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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi answered:

What causes severe muscle twitches while falling asleep?

Normal?

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The sudden jerking movement occurring on the verge of falling asleep is a normal phenomenon!
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What causes severe muscle cramping in various muscles in the absence of exercise?

Cramping

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It may be an electrolyte imbalance Need to get some lab work It may also be related to some of the medications you are taking
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What causes severe muscles spasms and what is the treatment for a pelvic bone fracture?

Dehydration, meds,

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Severe muscle spasms can come from sports injuries, orthopedic injuries, dehydration, medication side effects such as decongestants, low potassium, abnormal calcium, abnormal phosphorus, muscle pulls, tendon strains, and more. Often time it helps getting lab work, drinking at least half your weight in ounces of water and eating yellow mustard. Other people keep a bar of soap under the covers.
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What causes severe muscle pain brain fog numbness tingling food alergies eye lid tick chemical allergies swollen lymph nodes and glands inside cheeks?

Multiple symptoms

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Many times when person develop multiple symptoms, they seek one unifying diagnosis. Unfortunately, one cause may not be the answer. Seek an opinion for each problem. I would start with the swollen lymph nodes. The evaluation of swollen lymph nodes may be best addressed by a general surgeon who might need to perform a biopsy to establish an accurate diagnosis
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Dr. Robert Kent answered:

My mom is having severe muscle spasms all over her body what causes them and what relief can she get?

There are a few

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causes, including severe dehydration or deficits in certain things like potassium or magnesium, which can be life threatening. Is she on a statin? That can cause it as well. If she is having other symptoms, this could be something emotional or neurological as well. Hard to tell without a physical exam and labs. If they are acute in nature, I would recommend seeing a physician sooner than later.
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Dr. Daniel Steffy answered:

Could anxiety cause severe muscle spasms for last 48 hours? Anxious from getting tetanus from cut could this cause spasms?

Yes

Cuts
Either condition can produce spasms, but you need to see your doctor to ensure tetanus is not the issue .
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I have severe bilateral lower leg muscle spasms due to synovial cysts at L5S1 causing neuroforaminal stenosis.Is surgery an option?

Maybe

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If your cysts are responsible for "nerve pain", and are associated with nerve root distribution numbness, weakness, and/or muscle atrophy, there may be a good rationale for a surgical approach. These days, arthroscopic and less invasive techniques are present. Suggest you visit a neurosurgeon and discuss.
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I have severe nocturnal muscle spasms (legs/feet/thighs) when tapering off prednisone. What could be causing this and how can I treat/prevent it?

Stretching

Prednisone
Don't know why tapering off prednisone would trigger nocturnal leg cramps. Gentle yoga type stretching held for a full 2-3 minutes has helped others with Chrons Disease who take a lot of prednisone and have nocturnal leg cramps. Safer than meds when done properly.
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Dr. Martin Morell answered:

SLE cause muscle spasms? Have SLE & severe pain + hard muscle/tissue in back/butt. Dr says spastic muscle, but is lupus causing it or? ANA 1:640, +RNP

Probably not

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As lupus affects mostly certain compartments while in flare, like joints, skin, brain, lung, kidneys. Stretching and therapy may help. If pain persist, have imaging studies. Good luck.
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