Generalized anxiety twitches

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Avatar m tn The twitches can occur focally (one location) or generalized (many locations). Twitches can be related to anxiety/stress, caffeine, and often occur post exercise or muscular over-use. Another type of twitching, which is normal, is called a hypnic jerk. It occurs as we are falling asleep. Again it is exacerbated by stress or caffeine. For these symptoms, the best treatment is to reduce the caffeine intake and/or reduce the stress.
Avatar n tn Although it may be true, I am having a tough tough time believing that all these chronic physical symptoms are as a result of anxiety alone. If I am treated for anxiety, I am wondering if they will improve or if the physical symptoms will linger and if so for how long? Would love to here some experiences on this from the forum.
Avatar m tn Typing causes the hand to go into a semicramp with visible twitches. Generalized body twitches continue. I went back to my neuro a few days ago, and he tested my strength and reflexes (most of body and affected hand), and says everything looks great - but did no EMG. However, he had a concerned look on his face and stated "this is something we need to watch - see me in 3 months". I am now anxious about ALS again. The EMG in 2002 was 'normal'.
Avatar n tn Another common feature is an increase in the patient's level of anxiety, especially health-related anxiety. Other likely causes are motor neuron diseases such as ALS, MS etc must be eliminated before BFS can be assumed. An important diagnostic tool here is the electromyography (EMG). If EMG is reported normal, than a diagnosis of BFS can be made. MS has definitive criteria to diagnose, is satisfied then a definitive diagnosis is made. MRI is diagnostic tool for MS.
Avatar n tn I am an 18 year old male and lately I have noticed that i get muscle twitches that will last a few minutes. I used to get the occasional twitch but now they happen almost on a regular basis. Also, I have noticed that my steadiness in my hands has gotten much worse to a point where I can barely hold a pen sometimes while other times i am perfectly fine. I always had steady hands and over the past year and a half i have noticed a decline in steadiness.
Avatar m tn My neurologist then wanted me to get off of ativan since i was using it for more than a month and after two weeks of not taking any I began getting generalized body jerks and twitches when awake, but relaxed trying to sleep. I don't know if these have occured from a manifestation of my fasiculations, from sleep deprivation, or from the ativan withrdrawl...The only thing my doctor has found is I have a slight abnormality in my metanephrine levels.
Avatar m tn Its no longer a headache i would say, but more of sharp pains in head and a constant pressure type feeling. But just recently i started having face tingles, all over body twitches. My muscles twitch all over the place, i also have bone pain in my fngers, and hand/wrist. The back of my head hurts to move when im lying on it, like to turn my head. I also have this weird click noise in my head, usally when walking, or straining. My head pain is worse when i laugh, cough, bend over.
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Avatar n tn anxiety can definitely cause all sorts of different body symptoms, including the tingling in your head and sharp pains you are experiencing. i was just recently diagnosed as having generalized anxiety disorder, but before being diagnosed, i went to a neurologist to make sure it was nothing else more life threatening. it's okay to go see your doctor and request to be checked out by a neurologist for your peace of mind.
Avatar m tn No I don't have depression just generalized anxiety disorder but since I stopped Wellbutrin I started getting these spasms on my throat and neck but Wellbutrin made my anxiety worse
398624 tn?1266273049 Me again!! I have generalized anxiety disorder and social anxiety disorder. I have a SEVERE case of both!! Can anyone here tell me the best fast acting anxiety pill (like xanax or ativan-ive tried both, my body i think is immune to those now!!) I see my psychiatrist tomorrow and would like some ideas!!
Avatar m tn In such cases, the twitches may be related to anxiety/stress, caffeine, and often occur after recent strenuous activity or muscle over-use. It is important in such cases to reduce stress/anxiety levels and to reduce caffeine intake. Tremors of the hands can be physiological that is exacerbated by stress/anxiety and caffeine.
Avatar n tn I have had twitches in other parts of my body that are very much more sporadic (once a day). These areas would include knee, buttox, right arm, should, stomach, back, jaw. I know that these could be symptoms of BFS but I just wanted to weigh in on an experts advice as I've had a ton of anxiety over this. My grandfather was around 50 when the disease introduced itself and both my uncle and father are in their late 50's now. Thanks!
Avatar m tn I am 19 years old, male, and I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder. I have had anxiety and hypochondriasis throughout my life , but only recently have developed Panic Disorder. I have had tingling sensations , pains, twitches, many floaters and pinpoint flashes, pins and needles sensations, cotton mouth, dry eyes, and general fatigue for the past few days. I also have perceived vision loss during the night.
