours after consuming 1-2 alcoholic drinks. What could this be?
I am experiencing muscle twitching mainly in arms legs back and abdomen. It's been happening for over a month and is concerning me now
Myoclonus?: I am sorry but we can't diagnoses this. Consider assessment. ...Read more
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: With so many symptoms, it is better toi see your PCP for evaluation and work up. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
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
I just lost my friend to sporatic CJD.,she turned 60 yrs. In her 30's she had MS like symptoms, twitching arms, legs, numbness MS like symp.Related?
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
How common is ALS before 30 with no family history? 28/white/male worried about ALS due to 2 weeks of muscle twitching, possible weakness in arms/legs
Not common: Not common, certainly, but if you are concerned I would not hesitate to be fully evaluated by a neurologist. ...Read more
Im polycystic. I have been experiencing severe twitching from my eyes, arms, legs, evetywhere! is my pcos responsible?
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?
Along with fleeting twitches in both legs arms and my back. The twitching didn't seem to start until after at once?
Twitches: your question makes no sense. Please re-submit. ...Read more
36, woman, tightness in left leg, some muscle cramping & twitching in both legs, arms, & lower back. Left leg feels tight when walking. ALS?
Neurologist time: Probably want to run this by a neurologist. Find out whats causing the fasciculations. ...Read more
I woke up with my arms and legs shaking and twitching. It took hours to subside. Otherwise fine but can still feel it in an arm. What happened?
I am having trouble sleeping my arms and legs are restless they are tingaling and twitching they are also very heavy can you please give me advice?
I have noticed muscle twitching after taking Zoloft (sertraline) 200mg at night in my arms and legs i usualy go 2 sleep straight away but not yesterday is this ok?
My opinion: No: Zoloft (sertraline) can cause a creepy crawly feeling or twitching in the arms and/or legs. This is thought to be due to spillover into dopaminergic neurons especially at the higher doses. It can be calmed down with klonopin, but you need to review the pro's and con's of having abnormal muscle movements with your treating physician. ...Read more
I have hairy arms and legs and sometimes I can feel one or two of the hairs twitch or move, I think something is on me and nothing!
Hairs may be moving: You very well may be feeling motion of the hair follicles which are sensitive to small surface movements on the skin. When anything causes motion of the hair follicles, stimulation of free nerve endings in the skin tell your brain that the area of skin around that follicle has been stimulated. If very bothersome you may try to shave down the length of the hair and see if that makes a difference. ...Read more
While sleeping I am awoken by painless spasms in my arms and legs. Alsomy fingers twitch and my hands tremble, should I be worried?
Check with your sleep doc
you may benefit from a sleep study. ...Read more