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What causes muscle spasms I've been having muscle spasms constantly but worse at night. It happens in nearly every part of my body like chest, ribs, back, shoulder, legs and neck. My muscles always feel tense and i can't relax them at all. Im very tired a

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Physician evaluation

Muscle twitches are often seen in normal individuals after exercise, with physical or emotional stress, as part of a syndrome called benign fasciculation syndrome and may be caused by a wide variety of other problems such as electrolyte abnormalities, thyroid disease, and nerve root compression.
Cramps can also be a side effect of cholesterol control medications. You should be evaluated by your md.

In brief: Physician evaluation

Muscle twitches are often seen in normal individuals after exercise, with physical or emotional stress, as part of a syndrome called benign fasciculation syndrome and may be caused by a wide variety of other problems such as electrolyte abnormalities, thyroid disease, and nerve root compression.
Cramps can also be a side effect of cholesterol control medications. You should be evaluated by your md.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine

In brief: Muscle

Muscle spasms are often caused by vitamin deficiencies, electrolyte depletion, overuse (strenuous exercise), dehydration, medical conditions such as anemia or diabetes.
Since your spasms involve multiple muscle groups and have been occuring for weeks, a visit to your doctor is in order. The fact that you are tired all the time is also of concern. These two things may or may not be related. Your doctor may also consider fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome, or even multiple sclerosis (ms) as a possible diagnosis. It will be up to your provider to perform a detailed history and physical, and hopefully uncover the cause of your problems, and initiate a successful treatment plan. Good luck.

In brief: Muscle

Muscle spasms are often caused by vitamin deficiencies, electrolyte depletion, overuse (strenuous exercise), dehydration, medical conditions such as anemia or diabetes.
Since your spasms involve multiple muscle groups and have been occuring for weeks, a visit to your doctor is in order. The fact that you are tired all the time is also of concern. These two things may or may not be related. Your doctor may also consider fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome, or even multiple sclerosis (ms) as a possible diagnosis. It will be up to your provider to perform a detailed history and physical, and hopefully uncover the cause of your problems, and initiate a successful treatment plan. Good luck.
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