1319752 tn?1274429691 This caffeine-induced anxiety disorder can take many forms, from generalized anxiety to panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive symptoms, or even phobic symptoms.
Avatar f tn i suffer from horrible health anxiety as well as just generalized anxiety which just adds to the frustration! anxiety gives you a bunch of symptoms and with that not being enough now i think its because theres somethign wrong with me which just makes it that much worse ! i feel so much better that you all understand what im going through. im going to see a psychiatrist soon..maybe they can suggest a different type of medication.
Avatar n tn Hi! Anxiety, stress, and depression can all cause twitches and tingling. Dehydration and electrolyte imbalance, muscle fatigue, pinched nerve due to wrong posture could be the cause. I would suggest you get the blood levels of the following checked if they have not already been checked: potassium, calcium, sodium, magnesium, vitamin B complex, or vitamins B1, B3, or B6 and Vitamin D.
Avatar m tn But from what you have wrote [symptoms wise] and from what i have learnt over the years about anxiety, they all seem like common symptoms of anxiety. I get the twitches in my body too and I always feel like i am hyperventilating. Its harder of a night too. I use to smoke too so that didnt help I guess. Plus Id say im un fit at this point in time lol which im trying to sort out at the moment.
1949803 tn?1324474099 I have had several of these same symptoms. Diagnosed with panic disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. What doctors have never been able to explain is why these crazy scary symptoms would happen. What I believe is happening is chronic hyperventilation. It causes physical reaction in your body due to lack of the correct exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide. Please look it up!
Avatar n tn I often use relaxation technicques and biofeedback as a first choice. I have had several patients who have generalized benign fasciculations (twitches all over their body). Through relaxation techniques, positive thinking and self-hypnosis they were able to totally stop every single twitch in minutes in my office....lengthening time and then extending the techniques at home with the possible addition of medication often did the trick long-term.
Avatar n tn Generalized Anxiety disorder and Panic disorder can cause any number of strange and weird symptoms. Do some research on both and you'll be surprised to find the extent and extremeness of the physical symptoms plus you find you aren't alone with this problem. You need to have a complete physical exam to rule out a physical problem causing you symptoms and go from there. It seems you have had some test done, others may be necessary. Find a good Dr.
Avatar n tn Have you been diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder? That symptoms that you are presenting with are consistent with this type of disorder. Yup ... Lexapro & Zoloft are both indicated for this type of disorder. Are you having success with Zoloft?
Avatar n tn Does anyone else have head issues and have been told that it is anxiety? I am about tired of this constant head pressure/pain that I keep getting. Its very weird. I will wake up in the morning and feel ok, then about 1/2 hour later this pressure/pain will start on the left side of my head near the top. It will seem to intensify and then lessen itself throughout the day with no real rhyme or reason to when it is worse or better.
Avatar m tn Later the next day my arm started to get twitches. First just a few, then alot more. Its 4 weeks later and I am twitching all over. Mostly in my right calf, but in both calfs, upper legs, arms and fingers. As well as a few twitches on my stomach. I only get them when my muscles are at rest. Not when I'm using them. And mostly when I'm laying in bed to go to sleep. I originally thought it might be one of two anti-psychotic medications that my doctor had me try.
Avatar n tn I get the most annoying twinges in my legs which I can only describe as popcorn popping in my leg! This follows with like twitches in my head with awful headaches, usually in the front and sides of my head. I get numbness in my mouth, my arms which also goes down my leg. I get this sort of tight pulling feeling in the top of my left arm which sometimes is quite painful.
Avatar n tn But still, nothing has improved. It's worse if anything. So he told me it's probably anxiety. I've been on the internet and MS seems to match a majority of my symptoms. What should I do?
Avatar n tn Assuming you can rule out Singulair as the contributor to your anxiety, the Buspar is a good place to start though I have to say that Buspar responds well to what I might charactorize as low-level Generalized Anxiety Disorder, which is condition in which anxiety is present at most times but is usually manageble without significant spikes or sudden-onset panic.
Avatar n tn I've been suffering from generalized anxiety since 1998 and now a clonazepam dependent. Feel better now a days but I am still desperately searching for my real self, I mean, the way I was when anxiety was not yet controlling my mind and body. Don't you feel it too? That the REAL YOU is not there anymore, no where to be found? Don't you always say to yourself, "This is NOT me!" What do you think, guys, will we ever get back to our own world before?
Avatar n tn G'day Chmp all the way from the other side of the world! Im a 25 yrs Male First of all I have been experiencing a weird vibrating feeling, very hard to explain in words because it is such an unusual sensation and 90% of the time you lie in bed trying to 'feel' what it is so you can better explain it. This has only been happening to me fotr the past 2 weeks.