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My husband tells me that as I'm falling asleep at night, after twitching I start to kick. He describes it like a donkey. Why do I do that?

My husband tells me that as I'm falling asleep at night, after twitching I start to kick. He describes it like a donkey. Why do I do that?

Do not worry: Sounds like benign myoclonic jerks which are associated in many folks on falling asleep. If these occur in midst of night, have this evaluated, but if only at time of early evening, nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Are muscles jumping and twitching when falling asleep common for being on suboxone? I take 12mg daily, last at 6:30 pm. I go to bed around 11:00/12:00.

Are muscles jumping and twitching when falling asleep common for being on suboxone? I take 12mg daily, last at 6:30 pm. I go to bed around 11:00/12:00.

Maybe: Twirching of the extremities, as you describe is common as part of opiate withdrawal symptoms. In fact, that's the origin of the expression: kicking the habit. So, you need to discuss this situation with your prescribing physician to best determine why you might be in withdrawal symptoms. I wonder if you are leaving it under your tongue long enough and are not getting the full dose? Good luck. ...Read more

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I've had a numbness like falling asleep senstation on right side of head comes and goes for a month and a weird twitching on left temple. Stress?

I've had a numbness like falling asleep senstation on right side of head comes and goes for a month and a weird twitching on left temple. Stress?

Unclear: Since you are being treated for a sinus infection situation is more complex. Pay attention to what part of right head goes numb. Nerves to anterior skull are different from nerves to posterior skull. The fact that you are young and symptoms are on opposite sides of head makes possibility of concerning illness less. Stress can cause non-specific, wierd symptoms; but caution when infection. ...Read more

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I am experiencing night time leg twitching/jerking movements. What is causing this? This prevents me from falling asleep. What can I do

I am experiencing night time leg twitching/jerking movements. What is causing this? This prevents me from falling asleep. What can I do

Need evaluation: 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

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Can meth be the cause of twitching , irregular muscle movement , fidgeting while i'm falling/asleep ?

Can meth be the cause of twitching , irregular muscle movement , fidgeting while i'm falling/asleep ?

It sure can: Yes, methamphetamine can do all those things and more. It's an extremely dangerous drug -- can kill fast with heart attack or stroke, or slower with gradual deterioration of mind and body. http://tinyurl.com/ll99z help is available via crystal meth anonymous: http://tinyurl.Com/lrxsz5y i hope whoever you know that's doing meth, will take crystal meth anonymous up on the support they offer. ...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

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18 month old MMR vaccine. 7 days later fever,twitching/jerking while falling asleep+ during night. Heard MMR can provoke this jerking..or due to fever?

18 month old MMR vaccine. 7 days later fever,twitching/jerking while falling asleep+ during night. Heard MMR can provoke this jerking..or due to fever?

Myoclonus vs seizure: MMR can be associated with febrile seizures which are common in this age range. Definitely see a doc right away. Video the episodes. This may be benign myoclonus, a normal twitching that we can experience while falling asleep. Or it may have been a febrile seizure, need more history and careful exam to diagnose! ...Read more

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Horrible headaches and left eye twitching for last two days. No appetite and trouble falling asleep. Could this be serious?

Horrible headaches and left eye twitching for last two days. No appetite and trouble falling asleep. Could this be serious?

Possibly: New onset severe headaches need to be taken seriously. It is possible that it is a migraine-sort, but if this is something new that has not been addressed by a physician, I would recommend that you be seen in person for evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi my 11 month old little girl is teething badly at the moment, also think she has a bit of a cold coming on, was exhausted after only 1 hours sleep all day, tonight after falling asleep she keeps "jumping and twitching" is this anything to worry about ?

Hi my 11 month old little girl is teething badly at the moment, also think she has a bit of a cold coming on, was exhausted after only 1 hours sleep all day, tonight after falling asleep she keeps "jumping and twitching" is this anything to worry about ?

No.: You should consider giving her pain relief medicine like acetaminophen or ibuprofen in age/weight appropriate doses for comfort. That way, she can get a good night of sleep. Topical numbing agents such as Orajel or Ambesol have fallen out of favor and should not be used. ...Read more

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How often should you twitch when falling asleep?

How often should you twitch when falling asleep?

Common: Minimal, small twitching is common in the early phases as one is falling asleep. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why i occasionally twitch violently right before falling asleep?

Could you tell me why i occasionally twitch violently right before falling asleep?

Sleep myoclonus: its usually normal to jerk in some people right as they fall sleep. May need to consult a sleep expert to rule out other possible etiologies. ...Read more

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What causes severe muscle twitches while falling asleep?

What causes severe muscle twitches while falling asleep?

Normal? : The sudden jerking movement occurring on the verge of falling asleep is a normal phenomenon! ...Read more

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Bad twitches. Can't stop. Been doing it for years. Happens even when asleep. Not myoclonic jerks because happens when awake falling asleep and asleep

Bad twitches. Can't stop. Been doing it for years. Happens even when asleep. Not myoclonic jerks because happens when awake falling asleep and asleep

Hmmm: Could still be myoclonus. Possibilities include epileptic myoclonus, subcortical myoclonus, and other other movement disorders. Movement disorders which occur during sleep are not psychological, so something is going on. I would visit neurologist. ...Read more

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Falling asleep fast?

Falling asleep fast?

What is the question: I'm not sure if you're falling asleep too fast or if you want to fall asleep faster - if you could re-write it we'd love to help. ...Read more

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Why am I continually falling asleep.

Why am I continually falling asleep.

Need evaluation: work up for medical illness as well screening for depression ...Read more

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What causes snorting before falling asleep?

What causes snorting before falling asleep?

Possible OSA: Sounds like sleep apnea. Often time people will snort and wake themselves as they are transitioning from wake to sleep due to relaxation of the muscles of the upper airway and subsequent apneas/hypopneas. See you doctor, as a sleep study may be indicated. ...Read more

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Please help! I have difficulties falling asleep?

Please help! I have difficulties falling asleep?

Try using excellent: Sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more