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Dr. Donald McCarren
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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

Muscle twitching is a symptom where a person has involuntary contractions of one ...Read more


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I've been taking Zoloft (sertraline) for 1 week and a half and have noticed tingling / twitching in my hands and feet could this be a side effect of the medicine?

I've been taking Zoloft (sertraline) for 1 week and a half and have noticed tingling / twitching in my hands and feet could this be a side effect of the medicine?

Unusual but could be: It is not typical side effect. Tingling can occur and low sodium could show similar symptoms that you describe. Discuss with your doctor who may want to see if symptoms go away when you are off meds and perhaps try another type of antidepressant . Or perhaps try off and then on trial and see if symptoms reoccur. ...Read more

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18 yr old Son had mri(brain&spine), blood test, & found nothing. Muscle twitch, lightheaded, hand&feet tingly, tremor, kinda weak,cognitive funct off.

18 yr old Son had mri(brain&spine), blood test, & found nothing. Muscle twitch, lightheaded, hand&feet tingly, tremor, kinda weak,cognitive funct off.

Hard to tell: From this sketchy information, on this limited platform anything that would be of benefit, please address your questions to the treating physician who ordered those tests, or kindly ask a specific question so we can help you better ...Read more

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Severe muscle twitching, spasming, contorting of hands/feet, severe tingling all over, legs feel like bricks, electrolytes are good, neg blood for MG?

Muscle twitching: i would see a doctor immediately. You need MRI of spine as well as labs to rule out other muscle disorders. A lumbar puncture may be necessary too. I would see your family doctor as soon as possible to help you facilitate the next steps. ...Read more

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I have severe anxiety.can that cause physical sympt such as muscle twitches/electric feeling in hands and feet? Im a healthy person, just diagnosis with anxi

I have severe anxiety.can that cause physical sympt such as muscle twitches/electric feeling in hands and feet? Im a healthy person, just diagnosis with anxi

Seek therapy: Chronic prenatal anxiety exposes a fetus to excess glucocorticoids, which may cause enduring neuroendocrine changes.The effects on stress-related behavior, emotions, and cognitive abilities in offspring from infancy through adulthood are well-documented, as are the increased risks of premature labor, low birthweight & low Apgar scores. Ask your OB to refer you to a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist. ...Read more

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Chance of MS if MRI w/ and w/o contrast was negative1 year ago? And can one still live a full almost ordinary life with ms? I have p.O.T.S but ? Ms , tingly feet, left hand, twitching, neg for neuritis

Chance of MS if MRI w/ and w/o contrast was negative1 year ago? And can one still live a full almost ordinary life with ms? I have p.O.T.S but ? Ms , tingly feet, left hand, twitching, neg for neuritis

Multiple sclerosis: A year old MRI is not the means by which to evaluate the possibility of your having ms. You should be seen and fully evaluated by a neurologist. Go soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have constant muscle twitching all over my body like a heartbeat under my skin and recently having problems with my hands and feet falling asleep?

I have constant muscle twitching all over my body like a heartbeat under my skin and recently having problems with my hands and feet falling asleep?

Out of Whack!!!??: You need a pe to find if you have a systemic or muscular disorder. If all the testing is normal then you most likely are having myofascial muscular disease. Not dangerous but will corrupt you well-being. Begin a self-care wellness program of vits, magnesium glycinate, sleep hygiene, self/pro massage, chiropractor, heat, epsom soaking, stretching. I use acupuncture! ...Read more