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What causes muscle twitches in body with shaky fingers and headaches with nausea?

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hello again. I had one last question. I was on levaquin last week and a few antibiotics.over the course of the last month and a half. the headache ive been complaining about which seems to show uo in the morning ans then the late afternoon disappears while im taking medixation but comes back when thr course of medications are ovee. my head twinges are often above my lect or right temple, above my left ear near my crown, in my.forehead near my eyebrows.and sometimes near the base of my skull but more often in the area aboce my temple more toward mt hairline/top of my head and more often on the left than the right. I did not have this headache one day after levaquin but ut seemed to come back yesterday. I know that my ears are filled with fluid and I ama little congested in my sinuses but this has been an ongoing issue. I am worried this is something serious such as brain tumor due to the pattern of my headache....is.this something to worry about? why would this occur and again im just worried about the pattern since its indicative of that...thamks for your help.
Posted Tue, 11 Feb 2014 in Headache and Migraines
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 2 days later
Brief Answer: My reply is below. Detailed Answer: Thank you for getting back. I know you are anxious, hover, I would like to reassure you that your symptoms are not suggestive of brain tumor. Symptoms could be related to muscle tension, as well as sinuses. They would gradually get better over time. I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information. Wishing you good health, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India Click on this link to ask me a DIRECT QUERY: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar My BLOG: http://bestneurodoctor.blogspot.in
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Follow-up: What causes muscle twitches in body with shaky fingers and headaches with nausea? 4 minutes later
thank you for answering. im voncerned even more si the last couple of days because I have started having muscle twitches in my arms and legs and backside on my side....ive also noticed my hands especially the left are more shaky especially my fingers. I am having a little more tingling coming and going in my left hand. the last couple days ive had morning headaches and nausea. the headaches are mostly in ny temples. this morning I woke up sick. im not sure if the nausea is from pregnancy. just worried these symptoms are neurological and indicative of a brain tumor or als...thoughts?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 3 minutes later
Brief Answer: Thank you for getting back. Detailed Answer: Your symptoms are more related to pregnancy, as nausea and headache are common in the first trimester of pregnancy. In addition, you have sinuses and you are anxious, which are aggravating your symptoms. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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Follow-up: What causes muscle twitches in body with shaky fingers and headaches with nausea? 3 minutes later
im also weaning off of xanax but ive only been on it for 6 weeks. any idea why my muscles are twitching? ive also been nauseous all day today with headache. another doctor told me that the shakiness in my hands and muscle twitches are symptoms of als anx a brsin tumor...so now im really worried ...
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 3 minutes later
Brief Answer: Thank you for getting back. Detailed Answer: Weaning off xanax could cause tremors and shakiness, and you do not have symptoms of ALS. So, please do not worry. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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Follow-up: What causes muscle twitches in body with shaky fingers and headaches with nausea? 5 minutes later
ok...one other thing that is worrying me in terms of als or tumor is that the muscles in my arms especially left sometimes tense up or feel sore when doing things even as simple as typing...they take awhile then to relax. in terms of my headaches, yku dont think its vrain tumor related despite me be ok ng sick and the locations of the headaches? what would cause all this? how long does canac withdrawal last? I was only on it since thanksgiving and am down to .5 mg a dah. some of the bloodwork done on me was tsh. venipuncture. cbc and plt, hbg -hct, comprehensive metabolic panel, lipid profile, t4.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 2 minutes later
Brief Answer: My reply is below. Detailed Answer: No, I do not think you have ALS or brain tumor. This is because your symptoms are not suggestive of any of them. Xanax withdrawal symptoms could last for a few weeks. Your blood work has been extensive and they are normal, so, that is a very good news. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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Follow-up: What causes muscle twitches in body with shaky fingers and headaches with nausea? 1 minute later
was my thyroid.checked? im just worried bc of my headaches and feeling naudeous lately.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 1 minute later
Brief Answer: Thank you for getting back. Detailed Answer: Yes, your thyroid was checked. T4 refers to thyroid hormone-thyroxine. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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Follow-up: What causes muscle twitches in body with shaky fingers and headaches with nausea? 3 minutes later
o ok...what do you make of all of these symptoms then?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 1 minute later
