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Twitching Muscle Twitch
Eye twitching and muscle twitches random. Had a normal brain MRI and emg. Is this concerning? Or anxiety related?
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
My vitamin d is 20. Can that be the cause of my muscle twitching? They twitch several times a day sometimes more
Not vitamin D: The mildly low vitamin d level is not a cause. See a neurologist to look to other causes. ...Read more
I am experiencing muscle twitching and fatigue. Muscle twitching in calfskin and feet. Top eye lid twitching left eye for over a month.
Involuntary movements an issue? Have invol. Movements only when I try sleeping. Lip puckering/ twitching. Jaw moving. Muscle twitch. Face twitching.
Could be normal.: Involuntary movements may occur during the dreaming phase of sleep. Some people may have difficulty getting to sleep because they worry a lot and when they finally fall asleep their muscles twitch which can cause them to wake up. It can also happen when you are very tired and yet you may have a hard time to relax and sleep. I wouldn't worry too much about this. ...Read more
Been having vaginal bleeding, uncontrolled muscle twitching, twitching of the left eye, and "lighting bolt" pain in left side of my mid back, ideas?
Vaginal bleeding...: ...probably is the most important of your symptoms. I doubt the others have anything to do with it. Any abnormal vaginal bleeding needs professional evaluation. There are too many possibilities and you don't provide enough information to guess at the cause: hormonal, pregnancy, infection (e.g. STDs), and others. Get it checked out and also ask the doctor abour your other symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more
Terminology: Not sure whether you are asking about an MS "hug", which is a tightness over the trunk due to spinal cord lesion. Muscle cramping in legs can occur in normals, but may also be a manifestation of spasticity. Are you wondering about muscular fasciculations, which could feel like a twitch? ...Read more
Nerve pressure: Possible causes include pressure on the nerves from muscles or spinal discs. There are neurologic conditions that can cause it as well as metabolic ones. Need to see a doctor. ...Read more
Muscle twitch: 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 a nervous system disorder. ...Read more
The most common: Cause is dehydration mineral/vitamin deficiency. That being said, there are other issues, that can present this way early, such as ms, but without any other symptoms, its not likely. Try hydrating well and taking a multivitamin and see if that helps. If not, see your primary doc for full workup. ...Read more
Time...: Typically it will take time. Benzos act on the brain similar to alcohol, and withdrawal can cause many things, including twitches. Remember, taking benzos or alcohol may help temporarily, but the problem will just be delayed. If you are taking other medications (such as meds for mental illness), see your dr to make sure these are not contributing, as the benzos could have been covering this up. ...Read more
I'm having muscle twitching/fascinations (not painful) all over my body the past few days. What could be the cause?
Many causes: The list of possible causes is rather extensive. Neurologic issues, electrolyte imbalance, muscular issues to name a few. Best to see your doctor for evaluation. Sorry this was not more helpful. Best of luck with this. Dr. R ...Read more
What are the top causes for muscle twitching and spasm I can feel it but there is no pain at all. They come frequently and I am not sure why?
Muscle twitching: Muscle twitching without pain may be associated with changes in the Alpha motor neuron causing "fasciculations". If associated with weakness the concern would be als. Believe you have had that evaluated on previous ncs/emg. Diseases of the muscle whether infectious, inflammatory, medication induced or hereditary may also cause symptoms. Your elevated ESR mentioned before is concerning. ...Read more
Rather unlikely: Muscle twitching isn't usually associated with multiple sclerosis, and more likely would represent a problem with your thyroid, or a medication reaction, or even issues with metabolic imbalance. Less likely for your age, muscle, nerve, and motor neuron issues. You might possibly have benign fasciculations. See a neurologist and get this diagnosed; ...Read more
See a doc: It is important to try to find the underlying causes of muscle twitching. Usually if this is done, the twitching can be "cured". There are many reasons for muscles to twitch including, fatigue, too much caffeine, thyroid disorders, disorders of calcium or magnesium metabolism, toxins and some neurological disorders. See your doc and have it evaluated. ...Read more
Possible: Nutritional deficiency can highly impact your muscle mass and strength. Twitching however may be caused by electrolyte imbalance. Thus it all depends on what kind of malabsorption you are concerned with. On the other hand, a drug reaction (bronchodilator for asthma), too much caffeine, or a neurologic disorder may cause twitching as well. ...Read more
See below: These symptoms need to be fully and thoroughly evaluated by your physician who can then explain them to you and discuss with you what's best. ...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