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Why Do My Legs Twitch At Night
Several possibles: There are a couple types of movement disorders that occur mostly at night. One is a variant of restless leg syndrome, called periodic limb movements disorder of sleep. This can seem like kicking or writhing so might not be what you mean there are some other movement issues that could cause actual muscle twitching and smaller movements. If possible have a video taken to show doc or sleep eval. ...Read more
My daughter is 5 and she's been twitching at night in shoulder to her leg and sometimes when awake what could this be?
I have been having extreme back pain in my lower back to the point where I can't stand up after laying down or when I do I am hunched over and it last all night and during the day it's just moderate back pain but I get twitching in my legs and my legs get
Last night I had twitching on the right side of my head above the ear, did not let me sleep, and today there are minor twitching in my legs?
I am experiencing night time leg twitching/jerking movements. What is causing this? This prevents me from falling asleep. What can I do
During that interval between wakefulness and sleep there is some normal shifting around of arms and legs. This does not normally require treatment.Anxiety can make these movement more pronounced and when anxiety is treated they lessen and sleep comes more quickly.
Sometimes however when the restless movements are very bothersome they represent restless legs syndrome (rls) and need meds. ...Read more
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
56 year old male, do drink every night, have high ferritin. Recently find that muscles burn whilst working in workshop, legs cramp, twitching in sleep?
Hemochromatosis?: High ferritin may be a sign of hemochromatosis, a disease of excess iron storage in liver and other organs. If diagnosed and treated early, its serious complications (cirrhosis and heart and gonadal failure) can be prevented or reduced. I recommend you see a hematologist. ...Read more
Get seen!: We don't know enough details to be able to tell you exactly what is going on. You may have a problem in your leg or in your back, for example. To be safe and avoid serious complications, if this just started, go to the ER. If it has been happening for weeks or longer get seen soon and find out what is going on. Be sure to always hold handrails when on stairs. ...Read more
Neurologist time: Primary care md will first order a doppler study (i don't know why) to work up leg symptoms. Cramping, dimpling and twitching suggests a problem with the excitability of the muscle due to muscle disease, neuromusclular problems, neuropathy or electrolite imbalance. If thyroid, potassium, magnesium, calcium, sodium and kidney function is normal, you probably need to be referred to a specialist. ...Read more
No: Twitching is common & happens to everyone; and is not dangerous -- usually just bothersome. .. Sometimes downright painful! Frequent twitching (in the absence of new meds, herbs, etc.) could indicate a deficiency of several salts: potassium, magnesium, calcium, manganese, selenium. A daily multivitamin can replace these salts if you are deficient. See your pcp to exclude more serious problems. ...Read more
I different with disk problems several pain now started to get very heavy feeling in legs and twitching all over my body which is getting worse?
Right leg is twitching. When I tap it kinda hard I feel the sensation of twitching. Does not hurt. Any idea what it may be? Or why it is being caused
Most likely benign: In certain conditions called neuropathies, tingling and numbness etc are not common but more commonly due to transient imbalance in electrolyte and calcium etc may cause the symptom as we'll. If symptoms persist, you can get blood test to make sure you don't have any deficiency that can be easily correctly. ...Read more
See your doctor: See your primary doctor about this. She or he can get a complete history and examine you. Based on this, testing or referral may be suggested. You could also consider seeing a neurologist. ...Read more
Akathesia: You may be expeirencing akathesia. Sometimes medication like Cogentin (benztropine) or benedryl is required to treat this. ...Read more
I have this bubbling twitching feeling inside of my legs it's not painful just very annoying and come and go like every 3 minutes. Need help.
Hi, 24, male, healthy lifestyle. Have twitching 9in above ankle outside side of leg. Occurs randomly, about 20x per day, same spot, for 2 weeks now?
Benign fasciculation: If you're not having other issues such as weakness, changes in sensation, shooting/pins/needles/burning pain of foot or leg, or muscle bulk loss, this is likely benign muscle fasciculations, (such as the random recurrent twitching in the eyelid that people can experience). Not unusual to happen in bouts lasting days or several weeks. ...Read more
Twitching: Yes. Usually from the splinting of the muscles. Do find out why the injury occurred. ...Read more
Potential causes: Many possible etiologies, including problems within brain, neck, middle and lower spines. Certainly, MS can present with leg weakness and spasticity, and often these initial lesions are within the spinal cord in the neck. But your description can apply to many other causes and best to have a neurologist assess the situation and decide an approach to confirm diagnosis. ...Read more
Just legs?: Just legs and just after walking? Lots of possibilities you'll need to let a doctor check out. ...Read more