5 doctors weighed in:

I get muscle spasms or twitch all over my body all day and night long for almost two years now..What is the cause and how to treat the problem?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Simmons
Pediatrics - Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Complex

The cause of "spasms" could range from benign causes to significant neurological problems.
Benign myoclonus is one condition that is more of a nuisance whereas a myocloic epilepsy or other metabolic disorder could be a more worrisome cause. The treatments vary widely based on the cause. You should be evaluated by a neurologist.

In brief: Complex

The cause of "spasms" could range from benign causes to significant neurological problems.
Benign myoclonus is one condition that is more of a nuisance whereas a myocloic epilepsy or other metabolic disorder could be a more worrisome cause. The treatments vary widely based on the cause. You should be evaluated by a neurologist.
Dr. Richard Simmons
Dr. Richard Simmons
Thank
Dr. K. Olson
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Fasiculations

Twitching of muscles can have many causes - many will not be mentioned here.
Withdrawal from medications, restless leg syndrome, metabolic imbalance (low calcium, magnesium, others), seizures, tetanus, dystonic reaction from medications like antipsychotics, reglan, (metoclopramide) or anti-nausea agents, certain neurological conditions. The treatment depends on the disease. You should consult with your doctor.

In brief: Fasiculations

Twitching of muscles can have many causes - many will not be mentioned here.
Withdrawal from medications, restless leg syndrome, metabolic imbalance (low calcium, magnesium, others), seizures, tetanus, dystonic reaction from medications like antipsychotics, reglan, (metoclopramide) or anti-nausea agents, certain neurological conditions. The treatment depends on the disease. You should consult with your doctor.
Dr. K. Olson
Dr. K. Olson
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
48 years in practice
55M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors