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Why Wouldi Be Having Uncontrollable Body Jerks
Seizures: A detailed history is needed. Uncontrollable body jerks could be seizure, if you have one side jerking and you are aware of it, this may represent simple partial seizures, if the jerking all over the body and you are fully awake, so this can not be seizure as generalized seizure causes complete brain shut down and loss of consciousness, electroencephalogram can help in diagnosis. ...Read more
My body jerks whenever i lay dwn uncontrollably. I've had fibromyalgia for 2 years. Could that b likned to my uncontrollable jerks? My whole body
Megnesium: There is a blood test (or urine) to measure magnesium though your doc. You can also get an entire micronutrient panel from spectracell lab for overall health. Muscles don't relax smoothly but in little bursts, which may account for your jerks. Check w/doc. Please and good health to you. ...Read more
Dizziness, one sided numbness, one sided temp loss of function, uncontrollable body jerks, oligoclonal bands in CSF and serum. Neuro behcets or ms?
Suggest : The oligoclonal bands should be significantly increased in spinal fluid as contrasted to serum to be c/w multiple sclerosis, and some of your problems are likewise supportive of ms. However, do you have history of eye and skin problems more in keeping with behcets, and are MRI studies of both head and neck c/w ms? This should be fairly easy to sort out, and if ambiguous, perhaps a second opinion. ...Read more
Hypnagogic 'jerk': 70% of people have had these: a hypnic jerk, hypnagogic jerk, sleep start, or night start, is an involuntary myoclonic twitch which occurs during hypnagogia, just as a person is beginning to fall asleep, often causing them to awaken suddenly for a moment. They are often accompanied by a 'falling sensation' possible causes are: anxiety, caffeine, stress, and strenuous activities in the evening. ...Read more
Sleep starts: Technically this is called a hypnic jerk or sleep start, it occurs at sleep onset. They can be more prominent according to the aasm with any of the following: anxiety, caffeine, stress, and strenuous activities in the evening. So the recommendation would be not to engage in any of the activities if the events are frequent or speak with your doctor about anxiety if need be. ...Read more
My body jerks at night and now it also does when i'm awake. It's involuntary. Is this normal and if not what is it?
Go see a: Neurologist. The most important 'test' to diagnose any movement disorder is a through and detailed history and physical. You could help your neurologist by getting sample video to show him of your body jerks at night and daytime. You might need several attempts to catch this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My kid age 2 yrs sometime get scared in sleep.Cried.Body stiff.Jerks too.But he is in sleep.Whats the best way to relax him?
Take your son & a : Video of the stiffening/jerking movements to his pediatrician, who will tell you if he needs an overnight eeg to rule out nocturnal seizures. If it's a night terror, you can put your child in his own bed, drowsy but awake, at a consistent time after reading, soothing & brushing his teeth. If he's having night terrors, he'll have no recollection of them & you'll get a full night's sleep. ...Read more
R/O RLS: RLS = RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME. PSG or sleep study give far mor detail for insomnia and sleep disorders /Parasomnia./RLS. If a Seizure disorder is suspected an EEG Is ordered to evaluate a seizure focus. In your situation the PSG or sleep study is appropriate for initial evaluation and a Neurology consult . ...Read more
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