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Muscle twitches leading to fatigue,constipation and stiffness - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you
User :   Hi, I am suffering from muscle twitches throughout my whole body, along with severe fatigue, constipation, and stiffness.
User :   The muscle tiwtches only happen when I am laying down or sitting down
Doctor :  
ok
User :   the minute I move they stop
Doctor :  
since when you are having this
User :   for a long time it is getting progressively worst lately though at a fast rate, and I am worried
Doctor :  
provide your age, gender
User :   21 female
Doctor :  
muscle twitches can occur due to dietary deficiency
Doctor :  
provide your weight, height
User :   the muscle twitches have gotten so bad at night that I can't sleep. I haven't slept more than two hours a night for the past four nights. I am 5'5" and 145lbs
Doctor :   provide weight in kgs

User :   I don't know it in kgs
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
that is fine
Doctor :   weight in kgs is 60


Doctor :   you nned to undergo few blood tests to know

Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you
Doctor :   are you back

User :   I have seen doctor's for four years, and they told me there is definetly something wrong with me. They just can't figure out what. I have had all kinds of tests. MRI'S EKG's CAT scans blood tests. They now think I may have Parkinson's disease, but they don't know. I guess I am just a little scared
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
are you on any medications
User :   Seasonique for endometreosis
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :   from when you have been taking this medications

User :   two months
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
since when you have this muscle twitches?
User :   for four years, but it wasn't bad until recently
Doctor :  
ok
User :   it started on the right side mostly and now it happens on both sides. But like I said it is only when I am not moving
Doctor :   which muscles is it more commonly found

User :   My leg muscles, my hands, and arms
Doctor :   is there any change of sensation or weakness of muscles

User :   My arms and legs do feels weaker yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
do you have shakiness also
User :   yes in my right hand
Doctor :  
does you muscle feel rigid and stiff
User :   when I am resting
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes it is stiff my right arm doesn't move easily
Doctor :  
is the shakiness present even if you rest
User :   yes
Doctor :  
ok
User :   especially when I rest
Doctor :  
as par your history your features are suggestive of Parkinson's disease
User :   okay thank you
Doctor :   are you taking any medications for your parkinson's

Doctor :  
are you there
User :   I haven't been diagnosed yet. So no.
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :   you need to undergo many othere tests
User :   what tests?
Doctor :  
like thyroid tests, electrolytes in the blood
User :   I have had those
Doctor :   what was the result?
User :   negative
Doctor :  
have you undergone electromyogram
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and nerve conduction studies
User :   no what are those?
Doctor :  
there are the test to see the muscle function
User :   who does them? What type of doctor?
Doctor :  
It is done by a neurologist
User :   okay
Doctor :  
the small twtichings usually occur normally during stress
Doctor :  
but if it is more and continous it needs to be treated
User :   okay
Doctor :   you also need a thorugh investigations

Doctor :  
and physical examination by a neurologist
User :   what does that include?
Doctor :   it includes examaintion of the muscle strenghth and also the nerves
User :   okay
Doctor :   and also the brain functions has to be checked

User :   I have another question
Doctor :   BY the history you likely have parkinson'S disease

Doctor :  
and there are medications to prevent this twitches and shakiness
User :   is it weird that I had blurry vision, and I don't usually. I thought I had something in my eye. When I looked in the mirror my pupils were dialating, and undialating off and on quickly in the same light.
Doctor :  
how about your vision, are you be able to see the things properly
User :   yes most of the time. I recently had my eyes checked and they were good
Doctor :   ok
User :   this just happened tonight
Doctor :  
the pupillalry changes are quite normal

Doctor :  
there is nothing to worry about it
User :   okay thank you!!
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

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Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form?
User :   Okay thank you very much. I didn't fill it out no.
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User :   thank you for your help!!!
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User :   I appreciate it!! Thank you! And I will
Doctor :   ok
User :   bye
Doctor :  
Bye
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