Brief Answer: My reply is below. Detailed Answer: Your symptoms are related to anxiety and withdrawal of xanax (tremors, shakiness, etc). Nausea and headache are related to pregnancy and sinuses. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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Follow-up: What causes muscle twitches in body with shaky fingers and headaches with nausea? 2 minutes later
ok I agree. how ablut the tingling in my foot or hand...do you think my scoliosis plays a part,m ,im just looking.for honest answers...thanks
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 6 minutes later
Brief Answer: My reply is below. Detailed Answer: Tingling of hands and feet are due to mechanical compression of nerves in the skin due to posture or scoliosis. I am very honest with you as I want you to remain happy and healthy. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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Follow-up: What causes muscle twitches in body with shaky fingers and headaches with nausea? 4 minutes later
ok.I trust you probably more than anyone because you are a neurologist. my last question to you for now is, im worried about my headache because it seems more persistent today and is in mostly my.temples, near my eyebrows and near my hairline on my forehead...again, just worried about the headache and intracranial pressure.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 5 minutes later
Brief Answer: My reply is below. Detailed Answer: Thank you for trusting me and I would not let you down. Headache is related to muscle tension and sinuses, and would get better soon. For relief, you could take tylenol/paracetamol, which is safe in pregnancy. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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Follow-up: What causes muscle twitches in body with shaky fingers and headaches with nausea? 4 minutes later
ok...why do some days my headache is worse such as today and is more severe and lasting as opposed to yesterday where ut was only there for a couple.hours?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 1 minute later
Brief Answer: My reply is below. Detailed Answer: This happens because the pain mechanisms differ on different days and at different times. This happens in any painful condition, so, there is no need to worry about that. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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Follow-up: What causes muscle twitches in body with shaky fingers and headaches with nausea? 4 minutes later
ok.and I forgot to mention im still having buzzing in my legs, etc...dont worry about it?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 0 minute later
Brief Answer: No. Detailed Answer: No, there is no need to worry about the buzzing in your legs. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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Follow-up: What causes muscle twitches in body with shaky fingers and headaches with nausea? 3 minutes later
thank you for all your help. im hoping this all fades away. and sinuses would be the reason why im ha ing differing feelings of pressure and pain in my right temple area? will these headaches stop eventually?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 4 minutes later
Brief Answer: Yes. Detailed Answer: Yes, I am sure all these symptoms are temporary and would fade away with time. Your headaches would also eventually stop. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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Follow-up: What causes muscle twitches in body with shaky fingers and headaches with nausea? 12 minutes later
do you think massage therapy would help?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 1 minute later
Brief Answer: Yes. Detailed Answer: Yes, massage therapy would be very helpful. However, it should be done by trained people and properly. Massage is very helpful in relieving painful conditions. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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Follow-up: What causes muscle twitches in body with shaky fingers and headaches with nausea? 12 minutes later
ok thank you for all of your input. should I be concerned that I am nauseous all day today along with the headache which usually doesn't last this long?would that possibly help tingles and shakiness?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 7 hours later
Brief Answer: Little bit Detailed Answer: Massage would mainly help with pain and headache. It would help only little bit with tingles and shakiness. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM
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Follow-up: What causes muscle twitches in body with shaky fingers and headaches with nausea? 2 hours later
shkuld.I be worrird about this? thr muscle twitching seems increased when Iay down ay.night espevially in my left.leg/Side. thus of course is the side most.of'm my symptoms are in most of.the time...this indicates nothing serious? the twitching is on and.off
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 2 hours later
Brief Answer: My reply is below. Detailed Answer: There is no need to worry about the intermittent twitchings. They would stop on their own and do not indicate any serious disease. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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Follow-up: What causes muscle twitches in body with shaky fingers and headaches with nausea? 5 hours later
hello dr. XXXXXXX ...just wanted to let yiu know that im really worried about my left arm...it is again feeling sore and tires especially in the muscles near my elbow and in the top of ny arm...but not really to the touch. when I do things such as type, hold my son, etc or even when it is at rest. this really worries me in terms of als or a brain tumor. it also feels sometines as if my pinky is odd....do you think this is concerning as my left arm usually does this? this is also the hand that is the shakier.of.the two. additionally, I have been sick.twice already this morning but that is probably pregnancy related, my head is not really hurting except.for some occassional twinges I.have in my eyebrow.area, temples but what worries me is the pain I someetimes feel in the top of my crown behind/above my ears...this doesnt seem to be sinus related...what are your feelings on this?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 17 minutes later
Brief Answer: Thank you for getting back. Detailed Answer: Your symptoms are related to mild compression of nerves in the neck region. This can result in pain, tingling and numbness of the arm. Nausea and headache are probably pregnancy related. There is no need to worry about ALS or brain tumor. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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Follow-up: What causes muscle twitches in body with shaky fingers and headaches with nausea? 1 minute later
how about tingling in the foot? I.believe you told me to sleep.witj pillows under my knees. I do this every night and my foot has gotten a lot better but it still tingles from time to time. what do you make of the pangs of pain in my crown area of my head? its not much.why does this happen to my arm mostly when doing things with it? sometimes my fingers also have this feeling as well as a couple of fingers on my right hand...just worried because I know brain tumors affect one side sometimes and all of my symptoms are on my left.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 15 minutes later
Brief Answer: Thank you for getting back. Detailed Answer: The nerves of neck and low back region travel to arms and feet. Therefore, the symptoms can go to arms and legs. There are separate nerves for both sides in arms and legs. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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Follow-up: What causes muscle twitches in body with shaky fingers and headaches with nausea? 2 minutes later
ok...when this first started I had tingling in both feet and pins and needles in both hands...now we are down to just the left side but the foot doesnt do it as much anymore...now I just have my fingers in both hands which occassionally feel not all the way there, achey and the muscles in my left arm that tense up and feel sore....again just worried its something serious. I also sometimes have a buzzing sensation in either leg...I notice it happens more in my feet whrn I cross my legs or sit indian style. what do you make of the head pains I sometimes get behind but way above my ears? it doesnt seem sinus related and it worries me. also, im having some tightness/twitching around my right eye?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 4 hours later
Brief Answer: My reply is below. Detailed Answer: That is because of strain and stress. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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Follow-up: What causes muscle twitches in body with shaky fingers and headaches with nausea? 2 minutes later
what about my left arm where the muscles tense up and are achey even when at rest or doing something small like typing.. the shakiness in my hand and sometimes leg when I bend my toes...all mostly on my left? im also concerned bc this morning im having little pains in the top sides.of my head again...not related to sinuses.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 8 hours later
Brief Answer: Thank you for getting back. Detailed Answer: The symptoms on one side are non-specific and would also go away. You may take analgesics if they are severe. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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Follow-up: What causes muscle twitches in body with shaky fingers and headaches with nausea? 4 minutes later
thank you for answering. im also a bit concerned tonight because my head pains came back in the areas on the top of my crown behind my ears...so not related to sinuses. im worried about the pattern of my head pains in the motning and at night for weeks on and off noe, should I be? ive also been nauseous all day but I think thats pregnancy. im also worried about the muscle twitching which seems to be cintinuing in my arms and legs and sometimes side. just worried about womething serious like brain tumor, als, etc.and my eyetwitch has returned with tight feeling under my eye...whats an analagenic?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 21 minutes later
Brief Answer: My reply is below. Detailed Answer: These symptoms do not suggest any serious illness such as ALS or brain tumor, so, there is no need to worry about them. Analgesic is a pain-killer such as tylenol or ibuprofen, etc. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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Follow-up: What causes muscle twitches in body with shaky fingers and headaches with nausea? 2 minutes later
I do yake tylenol in the mornings. the twitches are more noticeable when laying or aitting down...they happen more in bed at night then at any other time.of the day...you dony think the head pain in certain spots is cause for.concern or the tingling/shakiness? thank you so much for all your help. my arm.getting tense and aore.worries me too.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 5 minutes later
Brief Answer: My reply is below. Detailed Answer: Tylenol is safe. There is no need to worry about your present symptoms of headache and pain. Also, try to relax and you will get better. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir XXXXXXX MD DM (Neurology)
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Follow-up: What causes muscle twitches in body with shaky fingers and headaches with nausea? 4 minutes later
ok thank you. im only worried because these head pains are alwayd in thr same spots in the morning and night...and I can feel them now when laying diwn...more on top of my head and temples. thanks again for all of your help.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 7 hours later
Brief Answer: My reply is below. Detailed Answer: I am sure you would get better soon, so, there is no need to worry. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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Follow-up: What causes muscle twitches in body with shaky fingers and headaches with nausea? 14 minutes later
alright...like I said this has been going on for a good month now. do you believe that I am sick when I wake up in the morning as in throwing up from pregnancy or from all of these problems? like I said, it worries me about the times my head hurts and how it hurts I. different spots on top of my head etc and when moving around.the headache sgarts again often after I am.sick. im also having little pains in my right eye this morning
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer: My reply is below. Detailed Answer: It is common to have nausea, vomiting, etc during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, so, there is no need to worry. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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Follow-up: What causes muscle twitches in body with shaky fingers and headaches with nausea? 1 minute later
I hnderstand...what about the little pains in my eye that I am havibg and thr head pain that starts after I get sick in the morning? im getting more and more concrtned about a brain tumor.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 3 minutes later
Brief Answer: Please do not worry about tumor Detailed Answer: Your symptoms are not suggestive of brain tumor, so, please remove that thought from your brain. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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Follow-up: What causes muscle twitches in body with shaky fingers and headaches with nausea? 1 minute later
ok...why are my eyes hurting/experiencing little pains?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 1 minute later
Brief Answer: My reply is below. Detailed Answer: It is possibly related to strain, stress or lack of sleep. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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Follow-up: What causes muscle twitches in body with shaky fingers and headaches with nausea? 6 minutes later
ok....I only get it once in awhile Nd usually along with the head pain. another queztion, im worried because I have fluid behind my ears and sinus infection thay they wont treat because I am pregnant and I read that sinus issues after awhile can cause a brain infection. what can I do to alleviate sinus problems so.this doesnt happen? are you sure achey eyes arent due to my headaches?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 5 minutes later
Brief Answer: My reply is below. Detailed Answer: You have been treated with good antibiotics (levaquin) for sinus infection, so, there is no risk of this infection spreading to the brain. Yes, achy eyes are part of stress, rather than brain-related. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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Follow-up: What causes muscle twitches in body with shaky fingers and headaches with nausea? 5 minutes later
why would I have them upon waking up? also, the one eye experiences sharp little pains. yes, I have been treated with levaquin in the past but I still have fluid, etc behind my ears...the ent thinks I need a ct scan of.my sinuses and says he would.put me on more meds but doesnt want to right now.because of pregnancy. I hope you are right about this.not.being a brain tumor or als because of.ny tingling, twitching, eye pain, headaches that hurt on top of my head in the morning and at night....all.over a month. hi there...I just wanted to let you know I had an eye exam today and my optic nerves are clear and looking good...I guess thats good in terms of a brain tumor. however, im still having a feeling.of soreness/weird sensation on the back of my head...near the edfe of my crown that comes and goes ans in my temple...worried about that. still having the tingly foot and sometimes tingly hand with tense arm. my chiropractor said my left side of my neck muscles are harder/tenser than my right side...could that mean anything in terms of all this?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 13 hours later
Brief Answer: My reply is below. Detailed Answer: It is good to note that your optic nerves are normal and there is no papilledema. This rules out a brain tumor or any other mass lesions in the brain. Cervical and neck muscle spasm can cause pain, tingling, etc. It would get better with physiotherapy and massage. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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Follow-up: What causes muscle twitches in body with shaky fingers and headaches with nausea? 12 hours later
Hi dr XXXXXXX ..thank you so much for all of your help. The only thing that im still concerned about is why my left arm tenses up and minor pain radiates into my ring and pinky fingers....am worried again that this is als or something serious as it happens on a daily basis now and often for no reason. My hand also is a little shaky when I grasp things. Im glad the eye exam came oit so well but that would most likely rule out a brain tumor? Also, my chiropractor said the muscles in the left side of my neck seemed tight as compared to the right side...whats your honest opinion on this? Thanks so much!Hello dr. XXXXXXX I am hoping this question is considered different than the previous ones and I do apologize. Yesterday I had tingling in my right foot which is different and pins and needles in my left knee. I am still having muscle twitches but am worried because aroun 3 o clock last night I had two sharp pains on the right side of my head as I woke up. They were very sharp vut went away quickly. Ive heard pain that wakes you is a warning sign. I have also been nauseaus for most of the night...but that could ve pregnancy. Thanks Edit Delete
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