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Whats the difference with an MS twitch and overuse muscle twitch?

Whats the difference with an MS twitch and overuse muscle twitch?

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

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Muscle (Definition)

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


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Can MS cause muscle twitching all over the body?

Can MS cause muscle twitching all over the body?

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

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Since August 20 I started to have dayli muscle twitching all over my body that last a few seconds. Should I be concerned ALS , MS or something bad.

Since August 20 I started to have dayli muscle twitching all over my body that last a few seconds. Should I be concerned ALS , MS or something bad.

Fasciculations: This is quite common and nobody understands it. If everything else is good, relax. This is not how either illness presents. You may read up on "benign fasciculation syndrome" if you want. ...Read more

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Can MS or ALS cause muscle twitching and headaches?

Can MS or ALS cause muscle twitching and headaches?

Yes: Either condition can cause these symptoms but there are also many less serious medical conditions that can cause them. ...Read more

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Since last week I started to have muscle twitching,then burning n pain,now some spasm. I'm scare cos searching said ALS or MS. Could it be or not.

Since last week I started to have muscle twitching,then burning n pain,now some spasm. I'm scare cos searching said ALS or MS. Could it be or not.

Pesky Doctor Google!: If your "searching" led you to jump to MS or ALS as possible coses of your symptoms, that shows clearly that you don't know how to evaluate what you're reading as it applies to your body. Stop "searching" and leave the diagnosing to the doctors. ...Read more

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I get muscle twitching all over body for over year. Brain MRI showed lesions on frontal lobe not pathological. Do all lesions mean ms?

I get muscle twitching all over body for over year. Brain MRI showed lesions on frontal lobe not pathological. Do all lesions mean ms?

Lesions: Rarely do brain lesions cause muscle twitching. There are are many causes of brain MRI lesions. Some causes are benign/nonpathological (falsely termed) due to not portending a specific progressive/degenerative process such as gliosis/lesions seen in migraine patients. Some lesions are definitely pathological like in MS. But diagnosis is clinical - based on history of symptoms, MRI, LP, & bloodwork ...Read more

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Does a numb patch on foot along with random muscle twitching including eye sound like early MS symptoms? Had a clean MRI and emg but still worried

Unlikely: especially given your negative workup. Many other conditions can cause these symptoms. If you notice progression of the symptoms, or develop new symptoms, call your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Imvision loss, muscle twitching, tingling in right leg, neuropohthy of both feet and vertigo. Mri clear also bloodwork. Doc said no ms. What then?

Imvision loss, muscle twitching, tingling in right leg, neuropohthy of both feet and vertigo.  Mri clear also bloodwork. Doc said no ms. What then?

Polyneuropathy: You basically have a neuropathy affecting multiple areas. If you haven't seen a neurologist, you need to. Polyneuropathy can have a wide variety of causes, including exposure to certain toxins, poor nutrition (particularly vitamin b deficiency), and complications from diseases such as cancer or kidney failure. An EMG will likely be helpful. ...Read more

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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

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